Free Comic Bubble Control

Free Comic Bubble Control

July 16, 2010

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I’ve been working on my Silverlight Comic Creator application for a pretty long time now. One of the more difficult tasks was creating speech bubble control that is customizable, easy to use and one that looks like it belongs in the comic. Well, today I am releasing my free Comic Bubble control to the public, so your application can have cool speech bubbles too without having to do all the heavy lifting.

You can add comic bubble to your Silverlight application in a few easy steps:

  1. Download Free Comic Bubble Library

  2. Add FreeBubbles.dll to your project references

  3. Add custom namespace to the top parent control

    <UserControl x:Class="BubblesApp.MainPage"
         xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
         xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
         xmlns:bubbles="clr-namespace:FreeBubbles;assembly=FreeBubbles"
    
  4. Add Bubble control to your XAML

    <bubbles:Bubble Text="Hello"
           FontFamily="Arial"
           FontSize="22"
           OutlineThickness="2"
           AllowEdit="True"
           TailPoint="30 70" />
    
  5. Customize Bubble’s appearance by changing its properties

License

Comic Bubble Control is free for use in any non-commercial project. Send me a link to your project; I would love to see the creative ways that this control can be used.