You do Flash and now you want to add Silverlight to your skillset?
You've come to the right place.
Animation is a great place to start when learning a platform used to create graphically-rich and interactive applications. In this tutorial, we’ll begin talking about animation in Silverlight by looking at the Storyboard object. In some ways Storyboards are similar to timelines, but as you will see in the following tutorial they can be used for procedural animations like ENTER_FRAME based animations.
Here’s an example of timeline driven animations written in Flash:
To create this example in Flash, you could use the steps below:
Now let’s take a look at how you would create this example in Silverlight using a Storyboard in place of the timeline animation.
The initial setup for this tutorial is almost exactly the same as last tutorial so we’ll quickly breeze through the first few actions. If you have questions on how to accomplish one of the tasks below, please refer back to The Beginning tutorial in this series.
The ball is ready! Let's animate it down and fade it out with a Storyboard.