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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. ...
So, I’ve been attending the ALM Summit Conference this week on Microsoft Campus in Redmond. It was feeling a bit like “Intro to Agile” Conference as we got the 100 Level Agile overview at the start of almost every session. As a result I tweeted and included the #almsummit hastag Well, that started a lot of tweets from folks feeling the same way. They also stressed that they wanted more depth, practices, dialogue. Here’s the impressive thing. Eric Willeke (@erwilleke) who was supposed to present right ...
I just got my first WP7 (an LG Quantum) about ten hours ago. Since then I’ve explored it, played games on it, registered it as a dev phone, deployed my project that’s nearest to completion and tested that, taken some pictures, transferred some essential albums to it, downloaded some apps and some trials, and setup my twitter account and several email accounts both standard and custom. Between one thing and another, I never had a chance to use an actual phone until now. So I’ve been running on pure ...
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 ...
There is a bunch of cool stuff coming out of Microsoft right now. As I’ve previously blogged, WCF Web APIs is one of them. One of the cool things that was shown by Glenn Block at PDC a couple of weeks ago was Media Type Processors. Media Type Processors provide a way to allow the consumer of your service to be able to specify the format they want on their response simply by setting the Accept header on the request (and thereby allowing your service to conform to HTTP standards). Out of the box, WCF ...
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 ...
My buddy Shane Sholdice tweeted an Engadget article revealing that the new Samsung Focus WP7 device does support USB tethering, a feature that was reported missing from the WP7 devices. The article references an article on MobilityDigest.com that takes you through step by step how to enable this. However, a word of warning: these instructions seem to *only* work with phones hooked up to the AT&T network. The author was given the username and password for AT&T tethering, which suggests that ...
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 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 » ...
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 ...
This FAQ article came across my Twitter stream this afternoon. It’s related to the Samsung Focus, but this line suggests its a broad design feature of WP7 devices: Windows Phone 7 does not support freely swapping microSD Card in and out. ORLY!? Not only that but… Many commercially available retail microSD cards are not approved for use in Windows Phone 7. Use of unapproved cards may cause performance degradation or device instability including unexpected reset and loss of user data. A microSD card ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Next week (8th to 12th Nov 2010) at TechEd in Berlin there will be lots of great sessions, lots of superb labs, lots of fascinating BOFs and lots of booths – including the awesome and hugely exciting Microsoft Platform Ready booth. I will be linking up with colleagues from across Europe and the USA to make sure we can get the message around the excellent benefits of the Microsoft Platform Ready to as many ISVs* as we can during the week – plus give away some great prizes. If you are attending TechEd ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Sigurd Snørteland, Mark Monster, David Anson, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Mike Taulty(-2-), Brad Tutterow(-2-, -3-, -4-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight Attendance Demo using Sterling Silverlight Database" Michael Washington WP7: "How I made the ‘myChannel9' wp7 app (source code included) – Part 1" Sigurd Snørteland From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Attendance Demo using Sterling Silverlight Database Michael Washington has a great tutorial up on Code Project ...
In this Issue: René Schulte, Walter Ferrari, Amyo Kabir, David Anson, Jesse Liberty, Mike Taulty, Erik Mork, Jeremy Likness, and Joost van Schaik. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Swapping two elements in a bound ObservableCollection" Joost van Schaik WP7: "Tracking Sales Statistics with the Silverlight Analytics Framework for Windows Phone" René Schulte Sharepoint: "how to build a small Silverlight 4 utility to upload files in a List or Library of Sharepoint" Walter Ferrari Shoutouts: Mike Taulty blogged ...
Anyone reading this knows I go by the AKA "WynApse". I've used it since Windows was a puppy, we still had "DOS Apps" and "Win Apps", and I needed a business name for selling my shareware. I only re-state that obvious because I want to make it clear that you're only going to see me on a forum with that name. That being said, you may or may not have not noticed, but I don't visit the forums. I don't because there are folks that seem to camp out there that are way better suited to answer questions than ...
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Paul Sheriff, Andrew Tokeley, Sharker Khaleed Mahmud, Joe McBride, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Jeff Blankenburg, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Richard Waddell(-2-), and Manuel Felício(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 4 Borderless Windows" Andrew Tokeley WP7: "Windows Phone List Box with Images" Paul Sheriff Special Mention for all the effort for the community of WP7 devs: "31 Days of Windows Phone | Day #31: Charting Data" - and the entire series Jeff Blankenburg From SilverlightCream.com: ...
