Project SilverLight 1.1 – Prototype – Application Downloading Control


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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.

iTunesLoading

It’s a simple animation that combines:

  1. 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.
  2. using a media element to play background music
  3. 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.

One response to “Project SilverLight 1.1 – Prototype – Application Downloading Control

  1. I get a silverlight error message when trying to open this.

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