July 5, 2005 tools

Grid: The King of Avalon Layout

The Grid is by far the most useful, powerful and general purpose layout tool in Avalon. As a demonstration of that, Amir Khella, a Microsoft PM on an Avalon-related team, plays with the Grid to build a fish eye effect, duplicating the behavior of the scaling OSX toolbar with 8 lines of C# code. He then goes on to implement the trick in 2D to scale images as you mouse around. Cool stuff.