Semantic Zoom with Silverlight 5 Pivotviewer: Listing 3

Value converter to convert StaffName to a SolidColorBrush.

public class StaffNameValueConverter : IValueConverter
{

  public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, 
    System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
  {
    var color = Colors.White;
    switch(value.ToString())
    {
      case "Jane Doe":
        color = Color.FromArgb(255, 98, 62, 188);
        break;
      case "John Smith":
        color = Color.FromArgb(255, 47, 139, 242);
        break;
      case "Suzie Q":
        color = Color.FromArgb(255, 95, 202, 2);
        break;

     }

     return new SolidColorBrush(color);
  }

  public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, 
    System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
  {
    throw new NotImplementedException();
  }
}

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Tony Champion is a software architect with more than 16 years of experience developing with Microsoft technologies. As the president and lead software architect of Champion DS, he remains active in the latest trends and technologies, creating custom solutions on Microsoft platforms. Tony is also a Silverlight MVP. He is currently authoring his first book on Windows 8 and is an active speaker and blogger.