Tag | Silverlight Posts

In this Issue: Michael Washington, Mickael Chambaud, Colin Eberhardt, Jeff Wilcox, John Papa, Jesse Liberty, Karsten Januszewski, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), and Tim Heuer. Shoutout: David Anson posted his Updated collection of great Silverlight/WPF/Windows Phone Data Visualization resources! From SilverlightCream.com: Using the “Hisowa Simple PopUp Behavior” in a DataGrid Michael Washington has a tutorial up showing how to use the "Hisowa simple popup Behavior" that he assisted on getting to codeproject ...

Second part of this series, it combineas text and short videos... I really have fun recording some of the videos, specially the one I combined Sketchflow with Visual Studio Debugging... yeah that's Developer Rock n Roll ! :)

Click here to read the article (Sketchflow from a developer point of view 2).

In this blog and in my column, I’ve written a lot lately about new technologies from Microsoft that seek to make software development easier. Technologies like ASP.NET Web Pages, Razor and WebMatrix, Access Web Databases and Visual Studio LightSwitch. Each of these technologies, I believe, is bringing much needed accessibility to programming on the Microsoft platform. I’ve also written about Windows Phone 7 which, despite extreme skepticism in the press and analyst communities, has the potential ...
In this Issue: René Schulte, Haruhiro Isowa, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, Shawn Wildermuth, Evan Hutnick, Don Burne, Mark Tucker, On Ali Tinwala, Derik Whittaker, and Mark Arteaga. Shoutouts: Chris Cavanagh has converted his Soft Body Physics Demo to WP7: JelloPhone for Windows Phone 7 Joe Healy has his list of 7 Steps to Get You Going on Windows Phone 7 Dev ... I might add a couple more links to item 5, but I'm prejudiced :) If you're in the mood for purchasing a WP7 Toolkit for building apps, ...
For me, its the smart phone that really speaks to me. When news about this device came out this past February and they showed off the interface and what was planned, I had a huge smile on my face and said, "I just can't wait!" The last time I was all over something like this, was when news came out about the Xbox 360 Elites and luckily for me, that was a shorter wait. So what is so cool about this device? For me, it takes a lot of the things I currently enjoy and packages them into one single device ...
Why is it important you attend the Best Practices Practices Conference? I can’t vouch for everyone, but I think my sessions will be great (and all the other speaker’s sessions as well). One of them is something I’ve been working on in concept for at least 6 months. This session is called Building A Rich Media Application in Silverlight. The second I saw the tools for webcam and video integration I thought how can we incorporate this into SharePoint? How cool would it be if you could record a netcast ...
In this Issue: Rénald Nollet, Xianzhong Zhu, Joost van Schaik, Dan Wahlin, and Sergey Barskiy. Shoutouts: Jason Zander posted a Sample Update: Windows Phone 7 Example Application for Beta Tools Jesse Liberty has a great post up this morning: Ten Rules For Moving Your Blog Without Falling Off The Edge Of The Web A handfull of postings left over from last night, but I know I'll not get any added on during the day today, so I'm pushing these out early. From SilverlightCream.com: Sharepoint 2010 SilverXplorer ...
My latest book was just released. From Wrox – Professional Silverlight 4. This was a fun book to do as Silverlight is a great technology and will be one of the core technologies that will be used for so many applications now and in the future. Microsoft really put together something quite splendid here and you will find that this book is a good dive into the technology. The Silverlight 4 platform continues to add excitement to building rich Internet applications (RIAs), and it offers new user interface ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Jeff Fansler, Jeff Wilcox, Rob Eisenburg, Vikram Pendse, Nigel Sampson(-2-), Jesse Liberty, Simon Jackson, and Nick Ohrn. Shoutout: I'm pretty sure I found this link via @brian_henderson: Creating High Performance Silverlight Applications for Windows Phone New and untried: Can't find the link I got this from, but it looks interesting for wp7dev XNA: Helium From SilverlightCream.com: Deleting A Silverlight DataGrid Row With A Button On The Row Michael Washington ...
I’ve been quiet lately for many reasons, such as SharePoint Saturday New York and heavy amounts of travel due to funerals and family events and life. So I think a lot of you have been wondering what is this Women in SharePoint thing? How does it fit into the community? Well, there are five of us, Kathryn Birstein, Cathy Dew, Lori Gowin, Karuana Gitamu, and myself. A year ago from this past June I wrote a blog post how I felt being a woman in SharePoint. It feels great to live in this era, because ...
In this Issue: Viktor Larsson, Roger Peters, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Kyle McClellan, Jag Reehal, Dinesh Sodani, David Rousset, Jeff Fansler, Paul Sheriff, Jeremy Likness, Mohamed Mosallem, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutout: The Visual Web Developer Team Blog posted Hot Fix Released for the Issue of Visual Studio 2010 Crashing When Switching to the Design View From SilverlightCream.com: Snipping databound properties Viktor Larsson has discussion of code snippets up in his latest post. He's specifically ...
So I am not a web developer! I have never been one but Silverlight keeps popping in my head as the next big thing on the Microsoft stack and I would hate to “miss the boat” (I am sure some C developer said that 10 years ago as well). Today I thought I would get a little wet with Silverlight & WCF. Up to now I have been working in WPF so I am not scared of XAML and am surprised to say that I actually enjoy it. I have however never worked with WCF so for me that will be the learning curve. My project ...
Basic layout One day when I came home, my youngest daughter said “I could never be a geek like you”. So I put her in front of Expression Blend and we started messing around. She has produced her first silverlight site and isn’t done yet. All the development is done in Expression Expression Blend and with a little direction, she has done it herself. There is a secret password that pops up a secret message for her friends (nope, I can’t tell you where or what or it wouldn’t be a secret). I can tell ...
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Jeff Fansler, Xianzhong Zhu(-2-), Anton Polimenov, Braulio Díez Botella, Alex Yakhnin, Willem Meints, Shawn Hargreaves, John Papa, and Roger Peters. Shoutout: I found this via Mike Taulty, and it's pretty darn cool: zoom.it from LiveLabs, and I did one of my blog From SilverlightCream.com: Visual Studio Solution Pivot Viewer. Add-on for VS2010 to Visualize Code Structure Max Paulousky has a post up about a VS2010 add-in that uses just too much of the goodness we all ...
For Windows Phone 7 developers, one of the more important pages on the MSDN website is the Design Resources for Windows Phone page. In particular, the UI Design and Interaction Guide for Windows Phone 7 (PDF) found there is something that every developer should read (and sooner rather than later unless you look forward to major redevelopment work at the end of your product’s development cycle). If you read it a while ago, check it out again as it’s now at Version 2.0 (updated and expanded quite a ...
After few minutes of playing with new Microsoft Lab's gadget -> Zoom.it, I decided to share with you few comments. First It looks so nice and it gives a lot of fun :D Check for example how my blog looks like as a one image :D link: http://zoom.it/zFq1 Second Great API! Both, JavaScript http://zoom.it/pages/api/qu... and Silverlight http://zoom.it/pages/api/qu... Imagine DIGG with websites' preview in zoom.it :D And last but not least It not support Silverlight ...
We have released Silver Diagram Beta + SDK, you can try it out here, and read more information about it here. About Silver Diagram: Create your custom diagram based application with Silver Diagram. Make a mind map application, create flow charts for your custom projects or develop other solutions. The Silver Diagram SDK is available for Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 and has the following features: Define custom nodes as simple controls and use editors and adorners to manipulate them. Arrange nodes ...
In this Issue: Jeff Fansler, Chris Klug, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Mike Taulty, David Anson, Florent Pajani, Kunal Chowdhury, Mike Snow, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutouts: The Swiss Team Blog announced Hands-on Lab: Silverlight 4 Line of Business Application using WCF RIA Services Now updated to reflect RTM changes Dan Wahlin posted his Silverlight 4 Code Demos from the Microsoft TechReady Workshop From SilverlightCream.com: The Windows Phone 7 Application Bar Jeff Fansler has another WP7 post up and is talking ...
One of my colleagues pointed me at Howard Baines as a recent example of a web consultancy already using Visual Studio 2010 and Entity Framework 4.0 to build web applications. I managed to grab a little time with co-founder Clive Howard (on twitter) to talk through some of the decisions, especially as I was intrigued to learn that they started out on Open Source Software including Ruby on Rails before switching to the .NET Framework. We discuss: Why switch to the .NET Framework? Entity Framework 4.0 ...
In this Issue: Brian Noyes, Jeff Fansler, Pencho Popadiyn, Eugene Chaikin, Jeff Wilcox, Peter Torr, Michael B. McLaughlin, and Tim Greenfield. Shoutout: Charles Petzold has an update to his eBook : Free ebook: Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2) Wow... take 1 day off and *everybody* posts something! These are without even hitting my Big List-O'-Blogs TM From SilverlightCream.com: WCF RIA Services Part 4 - Integrating with the Model-View-ViewModel Pattern Brian Noyes has part ...
After a few years of development, Microsoft has finally announced Lightswitch. This was formally a very hush hush project code named Kitty Hawk that even the MVP’s only had very limited knowledge of. You can get more information at: http://www.microsoft.com/vi... and it will be generally available in Beta form on August 23rd. This tool is an add-on to Visual Studio 2010 that allows a power business user (or developer) to very quickly generate a data centric application then ...
Microsoft Silverlight 4 Step by Step (click book logo to be taken to the Catalog Page) By: Laurence Moroney Publisher: Microsoft Press Pub. Date: June 30, 2010 Print ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-3887-7 Pages in Print Edition: 336 I decided to do my first review with the new Silverlight 4 Step by Step book from Microsoft Press. I have read the entire book and completed all of the exercises. I have found several errors in the book’s code, but they were not hard to figure out. Instead of writing a formal book ...
At VSLive today, I had the pleasure of introducing Microsoft Corporate VP Jason Zander. And he had the pleasure of introducing Visual Studio LightSwitch. Pleasure is a theme here, because the product, to me at least, looks great. LightSwitch is a .NET based environment, hosted in Visual Studio, that allows developers to build business apps. Quickly. It harkens back, with pride, to tools of old, like VB6 and FoxPro, that made data, and data maintenance UIs, first class citizens. These tools also treated ...
Today at VSLive! we announced Visual Studio LightSwitch (link not quite up yet). LightSwitch is intended to be the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and cloud. It provides the tools to rapidly develop professional applications from pre-built templates in a simplified development experience. It is intended to be used by professional developers. Top level features: Applications are built in Silverlight Pre-built templates Support for SQL Server, Sharepoint and SQL Azure Applications ...
[Check out other guest posts if you like this one. They are often better than mine!] One thing I miss about being the Technical Editor of the UK MSDN Flash is interacting with smart individuals to get their technical article ready for inclusion. It occurs to me that I use GuestPosts on my blog to get a similar “fix” :-) It is time for another fix :-) In this case the author is Patrick Smacchia, a very smart developer who happens to be the the lead developer for the rather amazing tool NDepend (and ...
I have spent some time, around all 6 of the SharePoint 2010 data access technologies 1. Using SharePoint standard web services 2. SharePoint Client Object Model 3. Silverlight SharePoint Client Object Model 4. Data Services Client Model 5. OWSRV.DLL 6. SharePoint Object Model Silverlight is a client application so the data access technologies applicable are: 1. SharePoint web Services 2. Silverlight Client Object Model 3. Data Services Client Model 4. OWSSRV.DLL These 4 have many features in common ...
In this Issue: African Geek, Michael Washington, Sl.ayer, David Rousset, Einar Ingebrigtsen, Rob Miles, Ben Gracewood, jbaird, Davide Zordan, Shawn Wildermuth, Vikram Pendse, Xianzhong Zhu, and Mohamed Mosallem. Shoutout: Jesse Liberty has a great post up of his 12 Absolutely and Insanely Essential Utilities For Programmers From SilverlightCream.com: WP7 Fluid Move Behaviors African Geek has been away from blogging for a bit, but he's back with some fluid Movement behaviors in WP7 ... check out the ...
I started training on SharePoint 2010 about 3 months ago and I decided that I needed to blog about the ease of developing Silverlight applications with Visual Studio 2010 for SharePoint 2010. In Visual Studio 2008 the methodology would be to: 1. Create a Silverlight application 2. Create the XAP file 3. Move the XAP file into a SharePoint document library or Layouts folder 4. Put a Silverlight Web part on a SharePoint page (not OOTB) a. Link the Silverlight web part to the XAP file 5. Debug the web ...
If you haven’t seen the video demo in my last post, I suggest you watch it first to get a better understanding. So in this post we are going to see how the WCF service, the .NET Compact Framework application running on HD2 and the Silverlight application running on the Windows Phone 7 emulator work together. The Objective We are going to write three applications, a simple WCF service hosted in a windows console application which implements two functions, one called UploadAccelData() and the other ...
In this Issue: Phil Middlemiss, Al Pascual, Joost van Schaik, Timmy Kokke, Tau Sick, David Rousset, Dinesh Sodani, Einar Ingebrigtsen, Ben Gracewood, Kunal Chowdhury, and Dimitris - Ilias Gkanatsios. Shoutouts: Chris Koenig has his material from Tech Ready or Dallas TechFest up: MVVM in Windows Phone 7 Lester has a post up: Announcing CTP of XAML Toolkit From SilverlightCream.com: A Dial (User) Control Wow... file this in the HolyCrap category... check out the dial control Phil Middlemiss built... ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Benjamin Gavin Braulio Diez, Jeff Wilcox, Silverlaw, Mike Taulty(-2-), Shawn Wildermuth, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Gergely Orosz, and John Papa. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight: Why I feel “Design Is The Most Important Thing” Michael Washington has a great post up on Design that says it much better than my normal comment: "No amount of pretty is going to make people wanna use a crappy app" :) Silverlight TreeView - Drag & Drop with MVVM Benjamin Gavin posted ...
Intro Often extensions for Expression Blend need to store some global variables. Why not use the mechanisms Blend itself offers? I’d like to show you how to add a custom options page to the options dialog. I’ve started the example project by creating a new C# WPF Custom Control Library project and naming it ExtendingBlendOptionsTutorial. The details on how to create a new Blend Extension can be found here. You need to make sure the Microsoft.Expression.Extens... and Microsoft.Expression.Framework ...

This is the first of a 2 article series, it combines text and short videos snippets, hope you like it.

Click here to read the article (Sketchflow from a developer point of view).

Some of you may have come across this helpful blog post recently, discussing when the garbage collector (a/k/a the GC) runs on Windows Phone 7 devices. Anyone who has programmed in XNA for the Xbox 360 before knows the GC well. For those of you new to XNA, there are several tricks and tips for slaying the evil GC monster that eats frames. This applies to Silverlight apps too, though since Silverlight does quite a lot for you automatically, there’s only so much control you have. First, you must leave ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Ezequiel Jadib, Kunal Chowdhury, Ernesto Herrera, Levente Mihály, Rob Davis, Sergey Barskiy, Jeremy Likness, Victor Gaudioso, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutout: Right on cue, Erik Mork and company posted This Week In Silverlight 7.23.2010 – Early Windows Phone 7 Reviews From SilverlightCream.com: Using The Silverlight DataGrid with View Model / MVVM Michael Washington has posted a tutorial on a pretty-much all-singing, all-dancing DataGrid (i.e. inline edits, button ...
Recently I wrapped up primary programming on a library for Windows Phone 7 development, which you can find here: http://btiphone.codeplex.com/ . I started it around 6 weeks ago as a quick way to learn Silverlight and replicate some controls that don't exist on WP7 (SaveFileDialog, OpenFileDialog, and FolderBrowserDialog). Quick it wasn’t, but I feel like I understand Silverlight now and I created some nice controls along the way so I’m happy with how it turned out, even if it took about 3-4 weeks ...
In this Issue: Anton Polimenov, Gill Cleeren, Jeff Fansler, Hannah Watkins, paulio, Michael S. Scherotter, Mohamed Mosallem, and Xianzhong Zhu. From SilverlightCream.com: WP7: UI Concepts of Windows Phone 7 With hardware descriptions behind him, Anton Polimenov continues his 10-part series at SilverlightShow on WP7 with this one on UI Concepts The duplex story: looking at duplex communication in Silverlight 4 - Part 3: Using Net.Tcp Gill Cleeren has part 3 of his tutorial series on Polling Duplex ...
Technorati Tags: .NET,INotifyPropertyChanged... In my last post, I talked about using a Visual Studio code snippet for properties in classes implementing INotifyPropertyChanged: The code snippet lets me create the properties faster, but it's still a lot of repetitive "setter" code for each. What if I moved the "has the value changed?" and backing field update logic out of the property setters and replace my NotifyPropertyChanged method with this CheckForPropertyChange method?: protected bool CheckForPropertyChange<T... ...
Technorati Tags: .NET,INotifyPropertyChanged... Kevin Grossnicklaus gave a nice presentation on M-V-VM User Interface Patterns in Silverlight and WPF at last night's St. Louis .NET User Group meeting. A key part of MVVM is implementation of the INotifyPropertyChanged interface to let views know that bound properties have changed. Here's a simplified version of a model class from the MSDN INotifyPropertyChanged documentation: public class DemoCustomer : INotifyPropertyChanged { private Guid _id ...
Malaga University (Spain) is offering a master in Software Engineering and RIA technologies, some highlights: Silverlight and HTML 5 covered in the master. The teaching staff is a mix of university professors and Microsoft MVP's. 9 Months to 1 Year internships available on top companies. You can find more info in the following sites: Spanish. English. Or writing to the following EMail address: antonio@lcc.uma.es I will be one of the MVP's that will teach in the master... guess which part ;-) ...
