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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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Animation Performance

Often, an animated user interface requires little more than creating and configuring the right animation and storyboard objects. But in other scenarios, particularly ones in which you have multiple animations taking place at the same time, you may need to pay more attention to performance. Certain effects are more likely to cause these issues—for example, those that involve video, large bitmaps, and multiple levels of transparency typically demand more from the computer's CPU. If they're not implemented carefully, they may run with notable jerkiness, or they may steal CPU time away from other applications that are running at the same time.

Fortunately, Silverlight has a few tricks that can help you out. In the following ...

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