Wider view of coverflow

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  1. Michael
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    Posted 01 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    I'm trying out the Coverflow control in a silverlight app I'm playing with and it's great.  But there's one major drawback, the width.   I've got my main image in the center, and the images behind the coverflow, waiting to rotate in, are way too narror.  To the point that you can't tell what they are at all. 

    In apps like itunes, I can see the item to the left and right of the center item. 

    Is there a way I can adjust it so that the items besides the center are presented more flat (and thus wider)?

    I would attach a screenshot, but the forum doesn't allow it.  If you want to see a screen shot, send me an email address and I'll forward one.

    Thanks
  2. Miroslav Nedyalkov
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    Posted 02 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Michael,

    Yes, you can do this, but you need to override the ControlTemplate of the RadCoverFlowPerspectiveItem. I'm attaching a project that contains the control template you can customize. If I correctly understand you, you want to change the angle of rotation of the images that are not in the center. You can do this by editing LeftItem, RightItem, MostLeftItem and MostRightItem visual states and changing the RotationY property.
    If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask.

    Best wishes,
    Miroslav Nedyalkov
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  4. Michael
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    Posted 03 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Great news, thanks.   Should I be able to build and work with the example you sent?   When opening in blend, it complains about SilverlightApplication1 being in the project but not found.   It also complains in the Page.xaml about line 102 column 15 that the resource Visible could not be resolved. 
  5. Miroslav Nedyalkov
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    Posted 04 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Michael,

    It seems that I included an unnecessary project and I deeply apologize for that. You should simply remove it form the solution.

    As for the errors you got - did you add references to Telerik.Windows.Contros.dll and Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation.dll? The project I sent you does not have any references.

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    Miroslav Nedyalkov
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  6. Michael
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    Posted 04 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    I added all of the telerik controls to the references section.  But it complains about Visible at that line location.

    I tried the regular examples provided as well, to see if I could go in and modify the template via blend 2 sp1, and when it tries to do that, it throws an exeception.
  7. Miroslav Nedyalkov
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    Posted 05 Mar 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Michael,

    We are aware of this issue. We have fixed it and the fix will be included in the upcoming release of RadControls for Silverlight due next week. Could you please test the attached project? It should work now.

    Greetings,
    Miroslav Nedyalkov
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  8. Silly
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    Posted 06 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Miroslav,

    Thanks for the example. I was also looking for something similar. I am a newbie to c#/silverlight, so pl. excuse my question is quite basic. I don't see where ImageMaxHeight,ImageMaxWidth,ReflectionStartAlpha, ReflectionRelativeHeight's values are bing set.

    Thanks in advance

    Sally
  9. Miroslav Nedyalkov
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    Posted 07 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Silly,

    You should set this properties to the Coverflow. Please, take a look at the following code snippet:
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