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WynApse Mining the Web for Silverlight so YOU don't have to August 2008 Entries
Silverlight Cream for August 31, 2008 -- #359
Erik Mork interviews Bill Reiss, Terence Tsang with Flash & Sl 3D Text Space, Shawn Wildermuth's ADO.NET & SL2 article in MSDN Magazine, Silverlight SDK reports on tutorials on their site, Christ Hay with a SL2 Spectrum Emulator, Mike Snow on centering your app, and Jesse Liberty on PodCast-a-rama! Rob Bagby has announced MSDN Events in Colorado, Albuquerque, Phoenix and Las Vegas in September and October 2008 ... I've signed up for the one in Phoenix, so come on down! From SilverlightCream.com: ......

Posted On Sunday, August 31, 2008 5:53 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 28, 2008 -- #358
Anna Wrochna on justifying/aligning text, and Ronnie Saurenmann on WCF without a web server. If you find yourself in Austrailia, take a look at DevSTA Challenge 2008... it hasn't started yet, but it looks cool, and great prizes! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight and text-align:justify. Anna takes a pretty good shot at getting text justified on a page... her results are very nice, but wow... what a bunch of work! Serving Silverlight applications on client PCs without a web server using WCF 3.5 ......

Posted On Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:49 PM

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I've resolved an issue that has plagued my home workstation for a while. How long is 'a while'? ... I'm not sure, but I'm thinking since Silverlight 2 Beta 2. I'm not blaming Silverlight... I think it's a synergy of some sort between what I've been doing on my MasterPage with Silverlight, and something associated with my slightly older Dell. All I know is after I stopped the Silverlight Logo from continually animating, the problem with my workstation has gone away... It's been over a week since I ......

Posted On Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:43 AM

Silverlight Cream for August 27, 2008 -- #357
Michael Washington with Desktop Instances in SilverlightDesktop, and Mike Snow scaling his entire app to the browser. Bill Reiss reports that Silverlight Sports Game Contest Registration and Submission now live... and with the dollar value of the prizes, it looks like definitely a worthy goal! From SilverlightCream.com: SilverlightDesktop 01.60.00 released. Now features "Desktop Instances" Michael Washington has been busy with his SilverlightDesktop project. This enhancement features Desktop Instances ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 27, 2008 3:34 PM

Why Does Crystal Reports ALWAYS kick my Axx - Part X -- WAY too many pages, part 2
The customer agreed with me that the amount of time I've spent is plenty, and I've not heard anything back from anyone else getting more than 10 reams of blank paper inserted between two lines in a Crystal Reports PDF file... hmmm did Business Objects buy one of the printer paper distributorships?? I agree that producing a PDF file and then printing that PDF file produces a very nice output, primarily because there is no header/footer text on the printout and the paging is handled a little better ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:08 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 26, 2008 -- #356
Scott Barnes on Submitting SL Bugs, Shawn Wildermuth on SL Firestarter in NYC, Jason Cooke Templatinging the Calendar, Jonas Follesø on SL2 apps using WCF, and Mike Snow on detecting alt-shitshift-control-windows and apple keys, delcaring a User Control from a XAML Page, and Creating Smooth Tile Transitions. Don't forget about the Silverlight Write and Win Contest at SilverlightShow. Ivan reported to me this morning that one of the articles in my SC posts from yesterday was entered in the contest ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 26, 2008 5:02 PM

Why Does Crystal Reports ALWAYS kick my Axx - Part IX -- WAY too many pages
This one is going to be mid-rant because I can't even find anyone else that has hinted at having this problem...arggghhh! The problem: The current problem is when a couple of my reports print, they want to print 5,572 pages which is about 5,568 too many! I've got some pretty complex reports in some legacy packages that I support, i.e. I didn't write it, I just need to keep it running and add onto it. The reports look fine great, but at the top of the report is a button with the text: "Printable Version". ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:00 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 25, 2008 -- #355
Matt Serbinski on SL and Drupal and RSS, Mark Monster Updating his Tag Cloud, Christian Schormann Cutting Shapes, Jeff Wilcox resizing the plugin to zero, and Page Brooks introducing SilverlightContrib. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight and Drupal: Syndication Matt Serbinski is going to replicate his Drupal site in Silverlight over a period of blog posts. In this first one, he deals with syndication in Silverlight, but still using Drupal for the data. The advantage of the TagCloud Mark Monster ......

