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Using Corrina Barber's Silverlight 2 Control Skins
Last weekend, I decided to take time off from what I was supposed to be doing (shh... don't tell, ok?) ... and take a whack an an idea I have for extending one of the great Silverlight 2 control skins that Corrina Barber provided for us. Not to take anything away from her work, but I'd like to use it as a jumping-off point to produce something of my own, and one of my ideas is a small rotation off one of hers. So my idea was to: 1) Get something running, and 2) Make some modifications in Blend 2.5 ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:29 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 30, 2008 - #262
Peter Matuchniak on a PodCast, Tamir on making Silverlight 'Air', Page Brooks on Disabling JS debugging, John Stockton on Textblock Mouse Event Issues, chrishayuk deeper in Isolated Storate, and Dan Wahlin/Spike Xavier with the Silverlight Song! From Podcast about Live Streaming Media System Peter Matuchniak from Technicolor shows off a Live Streaming Media System he's been single-handedly working on... in an interview from Infragistics. Peter's system is awesome... lots of ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:39 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 29, 2008 -- #261
ChrishayUK on Isolated Storage, Page Brooks with a Color Picker, AdamJTP with a Lightbox, Jaime Rodriguez with a Viewbox, Jonas Folles on Interactive Video, Bob Familiar on SL2 RIA, Christoph Husse with SL2 Rich Text Editor, and Ineir with a WrapPanel. Lots of goodness... controls today... Lightbox, ViewBox, WrapPanel and holy crap... a Rich Text Editor... not to count other ineresting articles, read on... From Isolated Storage (Quota.dat) ChrishayUK digs into Isolated Storage, ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:16 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 26, 2008 -- #260
This is a couple new posts and finally catches me up from last week when I was being catered to in Seattle and not being very 'bloggy' :) Laurent Bugnion on User Controls with Events, Laurence Moroney on Casual Game Building, Jesse Liberty on Event Handling, Eugene Osovetsky on debugging Web Services, and the SilverlightSDK on DeepZoom. From Silverlight: User Controls with events Laurent Bugnion very nicely tackles User Controls with events, good explanation and examples, all ......

Posted On Saturday, April 26, 2008 6:56 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 25, 2008 -- #259
John Stockton with a UserControl bug, Sunil Urs with a Visifire demo, JesseLiberty with a UserControl Tutorial and Slides from Atlantic City, Brad Abrams with FlickR/SL example, Michael Palermo on unsing the MouseWheel, Mike Taulty on Getting to ListBoxItems and Video Markers, and Daniel Moth on File Dialogs. From Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Problem with Animations on User Controls John Stockton reported this to The Silverlight Team. Apparently he worked his way into it and couldn't ......

Posted On Friday, April 25, 2008 2:42 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 24, 2008 -- #258
Rob Houweling with video control, Bill Reiss on event handlers in XAML, Laurent Bugnion on stand-alone SL, Dan Wahlin on pushing data to SL Client part II, Michael Palermo on photo magnifying glass, Mike Taulty dynamically loading assemblies, Martin Mihaylov on using the DeepZoom composer, Kathy Kam on Calendar and Date Picker, and Jesse Liberty on INotifyPropertyChanged. From Controlling video with dragging Rob Houweling has a very interesting way of controlling video, and ......

Posted On Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:28 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 23, 2008 -- #257
Eric Hexter is blogging about testing SL, TeamLive is using SL, Ola Karlsson on Semi-transparent SL, LeeOnTech with Drag/Drop Part 2, Karen Corby's Part 3 of SL2 Networking, Michael Palermo with a create your own SL Game video, Pete Brown on WCF Duplex Commo, and Jesse Liberty on User Controls. From Eric Hexter Eric Hexter has been blogging about Testing and Silverlight, and asked if I thought it was worth a mention... absolutely Eric... you guys had me when I saw the "LosTechies" ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:46 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 22, 2008 -- #256
Matt Casto with a Presentation Application and a 'Crawling Border', Nikolay Raychev on using the border control, Joe Stegman creating images dynamically, chrishayuk investigating Isolated Storage issues, and Daniel Moth on Networking. From PresentLight - A Silverlight Presentation Written in Silverlight Matt Casto gave a talk on Silverlight at the Central Ohio Day of .NET last Saturday. He did his presentation by using Silverlight to do it. I've seen Scott Cate do this with ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:04 AM

Why Does Crystal Reports ALWAYS kick my Axx - Part VI -- Load Report Failed
Here we are again cussing at Crystal Reports. Actually things between me and CR have been amazingly good for quite a while. I knew there was a problem coming though... I'm doing way too many weird things. I have to move these two web apps, and in doing so, they're moving to a bright, shiny, spanking new virtual server. Not sure what spanking has to do with new, but I'll let it pass. I figured there'd be some bumps in the road and of course the first one was that the new server had no clue what Crystal ......

