In Part I
of this article series we have
seen some of the new features of Blend 3 + SketchFlow in Silverlight 3. In this
article we will continue exploring new features.
Switching Between Animation and Design Work Space
Blend 3 Mix 09 Preview we had this same feature without letting the developer
know about the shortcut key. Now we have it included inside the menu and the
shortcut key for this is F6.
Switching Between Active View
Active view is a view
which can be Designer View/Xaml View/ Split View. In Blend 3 Mix 09 Preview we
didn't have a select option for this, but now we have a menu option to switch
between active views. Using F11 we can switch it too.
Rendering Effects Turn On/Off
In Blend 3 + SketchFlow we
have a panel in bottom left corner which shows as follows:
first one is called the Rendering Effects. When you turn on this feature you can
see the rendering effects. For example you want to use the Drop Shadow Effect
for a Rectangle Shape. Using this button either On or Off you can preview the
effect at design time.
Projection Feature is not hidden
In Blend 3 Mix 09
Preview we had this Projection feature in Transform but it was hidden. You have
to expand the panel to see this. But now it is turned on for permanent.