Posted On Monday, August 25, 2008 3:50 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 23, 2008 -- #354
Chris Cavenagh with source for his WPF Photo Print, Rob Houweling on Authentication in SL, Anna Wrochna with a SL 'Tree', Cameron Albert with Farseer Physics Geom Visual Helper Method, Mike Ormond's MultiScaleTileSource Demo code, Dynamically loading ListView Templates again, and DZ and Mandelbrot. From SilverlightCream.com: WPF Photo Print - Source code Not Silverlight, but it's WPF code... so that's close :) ... Chris Cavanagh posted the code to his WPF Photo Print utility... and code is ALWAYS ......

Posted On Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:01 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 21, 2008 -- #353
Page Brooks with CoolMenu and Custom Collections for Controls, Bill Reiss on Calling WCF on local server, Mike Snow on Fast Sprite Animation, Tom Fischer on getting a color or brush from a string, Shawn Wildermuth on User Controls Base Classes, Tim Heuer on MS CRM, and Jesse Liberty on Getting Started with SL. From SilverlightCream.com: CoolMenu: A Silverlight Menu Control Page Brooks posted a very nice menu... I'd call it a Toolbar, but in this SL2B2 create-your-own-paradigm world, it is what it ......

Posted On Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:04 PM

Silvelright Cream for August 20, 2008 -- #352
Alex Knight on custom fonts, Adam Kinney with WPF demos, Shawn Wildermuth on Container Editing in Blend, Tim Heuer with Troubleshooting Webcast, Chris Koenig reports Silverlight on Skyfire Richard Costall and Pete McGann with Silverlight Manic Miner Game. Mike Taulty discusses the new controls from Intersoft and Telerik. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight custom fonts - How to and issues. Alex Knight discusses adding a font to your Silverlight project and then talks about a problem with it, and ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:59 PM

Adding Insult to Injury... :)
Going through my morning paper (about 160 blogs) looking for Silverlight to distribute, and one of the sites I aggregate gave this error: Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. It just struck me as funny and thought I'd share... sorta like getting slapped after you're already on the floor :) ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:35 AM

VS2008/.NET 3.5 SP1 Install Follies
I had trouble with someone's Silverlight site... I dropped my buddy Tim Heuer an email and asked him if it was me or what... he said it was me... sigh... I still disagree, but as this progressed, Tim offered up that there is a problem folks are reporting that I appeared to be on the edge of... so I figured what the heck, let's help! After an email exchange last night, we realized I needed .NET 3.5 SP1 installed.. oops... so I tried that and it pooted...hmmm Tim says "Oh if you have VS2008 on there, ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:27 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 19, 2008 -- #351
Martin Mihaylov on Resizing the SL Object, Dan Wahlin on the Grid and a Flyout StackPanel, Robby Ingebretsen with a Particle Generator, Mike Snow on Terrain Part 2, Custom Mouse Cursor, and Transparent Draggable dialog, Mike Taulty with MessageBox(), Shawn Wildermuth's Part 2 on Deep Fried Bytes, and Pete Brown on SL vs Flash/Flex. In addition to the two new postings in this edition, Dan Wahlin has updated his My Latest Silverlight post as well. From SilverlightCream.com: Tip: Resizing the Silverlight ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 1:53 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 18, 2008 -- #350
Koen Zwikstra updated SLSpy with Reflector, Alan Cobb on sizing the NBCOlympics videos, Page Brooks on a great carousel, Jeff Wilcox with a Unit Testing primer, Jonas Follesø with updated SL/WebCam and Sliding puzzle, Jesse Liberty compares animation types. I've exchanged email with CrocusGirl a couple times about this... she used the Andrea Mosaic tool to create a DeepZoom to celebrate her One year of California adventure. Another great example of this technology... From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight ......

