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So Silverlight Firestarter is over and your sitting on your couch thinking… what now? Well its time to So how exactly can you pimp the Silverlight Firestarter? Well read below and you will find out: 1) Pimp the videos: First we are going to use a program named Juice to download all of the Silverlight Firestarter videos. Go ahead and point your browser to http://juicereceiver.source... and download the application. It works on Mac, Linux and PC. After it is downloaded you are going to want ...
Today, at the Silverlight Firestarter event on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Scott Guthrie (Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, .NET Developer Platform) announced Silverlight 5 and introduced us to its features. Among them: 1080p video, GPU-acceleration, "trickplay" (variable speed playback with pitch correction) WS-Trust support, low-latency networking for real time apps Ability to set breakpoints on data binding expressions and debug them Merging into Silverlight of WPF data binding features ...
If you haven’t already signed up, there is a Silverlight Firestarter event happening today and kicks off in a little under an hour! Sign up here!!!!! ScottGu starts of with a keynote entitled “The Future of Silverlight”. Sounds like a good thing. Here is the rest of the agenda(All Times PST): 9:00 am Scott Guthrie The Future of Silverlight 10:45 am Jesse Liberty Data Binding Strategies with Silverlight and WP7 11:30 am Yavor Georgiev Building Compelling Apps with WCF using REST and LINQ 12:15 pm ...
What is the Silverlight Firestarter is all about? It is a one day, global, live streamed and on demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie. It begins at 9am Pacific time. Yes, that noon for us east coasters here in the U.S. It provides new self-paced labs and walk through videos. It is interactive and you can ask the Silverlight product team questions during the event. To me the really interesting part is going to be the opening keynote by Scott Guthrie. Keynote : The Future of Silverlight Be first to ...
In this Issue: Paul Juenger, Dimaz Pramudya, Johan Dahlbäck, Judah Himango, Andy Wigley, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, Michael Crump, Mike Taulty, Kevin Dockx, and Paul Sheriff. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Build a Pandora clone with Silverlight 4" Judah Himango WP7: "Using Isolated Storage on Windows Phone" Paul Sheriff Blend: "Blend Bits 19–Transformations" Mike Taulty Shoutouts: Karl Shifflett has posted Updated In the Box MVVM Training Colin Eberhardt posted a preview of what he's currently ...
There are times when the amount of text to be displayed in a TextBlock just doesn’t fit and only the initial text that fits is displayed. Usually the user can detect this because they realize, based on the content, that something got chopped off but that isn’t always the case. For example, the following text could fit in a fairly narrow TextBlock: “Never comment your code” Unfortunately the rest of the sample sentence ,“Never comment your code if you want to keep your job”, doesn’t display and the ...
I have been using Rx for over a month now and can’t even begin at telling how beautiful it really is and how much it has simplified my life especially working with UI declaratively and without having to worry about Dispatchers, threading etc., and I ended up rewriting most of the custom controls I have build over time to support Rx. And have been a big fan of Observable pattern and WeakEventListeners again had their own limitation which I always found a bit intimidating and for me Reactive Extensions ...
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All-In-One Silverlight Code Samples Introduction Download Silverlight Code Samples Request Silverlight Code Samples Introduction Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive applications for many screens across the Web, desktop, and mobile devices. The All-In-One Silverlight code samples demonstrate the typical programming topics about Silverlight. These topics are either frequently asked in MSDN forums and Microsoft Support, or are requested by many developers ...
I’m on holiday the 2nd of December (Its our 21st anniversary which is mind bogglingly aweseome ) so I had been rather ignoring what was going on workwise on the 2nd. My mistake as we have two cool learning opportunities. First up we have the Silverlight Firestarter. This is a free one day global, live streamed and on demand event which is being keynoted by the amazing Scott Guthrie (Well – I find him amazing) which will cover everything from the future of Silverlight to tips and tricks. Register ...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 I wanted to create a series of blog post that gets right to the point and is aimed specifically at Silverlight Developers. The most important things I want this series to answer is : What is it? Why do I care? How do I do it? I hope that you enjoy this series. Let’s get started: Tip/Trick #6) What is it? Create a Notification Window in a Silverlight Out Of Browser Application. Why do I care? Its a great way to alert users of something that needs their attention. ...
