Understanding Silverlight animations


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Understanding Silverlight animations

If you've programmed traditional animations, you've probably worked the timer and wrote some event handler code to move items on the screen. I'm sure some of you may remember the days when animations were stateless, meaning your code had to remember where each sprite was during each step of the animation. In Silverlight, this is no longer the case. Most animations are created with a tool like Expression Blend and stored in XAML portion of your control. It's not necessary to write a lot of code. Silverlight animations work with a dependency system. They modify a dependency property to a new value over a time interval.

So a Silverlight animation is really doing nothing more than changing a property value over a period of time. They are time-based, not frame-rate based. What does this mean? You specify the initial property value and the final value for the dependency property and you also specify the animation links. Silverlight calculates the frame rate based on these values an...

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

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