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Posted 27 Nov 2008

Digital Clock in SilverLight 2

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



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);

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" 

    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();


  • 27th November, 2008: First post.


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Mohammad Dayyan
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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GeneralMy vote of 4 Pin
Durgaprasadtb26-Dec-10 3:52
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GeneralMy Vote 4 Pin
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GeneralThanks! Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 2 Pin
ProJester127-Nov-08 10:14
memberProJester127-Nov-08 10:14 
too simple

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