February 16th, 2009

Silverlight Opacity methods in Blend

All Silverlight Examples, Silverlight 2 tutorials, Silverlight Blend Tutorials, Silverlight Effects, by Gavin Wignall.

This post uses the ‘Resizeable Silverlight shadow effects’┬átutorial that can be found in this previous post.

You can download the example files here.

The below example shows two different effects of using the Opacity feature in Silverlight:

If you select the first radio button then you can see how placing an Opacity effect on multiple items can get some interesting effects coming through when objects overlap.

If you click the second radio option then you can see how we can omit these effects by placing the opacity effect at a higher level, in this case on the grid the items sit in. The above example shows how using a shadow on a popup that has a slight translucency can be treated to omit the shadow effect coming through.

The below example shows another example how shapes react between the two applied methods:

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