In the following tutorial we will begin building a fluid layout for a Silverlight video player.
In the following tutorial I will show how extensive the font capabilities in Silverlight are. Being able to display beautiful fonts within xaml allows the ability to programmatically alter a designed font with gradients and drop shadows applied.
This is a tip for developers using Expression Blend creating effects. Effects do not render if you are zoomed in above 400%. More times than not I am zoomed in well above 400% when I am designing UI components.
In this tutorial we will have a Silverlight application take up the entire webpage and have the capablity to go fullscreen. This will allow you to create Silverlight applications that take up 100% of the width and height of html (…)
For the past 2 weeks I have been saying Adobe Flash is done because of Silverlight 3 part1 and part 2. Now, Microsoft releases the beta of Silverlight 4 and I can honestly say that Adobe Flash should get out (…)
In the following video I will show how to Databind a progressbar’s width to the position of a video. The Databinding feature in Microsoft Expression Blend 3 allows this interaction without the need to write one of code.
This is part 4 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. In this tutorial we will be building a download progress bar.
This is part 3 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. In this tutorial we will be building a progress bar.
This is part 2 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. This tutorial may well be the most important in the process of building a Silverlight video player.
In the previous example “Creating thumbnails of video frames with WriteableBitmap in Microsoft Expression Blend 3″ the user was able to create thumbnails by clicking on the video display. The following example shows how thumbnails could be dynamically created by (…)
Click on video to create thumbnails The following example shows how to create thumbnails by using the WriteableBitmap class.
In this video I discuss a few keys topics of animation in Microsoft Expression Blend 3. Topics include storyboards, creating keyframes, setting transforms on objects and previewing within the Blend IDE.
The following video shows how to work with the gradient tool in MIcrosoft Expression Blend 3. The video goes in depth of gradient stops, reversing gradients, and the xaml output.
This video will show you how to use the canvas control in Microsoft Expression Blend 3. The canvas control allows for absolute positioning and the ability to stack objects on top of each other. This control is the designers best (…)
This video will show you how to add a video player in Microsoft Expression Blend 3. Adding video to Silverlight projects ia as simple as placing a media element control from the assets panel on the stage and setting the (…)
This video tutorial will show how to create a resource dictionary for your Microsoft Expression 3 projects. In this video you will see how a gradient could be externalized into the resource dictionary and be used by other objects in (…)