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Friday fun with WorldMaps
Shortly after I opened, Andrew Duthie suggested I use WorldMaps for my counter/map. I looked at it and liked it a lot. I had entered my Latitude/Longitude for 'future' enhancements. In a post by Andrew last week, he showed what one of the future enhancements is ... a mashup between VirtualEarth and the existing WorldMaps displays. If you click on my map image in the lower left sidebar of, you'll get to this page. This all by itself is very cool, and I like how I can ......

Posted On Friday, September 28, 2007 12:02 PM

Product Review: Card Reader v 1.07 for Palm OS by Mobile Stream
I finally invested in some ear buds I liked (KOSS KEB/24b) and started listening to DotNetRocks on my Palm Pilot. If you have a Palm device, you know the process: Download from the site, drag the file from your HD over to the Palm loader tool to put it on your card, then sync the Palm. So the file has to be handled 3 times, and one of the three is very slow -- the sync. Card Reader by Mobile Stream resolves that problem. I bought it this morning from on a 20% off sale for $9.56, installed ......

Posted On Friday, September 28, 2007 9:03 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 26, 2007
Koen of FirstFloor Software has updated Silverlight Spy to add UI Element Highlighting and Andrew Duthie provides a CSS solution to remove a white border around the Silverlight 1.1 root canvas From UI Element Highlighting in Silverlight Spy Koen has updated Silverlight Spy again, this time adding UI Element Highlighting ... very cool! White Space around the Silverlight 1.1 Root Canvas Andrew Duthie explains how he used CSS to get rid of a white border around his root canvas ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 26, 2007 10:02 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 25, 2007 -- Part 2
Nikhil Kothari posted Part 3 of his Silverlight 1.0/Script# Photo Carousel; Ken Dpierala Jr. posted a Silverlight 1.1 ScrollBar control; Dan Dobbs posted a Silverlight 1.0 Flickr viewer; and Koen has released Silverlight Slideshow into the wild -- very nice! I don't normally like to do a 2nd Cream post in a day, but this has been a very busy day in Silverlight land :) I'm starting to get quite a few SilverlightCream submissions, and that's a great thing for all of us! -- 152 entries right now! From ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 25, 2007 4:59 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 25, 2007
Delay is extending his htmlTextBlock code and Neville Richards merges Silverlight 1.0 and Twitter's REST API From Bringing more HTML to Silverlight [HtmlTextBlock improvements] Delay is improving upon his previous HtmlTextBlock post because of response from readers. Twitterest Neville Richards demonstratest a very cool Silverlight 1.0 application that uses the Twitter REST API. Stay in the 'Light! Silverlight Web Articles I've tagged - My Silverlight Articles - My Silverlight ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 25, 2007 11:30 AM

Silverlight 1.0 OutlookBar Control -- Updated
Silverlight 1.0 OutlookBar Control Updated Not too long after I posted mySilverlight 1.0 OutlookBar Control, an alert reader, Matt Casto, not only found a bug, but identified the circumstance. It hardly gets better than that! I've made changes to avoid that issue and updated the code and xaml, and also wrote up the change in the article itself. The code to download remained the same, however, because that is what I distributed after Code Camp, and other than the change noted in the article, is still ......

Posted On Monday, September 24, 2007 8:59 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 24, 2007
Michael Washington posted a DNN/Silverlight Picture album viewer; Andy Britcliffe posted an article to help debug Silverlight no-show issues; vivekdalvi discusses XamlReader.Load; Craig Dunn has an example of combining Silverlight and Virtual Earth; Bob Familiar discusses Silverlight 1.1 and Web Services; and Dave Campbell [that's me :) ] posted a write-up on the Desert Code Camp III Silverlight presentation of a Silverlight 1.0 Outlook Bar From Silverlight Album Michael Washington ......

Posted On Monday, September 24, 2007 12:38 PM

Silverlight 1.0 Outlook Bar Control
Silverlight 1.0 OutlookBar Control I finally got an article up for my Desert Code Camp III presentation. I didn't have a slide deck, and for the presentation, I talked through the 5 subfolders of data in the download. The presentation culminated in the control demonstrated above. The code is name-agnostic so it can be easily extended. I only have one menu item in each menu, but that is very easily extended, and could be done so in a downloader object. If you use this let me know, I'd like to see ......

