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Silverlight Cream for July 30, 2008 - 2 -- #339
Bart Czernicki with Part 4 of his Silverlight Master Series, Brian Finnerty Editorializes on Silverlight, Nikhil Kothari on Effects and Transitions in SL, Mike Taulty on SL2 and HTML5 and On/Off-line, MParsons with show/hide border, Jesse Liberty with a new DataBinding Tutorial, and Tim Heuer on Databinding. From Concepts To Become A Silverlight Master (Series Part 4 - Security) Bart Czernicki has Part 4 to his Silverlight Master Series ready to go already! In this one, he focuses ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:58 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 30, 2008 -- #338
Mark Monster on cross-comain-scripting issues, Page Brooks on his treadmill, Mike Snow on the Mouse Wheel, Michael Scherotter with a URI Property, Laurence Moroney using XPS to read, and Chris Hay with a SL Desktop App Launcher. Don't forget: August 11th is the deadline for entries in the Silverlight Control Builder Contest '08... I know you're out there, I can hear you breathing... I want to see some great entries!! Koen Zwikstra is having some issues with SilverlightSpy on x64 platforms and has ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 8:55 AM

Silverlight Cream for July 28,2008 -- #337
Mark Monster on Mocking SL and Networking, Denislav Savkov inheriting from ItemsControl, Alex Golesh on SL Events in JS and vice verse, Edward Silverton with a SL Portfolio site, Dave Relyea on Templating, Page Brooks Controlling his Treadmill, Lee on TabStrip and vertical text, Robby Ingebretsen surveying SL and 3D, Expression Team Blog with Resource links, and Jesse Liberty with four Twitter Blogs. Congratulations To The Winners of Silverlight 2 “Write and Win” Contest ... Somewhere along the line, ......

Posted On Monday, July 28, 2008 10:55 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 27, 2008 -- #336
Jesse Liberty with In-State Animation, and Koen Zwiklstra is validating Cross-domain policy files in SilverlightSpy. From In-State Animation In A Nutshell Jesse Liberty Tackles In-State animation in a single post rather than a video because in his words it "is so straight forward". Check out the nice tutorial on his blog... even if you're out of state! ... and if you don't know the difference, don't worry, Jesse explains that as well :) Validating Cross-domain Access Policy ......

Posted On Sunday, July 27, 2008 9:36 AM

Silverlight Cream for July 26, 2008 -- #335
Vlad Filyakov on Devexpress' Layout Control, Bart Czernicki with Part 3 of his Silverlight Master Series, Dave Relyea with Part 2 of his Layout Fundamentals, and Mike Snow on adding sound effects and video. Adam Kinney has a post up about Silverlight Games today and more on the way that is a great reference if you're looking for any games. He also has links out to just about everyone I can think of that is producing them... great list... check it out! From Silverlight Layout ......

Posted On Saturday, July 26, 2008 8:43 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 25, 2008 -- #334
Ola Karlsson with Silverlight FlyoutPanel, Vlad Filyakov on SL Layout Controls, Martin Mihaylov continuing with MultiscaleImage, Chris Hay with 2-parts on SL on the Desktop, Jonas Follesø on Dependency Injection and SL, Matt Serbinski on Drupal and SL, and Jesse Liberty with resources from webcast. Koen Zwikstra is reacting to email and has released a new version of SilverlightSpy. If you haven't looked at this, you should! Corrina Barber blogged that all her code from the article yesterday is now ......

Posted On Friday, July 25, 2008 6:36 AM

Silverlight Cream for July 24, 2008 -- #333
Mark Monster on Networking, Rich Griffen on Tweening and Baby Smash, Matt Perdick using WrapPanel, Bart Czernicki on SL and Multi-touch panels, Corinna Barber with 3 videos on Designer/Developer, Dan Wahlin on layouts, Laurence Moroney's SL2 book is out, and Bill Reiss on developing games for SL and XNA, and a SL Game contest. I didn't get this out on Wednesday because I was doing a presentation for a bigshot from my client's East Coast office, and oh... he didn't show, and he didn't call, and he ......

