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Pete Brown writes on a variety of topics from XAML with the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET programming using C#, WPF, Microcontroller programming with .NET Microframework, .NET Gadgeteer, Windows on Devices, and even plain old C, to raising two children in the suburbs of Maryland, woodworking, CNC and generally "making physical stuff". Oh, and Pete loves retro technology, especially Commodore (C64 and C128). If the content interests you, please subscribe using the subscription link to the right of every page.

Archive for tag: Effects

  • Simple Xaml Drop Shadows in Silverlight 2

    A while back, I showed how to vectorize "drop shadows" in Expression Design. It wasn't perfect (especially at the start and stop points of the line), but it was quick, easy, and didn't require any additional png files.Since then, Expression Design 2 has been released in Beta form, and the Expression Design team dropped the ability to vectorize the brush strokes. From speaking ...

  • Simulating Drop Shadows in Silverlight using Expression Design

    Silverlight lacks the bitmap effects that are commonly used in WPF applications. Most can be simulated using pngs, but some can also be simulated using xaml. The example below shows a passable (but not perfect) drop shadow effect that relies only on vector content exported from Expression design.First, open expression design and create a shape that duplicates the extents of the object you want ...