Posted On Sunday, September 23, 2007 9:08 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 22, 2007
Dan Dobbs provides a great Media viewer for Video, Images and RSS and Adam Herscher and Jeff Powers announced Fluxify, and Silverlight application to resize and email photos. From Silverlight Media Viewer Dan Dobbs combined the last posts he's been doing into a great Media Viewer, including Video, Images, and RSS! Fluxify: A simpler way to resize and email your photos Adam Herscher and Jeff Powers are announcing a free tool to rezise and email photos all in Silverlight! They've ......

Posted On Saturday, September 22, 2007 8:46 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 21, 2007
Jesse Liberty discusses Dependency Properties or is it Attched Properties ? and an older article by Peter Kellner on Debugging in Silverlight 1.1 and Web Services From Dependency Properties or Attached Properties Jesse Liberty takes a swipe at naming conventions, but in an amongst the text is some good xaml knowledge Integrating Web Services and Silverlight including Debugging Peter Kellner discusses debugging around in a Silverlight 1.1/Web Services application. Stay in the ......

Posted On Friday, September 21, 2007 11:40 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 19, 2007
Rod Paddock has part 1 of a series: Spelunking the DOM with Silverlight 1.1 and Jesse Liberty investigates Dependency and Attached properties in XAML From Spelunking the DOM with Silverlight 1.1 - Part 1 Rod Paddock jumps into Silverlight 1.1 ... not only showing how to get SL going in your project, but then digs into the DOM as well, all with code :) Dependency Properties or Attached Properties Jesse Liberty drills into the real meaning of dependency/attached properties in ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 19, 2007 9:26 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 18, 2007
Dan Dobbs provides a Navigation Bar with rollover effects on tiles for SL 1.0; Nikhil Kothari's Part 2 of the Photo Carousel in 1.0 with Script#; Tim Heuer provides a video of his use of the Expression tools; and Mike Ormond discusses Silverlight Streaming in a blog post From, we're up to 135 links now!: Silverlight Tile Navigation Dan Dobbs of VectorForm is back with some very cool rollover effects on tiles that could be used as a nav bar. Great effect, Dan... and source too! ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2007 9:41 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 16, 2007 -- Silverlight Spy -- with corrected English :(
This warrants its own cream post without looking at anything else: Koen of FirstFloor Software hit a home-run with this one: Silverlight Spy -- drop in an URL to your favorite page with Silverlight on it, the page is displayed, and the xaml exploded... how cool is that? From SilverlightSpy Koen's SilverlightSpy opens up the capability of xaml inspection. I've ran it on files on my hard disk, I've ran it on articles with canvases embedded on sub-pages on my web site and it found ......

Posted On Sunday, September 16, 2007 2:51 PM

My Desert Code Camp III Basic Silverlight Presentation was today
The first day of Desert Code Camp III was today, and as with the other two Code Camps we've had, in my opinion, it was a rousing success! Great presenters giving great presentation. Thanks to Lorin and Scott, and all the volunteers and presenters! There were not many empty seats in the auditorium for my Basic Silverlight presentation, and somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 admitted to never having run Silverlight, so the material was on the mark for them. I'm jammed on time right now, so I don't have ......

Posted On Saturday, September 15, 2007 7:20 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 14, 2007
Expression Blend 2 September Preview is available; Searchlight discussed by Peter Kellner; Scrolling Horizontal Image Viewer by Dan Dobbs; and Tim Heuer Discusses using Silverlight, Expression Encoder and ASP.NET AJAX From Expression Blend 2 September Preview is now available! The Expression Blend team have announced the Blend 2 September Preview.. check out the page for new features! Media Browser Using Silverlight 1.1 Alpha and Leverage Software's REST API Peter Kellner discusses ......

Posted On Friday, September 14, 2007 3:34 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 13, 2007
Nikhil Kothari starts a series on Silverlight with Script#; Dave Britton on displaying canvas contents at run-time; and Mike Ormond discusses Silverlight Streaming From Programming Silverlight 1.0 with C# - Photo Carousel (Part 1) Nikhil Kothari Jumps in on Silverlight with Script# -- I've been attracted to Script#, so combining it with Silverlight is very cool Silverlight 1.0 Dynamic XAML Debugging Dave Britton demonstrates displaying the contents of a canvas to help debug ......

