Chapter 8. Shapes and Geometries

Silverlight's 2-D drawing support is the basic foundation for many of its more sophisticated features, such as custom-drawn controls, interactive graphics, and animation. Even if you don't plan to create customized art for your application, you need to have a solid understanding of Silverlight's drawing fundamentals. You'll use it to add professional yet straightforward touches, such as reflection effects. You'll also need it to add interactivity to your graphics—for example, to make shapes move or change in response to user actions.

Silverlight supports a surprisingly large subset of the drawing features from WPF. In this chapter, you'll explore the shape model, which allows you to construct graphics out of rectangles, ...

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