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In this chapter, you learn some more exciting features of Windows 8 style applications that enable you to create more stunning user experiences. This chapter begins with a look at how to create animations using the Animation Library, and how to create custom animations. You also learn about important concepts such as transformations, visual customization, and a tool called Microsoft Expression Blend. By the end of this chapter, you’ll have learned how to create a custom visual experience for your user interface (UI), and will be familiar with how to present complex controls in Windows 8 style applications.
Animations can make your UI come alive. With carefully designed animations, you can make your application look fast, fluid, and responsive. Additionally, animations can help the user learn ...