Posted On Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:55 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 12, 2007
Custom Expression Encoder Templates by Tim Heuer; Fivestone Game in Silverlight 1.1 with source by Daniel Lin; Two entries from Dan Dobbs both Silverlight 1.0 and both with Source: Scrollbar component and Silverligth Slideshow From expression encoder and custom templates Tim Heuer demonstrates how to add your own templates in the Expression Encoder template list Fivestone game in Silverlight 1.1 Another page by Daniel Lin ... this is the one I forgot yesterday, and not being ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:46 AM

3 Days to Desert Code Camp III & Search Updated on
3 days to Desert Code Camp III!! Come on down and watch me put on the intro to Silverlight that's not completely written yet! Better yet, join me in watching Dan Wahlin do the Advanced Silverlight presentation! With 97 sessions running, I'm sure there's something everyone is interested in, and many big-name presenters. Using a term I first heard from Scott Cate, I ended up eating my own dogfood yesterday while trying to find something on Someone had submitted a link to me and ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:51 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 11, 2007
Delay Posted an HTMLTextBlock for Silverlight 1.1 to allow rich text on a canvas From Bringing a bit of HTML to Silverlight [HtmlTextBlock makes rich text display easy!] Delay posted this yesterday ... it's things like this that may break me away from 1.0 ... very cool and code included! Stay in the 'Light! Silverlight Web Articles I've tagged - My Silverlight Articles - My Silverlight Tutorials - SilverlightCream ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 6:38 AM and -- link repaired
As a test of, I put the image link from the results of taking the test at into a body. I'll paste it here as well: I think is clever. Their list of uses is pretty complete... I certainly can't think of more. Thanks to Andrew Duthie for pointing this out, and Shawn Wildermuth for the Nerd Test :) ......

Posted On Monday, September 10, 2007 5:00 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 7, 2007
Not sure what's going on, but since 1.0 was released, everyone is very quiet. I know Jeff Paries has a couple cool things coming (oh.. shh, I'm not allowed to give out the URLS), but I have found a couple things: Joshua at VisitMIX answers some good foundational questions about Silverlight, and a new blog opened that looks like its going to be Silverlight "error:operator" has a couple Silverlight articles, the latest on scrollbars. From What You Need to Know About Silverlight ......

Posted On Friday, September 7, 2007 12:07 PM

Desert Code Camp III - September 15/16, 2007
If you're going to be anywhere near Phoenix on the weekend of September 15 & 16th, at least take a look at what's being offered at Desert Code Camp III. Over two days there are currently 97 sessions being offered. I'm doing an Introduction to Silverlight and Dan Wahlin is taking it from there into animation, data display, and AJAX integration. When I present, I like to show something new that I haven't done before, and this time is no exception. With about 9 months of WPF/E and Silverlight having ......

Posted On Friday, September 7, 2007 9:25 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 4, 2007 -- Part 2 [Late Cream :) ]
Late Cream today also -- folks have been busy -- and this one is all Shawn Wildermuth: Scrolling Regions, installing 1.0 templates in VS2008, and Scrollable CSS regions with Silverlight. From Silverlight Scrolling Region Example In response to a request to explain how the scrolling region works that Shawn uses on his Silverlight page, he created a really simple example. Installing Silverlight 1.0 Templates on Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 (Orcas) Shawn walks through the steps to ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 4, 2007 4:55 PM

Quarter of a Million Posts and switching to WorldMaps.aspx
It was May 22, 2007 that I hit 100,000 page hits at I've now passed 250,000! The majority of the page hits have been since January/February of 2007 when I started chasing Silverlight, and everyone else was looking for it. I had estimated that I'd hit a quarter million the end of September, and even without posting new material in a while, I hit it early! has taken some time away from new material, and a magazine article has been taking some time as well, and still ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 4, 2007 10:53 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 4, 2007
Jeff Paries of DesignWithSilverlight was busy with 3 applications over the weekend, all with write-ups and code: Photo Gallery Wall, Tooltips, and Sliders -- good stuff; Adam Webber posted 2 applications to the ozSilverlight group, both interesting Physics demonstrations. From Photo Gallery Wall Jeff Paries has been busy.. His Photo Gallery Wall is a very stunning look on the screen, and as usual, the code is included! Silverlight Tooltips In his second of the weekend, Jeff ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 4, 2007 8:48 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 2, 2007
Three new articles from Koen: First he discusses User Controls and Circular references in Silverlight 1.0; Next he demonstrates retrieving the actual width and height of an image; and finally Koen discusses using the Downloader in Silverlight 1.0; and a new Silverlight aggregation site and Community Server site for Silverlight has opened: SilverlightShow Usercontrols and circular references in Silverlight 1.0 From Koen at FirstFloorSoftware takes off on Tim Heuer's User Control ......

Posted On Sunday, September 2, 2007 3:03 PM

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