Manipulating elements with transforms


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Manipulating elements with transforms

The Panel Layout system in Silverlight is flexible, and contains many pre-built panels which help arrange our elements. There are certain situations however, that don't lend themselves well to manipulation strictly with panels. Silverlight exposes a transform mechanism which is very useful for additional layout. All transforms in Silverlight happen after the main layout pass. The formal name for this is a Render Transform. The layout pass is when the element and panels determine where to position each element and choose the elements' dimensions.

After the layout pass, Silverlight performs the transforms. The best tool for manipulating transforms is Expression Blend. I'm inside Blend, and I've opened the ManipulateWithTransforms project, and I have also opened this file called TheTransforms.xaml. I am going to press F4 in Blend to hide my toolbars temporarily, so we can see these transforms. I start with a button in its original size, it has not been transformed. Then, I appl...

Manipulating elements with transforms
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Manipulating elements with transforms provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Walt Ritscher as part of the Silverlight 5 Essential Training

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