Incorporating animation of objects in a web application can really enhance the UI. In the past, to implement this type of animation in a web site, you would most likely turn to Adobe Flash. The cool thing for Microsoft .NET developers is that now we can do it all within the technologies that we know, and better yet, we can code it using .NET. Personally, I consider this the most exciting aspect of Silverlight 2. For years, I have been struggling with the desire to put animations into my applications, but not doing so because I did not want to jump over to Flash. But that’s no longer necessary. We can now do it all within .NET, my friends! This chapter will show you just how that’s done.
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