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Princess of Swords

Chris Zalewski Aeon Books ePub

The Princess of Swords wears above her crown and on her belt and knee guards, the symbol of the Medusa with serpents as hair. This signifies the crystallisation of a matter, as all those who gazed upon the face of Medusa turned to stone. The smoke from her altar is yet another aspect of her heavy, but Airy nature, while the sword she holds is to rule. The Sigil of her scale is two links of a chain. Since the chain is analogous to Air, the two links show its binding qualities, for as the Princess is bound to rule with the Sword she is also bound to the altar to uphold the spirit so that the material and spiritual are interwoven and firmly linked together.

As Princess of the Sylphs she rules the Rushing Winds and the creation of the vesica, which is the portion in common between two overlapping circles. Her function is not to be confused with that of the King who initiates the start of the winds while the Princess must keep them going and give them some sort of direction. It is her function to integrate the winds with the rest of the functions of the Sylphs. She gives strength to the winds for better or worse. At best she will produce a mild wind and at worst she will be the instigator of tornados and the like.

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Chapter 13: Controls and Graphics: Make it pretty

Andrew Stellman O'Reilly Media PDF

objects everywhere

You’ve been using controls all along to interact with your programs

TextBoxes, PictureBoxes, Labels... you’ve got a pretty good handle by now on how you can use the controls in the IDE’s toolbox.

But what do you really know about them? There’s a lot more to a control than just dragging an icon onto your form.

You can create your own controls

The controls in the toolbox are really useful for building forms and applications, but there’s nothing magical about them. They’re just classes, like the classes that you’ve been writing on your own. In fact,

C# makes it really easy for you to create controls yourself, just by inheriting from the right base class.

Your custom controls show up in the IDE’s toolbox

There’s also nothing mysterious about the toolbox in the IDE. It just looks in your project’s classes and the built-in .NET classes for any controls. If it finds a control—a class that implements the right interface—then it displays an icon for the class. If you add your own custom controls, they’ll show up in the toolbox, too.

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1. The Tools

Tom Igoe Maker Media, Inc ePub

Happy Feedback Machine by Tuan Anh T. Nguyen

The main pleasure of interacting with this piece comes from the feel of flipping the switches and turning the knobs. The lights and sounds produced as a result are secondary, and most people who play with it remember how it feels rather than its behavior.

This book is a cookbook of sorts, and this chapter covers the key ingredients. The concepts and tools youll use in every chapter are introduced here. Theres enough information on each tool to get you to the point where you can make it say Hello World! Chances are youve used some of the tools in this chapter beforeor ones just like them. Skip past the things you know and jump into learning the tools that are new to you. You may want to explore some of the less-familiar tools on your own to get a sense of what they can do. The projects in the following chapters only scratch the surface of whats possible for most of these tools. References for further investigation are provided.

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13. Data Binding

Joshua Noble Adobe Developer Library ePub

The Flex Framework provides a robust structure for architecting component-driven applications. Within this powerful framework is an event-based system in which objects can subscribe to updates of property values on other objects by using data binding.

Data binding provides a convenient way to pass data between different layers within an application, by linking a source property to a destination property. Changes to properties on a destination object occur after an event is dispatched by the source object, notifying all destination objects of an update. With the property on a source object marked as bindable, other objects can subscribe to updates by assigning a destination property. To enable data binding on a property, you must define the [Bindable] metadata tag in one of three ways:

Adding a [Bindable] tag prior to a class definition establishes a binding expression for all readable and writable public attributes held on that class. Classes using binding must implement the IEventDispatcher interface because data binding is an event-based notification system for copying source properties to destination properties.

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Georgia Kemp Caraway University of North Texas Press PDF

Tips, Tools, & Techniques


- Fill a small bowl with any liquid soap and a teaspoon


or more of clear ammonia. The ammonia adds luster to the gold and brilliance to any encrusted stones.

Immerse the pieces in the bowl. Let stand for a few minutes.

Remove one piece at a time. Using a soft toothbrush, gently brush the piece.

Rinse the piece in a bowl of hot water. Be sure to close the drain if you rinse jewelry in a sink basin.

Dry the piece carefully.

• Another method to clean gold without the liquid soap

is to soak the jewelry in equal parts ammonia and lukewarm water for ten minutes. Rub with a soft brush and let dry without rinsing.


• Jade is cold to the touch. The term “Jade” is used generi-

cally for two materials: Nephrite and Jadeite. Nephrite comes from China and is softer than true Jadeite. Jadeite comes from Burma, Japan, Guatemala, California,

Hawaii, Russia, and Switzerland.

• Jadeite comes in various colors—green, yellow, orange, and lavender—and has a greater translucent quality.

• To test for real jade, carefully rub the tip of a knife across the bottom of the item. If the mark is white, the item is not jade. If it leaves a black mark, it may be jade.

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