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Archive for the ‘XAML’ Category

Tuesday
Sep 26,2006

Fireworks to XAML Exporter I’ve posted the lastest version of the Fireworks to XAML Exporter on the Infragistics Visual Design Group site. Lots of significant changes are included in this release. You’ve asked for the ability to save directly to a xaml file, it’s there. You’ve asked for image support – included. Lots of other quality improvements have been included as well, so the translation should be much more accurate now. Keep those comments and suggestions rolling in and watch for updates in the future.

FW to XAML Update

Wednesday
Sep 6,2006

In light of Mike Swanson‘s latest contest announcement, I thought it would be appropriate to post a status update on the Fireworks to XAML Exporter. The Fireworks PNG format isn’t included in the contest, but just knowing that other file format converters are being worked on encourages me to release the latest version of this converter. I plan on posting an updated panel within the next week that supports saving directly to .xaml files instead of just providing clipboard support. I really like the clipboard feature, but I think file support is definitely expected, especially for heavier files. I have updated the path logic so that paths now behave like paths natively drawn in EID. Also, instead of just exporting selected items, you can now choose to export the current frame in its entirety (layer support included). I’ll put together a comprehensive list of changes in the coming week, just wanted to keep those of you who are currently using this informed.

Stay tuned — it should prove to be a nice update!

Friday
Jul 14,2006

I’ve posted a Fireworks to XAML Exporter update on the Infragistics Visual Design Group site. This is a pretty significant update that really fills in a lot of missing pieces, you can almost call the first release a “teaser”. Linear, Radial and Elliptical gradients now export and opacity stops are now merged with color stops in the #AARRGGB syntax. Fireworks groups are now exported as Grids, a feature I’m really excited about. The list of exported filters has also grown: Gaussian Blur, Drop Shadow, Glow and Bevel. The complete list of updates is on the VDG site — check it out!

Fireworks to XAML Converter

Thursday
Jun 1,2006

Fireworks to XAML Custom Panel ScreenshotI’ve posted a Fireworks to XAML Extension on the Infragistics Design Site. It’s definitely not a final release, but is actually working quite well for me. I use Fireworks for practically all of my interface design, so it’s only natural that I would want to carry that work forward to WPF. The Fireworks Javascript API has proven to be a bit tricky at times, but for the most part the translation has been quite straightforward. This extension installs a custom panel that lets you copy selected items directly to the clipboard in XAML format. So take it for a spin and let me know how it works for you. I’ve included a readme file that lists known issues, so be sure and skim through that before sending me a nasty message!

Click here to download from the Infragistics Web Site

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