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Talk:Creating your own Windows Phone UI Controls using Microsoft Expression Blend

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Chintandave er - Thanks !

Hi First Thanks for this nice article.

I have edited and did some formatting and correction. Also used Gallery control in some place. I have noticed that in section "First steps in Expression Blend" there is one image "switch4.png" is missing as you have not uploaded it image. So article cant show it image there and shows red text.

Can you please check it and make it any correction there.


Chintan Dave.

Chintandave er 09:20, 28 August 2012 (EEST)

Spiretos - Done

Ok, I think it's fine now. Thanks for the changes!

spiretos 13:54, 28 August 2012 (EEST)

Pooja 1650 - Well Done!!

Hi Spiretos,

Thank You for this very well written article. You've explained even the minor details with screen shots. I really liked it a lot. And of-course, a new fresh breeze of writing an article has come. The way you interacted with the readers is awesome.


Pooja Arora

pooja_1650 07:59, 29 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Minor subedit


I've also made a minor subedit. Main change was to remove the br line breaks - much better for reading and editing just to add a line space. Also added some Icode for inline object markup.

Normally I dislike the conversational style, but it seems to work quite well for you!

Hope to work my way through this in the next couple of days. It looks very useful.



hamishwillee 09:47, 29 August 2012 (EEST)

Spiretos - Thanks!

@Pooja Thanks! I'm glad you like it!

@Hamish Thanks for the changes. You can also take a look at my SheepCLock project. It includes 5 custom UI controls and many different StoryBoards to play with.

spiretos 16:46, 29 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Already have

@Hamish Thanks for the changes. You can also take a look at my SheepCLock project. 
It includes 5 custom UI controls and many different StoryBoards to play with.

Yes, saw it. Like it. There is something about "humorous" apps that makes them far more interesting that whatever their technical merit might be.

I think worth adding a "Related links" with link to SheepClock and also to other Expression Blend docs.



hamishwillee 02:10, 30 August 2012 (EEST)

Magiel - Custom Controls

This is a good article. But I have to say that I am stunned to find out there no "Custom Control" to add to our projects in WP8. I love to inherit from the right tool for the job, like 'content control', or 'selector', and add my dependency properties. In this way designers and programmers who are familiar with business naming can easy use the control without making a mess of the Mvvm structure of our projects. Could anybody tell me the why behind this?, or better: let me know when I can start building my 'business domain' control-set again :)

Magiel (talk) 18:11, 2 March 2014 (EET)