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Silverlight 2 in Action, illustrated edition by Chad Campbell, John Stockton

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Chapter 9. Bringing it to life: Animation

This chapter covers
  • Creating animations
  • Providing interactive animations
  • Using key frames

The illuminating graphical capabilities described in chapter 8 laid the groundwork for creating valuable illustrations. An illustration is generally composed of a variety of shape and text elements. With Silverlight, you can bring these elements, and others, to life with the help of the built-in animation functionality.

When used practically, animations can be used to dramatically improve a user’s experience. This experience may demand dynamic data representations such as the speedometer in your car. Maybe you’re looking for a way to reassure your users of their actions. Or, the experience needs to be more visually ...

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