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Clearer – A Gesture-Driven Windows 8 To-Do Application

, 9 Oct 2012 CPOL
This article describes my experiences of porting a novel gesture-driven Windows Phone app to Windows 8.
using System;
using Windows.UI.Xaml;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Media;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Media.Animation;

namespace ClearStyle
{
  public static class Util
  {
    public static void Animate(this DependencyObject target, double? from, double to,
                              string propertyPath, int duration, int startTime,
                              EasingFunctionBase easing = null, Action completed = null)
    {
      if (easing == null)
      {
        easing = new SineEase();
      }

      var db = new DoubleAnimation();
      db.To = to;
      db.From = from;
      db.EasingFunction = easing;
      db.Duration = TimeSpan.FromMilliseconds(duration);
      Storyboard.SetTarget(db, target);
      Storyboard.SetTargetProperty(db, propertyPath);

      var sb = new Storyboard();
      sb.BeginTime = TimeSpan.FromMilliseconds(startTime);

      if (completed != null)
      {
        sb.Completed += (s, e) => completed();
      }

      sb.Children.Add(db);
      sb.Begin();
    }

    public static void SetHorizontalOffset(this FrameworkElement fe, double offset)
    {
      var translateTransform = fe.RenderTransform as TranslateTransform;
      if (translateTransform == null)
      {
        // create a new transform if one is not alreayd present
        var trans = new TranslateTransform()
        {
          X = offset
        };
        fe.RenderTransform = trans;
      }
      else
      {
        translateTransform.X = offset;
      }
    }

    public static Offset GetHorizontalOffset(this FrameworkElement fe)
    {
      var trans = fe.RenderTransform as TranslateTransform;
      if (trans == null)
      {
        // create a new transform if one is not alreayd present
        trans = new TranslateTransform()
        {
          X = 0
        };
        fe.RenderTransform = trans;
      }
      return new Offset()
      {
        Transform = trans,
        Value = trans.X
      };
    }

    public static void SetVerticalOffset(this FrameworkElement fe, double offset)
    {
      var translateTransform = fe.RenderTransform as TranslateTransform;
      if (translateTransform == null)
      {
        var trans = new TranslateTransform()
        {
          Y = offset
        };
        fe.RenderTransform = trans;
      }
      else
      {
        translateTransform.Y = offset;
      }
    }

    public static Offset GetVerticalOffset(this FrameworkElement fe)
    {
      var trans = fe.RenderTransform as TranslateTransform;
      if (trans == null)
      {
        trans = new TranslateTransform()
        {
          Y = 0
        };
        fe.RenderTransform = trans;
      }
      return new Offset()
      {
        Transform = trans,
        Value = trans.Y
      };
    }

    public struct Offset
    {
      public double Value { get; set; }
      public TranslateTransform Transform { get; set; }
    }

    public static void InvokeOnNextLayoutUpdated(this FrameworkElement element, Action action)
    {
      EventHandler<object> handler = null;
      handler = (s, e2) =>
      {
        element.LayoutUpdated -= handler;
        action();
      };
      element.LayoutUpdated += handler;
    }
  }
}

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Colin Eberhardt
Architect Scott Logic
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am CTO at ShinobiControls, a team of iOS developers who are carefully crafting iOS charts, grids and controls for making your applications awesome.
 
I am a Technical Architect for Visiblox which have developed the world's fastest WPF / Silverlight and WP7 charts.
 
I am also a Technical Evangelist at Scott Logic, a provider of bespoke financial software and consultancy for the retail and investment banking, stockbroking, asset management and hedge fund communities.
 
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