Windows Phone 8 tutorial: Creating a custom button in Expression Blend-I

Last Updated on November 27, 2018



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12. Now find the element Application at the beginning of the file and insert a new namespace statement to refer to the System namespace in the assembly mscorlib, as shown below.

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13. Now save the modified App.xaml to Expression Blend.



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14 Then reopen Visual Studio and open the file MainPage.xaml in the XAML view. Then select and copy the element Grid-element with the name LayoutRoot including its children to the clipboard.

15. back to Expression Blend, open the file MainPage.xaml in the XAML view, then paste the contents of the clipboard to replace the empty element LayoutRoot(16)Grid in that file.

16. locate the root UserControl element in the MainPage.xaml file and change the values of the Height attribute to 800 and the Width attribute to 480.

17. Return to Visual Studio, right click MainPage.xaml.cs in Solution Explorer and select View Code. Then copy the event manager ClickMeButton_Click to the clipboard.

18. Finally return to Expression Blend, expand the node MainPage.xaml in the Projects panel, double-click the file MainPage.xaml.cs to open the file in the editor, and paste the code into the clipboard class MainPage.

Now we have successfully replicated our project into a mix of expressions. To create a design for the custom button, please read the next tutorial that will be published tomorrow.



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