The Silverlight Match the Dot Net Rocks Hosts Game – Part 2 – The XAML

Because it’s quite long I’ve posted the XAML at the foot of this post. It’s pretty straight forward though. In Silverlight 1.0 XAML, you’re restricted to using a Canvas for your containers.

In this case I use 10 child canvases, one for each of the photos. At the start of the XAML for each image canvas I have two Storyboards in the Canvas.Resources section. One storyboard fades the question mark out then the photo in. The other reverses it, fading out the photo and in the question mark.

Next I put a rectangle around the entire game, then display the title bar. After that I display the instructions at the bottom using colors similar to the title bar.

A series of 10 canvases come next, each one holds two image controls, one for the question mark and one for the picture of the host. When the app starts, the Javascript replaces the Source property for each of the Answer images with a photo of the host, but you’ll see that tomorrow.

The only other thing to note is how mouse clicks are captured. There is no Click even as you might be used to with WPF, instead you have to capture the MouseLeftButtonDown. I route all 10 images’ MouseLeftButtonDown events to the same Javascript method, and use the Sender parameter to differentiate which of the 10 Canvases were clicked.

The final thing to note is the Reset Game button, which really isn’t a button but a canvas, which holds a rectangle with some cool gradients and a text block. Just like with the images, the canvas’ MouseLeftButtonDown is captured and the corresponding Javascript routine is called.

OK, enough explanation for today, here’s the code:

 

<Canvas xmlns=http://schemas.microsoft.com/client/2007

        xmlns:x=http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml

        x:Name=mainCanvas

        Width=800 Height=500 Background=Black>

 

  <Canvas.Resources>

    <Storyboard x:Name=mainRevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:01.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=mainCanvas

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=mainHideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:01.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=mainCanvas

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

 

    <Storyboard x:Name=img00RevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion00

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer00

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img00HideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer00

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion00

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img01RevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion01

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer01

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img01HideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer01

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion01

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img02RevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion02

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer02

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img02HideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer02

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion02

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img03RevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion03

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer03

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img03HideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer03

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion03

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img04RevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion04

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer04

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img04HideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer04

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion04

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img05RevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion05

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer05

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img05HideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer05

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion05

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img06RevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion06

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer06

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img06HideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer06

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion06

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img07RevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion07

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer07

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img07HideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer07

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion07

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img08RevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion08

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer08

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img08HideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer08

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion08

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img09RevealAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion09

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer09

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

    <Storyboard x:Name=img09HideAnimation >

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=1 To=0

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgAnswer09

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

      <DoubleAnimation Duration=00:00:00.5 From=0 To=1

                      Storyboard.TargetName=imgQuestion09

                        Storyboard.TargetProperty=Opacity  />

    </Storyboard>

 

  </Canvas.Resources>

 

  <Rectangle Width=800 Height=500 Canvas.Left=0 Canvas.Top=0>

    <Rectangle.Fill>

      <LinearGradientBrush>

        <GradientStop Color=#00000000 Offset=0.0 />

        <GradientStop Color=#55555555 Offset=0.25 />

        <GradientStop Color=#00000000 Offset=0.75 />

        <GradientStop Color=#88888888 Offset=1.0 />

      </LinearGradientBrush>

    </Rectangle.Fill>

  </Rectangle>

 

  <!– Title bar –>

  <Rectangle x:Name=TitleBar Canvas.Left=25 Canvas.Top=10

            Width=750 Height=75 RadiusX=16 RadiusY=16

            Stroke=#E0F0F0 StrokeThickness=8>

    <Rectangle.Fill>

      <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint=0.5,0 EndPoint=0.5,1 >

        <GradientStop Color=#FFC4E1F0 Offset=0/>

        <GradientStop Color=#FF64E1F0 Offset=1/>

      </LinearGradientBrush>

    </Rectangle.Fill>

  </Rectangle>

 

  <TextBlock Canvas.Left=50 Canvas.Top=33

            FontFamily=Arial FontSize=28 FontWeight=Bold>

    Arcane Code’s Match the Dot Net Rocks Hosts Game

  </TextBlock>

 

  <!– Instructions –>

  <Canvas Canvas.Left=50 Canvas.Top=390>

    <Rectangle x:Name=Instructions Canvas.Top=0 Canvas.Left=0

            Width=625 Height=105 RadiusX=16 RadiusY=16

            Stroke=#E0F0F0 StrokeThickness=4>

      <Rectangle.Fill>

        <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint=0.5,0 EndPoint=0.5,1 >

          <GradientStop Color=#FFC4E1F0 Offset=0/>

          <GradientStop Color=#FF64E1F0 Offset=1/>

        </LinearGradientBrush>

      </Rectangle.Fill>

    </Rectangle>

 

    <TextBlock Canvas.Left=10 Canvas.Top=15

              FontFamily=Arial FontSize=16 FontWeight=Bold>

      Instructions

    </TextBlock>

 

    <TextBlock Canvas.Left=15 Canvas.Top=38 Width=550

              FontFamily=Arial FontSize=12 TextWrapping=Wrap >

      Click on the question marks to reveal the hosts of Dot Net Rocks. Carl Franklin,

      Richard Campbell, Rory Blyth, Mark Dunn and Mark Miller challenge you to find them.

      Watch the message bar in the middle for quotes from the DNR hosts.

      (Yes, I know, technically Mark Miller isn’t a host, but every time he’s on he thinks he

      is, so I decided to let him live out his fantasies in this game.)

