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Isn’t RSS great!?  Today I saw something wonderful pop in the feed from Jeff Prosise.  One of the problems with the ‘contest wheel’ app that Arturo and I did, was the CircularPanel we were using really at the time was only built for demo purposes.  There were issues in the spacing when different data items were bound to it.

This morning, Jeff released some code for a RadialPanel (same concept).  It’s wonderful.  I just swapped it out for the contest app quickly and got it working.  I’ve updated the code:

  • Replaced panel with Jeff’s code
  • Added an audio toggle button (after debugging, the music was getting annoying :-))
  • Fixed some highlighting
  • Configured for out-of-browser

Issues if anyone wants to fix :-) -- some highlighting off on selected item because of timer math conflicts as well as just general sizing of the app (configured for full 1024x768 right now without browser toolbars, hence the OOB app).

Anyhow, you can visit the app here (and install offline).  Again, it’s just a fun little app that was written in < 1 hour for fun.

Thanks Jeff for the RadialPanel code!


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5/5/2009 4:00 PM | # re: Silverlight Contest app updated with new RadialPanel
Glad I could help! I saw what you guys did by peeking at it with Reflector. You did a lot of things right that people often get wrong in layout controls (such as checking availableSize for positive infinity), so I did some of the same things you did and simply added to it. Most of the credit goes to you!
5/5/2009 11:50 PM | # re: Silverlight Contest app updated with new RadialPanel
Tim, I suppose I would be asking to much to get the source code to the app.
5/6/2009 12:37 AM | # re: Silverlight Contest app updated with new RadialPanel
Hi Tim,

I may have missed something but how do you fill the text file for the contestants.

Cheers,

Mike
5/6/2009 5:13 AM | # re: Silverlight Contest app updated with new RadialPanel
Cool demo, but shame it takes about 80% CPU (both CPUs) for me. Perhaps if you set a frame rate of 25 or 30?
5/6/2009 7:11 AM | # re: Silverlight Contest app updated with new RadialPanel
Marti -- ha! great point, it certainly isn't optimized at all.

Steve -- I forgot to post it, let me remove the font embeds and I'll update the post today.

Mike - just a single text file with a name on each line
5/6/2009 6:22 PM | # re: Silverlight Contest app updated with new RadialPanel
Does this need SL2 or SL3B1 ? Because the App crashes my browser under SL2...

I know OOB is an SL3B1 feature, but Jeff's Radial Panel works under SL2, so I'm not sure what SL platform you were targeting.

And more interesting is that it crashes rather than telling I don't have the right SL platform installed.
5/7/2009 7:14 AM | # re: Silverlight Contest app updated with new RadialPanel
Kevmeister it is SL3 -- you should have got an error message stating such. On my SL2 machine I do.

 
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