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Introduction to Shapes in Silverlight 4

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Introduction to Shapes in Silverlight 4

In earlier versions of Silverlight, there were 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 all of 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:

    • Arc
    • Block Arrow
      • Block Arrow Down
      • Block Arrow Left
      • Block Arrow Up
      • Block Arrow Right
    • Callout
      • Callout Cloud
      • Callout Oval
      • Callout Rectangular
      • Callout Rounded Rectangular
    • Ellipse
    • Hexagon
    • Line Arrow
    • Pentagon
    • Pie
    • Rectangle
    • Ring
    • Star
    • Triangle

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… Thumbs up


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Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
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Kunal Chowdhury is a Microsoft "Windows Platform Development" MVP (Most Valuable Professional), a Codeproject Mentor, Telerik Developer Expert, Nokia Developer Champion, Windows 10 Champion, Microsoft Rockstar, Speaker in various Microsoft events, Author, passionate Blogger and a Software Engineer by profession.

He is currently working in an MNC located in India. He has a very good skill over XAML, C#, Silverlight, Windows Phone, WPF and Windows Store (WinRT) app development. He posts his findings, articles, tutorials in his technical blog and CodeProject.

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