This is going to be a quick post on using the PivotViewer (both the v1 and the SL5 version).  Every once and a while you realize that you do something out of habit and forget to mention it to anyone, and that was the case here.
Silverlight 5 has just been released and it’s a couple of weeks before Christmas, so what would be than to start a new blog series on the “12 Days of Silverlight”?  This series is an introduction to some of the new Silverlight 5 features that I find interesting.  This is […]
The much anticipated release of Silverlight has finally arrived.  I know there has been rumors and speculations, but it ship as promised “by the end of the year”.  I am rather excited about this release, even outside of the new version of PivotViewer.  It comes packed with a ton of […]
One of the features that prevented many projects from using the original PivotViewer was the static nature of the collection.  Once a collection was loaded it was not possible to modify any of the trading cards within that collection.  This limited the potential workflows that PivotViewer could be used to […]
Continuing with the series on PivotViewer, the next new feature to look at is the concept of semantic zoom.  “So what is semantic zoom” you ask?  Semantic zoom is showing different visual information at different zoom levels.  In the case of PivotViewer, the trading card image will change based on […]
With the release of Silverlight 5 just around the corner, I thought I would start a series on the new PivotViewer and how to get up and running with it.  We will start the series off by exploring how to create a client side collection. One of the most anticipated […]
One of the added API features of the new Silverlight 5 PivotViewer is the ability to define a custom detail pane.  It is rather simple to replace the style with your own, however, then you are left with the task of implementing several features that you most likely want to […]
One of the things missing in Silverlight has been an implementation of a “double click” event.  Prior to Silverlight 5 you were basically on your own to write the code to implement this.  With Silverlight 5 out, we were given a new property in the MouseButtonEventArgs call ClickCount.  Instead of […]
In my last post To CXML or not to CXML I mentioned that I found a nifty little user control being used in the single ItemTemplate being returned from the CxmlCollectionSource.ItemTemplates, the PivotViewerMultiScaleSubImageHost (yep, that’s a mouth full).  For a brief recap, this control uses the DeepZoom information for each […]
[Updated: 09/03/2011] ————— So it didn’t take me long to find out that this could have been done better.  So code and explanation has been updated. ————— After what has seemed like forever, the new Silverlight 5 PivotViewer is now available to the public.  As most of you probably know, […]

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