Posted On Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:23 AM

Silverlight Control Builder Contest '08
There's 20 days left until the August 11th deadline for entries in the Silverlight Control Builder Contest! Don't get caught short on the deadline... there are some amazing prizes... the printed list is too long to fit on my browser page here at work... and that's just 1st prize! To see all the prizes including graphics, I have to hit scroll down 7 times... yikes... I'm anxiously awaiting the entries so I can see what everyone's working on. If you haven't been there lately, Page has added a checkbox ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 3:45 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 22, 2008 -- #332
Alex Golesh With Quick tip on an error msg, Martin Mihaylov rearraning SubImages, Koen Zwikstra with Silverlight Spy update, Corrina Barber updated Bubbly skin, Lee on Dynamic Styles (2), and Robby Ingebretson with an awesome animated layout. Special notice about a new Learn Page at blogged about by Jesse Liberty -- check it out! From InitializeError #2103 - Invalid or malformed application what is it and how to deal with it? Alex Golesh unravels any mystery ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:42 AM

Silverlight Cream for July 21, 2008 - 2 -- #331
Martin Mihaylov on the MultiscaleImage control, Alan Cobb on changing Silverlight properties dynamically, and Mike Taulty with Parts 3 and 4 of his Photo Control From The MultiscaleImage control and the SubImages collection Martin Mihaylov posted the first of a series on the MultiscaleImage control and goes into depth on SubImages and selecting an individual image from it... and lots of code :) Changing Silverlight properties dynamically with a "binding-relay" object Alan Cobb ......

Posted On Monday, July 21, 2008 10:35 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 21, 2008 -- #330
Bill Reiss on uploading large files to Streaming and Storing an object in a Tag Property, David Anson updated SilverlightDefaultStyleBrow... Bart Czernicki with Part 2 of becoming a SL Master, Page Brooks on protecting Secrets, and Dave Relyea on Layouts. Jesse Liberty has a page up devoted to his future webcasts... there's one coming up on Wednesday on Templates and VSM, so take a look at his page, and maybe keep the bookmark handy... I'll see you in the webcasts... I'll be the little green square ......

Posted On Monday, July 21, 2008 10:11 AM

Alltop RIA
In my blog-browsing on Friday, I noticed a graphic on Tim Heuer's site about Alltop ... I'd never seen that before, so thought I'd see what it was about. Turns out it's a site that Guy Kowasaki has a hand in that aggregates other people's feeds on many subjects, not the least of which is RIA, which is where I found Tim's blog... oh, and mine :) I counted 51 blogs on the RIA list, so that's some pretty good company to be keeping. I'm not sure how I got there, but hey... I'll take it, and thanks Alltop! ......

Posted On Sunday, July 20, 2008 3:09 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 20, 2008 -- #329
Alex Golesh on Streaming Media, Michael Washington importing content, Joel Neubeck with Closed Captioning, Antoni Dol with 10 SL2 Gotchas Resolved, Michael Sync on Balder 3D Engine and SL2B2, Mike Taulty building a Photo Control, Andy Beaulieu on Polygon Physics, Expression Blog animating between states, Shawn Wildermuth animating brushes, Tim Heuer on startup parameters, Frank LaVigne with updates to Community Megaphone Map, and Jesse Liberty on new videos. This falls into the "No good deed goes ......

Posted On Sunday, July 20, 2008 10:04 AM

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This isn't quite a Silverlight thing, but it came to 'light while debugging a problem that ultimately began with Silverlight. Many of us are using WebServices with Silverlight, and what starts out small has a tendency to grow up on us... and that's what happened to my OutlookBar code. Read the article to see how to resolve the "Maximum Length Exceeded" error. Stay in the 'Light! Twitter SLNews | Join me @ SilverlightCream | SL Web Articles | SL2 Web Articles | My Articles | My Tutorials | My Tooltips ......

Posted On Saturday, July 19, 2008 8:54 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 17 - 2 -- #328
Tamir Khason on bidirectional support, Page Brooks with a Save File Dialog, Mike Snow on Increasing Isolated Storage, Dave Relyea with an Animatable WrapPanel, and Karen Corby using Dave Relyea's WrapPanel. Adam Kinney has a blog post on the Yosemite DeepZoom project being live and has some great pictures. I've not successfully opened the page, but maybe they're getting hammered because the video they had up last week was awesome... wait it out and keep checking... it'll be worth it... there's currently ......

Posted On Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:33 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 17, 2008 -- #327
Denislav Savkov on VSM, Mino with a SL PhotoGallery, Alex Golesh on app performance, Avi Pilosof with "War on Terrier", Michael Schwarz reports SL2B2 update, Alex Knight on VSM, Peter McGrattan on initialization via SL server control, Lee on DataGrids and ListBoxes, and David Anson on shrinking XAPs. Open notice to Tim Heuer, Brad Abrams, and Karen Corby just to name a few ... you should send email to xclusivesalman at yahoo dot com (Mashook Talpur - 26-167 cantt bazar, Karachi Sind, Pakistan) because ......