Latest update (and hopefully last update): Microsoft has published a few posts to clarify the debate. Please consider the following: PDC and Silverlight by Bob Muglia PDC Thoughts by Steve Ballmer *NEW* Silverlight Questions by Scott Guthrie Silverlight is dead. Long live Silverlight! by Tim Heuer Committed to Silverlight by John Papa ---------------------------... Read the rest of this entry » ...
In this Issue: Joe McBride, Ben Gracewood, Michael S. Scherotter, Adam Kinney, Todd Brix, Nokola, Avi Pilosof, WCF Data Services Team Blog, Brad Tutterow, and Matthias Shapiro. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Filtering Data using CollectionViewSource" Joe McBride WP7: "Adding Windows Phone Capability Detection to your Build Process" Michael S. Scherotter Shoutouts: Einar Ingebrigtsen has a post up about his decisions on Balder - licensing From SilverlightCream.com: Filtering Data using CollectionViewSource ...
In this Issue: Michael Crump, XAMLCast, Sigurd Snørteland, Brad Tutterow(-2-), Manuel Felício(-2-), Mohamed Mosallem, Lee(-2-), Walt Ritscher, Chris Koenig, and Jeff Blankenburg. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Architecting Silverlight LOB applications – Part 1" Manuel Felício WP7: "OData v2 and Windows Phone 7" Chris Koenig New: "Visual Studio Async CTP for the rest of us…" Michael Crump Shoutouts: Shawn Wildermuth posted an interesting discussion: A Week with WP7 from an Android User's Perspective ...
In this Issue: Jesse Liberty, Senthil Kumar, Jason, John Papa, Jeff Blankenburg(-2-, -3-), Jeremy Likness, Richard Waddell(-2-), Karsten Januszewski, Brad Tutterow(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Isolating the C# Code in Silverlight Class Library Projects" Richard Waddell WP7: "31 Days of Windows Phone | Day #29: Animations" Jeff Blankenburg Training: "More training videos of Windows Phone 7 for Developers" Senthil Kumar "Windows Phone 7 How-To Index" Karsten Januszewski Shoutouts: Lots of Silverlight ...
The GWB Staff of Geeks blog recently posted a request to see your desk, so it would only be fair if I should my workspace as well. This is my desk at home. Since my full time job is a consultant, I need a good place to work when clients allow me to work remotely. The GWB HQ is about 45 minutes from my house so I tend to do most of my work at home. Here is a photo of where I work. WARNING: Lots of partially eaten fruit products on my desk. From the left: MacBook Pro 15in with 27in monitor attached ...
Today at PDC 2010, they announced Asynchronous functions in C# and VB.NET. So what exactly does that mean? I’ll give you the definition first: Asynchronous operations are methods and other function members that may have most of their execution take place after they return. In .NET the recommended pattern for asynchronous operations is for them to return a task which represents the ongoing operation and allows waiting for its eventual outcome. You completely understand right? Me neither! I have been ...
In the past people could use services like the Microsoft Silverlight Streaming to host their Silverlight applications for free. This worked well in the past but it is now closed. What are the other alternatives? You can host your .XAP on Google App Engine but the process takes time and can be confusing. You could also find one of those free HTML host, but they could die tomorrow . This is where DropBox comes into play. Let me go ahead and stop and say, you probably don’t want to do this for a production ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Dennis Doomen, Mark Monster, Brian Genisio, Jeff Blankenburg, and Colin Melia. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "My Silverlight 4 Reference Architecture: ViewModels, Coroutines and Binding Conventions" Dennis Doomen WP7: "A Step-by-Step Guide to Building and Deploying your Windows Phone 7 Applications" Colin Melia Lightswitch: "Printing Sql Server Reports (.rdlc) With LightSwitch" Michael Washington Short list tonight after a long day... From SilverlightCream.com: Printing ...
