For Developers: Microsoft to publish more UI code samples to preserve 3rd party UI consistency

Various UI effects in Windows Phone 7

According to Long Zheng from the IstartedSomething blog Microsoft will be publishing further code to allow developers to use the same user interface effects as Microsoft uses in their applications, in an effort to maintain consistency in the look and feel of the OS and third party developers.

Microsoft will already be releasing Pivot and Panorama controls with the final SDK in September, but will now also release code samples to allow developers to make use of the Tilt effect, where controls subtlety distort when pressed.

Some code to achieve the same has already been published by Microsoft employee Peter Torr here and further examples such as the e-mail swoosh effect will make its way to MSDN shortly.

Read more about Microsoft’s user interface efforts at istartedsomething.com here.

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