In this Issue: Jonathan Marbutt, Peter Kuhn, Jesse Liberty, David Kelley, Phil Middlemiss, Jaime Rodriguez, Ramesh Sringeri, Sigurd Snørteland, and Jesse Bishop. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "A Behavior for Remembering Settings" Phil Middlemiss WP7: "Attribute-based transient Tombstoning" Peter Kuhn Expression Blend: "Using the Visual State Manager" David Kelley Shoutouts: Gavin Wignall has a very cool Pivot app up: Silverlight Pivot experiement using the American Presidents Thanks everyone for the ...
In this Issue: goldytech, Rob Eisenberg. Chris Rouw, Denis Gladkikh(-2-), Mike Taulty, Mohamed Mosallem, Mike Ormond, and Vuyiswa Maseko(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight basics. Validation. Part 1. DataAnnotations & ValidatesOnExceptions" Denis Gladkikh WP7: "Live Tiles on a Schedule" Mike Ormond Blend: "Blend Bits 18–Sample Data" Mike Taulty Shoutouts: Rob Eisenberg has a contest going... check it out: Caliburn.Micro Contest Braulio Diez & Sebastian Stehle have a great-looking ...
Phoenix Silverlight User Group Meeting December 1 featuring Joel Neubeck! Come out to Interface Technical Training on December 1 in Phoenix to get some great Windows Phone 7 discussion from Joel Neubeck. As always, pizza and greet-up starts at 6PM, followed at 6:30 or whenever everybody rounds up by the meeting which runs until 8PM. I've got a bunch of WP7 swag I need to get to the facility before I get out of here on Tuesday, and yes I'm going to miss the meeting :( If you're anywhere in the area, ...
You don't have to come to Redmond to drink the Kool-Aid, you can mix up your own batch at home! The entire Firestarter is streamed online... so curl up in front of your monitor, or find another bunch of like-minded geeks and have pizza delivered! In all likelihood, unless you live in the sticks, somewhere nearby might be a UserGroup having a Firestarter day event. However you attend, I've been told I can say that you shouldn't miss this event! If, however, you are going to be there in person, ping ...
In this Issue: Brad Tutterow, Kevin Dockx, Richard Waddell, Roberto Sonnino, Dustin Horne, Tim Greenfield, Rod Paddock, Timmy Kokke, Tim Heuer, Manuel Felício, Mike Taulty, and Brian Noyes. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using Visual States in custom controls in Silverlight" Timmy Kokke WP7: "Leveraging the Silverlight ecosystem with Windows Phone 7" Tim Greenfield Silverlight/JS: "JavaScript Can't Do Math - SilverlightCalculator A New Silverlight OSS Project" Rod Paddock Shoutouts: Telerik announced ...
It’s hard to believe that I just finished my 100th blog post in the past year related to Microsoft.NET Technology. I started this blog on November 11th, 2009 and now 100 blog posts later I am still writing and loving it. This is not the first time that I started a technology blog, but the first time that it actually lasted. I will have to admit that I learned more from writing the articles then most did reading them. =) I sincerely hope that somehow I have assisted the community and helped a developer ...
In this Issue: Gill Cleeren, Peter Kuhn, Erik Mork, Jesse Liberty, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Michael Crump, Brad Tutterow, Jay Kimble(-2-), and Rob Tiffany. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Part 1 of 4 : Tips/Tricks for Silverlight Developers" Michael Crump WP7: "Using the Pivot Control" Kirupa Chinnathambi Shoutouts: The SilverlightShow folks have a good webinar series going. The next one is December 15th: Building a Silverlight 4 Application End-to-end with Gill Cleeren. From SilverlightCream.com: Using ...
On December 2nd, Microsoft is having an exciting event in Redmond: The Silverlight Firestarter. This is a whole day dedicated to this amazing technology, something like an extension of PDC if you like. The program is an exciting overview covering most of the aspects of Silverlight application development, by some of the best experts in the field. Read the rest of this entry » ...
With all the noise (not to mention the funk) around HTML 5 and Silverlight at PDC 2010, we could be forgiven for missing the numerous keynote announcements about Windows Azure and SQL Azure. And with all those announcements, we could be forgiven for missing the ostensibly more arcane stuff in the breakout sessions. But one of those sessions covered material that was very important. That session was Lev Novik’s “Building Scale-out Database Applications with SQL Azure,” and given the generic title, ...
