In my “Project SilverLight 1.1” I have to download a lot of large assets, like images and sounds. So I decided to create a loading control that has some nice graphics and animations that play while I download the package.
The idea behind this control is that as assets are downloaded (like pictures / songs ) the progress indicator moves left to right and music notes drop down from the button and fade away. Also as the assets are download music plays in the background.
It’s a simple animation that combines:
- using a storyboard as a timer to cause the progress indicator to move. Eventually when the iTunes application is built it will download assets using the SilverLight downloader.
- using a media element to play background music
- using a series of storyboard’s to animate some music notes
To see the actual animation go here.
To download the source go to CodePlex.