A screen ruler for golden ratio lovers based on telerik ruler

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  1. Bi Chao
    Bi Chao avatar
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    Mar 2010

    Posted 24 Mar 2014 Link to this post


    Telerik Product and Version

    WPF 2014.1.0224.45

    Supported Browsers and Platforms


    Components/Widgets used (JS frameworks, etc.)

    .NET 4.5


    The purpose of this screen ruler control is to help designer to draw an golden ratio rectangle easier. As you mouse over the ruler, an double color line will show up. The dark golden line is current reading divide 1.618. The lighter golden line indicate current reading multiple 1.618.

    This project is inspired by my boss James Simpson, who suddenly decide we need to make all our controls, forms, buttons conform to golden ratio rule. It is good for users but it gave us a lot of extra work. We need to measure, calculate, measure based on calculation result and change UI. Then repeat this process again and again. After a few cycles, I decided to develop this ruler and my teammates like it. We think there could be other guys also in the this golden ratio design rule and share this control could help.A useful link for golden ratio design http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/golden-ratio-in-moden-designs/

    You may need to add some references manually because I can only upload a 2MB attachment and the referenced dlls are much bigger.  Let me know if you have any  question about it.

    Chao Bi

    Senior Analyst Programmer in Solvexia
  2. Petar Mladenov
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    Posted 25 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Bi Chao,

    Thank you for your project. 

    Attached is an updated project in which some references which are not used are removed.

    Petar Mladenov

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  3. Bi Chao
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    Posted 25 Mar 2014 in reply to Petar Mladenov Link to this post

    Thanks Petar! Removing unused references is one of the best practices I missed:)  Nice one.


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