A number of animated transition controls and effects are available for use in your application to give it some extra flair.
Built-In Transition Effects
Barn Door Wipe
Four Box Wipe
Shader Transition Effects
In addition to the built-in transition effects, advanced transitions from the WPF Pixel Shader Effects Library can also be easily integrated.
Shader transitions include
random circle reveal,
swirl grid (smooth),
Several controls use radial presentations for a unique appearance.
Allows for quick circular selection of a degree value, which can easily be converted to some form of scalar value.
Renders a portion (or the entire circle) of a ring shape. Its start/end angles, radius, thickness, and other stroke properties can be set.
An animated circular busy indicator with a chase appearance. Its size, color can be customized.
A number of helpful miscellaneous controls are included that can be used in any application.
Adds a modern soft drop-shadow around its content, with optional use of shader effects.
Provides an implementation of a popup and split button that can display context menu popups or a popup containing any other WPF content.
A standard ListBox allowing for selection of items that are arranged horizontally with a uniform width.
Provides a modern alternative to a traditional check box that allows the user to easily toggle between two or three states.
Can show a tooltip when overflowed, and can highlight spans of text based on captured text ranges (i.e. filter match results).
An expander that supports animated expand/collapse with fade in/out.
Adds a classic drop-shadow or subtle out glow to its content, all without the use of shader effects.
An Image control implementation that supports auto-grayscaling the image when the control is disabled.
A ListBox whose items render as radio buttons.
Helps prevent image and border blurring in WPF by snapping content to fixed integer sizes.
Provides modern, fully-themed replacements for traditional MessageBox or Task Dialog functionality.
Using a single line of code, ThemedMessageBox can replace native MessageBox usage, transforming prompts into modern dialogs consistent with the current application theme.
Move beyond a simple MessageBox with more advanced TaskDialog-style features like custom buttons, rich content, headers, footers, and details that animate into view when expanded.
Any content can populate the different areas of the prompt. Use progress bars, hyperlinks, radio buttons, formatted text, and your own images to build the exact prompt you need.
Mulitple controls for selecting colors and altering color component values.
A color hue spectrum-based color picker that can display initial and selected colors.
A slider capable of displaying and altering a single component (ARGB) of a color.
A slider displaying the hue spectrum, allowing for selection of a hue value.
Displays a slice of saturation/brightness colors for a particular hue.
A slider capable of altering the stops of a linear or radial brush.
Special shape primitives can be used to construct beautiful interfaces.
Half of an ellipse, used above to build the horizontal edges of the buttons.
A triangle shape, used above as a transition between breadcrumb items.
Wave and ZigZag
Curvy waves and pointed zig-zags can separate content sections.
Several ContentControl-based controls add special features to the content.
Displays content by default and can toggle to an editable mode for editing the content. This is useful for scenarios like clicking a textblock to edit the text.
Contains a gripper on one of its sides or corners. When the gripper is dragged, the content is resized. The gripper may be double-clicked to reset its size back to the content's desired size.
Renders a reflection effect of the content below the actual content. The size, distance, skew, and visual characteristics of the reflection can be changed.
Return a zero width or height during its measuring pass, which is useful when the content should take up some space but that space shouldn't be considered for measuring purposes.
This add-on product includes these UI controls, for use in applications built with the WPF platform: