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In this Issue: jbaird, Sl.ayer(-2-), Yochay Kiriaty, and René Schulte. Shoutouts: Silverzine announced a contest to get an MSDN subscription: Competition Time!!!! Michael Washington and a crew of other folks have another giveaway going: Get a Free MSDN Ultimate subscription SilverlightCream has a wp7dev page up that just lists the wp7dev posts tagged: wp7dev Tagged Articles ... this is the same as searching for wp7dev, but you can just save the link... you probably won't need this in a couple weeks, ...
This university is looking for companies interested in having 1 or more RIA internships in a Spanish University's Masters Program focusing on Silverlight & HTML 5! The students will move to the country/city where this is located, for a duration between 9 months to 1 year. This will start May 2011 or September 2011 depending on the company's needs. This will be a full time internship. The university is asking for a monthly fee for the student equivalent to the salary of a junior developer (mainly ...
Wally McClure, http://www.scalabledevelopment has a new book published! It's on developing MonoTouch for the iPhone: http://www.amazon.com/Profe... Congratulations, Wally! The Silverlight Group appreciates such professionals as yourself ...
Hi, I presented at CTD, Delhi on proverbial 3 screens and cloud. I demonstrated how the world is converging on RIA applications over net to applications on phone; all managed via services on cloud!! Silverlight is now available on Windows phone 7 and its really easy to use the awesome features of silverlight on windows Phone 7. The WP7 demo application is built using silverlight and it uses WCF services hosted on cloud fabric. Cool… no??? Here is the slide deck and here is the demo code. Feel free ...
In this Issue: Kirupa Chinnathambi, Sergey Barskiy, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Shawn Wildermuth, Djonatas Tenfen, Yochay Kiriaty(-2-), Jason Zander. Shoutouts: Jeremy Likness follows up his Silverlight Profiling post with this one: Silverlight Profiling Part 2: The Easy Way Jeremy Likness also announced a release: Sterling OODB v0.1 Alpha Released! The Silverlight Team Blog announced Ooyala and Silverlight Bring the Beach Volleyball Open to You, Live! From SilverlightCream.com: Optimizing the On-Screen ...
OpenCa.mp is a muti-platform web content-creation event taking place in Addison, TX (north Dallas) on August 27-29th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel OpenCa.mp isn’t about a single technology as the “best” solution. It is about sharing experiences and discussing what works across several platforms. The format of OpenCa.mp is different from other multi-platform conferences with mornings full of common sessions and afternoons of brief focused break out sessions. Again, the focus is to bring people together ...
So today I finally got around to playing a bit more with Silverlight. F# has been taking most of my spare time and I felt I needed to branch out into something different for a day or two… Now, before I go into this post… my disclaimer… I am a Silverlight noob – in fact I have focussed most of my development time at normal applications so the whole internet is a bit of a mystery to me… that being said I had some very definite goals for this posting… Setup my server so that it would work with the services ...
In this Issue: Andrea Boschin, Kunal Chowdhury, Mark Arteaga(-2-), Shawn Hargreaves(-2-), Steve Strong, JOSUEYERAY, and Kyle McClellan. Shoutouts: Mason Brown has a post up that's a great read: Thoughts on User Exerience Yochay Kiriaty announced Windows Phone Developer Training Kit – Beta Refresh From SilverlightCream.com: Understanding control customization with templates: part #2 Andrea Boschin has the 2nd of his tutorial series on writing a templated control up on SilverlightShow How to Create ...
In this Issue: Charles Petzold, Nick Gravelyn, Andrea Boschin, John Papa, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Timmy Kokke, and Jeremy Likness. Shoutouts: Erik Mork and Co. have had this week's post up for a bit: This Week In Silverlight – Phones are here! Einar Ingebrigtsen announced the result of some of his vacation tim: Balder on Windows Phone 7 Very useful app if you're doing anything Pivot, Andrew Cox has A tool to help diagnose problems setting up your PivotViewer app PhaniRajuYN blogged that the Windows ...
In my previous developer roles I’ve gradually migrated into being the Source Control Guy, the one that runs the Source Control and generally chooses which one to use. At the same time, I generally get the option of picking the Bug tracking software. Admittedly, typically this is coming from an existing Visual SourceSafe (VSS) system with no bug tracking, to something else, which by anyone’s standard is an improvement, (for those who want to know I’ve typically gone with SourceGear Vault as the SCC, ...
Jump start your development of Windows Phone 7 applications by attending Windows Phone 7 JumpStart. This free virtual live class, comprised of four instructor-led 3 hour sessions, will guide you in developing applications for the Windows Phone 7 platform using Silverlight and XNA. Register today by visiting: https://msevents.microsoft.... Course sessions: July 20 – 8am: Session One: Getting Started ...
In this Issue: Jim Jackson(-2-), Alex Golesh, Dustin Horne, Sl.ayer, xprblog, Mike James, and David Anson. Shoutouts: John Papa is on Deep Fried Bytes: Silverlight 4 Tools and RIA Services as Heard on Deep Fried Bytes Jaime Rodriguez has some help up for those that are having problems moving from the CTP to Beta bits: Tips for uninstalling the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTPs and moving to beta Koen Zwikstra reports an update: Document Toolkit 2 Release Candidate ... check out the feature list ...
An article was published at JupiterJS.com (titled “JavaScript vs Silverlight”) arguing that JavaScript is better than Silverlight. Unfortunately, there is no way to post comments on that page (weird, really) so I decided I would post my answer here. Read the rest of this entry » ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Andrea Boschin, Alex Golesh(-2-, -3-), Jaime Rodriguez, Brandon Watson, Jesse Liberty(-2-), and Scott Guthrie. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher announced a new Shazzam is shipping today, but haven't seen a notice yet. As a teas, here's a post from Walt: Oh, shiny! Animated Mandelbrot shader effect If you plan on any wp7dev work, check out this training: Windows Phone 7 Jump Start: Session One - Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight ... this is a ...
Microsoft released yesterday the beta version of the Windows Phone 7 development tools, which was up until now in CTP. You can download it from here. It installs Visual Studio 2010 Express, Silverlight and XNA 4.0 for Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 7 emulator and Expression Blend 4 beta. Yep, Expression Blend now installs with the beta version and you don’t have to install it separately which is nice. The beta version breaks some of the namespaces and classes from the previous April refresh CTP release. ...
If you are trying to deploy a Silverlight 3.0 application and get the following error message: Message: Unhandled Error in Silverlight Application Code: 2104 Category: InitializeError Message: Could not download the Silverlight application. Check web server settings Then you need to update the MIME types in IIS. Below is an example of what you need to do for IIS6.0. Click MIME types first: Click New and make sure you screen looks like the following: Extension : .xap MIME type: application/x-silverlight-app ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Sl.ayer, András Velvárt, Jag Reehal(-2-), Einar Ingebrigtsen, Robby Ingebretsen, Shawn Wildermuth, Pete Brown, Tim Heuer(-2-), Rob Eisenberg(-2-), Roger Peters, snoutholder, Wolf Schmidt, Kyle McClellan Shoutouts: Davide Zordan lists the Slides and Code from my Silverlight 4 – MEF webcast I have an Open Letter to (and deal for) Silverlight Bloggers discussing possible broken links at SilverlightCream.com From SilverlightCream.com: Basic Silverlight View Model Validation ...
While doing that 900th Silverlight Cream post last night, I found some dead links in the database. With close to 6,000 links, there is absolutely no way I can test them all and make sure they are (still) correct. Two of the cases I know are because of blog reorganizations where the bloggers did not preserve the previous links. I know it’s not easy to do that. Early on I made some changes at WynApse.com, but I kept both sets alive in my URL-Rewriting file. Since I was already rewriting my URLs, it ...
For Issue 900, I wanted to do another "best of" and it's a little tricky. I can't do best of from 800 to 900 because it will be heavily weighted to the early posts. So what I did was best of for 2010 so far. I also did best of 2009 to put that one to bed. In the lists, Number 01 is the top hit, and they go on from there. Just a note to bloggers... if you reorganize your blog, don't break your links! ... there are a couple on these two lists that I had to go find, and that means that other links on ...

We are excited to announce that today we just posted an update to our Silverlight 4 Jumpstart e-book.  The print verison of the book is now in proofing and should be available within the next month.

You can find more details on the new chapter contents at the book website http://www.silverlightjumpstart.com

First off, thanks to Jeff & John for creating geekswithblogs.net, and to whomever else I might not know about who maintains it, and to all of the other bloggers for everything I've learned from them the past several years. I've been blogging like a madman lately to earn a geekswithblogs.net T-shirt (Oh please, please let it have a picture of a CareBear!), and have three questions for my fellow geeks: 1) Is there a way to configure your blog to get email notification when someone comments on a ...
This week, Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft’s Developer Division, announced, via blog post, the early Beta release of a new tool called WebMatrix. WebMatrix is a free developer tool that enables Web development geared toward what might I might call Markup-and-Script developers (more on that in a minute). And although WebMatrix draws upon technologies already, or soon to be, present in the fuller ASP.NET Web development platform and the Visual Studio integrated development environment ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Jim Lynn, Martin Duffy(-2-, -3-), Jonas Follesø, Ofir Shemesh, Karl Shifflett, Sergey Barskiy, Chris Klug Shoutouts: Chris Koenig posted an announcement for a WebCast next week: XNA Game Development for Windows Phone 7 ... I'm registered, are you? Erik Mork and crew have their latest Weekly podcast up: This Week In Silverlight – Kin RIP and Welcome new MVPs Manning Press has pushed an excerpt from Pete Brown's upcoming book: Silverlight out of the browser From SilverlightCream.com: ...
Intro One of the new additions in Expression Blend 4 is the Silverlight Databound Application Project template. I use that often when starting a new MVVM project. The template creates View and ViewModel folders and provides a good starting point for Model-View-ViewModel applications. The only downside is that this template is only available in Expression Blend and not in Visual Studio 2010. I’ve exported the project to a Visual Studio template to be able to use it in VS2010 too. Download The template ...
In this Issue: Timmy Kokke, Damon Payne, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Giorgetti Alessandro, Dinesh Sodani, David Anson, Kunal Chowdhury, haruhiro isowa, Max Paulousky, Rénald Nollet, and Rob Tiffany. Shoutouts: Cigdem Patlak interviews Daron Yondem Part 1: Istanbul Yazgelistir Summit – Daron Yondem on Silverlight activities in MEA, Silverlight 4 and Windows Phone 7 Series Cigdem Patlak interviews Daron Yondem Part 2: Istanbul Yazgelistir Summit – Daron Yondem on upcoming Silverlight releases, the Silverlight ...
Yesterday, I published the source code of the MultiTouch Behavior for Windows Phone 7 on Codeplex (http://multitouch.codeplex... Meanwhile, Davide Zordan (the founder of this project) started to modify the Silverlight 4 version of the behavior to make it API compatible. Eventually, the goal is to share all the API signature, and as much code as possible. We would like to extend this to the WPF version as well, in order to have a consistent landscape of multitouch on all 3 platforms. Read the rest ...
Intro When running Silverlight 4 out of the browser it could become handy to know that the application is being closed. In case of my open source demo application SilverAmp (http://SilverAmp.CodePlex.... I wanted to notify the user the application is being closed when music is still playing. Catching the event In Silverlight 4 a new event has been added to the System.Window class. This event is raised when the application is being closed. Closed in any way: by the user hitting F4; by the user clicking ...
People laugh when I say that I am shy and maybe lately, I have come a little out of my shell. But then something like this happens and suddenly I find myself thinking “where is that shell again”?? I was recently honored with recognition as an INETA community champion. The word community is certainly key here. I am being credited with a few events like Entity Saturdays, Technically Speaking, and Silverlightpalooza that we put together as a community. In addition, my husband Robert and I are known ...
Screen Capture in Silverlight 4.0: by Alon Fliess Screen Capture in Silverlight 4.0 Silverlight is now available for Nokia 5800, N97, N97 Mini & other S60 5th edition devices http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sls... WebMatrix, a new free website development tool is now available for download (beta) at WebMatrix ...
This year, for the first time, St. Louis Day of .NET is excited to have a major keynote address delivered to the conference. We are pleased to welcome Brian Goldfarb, Microsoft Director of Product Management for Developer Platforms to the stage on Friday, August 20, 2010. Most recently, Brian has been seen on stage at PDC 2009 with Scott Guthrie, demonstrating the Microsoft Silverlight 4 client for Facebook. He was heavily involved in MIX10 in Las Vegas, and spoke at the Open Source Business Conference ...
In this Issue: Davide Zordan, Alex van Beek, Michael Washington, Jag Reehal, Gill Cleeren, Rob Eisenberg, and Laurent Bugnion. Shoutouts: András Velvárt has a video of an awesome demo of his MIX10 Zoomery app running on WP7: Windows Phone 7 - Mix App John Papa posted all this material from the Tamp Silverlight User Group meeting: Blend, PathListBox, OOB Samples and More from Silverlight Night at Tampa SLUG It wasn't clear from his email, but Rudi Grobler's Mahhala looks like something on-going, so ...
I've attended Australian Remix10 and below is a list the points, that I've learned and/or want to read more about. The materials of US MIX10 conference are here http://live.visitmix.com/ Windows Azure ( pronounced [azh-er] http://dictionary.reference... - sounds great from hosting costs/redundancy, but how much work is required to change existing asp.net application with SQL backend to support Azure. http://www.azuresupport.com... ...

Found this via the silverlight.net showcase. Developed by a single person, it's an awesome demonstration of skill, logic and artistry.

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You don’t have to be stuck with the default browser for testing/running your Silverlight applications. If say, you wanted to change it from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome, you can do it. Within Visual Web Developer or the Visual Studio IDE, change the settings such that a browser of your choice is used to test or run your Silverlight applications. How do you do this? Simple. In the Solution Explorer pane, right click on the HTML page name which is going to be your start page (for example, DemoTestPage.html). ...
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Phil Middlemiss, Jag Reehal, Senthil Kumar, Andrew Marshall, Chris Koenig, Jimmy, Lee, Pete Brown, Brian, Mike Taulty, and Jeremy Likness(-2-). From SilverlightCream.com: Prism Training Kit: Beta Version Available Damian Schenkelman announced the release of a Prism Training Kit he and Matias Bonaventura have put together. Read his description on the post, then go download the kit. Create a Custom Control - Inheriting from TextBox Phil Middlemiss has another great ...
The Managed Extensibility framework or MEF is a framework released as part of .NET 4 and Silverlight that provides a mechanism to dynamically compose an application at runtime out of loosely coupled parts and provides a variety of mechanisms to discovering these parts. You can think of this as an implementation of a plugin framework that enables plugging in functionality into a container, based on information available at runtime. The most notable example of a MEF client is the Visual Studio 2010 ...
What: Design & Development contest Who: Microsft, Silverlight, Expression Blend and the Ball Watch company. How: Using Silverlight 4 and Blend 4, replicate the ball watch. Read details here Details Good luck!! Sad, that I can't participate for a simple reason of location: Contest open only to professionals or hobbyists in the field of software/web development or interactive design who are residents of the 50 US states (includes District of Columbia), age 18 and older ...

Check out these links if you are interested.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oren/archive/2010/06/30/debugging-silverlight-in-firefox-3-6.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mikehall/archive/2010/06/23/combining-net-compact-framework-and-silverlight-for-windows-embedded.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/synergist/archive/2010/06/22/review-microsoft-silverlight-4-data-and-services-cookbook.aspx

In this Issue: Sl.ayer, Emiel Jongerius, Andrea Boschin, KunalChowdhury, Charles Petzold, Kathleen Dollard, Jag Reehal, Saschac, Versant, Karl Shifflett, and John Papa. Shoutouts: Michael S. Scherotter reported an update: Word to XAML Converter Updated for Word 2010, WPF4 and Silverlight 4 The Silverlight Team Blog announced Microsoft, NVIDIA and iStreamPlanet Stream NASCAR in 3D The Silverlight Team Blog also announced Silverlight and Wimbledon. Game, Set and Match SilverlightShow has announced ...
Lightning was one of several code names for a high performance, multi-language, managed execution system for COM+. It eventually became the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) which is now an integral part of the .NET Framework. Denali was the code name for the data-driven Web server technology that became Active Server Pages and shipped in Internet Information Server 3.0. Denali (the "High One") was the name the Athabascan people gave the massive peak crowning the Alaskan range, which American explorers ...
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A new blog dedicated to Silverlight for Windows Embedded has been opened by the development team. Add it to your RSS feeds if you are interested in this technology and in developing easily dynamic and visually pleasing UIs for your embedded devices. Here’s the link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sil... I’m also very happy to announce that Vinoth Rayagopalan has been awarded as a Windows Embedded MVP. Vinoth is very active on the Windows Embedded forums and newsgroups and I’m very ...
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Today I’ve got an email from Microsoft announcing my Silverlight MVP renewal, yahoooooo !!!!!!!!

I'm sure the twitter-verse is congested with all this, but since I can't get on twitter from this place, I had to wait until someone else posted a list. Here's a list of all the folks awarded/reawarded Silverlight MVP today by Mamta If you know any of these folks personally, send them an email of congratulations... this is the end-product of a LOT of work for everyone ...
Today the latest Silverlight MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) awards were announced. Here is the list of new/renewed folks. Alex Knight Cigdem Patlak Rodrigo Diaz Concha Jeremy Likness Roger Peters Andrea Boschin Dave Campbell Vikram Pendse Eric Ambrosi Joel Neubeck András Velvárt David Kelley John Stockton Jonas Folles Emil Stoychev Alex Golesh Congratulations to all of you ...
In this Issue: Ben Hodson, Marcel du Preez, Karl Shifflett(-2-), Rishi, Chris Koenig, Adam Kinney, Xianzhong Zhu, Jeremy Likness, and CrocusGirl. Shoutouts: Victor Gaudioso posted an inteview: Checkout my Interview with Bytes on MSDN (Microsoft) The Silverlight Web Services Team poses this question: How can we make WCF support in Silverlight better? ... read and give feedback in the comments. Timmy Kokke has announced the opening of a new XAML resource site to bookmark: XamlResource.com Chris Bowen ...
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A much interesting ongoing debate is on whether to choose Silverlight or XNA for game development, especially for Windows Phone 7. There are ample takers on either side which is what makes the whole debate interesting. But imho, it's all about the learning curve and the time you have available to invest in a new technology. If you are a seasoned Web developer, Silverlight makes for a better alternative. Of course, not all may agree with this. Here's a neat article dicsussing this subject: http://creators.xna.com/en-... ...