Custom Gauge Controls for Windows Phone 7 - by Badea Florin
This article is the first of a series that will try to present my implementation of some custom gauge controls for WP7. This first article will present some implementation considerations and the way to use the controls. The next articles will go deeper into the problem and will try to explain the implementation of these controls.
In my opinion, a gauge should present a scale and permit multiple indicators to point to particular values within that scale. When I say “scale”, I mean everything a gauge should contain except for the indicators. This means that in my opinion, a scale should contain ticks (minor and major), labels, and ranges. I use ranges to assign different colors to different intervals in the scale. These ranges can be used to indicate below optimal, optimal, or above optimal values.
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