Blend 3: Collapsing Grids as a form of Navigation RRS feed

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  • Hi
    Using Visual States, it's very easy to change the Appearance Property of Controls from Visibility.Visible to Collapsed and this method seems to be an effective way of creating a means of navigation (from on Form (Grid) to another).
    I do have an issue with this method however.
    Every time I make a Grid Visible I have to Collapse the other Grids again (they seem to "automatically" revert back to a Visible state). This is a bit of a pain but it still works out.
    A more annoying problem is that the initial Grid "flashes" before the switch from one Grid to another takes place which looks clunky.
    Is this to be expected?
    How can I achieve a smoother flow from one Form(Grid) to another?
    Any ideas will be appreciated.
    Thanks, Mark.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 8:31 PM


  • Hi
    Found my problem.
    My default transition for the VisualStateGroup was set at 0.3s changed it to 0s and in my XAML changed the Duration="00:00:00.0000000".
    Now there's no "Flashing" of the initial Grid :-)
    All sorted !!!
    Thanks, Mark.

    • Marked as answer by ITPSB Thursday, December 3, 2009 1:41 AM
    Thursday, December 3, 2009 12:16 AM