    </TextBlock>

  </Canvas>

 

  <!– The images –>

  <Canvas x:Name=img00 Canvas.Left=050 Canvas.Top=100 Height=100

      MouseLeftButtonDown=imgMouseLeftButtonDown Tag=00    >

    <Image x:Name=imgQuestion00 Height=100 Width=100 Source=Dunno.png />

    <Image x:Name=imgAnswer00 Height=100 Source=Carl01.png Opacity=0 />

  </Canvas>

 

  <Canvas x:Name=img01 Canvas.Left=200 Canvas.Top=100 Height=100

      MouseLeftButtonDown=imgMouseLeftButtonDown Tag=00    >

    <Image x:Name=imgQuestion01 Height=100 Width=100 Source=Dunno.png />

    <Image x:Name=imgAnswer01 Height=100 Source=Carl01.png Opacity=0 />

  </Canvas>

 

  <Canvas x:Name=img02 Canvas.Left=350 Canvas.Top=100 Height=100

      MouseLeftButtonDown=imgMouseLeftButtonDown Tag=00    >

    <Image x:Name=imgQuestion02 Height=100 Width=100 Source=Dunno.png />

    <Image x:Name=imgAnswer02 Height=100 Source=Carl01.png Opacity=0 />

  </Canvas>

 

  <Canvas x:Name=img03 Canvas.Left=500 Canvas.Top=100 Height=100

      MouseLeftButtonDown=imgMouseLeftButtonDown Tag=00    >

    <Image x:Name=imgQuestion03 Height=100 Width=100 Source=Dunno.png />

    <Image x:Name=imgAnswer03 Height=100 Source=Carl01.png Opacity=0 />

  </Canvas>

 

  <Canvas x:Name=img04 Canvas.Left=650 Canvas.Top=100 Height=100

      MouseLeftButtonDown=imgMouseLeftButtonDown Tag=00    >

    <Image x:Name=imgQuestion04 Height=100 Width=100 Source=Dunno.png />

    <Image x:Name=imgAnswer04 Height=100 Source=Carl01.png Opacity=0 />

  </Canvas>

 

  <Canvas x:Name=img05 Canvas.Left=050 Canvas.Top=250 Height=100

      MouseLeftButtonDown=imgMouseLeftButtonDown Tag=00    >

    <Image x:Name=imgQuestion05 Height=100 Width=100 Source=Dunno.png />

    <Image x:Name=imgAnswer05 Height=100 Source=Carl01.png Opacity=0 />

  </Canvas>

 

  <Canvas x:Name=img06 Canvas.Left=200 Canvas.Top=250 Height=100

      MouseLeftButtonDown=imgMouseLeftButtonDown Tag=00    >

    <Image x:Name=imgQuestion06 Height=100 Width=100 Source=Dunno.png />

    <Image x:Name=imgAnswer06 Height=100 Source=Carl01.png Opacity=0 />

  </Canvas>

 

  <Canvas x:Name=img07 Canvas.Left=350 Canvas.Top=250 Height=100

    MouseLeftButtonDown=imgMouseLeftButtonDown Tag=00    >

    <Image x:Name=imgQuestion07 Height=100 Width=100 Source=Dunno.png />

    <Image x:Name=imgAnswer07 Height=100 Source=Carl01.png Opacity=0 />

  </Canvas>

 

  <Canvas x:Name=img08 Canvas.Left=500 Canvas.Top=250 Height=100

      MouseLeftButtonDown=imgMouseLeftButtonDown Tag=00    >

    <Image x:Name=imgQuestion08 Height=100 Width=100 Source=Dunno.png />

    <Image x:Name=imgAnswer08 Height=100 Source=Carl01.png Opacity=0 />

  </Canvas>

 

  <Canvas x:Name=img09 Canvas.Left=650 Canvas.Top=250 Height=100

      MouseLeftButtonDown=imgMouseLeftButtonDown Tag=00    >

    <Image x:Name=imgQuestion09 Height=100 Width=100 Source=Dunno.png />

    <Image x:Name=imgAnswer09 Height=100 Source=Carl01.png Opacity=0 />

  </Canvas>

 

  <!– Message Bar across Middle of Screen –>

  <Rectangle Width=700 Height=26 Stroke=#FF000000 Canvas.Left=50 Canvas.Top=212>

    <Rectangle.Fill>

      <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint=1,0.5 StartPoint=0,0.5>

        <GradientStop Color=#FFDDDDDD Offset=1/>

        <GradientStop Color=#FF464646 Offset=0.393/>

        <GradientStop Color=#FE8B8B8B Offset=0.723/>

      </LinearGradientBrush>

    </Rectangle.Fill>

  </Rectangle>

 

  <TextBlock x:Name=StatusArea Canvas.Left=55 Canvas.Top=215

            FontSize=14 FontWeight=Medium Foreground=White >

    Match the Hosts!

  </TextBlock>

 

  <!– Reset Game Button–>

  <Canvas Canvas.Top=455 Canvas.Left=690 MouseLeftButtonDown=ResetGame>

 

    <Rectangle Stroke=Black StrokeThickness=2

        Width=100 Height=40

        RadiusX=10 RadiusY=10>

      <Rectangle.Fill>

        <LinearGradientBrush>

          <GradientStop Color=Gray Offset=0/>

          <GradientStop Color=Snow Offset=0.6/>

          <GradientStop Color=Gray Offset=1/>

        </LinearGradientBrush>

      </Rectangle.Fill>

    </Rectangle>

 

    <TextBlock Canvas.Top=10 Canvas.Left=10

              FontSize=14 FontWeight=Bold

              Text=Reset Game />

 

  </Canvas>

 

 

</Canvas>

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