I was working on an application at work when I needed to figure out a really trivial case, well, trivial in theory at least. All I wanted to know was if a button was completely inside a rectangle. Could anything else be simpler you think. Just check the button bounds against the rectangle bounds, pseudocode if (Button.Top > Rectangle.Top && Button.Left > Rectangle.Left && Button.Right < Rectangle.Right && Button.Bottom < Rectangle.Bottom) { //Button is inside rectangle ...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 I wanted to create a series of blog post that gets right to the point and is aimed specifically at Silverlight Developers. The most important things I want this series to answer is : What is it? Why do I care? How do I do it? I hope that you enjoy this series. Let’s get started: Tip/Trick #1) What is it? You can easily enable a visual Framerate counter inside your Silverlight Application. The end result looks like the image below: Why do I care? This should be used ...
I presented Windows Phone 7 talk on Microsoft Virtual tech Days (VTD) [22/11/2010] and here are the demo and the slide deck I referred to. Please feel free to download and refer. It covers: —Introduction to Windows Phone 7 —Tools for Development on Windows Phone 7 —Using Silverlight for WP7 development —Navigation among pages of application —WP 7 application lifecycle —Launchers and Choosers — Tombstoning —Fetching data from server using ODATA service (using LinqPad 4) —Deployment model of WP7 application ...
In this Issue: Dan Wahlin(-2-), Kirupa, Jeff Handley(-2-), Mike Snow, Robby Ingebretsen, David J. Kelley, Jonathan van de Veen, Lee, and Walt Ritscher(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Prism 4 – Silverlight and Custom Commands" Lee WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Themed Videos" Kirupa Expression Blend: "Building and Using Expression Blend Behaviors" David J. Kelley Shoutouts: The Studio 6 Software Blog folks have updated their ComboBox... check out the demo, and grab the code: Silverlight ComboBox Updated ...
In this Issue: Sigurd Snørteland, Martin Krüger(-2-), Beth Massi, Karl Shifflett, Joe McBride, Ryan Alford, Mike Taulty, Kunal Chowdhury, and Asim Sajjad. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "How to: Create a nonrectangular ChildWindow - part 2" Martin Krüger WP7: "loud tweets -- a "twitter-do-speak" wp7 app" Sigurd Snørteland Lightswitch: "LightSwitch Team “How To” Articles and New Developer Center Content" Beth Massi Shoutouts: Sincorde has the beginnings of a nice-looking Silverlight Library up on CodePlex: ...
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, John Papa, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Den Delimarsky, Paul Sheriff, Charles Petzold, Brad Tutterow(-2-), Alexander Viken. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using ValueConverter to Show/Hide Element in Silverlight (MVVM)" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Playing Music Files on WP7" Charles Petzold Shoutouts: Rob Tiffany has been kind enough to aggregate some (all?) of the Windows Phone 7 Demo Fest Tech Ed Video From SilverlightCream.com: Using ValueConverter to Show/Hide Element in Silverlight ...
In this Issue: Martin Krüger, Vikas, Kevin Dockx, Brian Noyes, Kunal Chowdhury, Gergely Orosz, Garry McGlennon, René Schulte, Matias Bonaventura, Bart Czernicki, and Dennis Doomen. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "How to: create a nonrectangular ChildWindow - part 1" Martin Krüger Prism: "Prism Training Kit: Updated to Prism 4.0" Matias Bonaventura Shoutouts: Component Ways has a releast of their xamlDataGrid for Silverlight... might be worth a look ... check out the feature set and download the eval. ...
I was lucky enough to attend Visual Studio Live! in Orlando on November 14th-17th. There were so many great speakers and the networking was great. I met a lot of really cool people and we talked about everything .NET (from WP7, Silverlight, C#, ASP.NET WebForms, AJAX, MVC 3.. and so forth). I took a lot of notes during all the sessions and wanted to provide it to those that could not come out. If you follow me on Twitter then you have seen most of these. Most of the authors put slides/source code ...
PDC stands for Professional Developers Conference, an event regularly hosted by Microsoft, often at Seattle. It is a great opportunity for developers who work with Microsoft products to come together under one roof, get to know about new forthcoming products, be briefed about key technologies ruling the market and finally, mingle with one another. At least that was how it used to be all these years. So what was different this year? This year, when PDC 2010 was being held in the last week of October, ...
SharePoint 2010 is released and available in 3 Editions. They are Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard Edition Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Before start implementing Sharepoint, its must to select the right edition for given requirement. When we recommend SharePoint to customers, they first ask what's the cost? Well, it's based on what for SharePoint is going to be used. 1. Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 MSF 2010 is the least ...
