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Instant Silverlight 5 Animation by Nick Polyak

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Chapter 2. Animations in Business Logic Silverlight Applications

When you build a Silverlight application, animations can play a large role in spicing it up, making it more user-friendly and intuitive. This chapter shows how to achieve this by employing the following techniques:

  • Using VisualStateManager to animate custom controls
  • Animating navigation transitions

Animating Silverlight controls

Silverlight provides many built-in controls. It also empowers the developers to create their own controls – so called custom controls. Even the built-in Silverlight controls can be fully re-styled with all of their visual parts replaced by the designer. In the following sections, you will see how to use the VisualStateManager concept in order to provide custom ...

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