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Silverlight 3 GDR 1 (3.0.40723.0)
This evening, I was presented with an update to Silverlight by Microsoft Update ("Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB970363)"). The included text sounded more than a general feature description of Silverlight 3 than a change log: This update to Silverlight improves security and reliability, enhances graphical performance and creative effects, expands the range of supported media formats, broadens support for rich internet applications, and enables Silverlight applications to run outside of the browser. ......

Posted On Thursday, July 30, 2009 9:52 PM

Breaking changes in Silverlight's navigation framework
Today I was working with a small Silverlight application that is using the new navigation feature. Basically I adapted what Tim Heuer (thank you for your great videos and posts!) shows in his tutorial here. Apparently that sample has not been updated for the final version of Silverlight 3. When you watch that video and download the sample code, you'll notice that although it will compile under Silverlight 3 RTM, running it will result in a white screen. In Firefox that is -- curiously enough IE partly ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 14, 2009 11:08 PM

Taming the treeview
It seemed like a simple task. In one of our Silverlight applications, we're using the tree view control from the Silverlight Toolkit. A colleague of mine was instructed to remove all of the hover and selection effects from the tree view items. After struggling with what seemed like a five minute job for more than two hours, he gave up and came to me for advice. Here's what the default design of the tree view looks like, with one of the items selected: When you want to change parts of a control's ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 8, 2009 12:49 AM

Attempted self-introduction
Programmers have no easy lifes. It's amazing how many people cannot get typical stereotypes out of their minds: they think of us as confused, long-haired, disheveled, overweight guys, somehow nuts or at least from a different world, sitting in front of their keyboards, a bottle of Coke to the left, cold pizza to the right, hacking mysterious combinations of text into a computer until sunrise. Virgins in their mid-30s, still living at mama's, and due to the lack of sun over the years turned paler ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 7, 2009 11:22 PM

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