Here is a little something something for you all looking to do gradiant borders. This may not fit everyones taste but you can use it to partially what you are looking for.
I personally am using this XAML as a backdrop template for my Silverlight apps, when doing stuff like Login overlays, or ad-hoc data entry that requires immediate information...
This is a feeder tutorial from the original post by Mike Snow
Live example that this Tutorial was build off of: Silverlight 3D TestNeedsDevelopment Environments
Terms to Remember
- Visual Studio (2005, 2008, Express)
- Silverlight 3 development addons
- XAML Editor (if using 2005 & Express)
- Alot of patience