We explain how to animate custom controls, page navigation, how to imitate animation of random processes like fire or moving clouds. Here, you can access, read and search across Packt's entire library of books. Table of Contents Instant Silverlight 5 Animation Credits About the Author About the Reviewer www. Information on installing and using snippets is available in Appendix C, Installing snippets, and Appendix D, Using snippets, respectively. In that respect, I really liked this book because there was no fluff I had to skip over to get to the good stuff. Follow the instructions in Appendix A, Creating and Starting a Silverlight Project, to create a browser-based, empty Silverlight solution. This book is not for casual reading.
Neither the author, nor Packt Publishing, and its dealers and distributors will be held liable for any damages caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by this book. The one thing you need to know about this book is that assumes a lot. This book provides a number of hands on examples of creating Silverlight animations in order to improve the user experience whether you are building a Silverlight Business application or a Silverlight banner ad. And we often trust Microsoft Blend as a black box to our design problems. Instant Updates on New Packt Books Get notified! I knew some basics going in but found 3D to be daunting mostly because of the unfamiliar terms and not knowing how to apply the principles. Some understanding of mathematic formula and equation The book is rather small and it only has 5 chapters with about 110 pages, it covers some building blocks of animation using Silverlight, animation navigation transitions, creating animated textures like clouds and fire, 3D animation and animated banner and more.
Simply use your login credentials for immediate access. You can upgrade to the eBook version at www. This section gives an overview of storyboard and animation functionality. More recently Nick published several articles on codeproject. Thomas is a partner in Bluefragments, a company with a focus on the newest Microsoft technologies. For most of the samples within this book, I am using lookless controls since this is the best practice, even though it is not related to the subject of animations. Silverlight has a very small footprint — in order to make Silverlight 5 run on your machine you need to.
We explain how to animate custom controls, page navigation, how to imitate animation of random processes like fire or moving clouds. I knew how to write templates, visual states, and basic transitions but animations beyond that escaped me. Within the SpinningControlSample project, we create a new empty C class, SpinningControl. Then it really gets crazy when it moves onto 3D animation in Silverlight! He did his research in Wavelet based image processing and published a number of papers on the subject. One of the binding's properties is called source property and the other target property.
Add the following namespace reference to the www. We also talk about ways to integrate Silverlight animations with business logic quickly and in the least invasive way. To send us general feedback, simply send an e-mail to feedback packtpub. We previously used RotateTransform to rotate the rectangle. Working through that chapter helped remove a lot of the mystery and trepidation I had about 3D animation and, although I won't be giving Pixar a run for their money, I at least feel comfortable with it now and feel like I could learn more on my own. Using snippets Index Instant Silverlight 5 Animation Instant Silverlight 5 Animation Copyright © 2013 Packt Publishing All rights reserved. Customer support Now that you are the proud owner of a Packt book, we have a number of things to help you to get the most from your purchase.
Errata Although we have taken every care to ensure the accuracy of our content, mistakes do happen. Neither the author, nor Packt Publishing, and its dealers and distributors will be held liable for any damages caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by this book. It starts with the basics like adding mouse over and bounce effects to buttons and covering page transitions. Packt Publishing has endeavored to provide trademark information about all of the companies and products mentioned in this book by the appropriate use of capitals. We assume that the reader is already familiar with most of the concepts within this section and uses it simply as a refresher, as well as a way to jump-start the samples for the rest of the application. At Packt, we take the protection of our copyright and licenses very seriously. I would like to thank my wife and children for being patient with me while I worked on this book.
Free Access for Packt account holders Instant Updates on New Packt Books Preface What is Silverlight Why should I use Silverlight What is the downside of using Silverlight What this book covers What you need for this book Who this book is for Notes on the samples Conventions Reader feedback Customer support Downloading the example code Errata Piracy Questions 1. Adding a rotation animation to our code We are about to make this rectangle rotate by changing the dependency property, that is, RotationAngle using a storyboard. We appreciate your help in protecting our authors, and our ability to bring you valuable content. To maximize the benefit of this book you will need the following: 1. Microsoft Phone uses Silverlight as its primary coding platform.
Then it goes into nitty-gritty detail of creating different animations for different application types. To the best of my knowledge, Windows 8 tablets will continue to run Silverlight applications outside of browsers. As long as you avoid using those features, any application you build for Windows is guaranteed to run on Mac. What this book covers This book is about creating animations using Silverlight technology. If you are a developer looking forward to create great user experience for your Silverlight applications with cool animations or create Silverlight banner ads, then this is the guide for you. The E-mail message field is required.
For me, it was all good stuff. This book provides a number of hands on examples of creating Silverlight animations in order to improve the user experience whether you are building a Silverlight Business application or a Silverlight banner ad. If you are a developer looking forward to create great user experience for your Silverlight applications with cool animations or create Silverlight banner ads, then this is the guide for you. Thomas is a regular speaker at customer-oriented and developer-oriented events, having worked as a consultant for more than 10 years. Warnings or important notes appear in a box like this. Bluefragments is among the best Windows developers in Denmark and has recently built a series of Windows 8 apps for the Windows Store. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embedded in critical articles or reviews.