Transitions and Animation Templates
To replicate the native transitions and animations is very difficult because it is complex and the performance is always bad. Adding SDK support for Turnstile, Continium, etc. would really help to develop good apps.
It's just sad.
Yeah, totally, I posted a similar idea here:
Madushan Siriwardena commented
Point your NuGet to http://nuget.org/packages/SilverlightToolkitWP
Matteo Marcianò commented
Hey guys, this feature request is really pointless! Transitions provided by this toolkit are great http://silverlight.codeplex.com . I'm using it in every app I made and they are really fast!
Why you people get bad performances?
Simon Felix commented
Orientation change animations are missing too. Should be a part of the platform.
Christopher Snazell commented
iOS comes with the standard transitions & animations optimised & pre-canned in the SDK. Help us provide the user with an experience as good as iOS' (if not better) by supplying us with the standard transitions & storyboards in the WP7 SDK.
i have yet to see any 3rd party transition that even remotely has the same fluidity as the native stuff. 3rd party apps just feel second class :(
fwiw Telerik and other 3rd party vendors provide nice controls to handle this.
Richard Szalay commented
Agreed. With the performance improvements coming in Mango, it's the lack of animations that will make third party apps feel "third party". I spent a few hours re-implementing and tweaking a delayed slide in for list box item sub-titles (in a pivot item) that's prevelant throughout the first party apps.
@Mark Pitman I did and they are really bad. They lag (on the phone), don't cover all "native" transitions (no continium, Turnstile).
Mark Pitman commented
Check out the Silverlight Toolkit on CodePlex: http://silverlight.codeplex.com
There are transitions that you can use in your apps there.