Blend Candy

I took the term “eye candy” and gave it the “blend” spin :)

I know, i know… corny! Anyway this section will contain all my blend xAML’s.

i ) “Dobby the Penguin” – ( (screen cast)

Dobby the penguin 

ii ) “8 Ball” – (

8 Ball

iii ) “Boxy” – ( (screen cast)


iv ) “Television – Black” –  (

 Television black

v ) “Flashing Light” – ( (Play Sample Animation)

flash candy

vi) “Orange Box” – ( – i placed an asterix on the second box

orange box

orange box 2

vii) “Popcorn” – ( (Tutorial)


viii) “Directors Chair” – (Sourcecode) (tutorial to come)

Directors chair

ix) “Clapper Board” – (sourcecode) (tutorial to come)

clapper board

x) “Round reflective button” – (source code) (tutorial)


xi) “Stars” – (source code)  (tutorial)


xi) “Speedometer twins” – (source code)  (tutorial


xii) “Battery Recharging” – (source code) (tutorial) (play animation)

 battery recharging blend

xiii) “Billboard Sign” (Source code) (Posting) (Sample Animation)

small lighy

xiv) “Drinks” (Source code)  (Posting)


xv) Glowing Glass Buttons  (Source Code) (Tutorial)

 glass buttons

xvi) Windows Media Player (Source code)  (blog posting) (demo)

windows media player as a silverlight application

xvii) “Gold & Sparkly Title + Rotating Marquee” (source code) (blog post) (demonstration)

More to come :)

41 responses to “Blend Candy

  1. Seriouesly, You’ve got to do a screen-cast on how you made these from scratch.

    This is amazingly good by my design standerds and allthough I’m not a designer I believe every developer using silverlight has to understand this stuff. Otherwise making pretty XAML is just black mojo.

  2. Some screen-casts would be great :D

  3. Thats the point of blend so that xaml for developers is done in studio and looks grey and boxy and the all the cool mojo is done by the designers.

    Us developers are born to suck at design. ;-)

  4. you guys are too kind.. im honestly just an ordinary developer that has an ordinary eye for graphics. Anyone can do these types of designs..

    I’ll do a screen cast to show people how easy it is to do these designs from scratch. Give me a day or two and they’ll be up !

  5. Spectacular! I love the orange box! Reminds me of a real object I had as a kid. I used to stare at it for hours, it was made of the strangest plastic material. I’ve never found anything like it since.

  6. Can you talk about how to resize the Speedometer twins? Blend 2 September preview is supposed to support scaling multiple elements but I can’t get either speedodometer to resize all of its elements together. Great objects!

  7. When I open the Banner.sln within BLEND2

    I keep getting the following error

    The Name Canvas does not exist in the namespace

    Can you help me as i’m trying to create a menu bar for my own project

  8. Justin Profaizer

    You are awesome! Please do some tutorials.

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  10. I’m unable to view the animations for the battery/billboard, I keep getting an alert that says there was a Silverlight parsing error…

  11. hi, i keep getting the alert parsing error too… running IE7 on Windows xp…

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  13. Wonderful………. :-) u have left me spellbound..

  14. excelent piece of work, really cool
    . Cheers Fred.

  15. Very nice work … They all do stand out!

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  17. Good piece of work, really cool
    Cheers Fred.

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