Today I have been invited by Microsoft Switzerland to present three of our awesome Windows Phone 7 applications on stage at their yearly Shape conference. It was a great moment, and I felt super proud to show the IMDb app, the Twitter app and the SBB Mobile app. The response was excellent, I didn’t have one single demo effect, was able to stream a movie preview live from the IMDb app, to show most features of the Twitter app, to load a timetable and purchase a ticket from the SBB app, and all this ...

I guess this is one of these places where using Blend is an advantage… since I do these operations mostly with the help of the tool, the XAML is generated and I don’t need to think about it too much.

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In this Issue: Eric Willeke, Mark Monster(-2-), Kunal Chowdhury, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Mike Snow, Jeff Blankenburg, and Gabor Dolhai. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight Tip of the Day #36 – Creating Smooth Tile Transitions using Opacity Masks" Mike Snow WP7: "Resume the User’s music after MediaPlay" Gabor Dolhai Lightswitch: "Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch (Part - 2)" Kunal Chowdhury Training: "Exam Preparation–Silverlight 4, Development–70-506–Part 1" Mark Monster From SilverlightCream.com: ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Jeff Blankenburg, Richard Waddell, Eric Willeke, Gabor Dolhai, Ariel Ben Horesh(-2-, -3-), and Alex Golesh Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight AutoCompleteBox and MVVM" Eric Willeke WP7: "31 Days of Windows Phone | Day #24: Embedding Fonts" Jeff Blankenburg Blend: "Blend For Beginners: Grid to Canvas to StackPanel" Richard Waddell Shoutouts: Dave Campbell has another post up for finding alternate uses for on-board toys: A Set of WP7 flashlights for Free (and ...
Microsoft is having a Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch right now across the USA. I attended the event in Atlanta and tweeted about it. Since the tweets, I’ve had several people ask me about it. So here goes: The unofficial Q&A to the Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch. ---------------------------... What are the topics? Do you have the PowerPoint slides from the sessions? Where did ...
In this Issue: Michael Crump, Derik Whittaker(-2-), James Ashley, Mike Taulty, Jeff Blankenburg, Kunal Chowdhury, Richard Waddell, and Jeremy Likness. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Choose the way to Create a Silverlight Out-of-Browser Application" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Why Deactivated is not the same as Tombstoned" James Ashley Blend: "More Simple Blend Layout Techniques and Quirks" Richard Waddell Shoutouts: This is clever and I just couldn't pass up mentioning it from Dean and Ying's Blog: iPhone ...
I love Silverlight and have written / talked about it a lot. I can’t help but notice that a lot of people are new to Silverlight or may have played with it a few times. Well this post is for you. It is a list of 15 things that I’ve discovered since I started developing for Silverlight. If you are a full-time Silverlight developer than I would hope you know most of these. I promise not to scare off anyone with talks of MVVM, Prism or MEF. 1) The line highlighted below represents the MIME type and ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Peter Kuhn, Alex Golesh, Jonathan Marbutt, Karsten Januszewski(-2-, -3-, -4-), Erik Mork, Jeff Blankenburg, Martin Krüger, and Colin. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Programmatic Silverlight Tree View Control Node Expansion using View Model (MVVM)" Michael Washington WP7: "Conditional Logic During Start Up of a Windows Phone App" Karsten Januszewski From SilverlightCream.com: Programmatic Silverlight Tree View Control Node Expansion using View Model (MVVM) Michael ...
In this Issue: John Papa, Andy Beaulieu, Joost van Schaik, and DevComponents. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Physics Helper 4 Released" Andy Beaulieu WP7: "Showing Open Source maps on Windows Phone 7 with the Bing Maps Control" Joost van Schaik Tools: "DotNetBar for Silverlight controls with Ribbon, Scheduling, and more..." DevComponents Short list today because it's been a long one... finally finished about 8:30, took a break and came in here to do an SC post. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight ...
In this Issue: Sigurd Snørteland, Colin Eberhardt, Andrea Boschin, Jesse Liberty, Shawn Wildermuth, Andrew Tokeley, Jeff Blankenburg(-2-), Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), and Martin Krüger. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Better Silverlight 4.0 Installation and Upgrade Experience" Andrew Tokeley "Developing a Lookless Silverlight Gauge Control (part 2)" Colin Eberhardt WP7: "31 Days of Windows Phone | Day #21: Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone" Jeff Blankenburg Lightswitch: "Beginners Guide to Visual Studio ...