Posted On Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:31 AM

Silverlight Cream for July 16, 2008 -- #326
Corrina Barber updated Red & Black skins, Mike Snow on Isolated Storage, Tim Heuer on S3 and SL2B2 and making Video Encoder Templates, Azret Botash with IM/Chat client and server, Emil Stoychev with Pivot Table, Bart Czernicki Master Series, Part 1, and Alex Golesh: Isolated Storage, StringToPathGeometry Converter, Init Params, Communication between two objects, Treeview Control and reflecting ScriptObject content. I want to point out to all the bloggers that there's a new blog-scraper in town. ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:18 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 15, 2008 -- #325
Mark Monster on SL Networking (2), Andy Beaulieu on finding XAML elements, chrishayuk with SL2 Wee Mee, and Mike Snow Animating a rotating image and setting browser cookies with SL. If you don't know who Chad Campbell is, shame on you... and a big hint --- he's NOT my son! Chad's been working on a great Silverlight 2 book for quite a while and soon we're all going to benefit from his undertaking. Moving in that direction, Chad is going to have a Halo 3 discussion of his book, feedback, and discussion ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:07 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 14, 2008 -- #324
Fons Sonnemans with RollMenu, Frank LaVigne with Community Megaphone SL Map, Martin Mihaylov on LINQ to XML in SL2, John Stockton with What is Silverlight, and How to Learn it, Felix Corke on Designing a SL2B2 skin, Michael Washington with Silverlight Notepad, Michael Scherotter with IE8 Forward/back in SL2, Expression Blend Team resource links for VSM, and Tamir Khason on Actual Width/Height. Yes boys and girls, this is what happens when you take a weekend off from blogging ... so I'm posting this ......

Posted On Monday, July 14, 2008 1:06 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 11, 2008 -- #323
Azret Botash with a series on the Devexpress Grid, Martin Mihaylov on JSON Serialization, Lee on UserControl Communication, Michael Sync on SL Unity Application block, Adam Kinney with an Animation Lab, Jesse Liberty on Blend, and Tim Heuer on debugging SL and fonts and file uploading. Karen Corby has her FlickrViewr updated for SL2B2. Page Brooks has materials up from his CDEG presentation, and while you're on his site, check out the prize list now available for the Silverlight ControlBuilders Contest ......

Posted On Friday, July 11, 2008 11:36 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 11, 2008 -- #322
Rajeev Goel with Silverlight Nuggets, Michael Scherotter on SL and IE8, Adam Kinney reports on Extreme Panoramic Project, Dan Wahlin on Controls (2), Expression Team on Deep Zoom Composer fix, Mike Snow on Game Loops, Shawn Burke with Updated Control Tutorial, and chrishayuk with FileOpen. From SilverlightNuggets Rajeev sent me this earlier this week, and I actually pushed it out to the database and twitter, but he caught me before I blogged it, so some of you may have seen ......

Posted On Thursday, July 10, 2008 10:06 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 09, 2008 -- #321
Rich Griffin on Control Skinning, Michael Washington with 3 posts about Silverlight Desktop, Joel Newbeck Talking between to SL objects, and Alex Knight on a workaround for VSM breaking XAML. If you haven't seen this or done it before, MSDN Magazine has it's yearly post up for purchasing the previous year on DVD. Any destination worldwide, $9.95 for all 2000 through 2007 content and more. I'm due... I think my last one I bought was 2005, and it's great for searching... just have to remember you have ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 5:00 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 8, 2008 -- #320
Martin Mihaylov on the MultiscaleImage control, Tamir Khason on Visual Tree and thickness, Mike Snow on SL and JS, Donavon West on DeepZoom Obama, Video Player by David, Jesse Liberty's Styles and Templates Tutorial is Up, Frank LaVigne on Swift3D and SL, and Andy Beaulieu resolving Default.aspx being executed. From Tip: Maximal and minimal zoom level in the MultiscaleImage control Martin Mihaylov resolves a problem I've noticed in DZ apps ... that you either zoom the image ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 11:09 PM

Silverlight Control Builder Contest '08 -- Post II
Page Brooks has been getting lots of email about the contest from tool vendors! Check out the prize list ... very cool -- and trust me, it's not up-to-date :)... and a personal thanks goes out to all the vendors from me!! I know if I were going to be entering this contest, I'd probably not submit until the last possible moment, but as you can imagine, that is a tad nerve-wracking on those of us involved I don't know a solution to this unless you that are hard at work want to drop either Page or me ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 9:13 AM

Silverlight Cream for July 07, 2008 -- #319
Flipbook by Mino, and Nikhil Kothari on SL Themes From FlipBook First let me say I suck at freehand with a mouse, so I'm not sharin' nothin' :) ... second, I'll say this is clever... and I had fun playing with it. Be sure to use the copy to next frame feature so your image doesn't jump all over the place! Themes for Silverlight Applications Rounding up today is Nikhil Kothari with an addition to his Silverlight.FX framework (go download it!) ... this addition allows themes ... ......

