Use of the Transitionals library in Silverlight

May 1, 2008 at 9:12 AM
Is it possible to use the transitionals lirbary in Silverlight?
Coordinator
May 1, 2008 at 2:28 PM


mkamonster wrote:
Is it possible to use the transitionals lirbary in Silverlight?


I was wondering how long it would take someone to ask that.

Not today, but we would like to see it happen. I've looked into it a little and there are two major issues to resolve:

  • No 3D support
  • No VisualBrush support (see the CreateBrush method of Transition.cs)

We could just support the 2D transitions, which there are still a lot of. And if someone really wanted to try and get 3D in we could try and leverage Kit3D.

VisualBrush is what I'm concerned about. Since the visual isn't really interactive when a transition occurs anyway, I was thinking we could grab a bitmap of the visual. RenderTargetBitmap is there but appears to be broken. I welcome everyones thoughts on how to do this.