Microsoft released the February 2011 version of the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit, and added a few new controls that previously app developers had to pick up separately while working on polishing their apps, including the tilt effect and performance progress bar. VB samples, too!
Here's a quick video of the emulator running the samples project included with the source download. In the video, you see:
- Tilt effect attached property, allowing developers to really easily turn on the "tilt effect" in this apps, automatically giving buttons, hyperlinks and check boxes the desired tilt effect that is found in many parts of the Windows Phone experience.
- The LongListSelector, which has received a number of improvements and bug fixes
- The performance progress bar, including a quick demonstration where the blue progress bar (the PerformanceProgressBar in the toolkit) competes against the red standard ProgressBar with the user interface thread blocked. Also, the blue performance progress bar automatically fades out, yielding a smooth UX polish for your apps.
- The tilt effect page, where you see a button, checkbox, and hyperlinkbutton being touched, responding with the tilt effect underneath.
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