CTP1 of Microsoft® Project Code-Named “Houston” is now available. This is a lightweight and easy to use database management tool for SQL Azure databases. It enables you to swiftly develop, deploy, and manage data-driven applications in the cloud. Project “Houston” provides a web-based database management tool for basic database management tasks like authoring and executing queries, designing and editing a database schema, and editing table data. All implemented in Silverlight. Getting Started For ...
In this Issue: Paul Sheriff, jbaird, Michael Washington, Shawn Wildermuth, Ben Gracewood, Mohamed Mosallem, Jesse Liberty, Nigel Sampson, Kunal Chowdhury, Vikram Pendse, and Frank LaVigne. Shoutout: I don't know who these Commentsys devs are but they've got a boatload of Silverlight and WP7 tutorials From SilverlightCream.com: Use CollectionViewSource in Silverlight to Sort Data Paul Sheriff has two posts on using the CollectionViewSource to sort your data. This first one is in XAML and the second ...
In this Issue: Tony Champion, David Poll, Ben Gracewood, Ryan Alford, Willem Meints, Nokola(-2-), and Deborah Kurata. Shoutouts: This is pretty cool-- 10 years of MSDN Magazine in a Silverlight Pivot Found this via Catherine Russell -- MSDN Virtual Labs Just for those that haven't seen it already, there's a page up on MSDN containing Code Samples for Windows Phone From SilverlightCream.com: Messaging in Silverlight with MVVM Light Tony Champion sings the praises of Laurent Bugnion's MVVM Light, and ...
In this Issue: Tony Champion, Vikas, Larry Larsen, Dimitris - Ilias Gkanatsios, Gergely Orosz, András Velvárt, Rishi, John Papa, David Rousset, David Anson, and Ozymandias. Shoutout: The Swiss MSDN Team Blog announced “Building a Newsreader Application using Silverlight for Windows Phone 7” Hands-On Lab – Now updated for July BETA Developer Tools Laurent Bugnion posted an MVVM Light Hotfix for Windows Phone 7 developer tools beta Fons Sonnemans posted a video of his WP7 game Sudoku for WP7 on YouTube... ...
I really do want to get back to technical blog posts but I have one more announcement first. Victor Gaudioso will be in Dallas September 25th and 26th. This will be the first of what I hope will become a series of weekends with Silverlight related authors that I am calling "sharing the light". If this works out well, I am hoping to organize 4-5 sessions a year. They will be one or two days -- authors choice. Please sign up for Sharing the Light - Victor Gaudioso dives into Silverlight Development ...
In this Issue: Ian Walker, Delordson Kallon, Anton Polimenov, Gill Cleeren, Tau Sick, Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury, Jag Reehal, Rob Eisenberg, Shawn Wildermuth, Alex Yakhnin, Slobodan Pavkov, and Deborah Kurata. Shoutouts: Jeremy Alles has an MVVM comparison chart up that's very complete: MVVM Frameworks Explorer updated be sure to let him know if something is missing No discussion or code, but this demo code shares between Silverlight and WP7: Shove HalfPenny (Shove Ha'penny) New and untested: ...

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Silverlight DOES dominate!

Remember, the underlying technology of Wndows Phone 7 is Silverlight

So, get a running start at developing for Microsoft's "next big thing": Windows Phone 7 by clikcking on this link http://developer.windowsphone.com/windows-phone-7/ 

Silverlight dominates!

23 July I will have a Silverlight intro session "Silverlight Rompiendo La barrera de la web" (will be 100 % in Spanish :)), via live meeting. Agenda: Register: https://msevents.microsoft.... Silverlight Intro Express Ventanas y navegación Básicos enlace a datos Básicos acceso a servicios web Básicos RIA Services Patrón MVVM RIA Services con MVVM ...
There is a new .NET development conference coming to the UK. DevCon will take place in September and promises to have some seriously great session from top class speakers (oh – and I slipped in there as well). Its roots lie in Germany, where since the late nineties the BASTA! conference has become one of Europe's leading resources for .NET experts. Day 1 is workshops (SCRUM, Silverlight, Architectures), Day 2 and 3 is everything from CQRS to OData. I have been lucky enough to be part of “the committee” ...