Posted On Monday, August 18, 2008 10:57 AM

Why I've been quiet...
Breaking with a year and a half tradition, my WynApse.com site has been pretty quiet lately. I have kept up with the Silverlight Cream blog posts, but I always feel bad when I don't have much of my own product out there. After MIX this year, Bill Reiss asked me to do a couple chapters in his book for Manning Press. It's called Hello! Silverlight 2, and I only agreed because I had read the original proposal and thought it would be a good book. Little did I know at the time that I would be involved! ......

Posted On Sunday, August 17, 2008 4:10 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 17, 2008 -- #349
Bill Reiss announced a SL Game contest, Matt Berseth with Custom DataGrid icons, Palard Julien provides password control, Sean Blakemore on IOC and Moq, Somesegar describes the olympics process, Laurence Moroney with a fun app, Scott Barnes on RSS, Tim Heuer announces hands-on labs, and Expression Blog on animating a line [WPF]. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Game Contest rules and FAQ now online Bill announced this the other day and I held off until I could exchange email with him... looks ......

Posted On Sunday, August 17, 2008 8:39 AM

Silverlight Cream for August 15, 2008 -- #348
SilverlightShow hosts another Contest, Anna Wrochna investigates overlaying, Denislav Savkov with Part 3 of the Weather control, and Shawn Wildermuth on VS2008SP1, SL2B2, and ADO.NET Data Services. From SilverlightCream.com: Ivan Dragoev and the SilverlightShow guys didn't want to stop at one Write and Win contest that Michael Sync hosted... they want to continually run them... and based on the turnout they had with the last one... that seems like a good idea. Anything that gets the community fired ......

Posted On Friday, August 15, 2008 3:45 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 14, 2008 -- #347
SilverlightOnly Panorama Viewer, Alex Golesh on Isolated Storage, Mike Snow on moving the XAP, Changing the XAP name, and Changing the cursor, Corey Schuman on Drag and Drop, and Jeff Paries animation book. If you're also into WPF, checkout the 3-part series Jaime Rodriguez did on the WPF datagrid. From SilverlightCream.com: 360° Panorama Viewer 2D The team at SilverlightOnly sent this to me this morning just as I was leaving and I was jammed up all day. This is a very cool viewer! I haven't investigated ......

Posted On Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:23 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 13, 2008 - 2 -- #346
Bart Czernicki comparing Silverlight to Flash, Jesse Liberty with 3 videos, and Dan Wahlin on Layout Controls. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight advantages over Flash Bart Czernicki takes a hard swing at comparing Silverlight to Flash. Definitely an interesting read and goes in some directions you may not expect. 3 New Vids Post; 2 Move to the Top of my To-do List Jesse Liberty blogged about 3 new videos posted at Silverlight.net: Graphics and Brushes, Multiple Pages Part 2, and In-State Animation... ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 9:57 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 13, 2008 -- #345
Bill Reiss on Embedding fonts, .net Curry on hosting SL Content, Corrina Barber updated another SL2 skin, Lutz Gerhard on Zooming with constraints, Scott Barnes on offline storage, Tim Heuer on Simple properties, DeepZoom app and general posts. From SilverlightCream.com: Be careful when embedding fonts in Silverlight XAP file Bill Reiss discusses issues surrounding straying from the standard font set, and gets some info from Tim Heuer in the process. Hosting Silverlight Content in ASP.NET 3.5 If ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 6:49 AM

Color Me...
Yes, color... I took a quick look through Google to get an idea of colors vs moods, and just grabbed the first site that popped up. The site isn't important, but I wanted to give credit. I was more interested in the correlation such as: Blue: Calm, harmony Black: Formality, elegance Green: Nature, Jealousy Purple: Royalty Red: Love, danger (whoa... interesting juxtaposition) White: Reverence, Innocence Yellow: Joy, Optimism And why did I go on this search? ... I was looking to see if I could find ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 12, 2008 9:47 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 12, 2008 -- #344
Emil Stoychev on async data, Bart Czernicki on VS and SLTools updates, Denislav Savkov with Part 2 of his weather control, Bill Reiss on Fiddler and SL vs Flash, Page Brooks with a Gauge Control and Polling Control, Matt Berseth with angled DataGrid column headers, and Alex Knight with a Splash screen. I feel like a wedding planner with this one... something old, something new :) ... of course the old ones are only a few days, leftover from while I was gone. I have one more set of those unless I ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:46 PM

Silverlight GlyphMap Utilitiy Repair Repaired
Sigh... I guess it was predictable coming off of a vacation away from code, but the post last night about fixing the problems with my GlyphMap Utility was incomplete. Yes I did fix the interaction with the OutlookBar code, but there remained a problem with closing the slide-out menu panels. I had seen the problem earlier and thought it was related. When I tested, I did the 'tunnel-vision' test and only looked at the problem I had repaired rather than the app as a whole, and left the slide-in problem ......

