Martin Grayson: Adventures of a 'Devigner'

Blog about WPF, Silverlight, Expression Blend, Xbox (XNA) and everything else cool & UI

Blacklight v4.3(Dec09) released

Just a quick note to say Blacklight v4.3 is out on CodePlex. Check out the release notes in the...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 12/22/2009

Blacklight v4.1 Update Released

A few bugs have been identified with DragDockPanelHost, as well as one or two expected features...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 07/24/2009

Blacklight v4 for Silverlight 3 Released

It has been a short while since our last Blacklight release (March ‘09), however, I am pleased to...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 07/20/2009

Blacklight UPDATE – returning in the new FY (July ‘09)!

It has been a little while since I last posted, and a little longer since I was last able to provide...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 06/19/2009

blacklight v3.0 (Mar09) released!

After a ‘short delay’, V3.0 of the Blacklight controls are here! Thank very much for you patience...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 03/06/2009

Animated Layout Panel (from the Blacklight Controls)

A video from Mike Parker, introducing the Animated Layout Panel control, found in Blacklight! Get...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 02/20/2009

Patient Journey Demonstrator December 2008 Released

Probably the last post before the holidays, however, I am very pleased to announce a new release of...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 12/18/2008

Video: Using Blacklight Controls in Blend

A short video (02:16) on how to start using Blacklight Controls in Blend! Get the controls from...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 12/12/2008

Blacklight v2.0 (Dec08) is here!

It has been a really busy November for me, however, the December release of Blacklight has arrived....

Author: martin.grayson Date: 12/05/2008

Blacklight – Controls for Designers - v1.0 Released!

The first release of Blacklight is here! This release has really focussed on creating a set of...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 10/31/2008

Silverlight 2 RTW, the Patient Journey Demonstrator and Blacklight

What a week! Silverlight 2 is here - horray! This release really feels like it has come out of...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 10/17/2008

Blacklight updated for Silverlight 2 RC0

Back from holiday, and just a short post to let you know that Blacklight has been updated for...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 10/01/2008

Introducing Blacklight - our new (Silverlight) CodePlex project

Hey - very exciting news today... I finally have a CodePlex project set up. From the site......

Author: martin.grayson Date: 09/17/2008

New Patient Journey Demonstrator at MSCUI.net

Hi all - great news, an updated version of the Patient Journey Demonstrator, the project I am...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 09/11/2008

Silverlight 2 Samples: Dragging, docking, expanding panels (Part 3)

UPDATE: Get the latest Dragging, docking, expanding panel code from Blacklight, our new CodePlex...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 08/29/2008

New Silverlight 2 Media Player for my blog!

UPDATE: Get the latest blog media player code from Blacklight, our new CodePlex project! I have been...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 08/20/2008

Silverlight 2 Samples: Dragging, docking, expanding panels (Part 2)

UPDATE: Get the latest Dragging, docking, expanding panel code from Blacklight, our new CodePlex...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 08/18/2008

Silverlight 2 Samples: Dragging, docking, expanding panels (Part 1)

UPDATE: Get the latest Dragging, docking, expanding panel code from Blacklight, our new CodePlex...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 08/01/2008

Silverlight 2 Samples: Animating Controls

UPDATE: Get the latest animating control code from Blacklight, our new CodePlex project! Whilst...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 06/23/2008

Patient Journey Demonstrator - Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Upgrade

We have upgraded the Microsoft Health Common User Interface Patient Journey Demonstrator to Beta 2!...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 06/23/2008

BBC's One Big Weekend in 'One Big Zoomy Photo Thing'

Jesse Liberty notes the great use of deep zoom to show pictures from this weekend's One Big Weekend...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/13/2008

Brand New Silverlight 2 Application: Healthcare Demonstrator

I have been fairly quiet for the last few months, and one of the reasons is that I have been working...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/07/2008

Real World WPF Videos: Designers and Developers working together?!

The latest installment of the Real World WPF series! This time round, Nick Page (DPE), Paul Tallet...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 04/12/2007

More Video Tutorials

Hi all, whilst I continue to work on Real World WPF videos, including some recent work on WPF/e...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 04/11/2007

Blend Release Candidate is out!

The RC has landed. Get it here...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 03/14/2007

Suggestions for a Real World WPF Video, please?

Since creating the first set of RWWPF (Real World WPF) videos, we had had loads of great suggestions...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 03/08/2007

Real World WPF Videos: BSF Showcase

Two very exciting announcements for Adventures today... the first - our Real World WPF Videos are...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 02/28/2007

Fish Eye for the Blend Guy

Thought I would share a panel that I and one of my dev friends, Paul Tallett created a while back. I...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 02/26/2007

Creating a Glass Button: The Complete Tutorial

Well, it was a while back that I posted the first Creating a Glass button tutorial. Of course, that...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 02/16/2007

Real World WPF Videos: Introduction to Blend

Well, it has been a little time since I last posted, and since, there has been a real flurry around...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 02/14/2007

A Pane In The Glass

Hi. First off, apologies for the long absence. This was due to some project commitments, however,...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 09/07/2006

3D Rotating User Interface

Thought I would post up another sample I made a while back - a 3D rotating user interface, similar...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 06/01/2006

Presenting 'Harmony' - 3D WinFX Music Player

I came across Harmony yesterday, thanks to a kind e-mail some one sent us. After 5 minutes of using,...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 06/01/2006

IBloks BETA now available!

As previewed at MIX06... the IBlock beta is now availble for testing. And it is addictive. Unless...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/25/2006

BETA 2 - Come and get it!

Tim Sneath tells us whats new in WPF Beta 2, and where to get just about everything! Martin

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/24/2006

Ten Websites of the Month - May Edition

Ok, so one of the things I hope to achieve with this blog is to share all of the little gems that I...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/24/2006

RSS Postit Application

Well, this is my second day of being a blogger, and I am well chuffed with the traffic coming onto...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/23/2006

Creating a Glass Button - PART ONE

PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED TUTORIAL HERE Alot of people ask, when it comes to WPF, how do I make my app...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/22/2006

Scalable UI - in one line of XAML!

One of the great things about WPF is how easy it is to make a fully scalable UI. The above picture...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/22/2006

Events

Just a brief post with a code snippet demonstrating how to create a custom event with WPF... for...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/22/2006

Getting Started Using Windows Presentation Foundation

Get started here with this great MSDN article. Martin

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/22/2006

Dependency Properties

Probably not the most thrilling first post, but Dependency Properties are a big thing in WPF land. A...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/22/2006

The adventures begin!

Well, actually, they began about 6 months ago, so i have alot of catching up to do. So... This space...

Author: martin.grayson Date: 05/22/2006