In this Issue: Justin Angel, Colin Eberhardt, Kellabyte, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, Ryan Alford, and Brad Tutterow. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using a Grid as the Panel for an ItemsControl" Colin Eberhardt WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Development Best Practices Wiki V0.1" Justin Angel MVVM: "Jounce Part 7: Validation and Save/Confirm/Cancel Operations" Jeremy Likness Shoutouts: If you're in Portland and ya wanna go to the Firestarter... Erik Mork & Co. scored a bus: Silverlight Firestarter Bus ...
I have mentioned before that I own an Android phone. But I can drive a car and still be interested in motor bikes – and so it was that I spend my weekend at the Brisbane Windows Phone 7 Startup Camp. The event schizophrenically mixed the startup camp idea (create a new business in a weekend) with the new Windows Phone 7 technology. Over the weekend 7 teams built 7 apps, forming the basis of 7 new businesses. It doesn’t get much more biblical than that. Things began on Friday, with an optional training ...
I have to admit it. I’ve had fun the last 14 years. Starting a company, not knowing where it would take me. Hiring our first employee, that was kinda scary…Moved away from Delphi and jumped aboard the .net train, without a second of regret. Became a MVP because the company allowed me to spend a lot of time on the community. Saw my first Surface computer while attending a MVP summit in Redmond. Became one of the first 4 Surface MVP’s because the company allowed me to work with that technology extensively ...
It takes a short overview of Microsoft development tools and platforms evolvement in order to demonstrate the importance of supporting Web Forms development for ASP.NET Ajax with HTML5 enhancements. In an article that Todd Anglin publishes in Redmond Developers, under the title "Silverlight: What Web Forms Wanted to Be", Todd says that ASP.NET was supposed to be Web Forms. A framework that meant to duplicate VB6 ease of development or rather its more mature successor Window Forms. Asp.Net was expected ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Fons Sonnemans, Jeff Wilcox, Alfred Astort, Den Delimarsky(-2-), Peter Bromberg, Sigurd Snørteland, and Xpert360(-2-, -3-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight Super Tabs Interface (using View Model / MVVM)" Michael Washington WP7: "WP7 Panorama: Smoothly fading the background (and enabling fading when changing, too)" Jeff Wilcox Shoutouts: With all the phones out there right now, how about a review of one from a WP7 author: Review of my Windows Phone 7 (HTC ...
In this Issue: Brian Genisio, goldytech, Martin Krüger, Shawn Wildermuth, John Papa, Kunal Chowdhury, Michael Washington, Joost van Schaik, Karl Shifflett, Joe McBride, Bruno Terkaly, Xpert360(-2-, -3-), and Brad Tutterow. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Customized Scrolling in Silverlight using Expression Blend" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Development for Absolute Beginners (The parts you care about)" Michael Washington Training: "In the Box – MVVM Training" Karl Shifflett Shoutouts: bspann ...
You are reading an old version of my weblog. Please update your bookmarks to http://www.timmykokke.com If you often use open source libraries you probably have a large library with various tools, like I do. NuGet is an extension for visual studio that enables you to install, uninstall and upgrade open source packages into your application very easily. Say for example you want to use MvvmLight or Ninject in your project, with NuGet it’s nothing more that tell it to add the package to your project. ...
You are reading an old version of my weblog. Please update your bookmarks to http://www.timmykokke.com Intro Visual States are an easy way to change the looks of your controls based on certain states. This state can be something like a mouse hover, some invalid state or any state you need in a control. For this tutorial I chose a traffic light control that can be one of four states. Green, Orange, Red and Inconclusive (blinking orange). In the end I show you how to use behaviors on buttons to set ...
I spent this week in Berlin in company of about 5000+ other geeks at Microsoft’s TechEd Europe. I had experienced the conference for a very short time last year as I spent just 2 days helping on the Silverlight booth at the Technical Learning Center. This year however I was invited to give two talks and participate in a panel of experts. Read the rest of this entry » ...
You are reading an old version of my weblog. Please update your bookmarks to http://www.timmykokke.com In the projects I’m doing I often use controls from my own library or use control from third party vendors. I don’t like the process of doing this. Rather I would like to have the libraries available inside Expression Blend, like the controls that came with the Silverlight Toolkit or Blend itself. One way is to add the custom assemblies containing the controls to one the folders in your Program ...