Posted On Monday, August 11, 2008 6:16 AM

Silverlight GlyphMap Utility Repaired
Either folks are hesitant to write, or nobody is playing with the stuff on my site, because apparently my GlyphMap Utility has been broken since I got the OutlookBar code running I was getting some links together for someone, and finally decided to jump into that code. I knew it was an interaction because if I tried to select a font, the OutlookBar went away. Turns out I had "MainCanvas" defined in both... makes sense since all my V1.0 SL starts with the same XML. So I renamed the GlyphMap Utility ......

Posted On Sunday, August 10, 2008 9:52 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 10, 2008 -- #343
Michael Washington with an add-on for SL Desktop already, Mike Snow beginning Terrain tutorials and applying a XAML template to a class, Michael S. Scherotter on SL and Code Analysis and add-on support to paging demo, Ashish Shetty on distinguishing SL and .Net assemblies, Peter McGrattan with updated Pie Chart, and Joel Neubeck on updated VideoPlayer and confined collisions From SilverlightCream.com: Send Emails from SilverlightDesktop Michael Washington reports that a Silverlight Desktop user has ......

Posted On Sunday, August 10, 2008 6:07 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 09, 2008 - 2 -- #342
Michael Washington released the latest Silverlight Desktop, Anna Wrochna has three good short SL posts: How to Learn SL, What you can/can't do, displaying rich text, Michael Sync with Unity, Jesse Liberty on Templated Buttons and webcast post about multi-page apps, Ola Karlsson with SL panel on HTML, Robby Ingebretsen on Intellisense in Blend and 5 parts of SL ThoughtBox. Trying to catch up, plus a new submittal from Michael Washington. CrocusGirl has updated all her work to B2. Karen Corby Reports ......

Posted On Saturday, August 9, 2008 9:47 PM

Silverlight Cream for August 09, 2008 -- #341
Mark Monster on DynamicProxy and Function Pointers, Emil Stoychev with OlympicShow, Denislav Savkov with weather forecast control, Azret Botash with a MessageBox dialog, Rich Griffin with a Tag Cloud and Dependency Injection, Rob Houweling with SharpZipLib, Alex Golesh on dynamic creation/destroying SL objects, Mario Meir-Huber with a SL blog in German, and James Bacon on Downloading SL errors. I'm back from vacation... no trout, but lots of fish and cool air. This first SC Blog post after vacation ......

Posted On Saturday, August 9, 2008 3:51 PM

SilverlightCream on Vacation
On Vacation Even Silverlight fanatics take time off, so to celebrate the anniversary of my birth 60 years ago on the 2nd of August, and my wedding anniversary 36 years ago on the 5th, I am going to be unavailable by any normal means. I will be nowhere near electricity, running water, the internet, cellphones, etc. I will, however, be near a lake and trout: That is a link to a full image and is a picture I took myself at 7:30am on August 22, 2004. It is taken from my fishing spot facing south. Here ......

Posted On Saturday, August 2, 2008 8:30 AM

Silverlight Cream for August 1, 2008 -- #340
Denislav Savkov with a selection helper class, Mark Monster with SL Tag Cloud, Mike Taulty on asmx web services, Jesse Liberty on Page switching and his new SL book with Tim Heuer, and Martin Grayson on panels. From SilverlightCream.com: Tip: Easy/Reusable selection with ISelectable and SelectionManager Denislav Savkov submitted this quick tip of a helper class, to assist in selection process. All the code plus examples on the blog! Creating a Silverlight TagCloud UserControl I guess it's my own ......

Posted On Friday, August 1, 2008 5:22 PM

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