With the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series this week I’ve created a simple Silverlight project to simulate the phones clock screen and added a countdown timer for Mix 10.
The key items in the project were:
1. Assume WVGA model ( 480 x 800 pixels)
2. Add a view box to enable scaling of the window
3. Add a KerningTextBlock control to get text closer to Windows phone, thanks to Danteq for this code, by enabling a text kerning in Silverlight 3, though I had to change from Padding to Margin to support negative trackingproperty.
4. Use of the windows font Segoe UI
To see demo click here
The code can be downloaded at: http://www.martimedia.com/public/beta/ClientBin/mmMobile7.zip