In this Issue: David Anson, Bart Czernicki, Jesse Liberty(-2-, -3-), Kirupa Chinnathambi, Jeremy Likness, and Martin Krüger. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "New SetterValueBindingHelper sample demonstrates its usefulness on Windows Phone 7 (and Silverlight 4)" David Anson WP7: "Windows Phone From Scratch #6 – Data Binding (Really)" Jesse Liberty MVVM: "Jounce Part 6: Visual States and Multiple Views per ViewModel" Jeremy Likness Shoutouts: Yesterday I mentioned Mindscape's control suite release but ...
In this Issue: Katka Vaughan, Jesse Liberty, Kunal Chowdhury, Karsten Januszewski, Michael Crump, Mike Taulty, and Beth Massi. Above the Fold: WP7: "Netflix Browser for Windows Phone 7 - Part 2" Katka Vaughan LightSwitch: "Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch (Part–3)" Kunal Chowdhury Shoutouts: Mindscape announced the release of Silverlight Elements 2.0.. great set of Silverlight controls. Check out their post and their Limited time offer: Silverlight Elements 2.0 is here! From SilverlightCream.com: ...
This is the last post in a series of articles detailing the process of building/deploying a WP7 application. I’ve walked you through setting up the tools, to playing with the hardware to deploying your application to the actual hardware. Now I’m going to show you how to submit an app to the market. I’ve provided a link to all the articles mentioned below. From start to finish with the final version of Visual Studio Tools for Windows Phone 7 Hands-on : Windows Phone 7 Review Deploying your Windows ...
In this Issue: Justin Angel, siqaodb news, Colin Eberhardt, Rudi Grobler, Mohamed Mosallem, Einar Ingebrigtsen, William J. Steele, Dragos Manolescu(-2-, -3-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Visiblox Charts vs. Silverlight Toolkit Charts – a test of Performance" Colin Eberhardt WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Neurons App goes open source!" Justin Angel Holy Crap Category: "Rubik’s Cube for Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 using Balder" Einar Ingebrigtsen From SilverlightCream.com: Windows Phone 7 Neurons App ...
ASP.Net Web Pages Helpers are re-usable components made of both HTML markup mixed with C# or VB.Net code. Helpers are designated using a special Razor Syntax tag @helper which routes the content within the tag to the appropriate Razor parser. (A brief introduction to the Razor syntax can be found here) I had the privilege of demonstrating a few out-of-the-box Web Pages Helpers using WebMatrix at the SoFla Local PDC10 a little over a week ago. Audience feedback was positive and Helpers' lightweight ...
The code samples in Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework are updated on 2010-10-10. Download address: http://1code.codeplex.com/r... If it’s the first time that you hear about Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework, please watch the introduction video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watc... or read the introduction on our homepage http://1code.codeplex.com/, and this Port25 article http://port25.technet.com/a... ...
In this Issue: Ryan Alford(-2-), Joe McBride, Rob Tiffany, Pete Brown, Charles Petzold(-2-), Alfred Astort, Mark Hopkins, Nokola, Chris Klug, Gergely Orosz, and Adam Barney. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Creating a Metro UI Style Control" Joe McBride WP7: "Ready for take-off? Top 10 things to check when you think you are done with your application" Alfred Astort Shoutouts: Adam Barney posted his "Introduction to the MVVM UI Pattern": Slides and Demo from Iowa Code Camp Damon Payne gave a WP7 presentation ...
It's past the first of November, and time to recognize devs that have a large number of posts in Silverlight Cream. Ground Rules Only posts that go in the database are included The author has to appear in SC at least 4 of the 6 months considered I averaged the monthly posts and am only showing Authors with an average greater than 1. Here are the Top Posted Authors at Silverlight Cream for May 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010: It is my intention to post a new list sometime shortly after the 1st of ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Peter Kuhn, Bill Reiss, Lee, Walt Ritscher, John Papa, Kunal Chowdhury, cherylws, Jeremy Likness, Martin Krüger(-2-), Michael Crump, and Brad Tutterow. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "I know what you downloaded last summer" Peter Kuhn WP7: "Free fonts for commercial game development" Bill Reiss Training: "A couple of more data-related Silverlight Quickstarts for you" cherylws Shoutouts: Martin Krüger has an accordian style published in Expression Gallery: New accordion ...
If you build Silverlight Applications, chances are you have seen this screen before. I’m talking about the default “To view this content, please install…” Screen shown below. The Default Installation Screen. This is the screen that your users see when they first visit your site without Silverlight installed. It’s just plain ugly and most users do not know what it means. Take this example below by Netflix, they have alerted the user with a friendly: “You’re almost ready to watch…” Install Now. This ...