Bruno Silva

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Niner since 2005


  • Arik Cohen - Talking about Windows Presentation Foundation (aka Avalon)

    Back in April I saw the video with the Avalon Team here at channel9 about MediaMania and I was wondering how did they do the transparency in the order window. I've tried setting a OpacityMask to the <window> element but I can only get it black on the bottom but it does the gradient from black (should be transparent) to the interface in the window.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I've treid to contact Arik Cohen but I couldn't find his mail and his blog was empty (I think he doesn't go there much Tongue Out but I sent him a message)

    Edit: Ok, just got a reply from Arik Cohen, here's what he said for those who want to know:

    "Nick Kramer talks about this on his blog


    We had just implemented the order window as another window and used

    Win32 calls for the alphablending (when the window was separate). When the window was hosted inside the app -- we used the same visual tree on a Canvas element that was animated."

    ps: Arik if you get to see this, I forgot to tell you to start your blog for once! I've been there, it's empty Tongue Out

  • Pablo Fernicola (and others) - An hour with the Avalon Team

    Can anyone tell me where to get the source of this litle app? i'd like to know how to do the borderless window in Avalon with the transparency. Thanks