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Image Based Text Effect in Windows Phone 7

Posted by Ibrahim Ersoy Articles | Windows Phone February 03, 2012
The Image based Text Effect can be used in XAML applications and is preferred for use in a Windows Phone 7 application.
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Introduction

In this article we will understand the Image based Text Effect on Windows Phone 7. Ever wonder how to add a gradient-like effect but as an image?

Let us see how to do that.

Step 1 : First of all we need to create a new project for Windows Phone 7 (I preferred that) import this image below in your application.

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Step 2 : In this step you need to add a label to your project.

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Step 3 :
Now change its Foreground value to get the image we've imported above.

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Step 4 : Change Stretch into UniformToFill to get a better view. Here's what we've achieved:

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Hope its an useful trick for you :)

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