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2008 3:02 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 21, 2008 -- #255
Rick Barraza on Particles, Michael C. Neel on "FlashLight" :), Jeff Prosise on SL Interop, David Anson on Buttons in a ListBox, Yavor Georgiev on DataBinding and SyndicationFeed, Todd Miranda's CodeCamp Starter Template, LeeOnTech with Tooltips on DataGridRow, and Daniel Moth on Assemblies & Namespaces. From Bitmaps and Particles in Silverlight Rich Barraza of CynergySystems sent me this, and I looked at it just briefly from home. When I tried to bring it up from here it ......

Posted On Monday, April 21, 2008 2:19 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 20, 2008 -- #254
Ola Karlsson on SL/HTML, Michael Washington with a SL2 Toolbar, Pete Brown with a Chat Client, LeeOnTech on StoryBoards in DataTemplate, Robby Ingebretsen with SL2 Kaxaml, Cheryl (SilvelrightSDK) on the Popup Control, and Frank LaVigne on Cross Domain Proxy's and his Policy File Checker Utility. From Silverlight on top of HTML Ola Karlsson sent me this one while I was at the Summit, and am finally getting to it. This is a nice step-by-step explanation of using SL over HTML. ......

Posted On Sunday, April 20, 2008 8:10 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 18, 2008 -- #253
Jeff Paries' Bird Hunt Game, Adam Kinney's 3-part series on a Gamercard app, Jose Fajardo with part 2 of his Digg Mashup, Laurent Bugnion with User Controls in separate assemblies, Karen Corby with part 2 of Networking, Kirupa with Blend/SL Hands-On Lab, Daniel Moth on getting SL2 info, and Tim Heuer with videos of his latest posts. From Silverlight Games - Bird Hunt Michael Washington Demo'd this game from Jeff to me on Wednesday at the end of Scott Morrison's session but I ......

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2008 3:21 PM

MVP Summit 2008 -- amazing
I'm sensitive to the fact that not everyone is an MVP. If you're reading this, and you aren't then go back and find some of my posts that talk about my travails. 3 years ago at this very time, I was out of work and having trouble finding work. Life has some funny twists, and today ends my first MVP Summit. Because I'm taking vacation time and paying my own flight, etc.. I'm leaving tonight and will get to Phx about 11:30, and be back on the 101 heading to work tomorrow morning at 7 :) This was an ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 3:49 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 16, 2008 - #252
Corey Gaudin on The Next Web, Matt Casto's Scrolling Textbox, Martin Mihaylov with an Image Control article, Nikolay Raychev with the ImageSplitter, Scott Morrison with runtime DataGrid columns, Sean Wildermuth on reading SL Embedded XAML, and Daniel Moth on Isolated Storage. From “The Next Web aka Web 3.0” and Silverlight's importance to it. Out of some private discussions, Corey Gaudin decided to share with us his findings/feelings about the whole AJAX/Silverlight/Air/RIA ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 16, 2008 10:43 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 14, 2008 # 251
John Stockton brings Custom Controls vs User Controls and a Code Camp Session Scheduler, Christoph Husse brings an example of his rich text control, and Ashish Shetty on screen resolution an layout/rendering. From Silverlight 2: Custom Controls vs. User Controls John Stockton discusses the process of designing a Custom Control and the advice/questions asked and answered ... if I had known he was going to include twitter posts in here, I'd have responded :) Silverlight Session ......

Posted On Monday, April 14, 2008 5:57 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 11, 2008 -- #250
Scott Guthrie's weekly list-o-links, LeeOnTech about SL2 GroupBox and Drag/Drop, Dan Waters on DeepZoom, Dan Wahlin on SL2 Sockets, and Silverlight Streaming is updated! From April 11th Links: ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, Silverlight I normally don't re-blog Scott's Friday list of links because I figure if you're associated with this business in any manner, you're already reading his blog! Today's Silverlight list caught me off-guard however... thanks Scott!! ......

Posted On Friday, April 11, 2008 1:22 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 10, 2008 -- #249
Ola Karlsson with a 2-part animated menu article, Nikolay Raychev on Canvas and Measure/Arrange, Jesse Liberty on Sparkling Podcast, Jonathan Parker's SL2 test page, Michael Palermo video on providing SL1.0 support, Laurence Moroney on Yahoo! Japan's Search, Tim Heuer on SL2/WS issues, Dan Wahlin on SL2 networking, and Jason Zander 2-parter on SL2 Map/Datagrid demo. From Building a simple animated menu with Silverlight 2- Part 1 Ola Karlsson sent me these last night, and they ......

