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Imran Shaik Silverlight Quintessential Rambling

I can just say that I'm happy to say good bye to Blend 2.5, it was really a pain to use to different Blend versions (2.0 and 2.5 as I mostly work on WPF) and since already bought the Expression Studio I was wondering if I had to buy Blend 2.5 just for Silverlight but now I am happy.

I might bring new tutorials and now that we have a stable version it will be better I was just waiting for the final and stable release so as to kick start developing commercial Silverlight applications.

I must add that since Silverlight 2 Beta 1 was released and my dissatisfaction was confirmed I really lost heart on Silverlight but full credit to Microsoft on updating Silverlight versions to its final release its more or less what I wanted, but I still have some unfortunate dissatisfaction with the final release, mostly the same issues as I had in Silverlight 2 Beta 1 (Keyboard entry in fullscreen mode, Sync calls to web services, Routed Events, Brushes) but things have changed a bit and there is always scope for improvement, I think I just have to hold them back till Silverlight 3 more likely to be 2010.

At any rate I was testing Binding with Dependency Property today and was completely surprised at the lack of support in Silverlight, I'll post my findings soon, plus there are few sample that I wrote on Silverlight 2 Beta 1 that I haven't posted, which I'll do soon.

Anyway, I haven't tested the full extent of Silverlight 2 and Blend, but now I'm onto it. Like I mentioned earlier since some of my previous projects I have undertaken I have also learned C#, so that is another arsenal I have now but I don't know what you guys want when I started with Silverlight on my previous blog I was the only one to provide Silverlight samples on VB.NET, so if you prefer VB.NET instead of C# then please contact me. I must add that I'll still be using VB.NET (VB Literals) in examples for handling XML data in Silverlight, and some other techniques/ideas I have under my sleeve (mostly writing dynamic XAML using VB Literals).

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2008 12:33 AM Silverlight | Back to top

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Please continue to provide Silverlight samples in VB.NET!
Left by Sang Chen on Oct 17, 2008 3:21 AM

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Right now I am doing a huge sample project for the blog and I'm trying to cover as many aspects in it as possible I'll start posting those samples with source code soon.

If you have some recomendation for inclusion in the sample project then please let me know.
Left by Imran Shaik on Oct 21, 2008 5:22 PM

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Did you see
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