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2008 4:01 PM

Silverlight Cream Forum
I've kicked this idea around a bit in email with some devs. Silverlight Cream needs some updating, but it's going to have to wait until after I get done with both these book chapters... it's MUCH more effort than writing on my site! Meanwhile, in discussion with Michael Washington of, and the fun new Silverlight Desktop, Michael graciously offered to host a SilverlightCream forum! Secretly, I think he's trying to get me to start looking at DNN, but don't tell him I said that :) ......

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2008 12:36 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 6, 2008 -- #318
Michael Washington on SL Security, Jesse LIberty on Styles & Templates, Koen Zwikstra on Tweening, Pete Brown on sizing SL, Peter Bromberg Part III of Data, and Tim Heuer on SL and S3. Nothing obvious to do with Silverlight, but this looks to be a great FREE eBook by Karl Seguin. Exceptionally well-done considering it's being given away, thanks Karl! Jesse Liberty has adjusted his Live From Redmond schedule... take note and take part! Updated 7/7/2008 to correct the spelling on Koen Zwikstra's ......

Posted On Sunday, July 6, 2008 8:24 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 04, 2008 -- #317
Michael Washington on prompting for install, Peter McGrattan updated his Stock List Demo, Joel Neubeck on Timeline Markers, Alex Knight DeepZooming, David Anson on LayoutTransoform, and Tim Heuer on Silverlight.js & FF3. Christopher Bennage has an interesting WPF article on TemplateBinding that if not directly related to SL, it's close. A couple days ago I referenced the Silverlight 2 RefCard from DZone, and since then have gotten a copy of the PDF file... this is very nicely done... it has an ......

Posted On Friday, July 4, 2008 4:26 PM

Phoenix Silverlight User's Group Meeting
We had our July, 2008 Silverlight User's Group meeting tonight at Interface Technical Training in downtown Phoenix, and considering the heat, we had a decent showing. If I counted correctly, there were 16 there. Some of the attendees were first-time, and it's always good to see new faces. The Phoenix rock-stars were in attendance: Mike Palermo, Steele Price, Tim Heuer, and Phoenix' newest MVP: Joel Neubeck of Terralever. Steele gave a great presentation on Top Bananna focusing more on the how than ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2008 9:14 PM

Silverlight Cream for July 2, 2008 -- #316
Mike Hanson with a Silverlight Navigation Framework, Martin Mihaylov on consuming asmx web services with SL2, and Nikhil Kothari on Searching in RIAs. Please take note that Shawn Wildermuth (ADOGuy) has opened his new site: Shawn Wildermuth, he assures me the old URLs will be redirected for probably as many years as we'd need, but you'll want to pick up his feed from his new site ... and take a look the site... it looks great! Pete Brown is doing a shoutout to all the Silverlight 2 developers wanting ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 2, 2008 4:21 PM

Sliverlight Cream for July 1, 2008 -- #315
16 posts today... yikes: Corrina Barber on Sparkling Client, Training CD update via Tim Heuer, Progressive Metal via Jesse Liberty, Line Rider game via Tim Heuer, Virtual Earth Wrapper for SL, Pete brown on part 3 of Pub/Sub and his DevNuggets Episode 2, Koen Swikstra with Part 2 of Declarative Tweening, Adam Kinney on building a simple Control, Page Brooks on VSM issues, Tamir Khason on accessing HTML from SL, Mike Snow on Right-click menu and Image width/height, Joel Neubeck on uploading Images, ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 10:39 PM

MVP Re-Award
I'm not sure which was sweeter, getting MVP the first time, or getting re-awarded, but I got my email this morning: "Dear Dave Campbell, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2008 Microsoft® MVP Award! ..." In the words of my buddy Brian: Woot! Thanks to everyone involved in this effort, and all the time they put into vetting all the MVPs. And thanks to all the folks that read my ramblings because when it's all said and done, the development community is what it's all about. I know ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 9:15 AM

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