Fading Controls with Mouse Movement in WPF

This is an off-topic post from my IE Extension Writing (which I am working on, I promise!). I was playing with a WPF app;It’s a simple photo viewer. I wanted the UI to be “control-less” and only show the picture. However I also wanted some user interface elements to it as well. I decided to take the approach of using controls that will sit overtop of the image, and only fade them in when there is mouse movement, and then fade them out when the mouse is idle. Sort of like how Windows Media Player works when viewing a video … Continue reading Fading Controls with Mouse Movement in WPF

Writing a Managed Internet Explorer Extension: Part 3

I’m debating where to take this little series, and I think I am at a point where we need to start explaining Internet Explorer, and why writing these things can be a bit tricky. I don’t want to write a blog series where people are blindly copying and pasting code and not knowing what IE is doing. I am not a professional at it, but I’ve written browser extensions for most popular browsers. IE, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. In terms of difficulty, IE takes it. That’s probably why there isn’t a big extension community for IE. Let’s go in the … Continue reading Writing a Managed Internet Explorer Extension: Part 3