Silverlight Color Selector Control in VB.NET

In this article you will learn how to use Silverlight Color Selector Control.
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Silverlight Color Selector Control

This Color Selector control provides the user with a simple way to select from a list of pre-defined colors.

This Silverlight only Color Selector Control is easy to implement on your Silverlight driven website and is also customizable to provide a visual feel suitable for any site design.

If you want use Color Selector Control you will need to add a reference to Liquid.dll in your application.

Download a Liquid_5_1_7.dll.zip from top of the article.

Creating a ColorSelector Control

The ColorSelector element represents a ColorSelector control in XAML.

<liquid:ColorSelector />

The Background property represents a Background color of the ColorSelector. The BorderBrushPropoerty represents a Border of the ColorSelector, X:Name property represents a name of the ColorSelector.

 

The code snippet creates a ColorSelector control and sets the Background, BorderBrush and X:Name Property.

<liquid:ColorSelector Background="Black" BorderBrush="Blue" x:Name="selectColor"SelectionChanged=
"selectColor_SelectionChanged"
 />

SilverlightColorSelector.xaml

<UserControl x:Class="SilverlightColorSelector.Page"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:liquid="clr-namespace:Liquid;assembly=Liquid"
    Width="400" Height="300">
    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot">
        <liquid:ColorSelector Background="Blue" BorderBrush="Green" x:Name="selectColor"SelectionChanged="
selectColor_SelectionChanged"
 />
    </Grid>
</
UserControl>

SilverlightColorSelector.xaml.vb

Imports System

Imports System.Collections.Generic

Imports System.Linq

Imports System.Net

Imports System.Windows

Imports System.Windows.Controls

Imports System.Windows.Documents

Imports System.Windows.Input

Imports System.Windows.Media

Imports System.Windows.Media.Animation

Imports System.Windows.Shapes

 

Namespace SilverlightColorSelector

    Partial Public Class Page

        Inherits UserControl

        Public Sub New()

            InitializeComponent()

        End Sub

        Private Sub selectColor_SelectionChanged(ByVal sender As ObjectByVal e As EventArgs)

            LayoutRoot.Background = New SolidColorBrush(selectColor.Selected)

        End Sub

    End Class

End Namespace


The output is :

Figure 1

If you select any color like Red the Result is :

Figure 2
                                            
Summary
 

In this article, I discussed how we can use a silverlight color selector control.

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