In earlier versions of Silverlight, there are very few shape controls like Rectangle, Ellipse available. But think of creating other shapes like Triangle, Polygon, Ring, etc. If you need one of them in the earlier Silverlight version, how will you implement them? In my next article, I will describe about all these to you.
I think many of you know about these. But for those who are not familiar with this, I am contributing it for them.
In Silverlight 4, you can easily do this with the help of already present shape controls. This comes with the Expression Blend SDK. In the next article, I will describe each Shape control. For now, I will just post all the shape controls available in Silverlight 4.
These shapes are part of Microsoft.Expression.Drawing.dll and hence to use them, you need to install the Expression Blend 4 in your PC first. If you didn’t install it till now, download the free trial version from Microsoft Expression site.
Here is the list of all the Shape controls:
- Block Arrow
- Block Arrow Down
- Block Arrow Left
- Block Arrow Up
- Block Arrow Right
- Callout Cloud
- Callout Oval
- Callout Rectangular
- Callout Rounded Rectangular
- Line Arrow
Wait for my next article, where I will describe about each control in depth. Till then, keep learning and follow me on my Blog & Twitter. Cheers…
Kunal Chowdhury is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in Silverlight Technology, a Codeproject MVP & Mentor, DZone MVB (Most Valuable Blogger), Speaker in various Microsoft events, Author, passionate Blogger and a Software Engineer by profession.
He is currently working as a Software Engineer II in an MNC located at Pune, India. He has a very good skill over XAML, C#, Silverlight and WPF. He has a good working experience in Windows 7 application (including Multi-touch) development too.
He posts his findings in his technical blog. He also writes for SilverlightShow and Codeproject portal. Many of his articles were highlighted as "Article of the Day" in Microsoft sites.
He also has another website called Silverlight-Zone.com where he posts article links on Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and XNA accumulated from various web sites to help the community grow on specified technologies.
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