Wednesday, June 17, 2009

WPF Screensaver Template

I was searching for a way to add a line over the top of my toggle button in WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), and came across this nugget. Apparently you can download the provided VS2008 template, and create a WPF based screensaver! With all the cool things built into WPF/Silverlight, I imagine this could be very useful. I'm thinking something with lots of Mountain Dew cans, and maybe my mug floating around the screen...

I haven't tried the template yet, but I definitely downloaded the screensaver example given there. Oooooooo purple. Actually, if you look at it, it's a crappy screensaver: constantly bright in the middle, dark on the edges, but it is cool. I've heard that monitors don't really need screensavers anymore, so maybe it doesn't matter.

7 comments:

Don Snabulus said...

Sigh...I am still stuck in the VS 2005 world. Maybe someday we will join the new world (I can't even get them to upgrade me to VS 2008 right now...poopy economy).

DewKid said...

But you can use VS2008 Express, which is free... yeah, probably not good enough for your employer, but if you want to try some WPF at home... I can recommend a WPF book if you are interested.

bradutz01 said...

Hi, at http://www.xamltemplates.net/ you can find themes/styles for all the WPF and Silverlight controls

Dave said...

Maybe you can do a screen saver of the president swatting a fly with hi shoe.

The Moody Minstrel said...

DO THE DEW, DUDE!!!!!!

Either that or something about Yoda and cabbages...

NDAU?

DewKid said...

Purple, but not green.
Purple, but not green.
Purple, but not green.
Purple, but not greeebs.

jacks said...

hi! i like the designs. check out the source of the template.
Thank you! i love it.
More templates easy to download