Manage Your Bills Better For some reason I have a strong desire to be involved in a startup. Ok, I know the reason. It’s a game, with winners, and loser. Like Monopoly, or gambling. And games are fun! The internet is littered with my failed attempts; from intelligent email marketing for real estate agents, to a route planner that solves the travelling salesman problem. And don’t forget my twitter customer sentiment analyser. That one was surprisingly simple to build and a lot of fun, but it could ...
Today (20th Oct 2010) I delivered a 90min session to architect on the Windows Azure Platform. Are you an ISV? ISV = Independent Software Vendors - that is you write some kind of product that you sell to more than one customer. My new team is all about helping ISVs and we have a team blog and brand new twitter account which I will increasingly be found on. If you are an ISV, please fave the blog and follow the twitter account. And if you are an ISV please keep an eye on (and sign up to) http://bit.ly/ukmprhome, ...
In this Issue: Walter Ferrari, Wei-Meng Lee, Rob Eisenberg, Timmy Kokke, Joost van Schaik, Jesse Liberty, Jeff Blankenburg, Jeremy Likness, and Victor Gaudioso(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight (and Sharepoint): "Silverlight and Sharepoint 2010: Getting Started" Walter Ferrari WP7: "Windows Phone 7 – Animation and Games (Part 2)" Jesse Liberty WP7 (2): "31 Days of Windows Phone | Day #19: Push Notifications" Jeff Blankenburg Shoutouts: Tim Sneath has some (not messy) pumpkin-carving fun to share ...
In this Issue: Roberto Sonnino, Jonathan Marbutt, Jonathan van de Veen, René Schulte, Vikram Pendse, Andrej Tozon(-2-, -3-, -4-), Andrea Boschin(-2-), Jesse Liberty, Jeff Blankenburg, and Team XNA. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight Layout States with Reactive Extensions" Andrej Tozon WP7: "WP7 Fast Tips: Load (decode) and Save (encode) Jpeg files" Andrea Boschin XNA on WP7: "New WP7 Games Educational Content on App Hub: Performance!" Team XNA Shoutouts: Joost van Schaik has instructions on ...
Communication, Games and Commerce in Mobile, Social Media, Broadband & Music Another session at the Digital Hollywood conference. Here are my notes from the session. Speakers: Stephanie Bohn – VP Marketing / Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Sean Nolan – VP Online Operations and External Online Marketing / Rodale – Men’s Health, Running World, etc. Jennifer Cooper – Founder and Principle / Rocket Spark Media Paul Lee – Head of Digital Ventures / Playboy Sun Jen Yung – Managing Dirctor Headwaters ...
In this Issue: Nokola, John Papa, Shawn Wildermuth, Avi Pilosof, Brendan Enrick, Slobodan Pavkov, Karl Shifflett, jbaird, and Jeff Blankenburg. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Combining Silverlight Navigation Framework and Prism to create MVVM Applications – Introduction" Slobodan Pavkov WP7: "Anti-aliased Lines And Optimizing Code for Windows Phone 7–First Look" Nokola Training: "Silverlight TV 49: Creating Rich Interactive Prototypes with Sketchflow - Part 2" John Papa and Janete Perez Shoutouts: ...
In this Issue: Emiel Jongerius, Katka Vaughan, Jay Kimble, Mike Taulty, Thomas Martinsen, Silverlight for WP7 Performance Team blog, Chris Koenig, Beth Massi(-2-), Jeff Blankenburg, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Memory Leak in PanelDragDropTarget" Emiel Jongerius WP7: "Netflix Browser for Windows Phone 7 - Part 1" Katka Vaughan Lightswitch: "New How Do I Video Released Today on LightSwitch Access Control" Beth Massi Expression Blend: "Windows Phone Tutorial: Why Windows Phone Developers ...
Purchase at Amazon I wanted to talk for a minute about the author, Victor Gaudioso. I met Victor on Twitter earlier this year and ever since meeting him, I’ve seen how involved he is in the Silverlight/Blend community. He has always been willing to help or share knowledge of Blend with anyone – including me. I recently read a blog post about someone that went to one of his book signings and did not win anything. Victor found out that this person was disappointed and sent him a free year subscription ...