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Digital Clock in SilverLight 2

, 27 Nov 2008 CPOL
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How to create a simple dgital clock in SilverLight 2.

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Introduction

This tutorial shows you how we to create a simple digital clock in SilverLight 2. I've also created an analog clock in WPF and Expression Blend 2.

Using the code

Before everything, we need to create a timer. I learned to do this from here.

public void StartTimer(object o, RoutedEventArgs sender)
{
    System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherTimer myDispatcherTimer = 
        new System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherTimer();
    myDispatcherTimer.Interval = new TimeSpan(0, 0, 0, 0, 1000); // 1000 Milliseconds
    myDispatcherTimer.Tick += new EventHandler(Each_Tick);
    myDispatcherTimer.Start();
}

Now, we should create three TextBlocks with XAML code:

<TextBlock Margin="8,8,0,9" Foreground="#FFFFFFFF" 
    TextWrapping="Wrap" HorizontalAlignment="Left" 
    FontSize="72" Text="00" 
    d:LayoutOverrides="HorizontalAlignment, 
    Height" VerticalAlignment="Center" x:Name="hourText"/>

Now, we write a method to change the text every second:

// Fires every 1000 miliseconds while the DispatcherTimer is active.
public void Each_Tick(object o, EventArgs sender)
{
    hourText.Text = DateTime.Now.Hour.ToString();
    minuteText.Text = DateTime.Now.Minute.ToString();
    secondText.Text = DateTime.Now.Second.ToString();
}

History

  • 27th November, 2008: First post.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Mohammad Dayyan

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GeneralMy vote of 4 PinmemberDurgaprasadtb26-Dec-10 3:52 
GeneralMy Vote 4 PinmemberKunalChowdhury27-Feb-10 7:54 
GeneralThanks! Pinmembervigh25-Feb-09 1:39 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmemberberzie24-Jan-09 19:30 
GeneralMy vote of 2 PinmemberProJester127-Nov-08 10:14 
too simple

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