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:32 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 9, 2008 -- #248
Nikolay Raychev Posted about using some SL2 controls: Layout in General, then Canvas, Grid, and StackPanel, Tim Heuer posted materials for a presentation in Anaheim and another Cross Domain article, A One-page set of links to ALL SL Videos from MIX, and David Anson updated his XPSViewer. From Layout controls in Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Nikolay Raychev of SilverlightShow submitted links to me for three very nice detailed tutorials on some of the fundamental controls in SL2. This ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 9, 2008 4:44 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 9, 2008 - #247
Christoph Husse with a non-US TextBox, Jaime Rodriguez on built-in Styling, A SL2 Carousel, and URI Referencing, Dan Wahlin on ItemsControl Templates and 3rdParty SL2 controls. From Silverlight 2 (beta1): International (Non-US) TextBox Michael Sync submitted this guest-post by Christoph Husse that is a very cool article on use of alternate keyboards or define-your-own keyboard, all with source :) built-in Styling and generic.xaml Jaime Rodriguez gives digs into the generic.xaml ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 8, 2008 5:21 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 7, 2008 -- #246
Margaret of Silverlight SDK has a great tutorial on Custom Panels, Cheryl at Silverlight SDK has a WebClient/HttpWebRequest article, Sam Landstrom at Silverlight SDK demos a SL2 Timer, Michael Sync offers up solutions to a few good questions, Jeff Paries updated his cool Drum Pad, Tim Sneath on Controlling SL Updates and new SL 1.0 Release, and Tim Heuer on Cross-domain Policies. From Creating a Custom Panel There are a few Silverlight SDK entries that slipped past me... the ......

Posted On Monday, April 7, 2008 1:48 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 6, 2008 -- #245
Michael Washington provides a Hello World SL2/DNN, Karen Corby has part 1 of 2 on SL2 and Networking, Laurent Bugnion talks about SL2/JS/Unit Testing, DeepZoom Composer Forum from Expression BLog, Andy Beaulieu's material from a SL2/Data CodeCamp talk, Adam Kinney on SL2 Sidebar Gadgets on Vista 64, and LeeOnTech with a Silverlight Wizard. From DotNetNuke Silverlight Hello World Michael Washington decided to start at Hello World with a DNN/Silverlight 2 series... he's been doing ......

Posted On Sunday, April 6, 2008 10:35 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 4, 2008 -- #244
LeeOnTech blogs about a SL Modal Dialog, Scott Guthrie on Existing UI == UserControl, Chad Campbell has an update on his book, Chris Carper started blogging about the Business of SL, Adam Kinney blogged his new GamerCard, Dan Wahlin on ItemsControl Templates, Jaime Rodriguez on SL2 Instantiation, Jesse Liberty on SQL to DataGrid via WCF/LINQ, and Laurent Bugnion on a bug with skewing and opacity masks on reflections. I forgot to mention that Pete Brown of Irritated Vowel has changed his RSS feed ......

Posted On Friday, April 4, 2008 1:14 PM

More MVP Congratulations are in Order, and some MVP discussion
Bill Reiss -- Congratulations on getting MVP once again!!! Bill is the Silverlight guy that's been posting all the game stuff... Well, ok, him and Andy Beaulieu (Hi Andy!). Bill's site is Silverlight Games 101, and he posted about his re-award here early this morning. Bill also talked a bit about what it takes to be an MVP and what it might mean. I thought about Bill's post and thought I'd take the opportunity to add onto it. There is a wide variety of MVPs as can be seen on the MVP Site. Becoming ......

Posted On Friday, April 4, 2008 9:43 AM

Silverlight Cream Modifications April 3, 2008
It's been bugging me that with all the Silverlight that's been flying around, that I am only showing the last 10 entries on the main page. I do agree with Adam Kinney that I need a grid, but yikes... 740 entries and counting is going to be some grid! I got to thinking since I have the date the entry was added into the database, why not just do a duration of 3 days, subtract it from today, and then pull all entries with DateAdded greater than that value... So I did that, and then decided to put the ......

Posted On Thursday, April 3, 2008 11:12 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 3, 2008 -- #243
John Stockton on a small animation secured inline on a page of text, Martijn Croezen & Rob Houweling have a very nice Texture mapping applcation up, Andy Nogueira has a Silverlight Wrapper Web Part, Michael Sync helps resolve a Silverlight error, Jesse Liberty with Videos on Event Handling, Delay updates ConvertClipboardRTFToolToHTML, Shawn Wildermuth aggregates some SL2 bugs, Pete Brown on XAML Drop-Shadows, and Jaime Rodriguez with an awesome DeepZoom Primer. I didn't want to make a huge deal ......

Posted On Thursday, April 3, 2008 5:19 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 2, 2008 -- #242
Michael Sync posted a list of SL2B1 problems, Rob Houweling produced a Motion Blur demo, LeeOnTech with a SL2 MasterPage proposal, egoZd on uploading with SL2 and asmx Web Services, Laurent Bugnion's bug tracking of the ScrollViewer, Scott Guthrie on Unit Testing, and 4 very cool articles by Karsten Januszewski. Lest I forget, everyone should go watch the Silverlight Rehab video... this is hilarious! From Silverlight 2 (beta1) Known Issues and workarounds (if any) Michael Sync ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 2, 2008 3:43 PM

Congratulations are in order!
I was at the VS2008 "Heroes Happen Here" Launch Event in Phoenix yesterday so am somewhat backed up on everything, but before the day gets rolling, there are some congratulatory messages to pass along, and I'm going to do them alphabetically by first name: Adam Kinney -- Happy Birthday man... hope you have a great day. Great job in the movie :) Frank LaVigne -- Congratulations on getting MVP once again!!! I'll give a link, but can't test it from inside this facility, just go to and ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 2, 2008 8:49 AM

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