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Silverlight Cream for November 29, 2008 -- #442
In this issue: Hannes Preishuber, Tim Greenfield, Peter Bromberg, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutout: Adan Kinney has announed a Windows FireStarter, free event on Dec 12th... if you're in the area, it looks like it will be an interesting day! From B# and Silverlight Isolated Storage Hannes Preishuber has a good post up on Isolated Storage, and he's using B# to do it. Animate collapsing a Grid column or row in Silverlight Tim Greenfield discusses and demonstrates collapsing ......

Posted On Saturday, November 29, 2008 11:25 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 28, 2008 - 2 -- #441
In this issue: Michael Washington, Adam Kinney, Arturo Toledo(2), Hannes Preishuber, Tim Greenfield, and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutout: Bill Reiss has an announcement on his blog that I keep forgetting to mention: Silverlight Games 101 Blog moved and new content... you don't want to lose track of Bill! From Silverlight Desktop 01.90.00 Released Michael Washington has been posting new Silverlight Desktop posts the last couple days and I was going to give him a shoutout today, ......

Posted On Friday, November 28, 2008 4:52 PM

December 3 Phoenix Silverlight User's Group Meeting
Please join a group of Silverlight fanatics at Interface Technical Training in downtown Phoenix from 6 to 8 pm. Steele Price will be giving a talk on the Silverlight Toolkit and the goodness surrounding that. Be there at 6pm for pizza, soft drinks, and networking, then watch and learn from Steele. Remember we will not have a January meeting, so this is the last opportunity until February to meet with all your Silverlight buds! I also need suggestions for talks in the new year and also presentors, ......

Posted On Friday, November 28, 2008 11:04 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 28, 2008 -- #440
In this issue: Timmy Kokke, Martin Mihaylov(2), CASON Engineering Plc., Bryant Likes(2), and Stefan Olson. Since I had seven submittals, I decided to do them first today and post my web-scrapings later :) From Silverlight Without XAML I'm not sure Timmy Kokke has a blog... if he does, send it to me, I'd like to track this. He has ripped page.xaml and app.xaml out of the project and is building his app in code behind ... interesting. My OutlookBar is pretty close to that... all ......

Posted On Friday, November 28, 2008 10:47 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 27, 2008 -- #439
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! In this issue: Martin Mihaylov, Tim Heuer, Katrien De Graeve, Expression Blend and Design Blog, Ruurd Boeke, Mike Snow(4), Jeff Wilcox, Michael S. Scherotter, Terence Tsang, and Corey Schuman. Also: Michael S. Scherotter has started a Silverlight Jobs Feed, and that sounds like a great idea! Jeff Prosise reports Silverlight Enigma Simulator Updated (and a Lesson on Internationalization) . CrocusGirl has two updates going: Crocusgirl’s Silverlight 2 Updates and Silverlight ......

Posted On Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:54 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 26, 2008 -- #438
In this issue: Jonathan van de Veen, Bart Czernicki, Tim Greenfield, Ben Waggoner, Ning Zhang, Jesse Liberty, Jonas Follesø, Jafar Husain, Expression Team Blog, Adam Kinney, and Gerard Leblanc. Also: Jose R. Guay Paz reports Enter the Manning Free Ebook a Day giveaway... free is a definite good deal! Jeff Weber details that the Popfly Game Creator Updating to Silverlight 2. If you want to see what can be done with Popfly, check out the MSDN team blog roll on my blog page. Matthias Shapiro has updated ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 26, 2008 8:36 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 24, 2008 -- #437
In this issue: Hannes Preishuber, David Justice, Dan Wahlin, Terence Tsang, and Chris Carper. From Input Validation with Silverlight Hannes Preishuber posted this entry about Input Validation... that seems to be coming up more lately... and yikes I must have lost Hannes' blog address somewhere... I'm watching now and will catch up! Silverlight 2 XAML Binding and Custom / Core Dependency Properties David Justice blogs about responding to a spanking from Justin Angel and discusses ......

Posted On Monday, November 24, 2008 8:57 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 23, 2008 -- #436
In this issue: Silverlight SDK, Nikhil Kothari, Ruurd Boeke, and David Betz. From Silverlight Toolkit and F1 Help The Silverlight SDK has a good post up on why we're seeing weirdness with the F1 help since installing the Toolkit. And for those that never need help, check it out anyway :) In-Place Editing for Silverlight using Styles and Templates Nikhil Kothari has a code-laden post up about editing elements at run-time without popping another box or something... very nice user ......

Posted On Sunday, November 23, 2008 10:06 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 21, 2008 - 2 -- #435
In this issue: Jeff Wolfer, Matt Watson, and Jesse Liberty. From Silverlight Attached/Dependency Properties code snippet update Jeff Wolfer has replacement code snippets for a couple of the ones in VS2008... propdp and propa are continuing to use UIPropertyMetadata, and I just checked on my laptop and there it was... Jeff's replacement fixes that... Silverlight Validator and Input Toolkit Matt Watson and Jeff Wolfer have a toolkit out on CodePlex for Input and validation... ......

Posted On Friday, November 21, 2008 4:08 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 21, 2008 -- #434
In this issue: Joseph Ghassan, Jeff Wilcox, Peter McGrattan, Kathy Kam, and Lee. From Silverlight 2 User Controls Communication Joseph Ghassan has a very complete tutorial up on communication between user controls. Managed Html Controls source code Jeff Wilcox reports that the managed wrapper used for client-side HTML controls used in the Unit Test Framework were actually delivered with the Silverlight Unit Test framework's source! Silverlight 2 WCF Polling Duplex Support - ......

Posted On Friday, November 21, 2008 9:10 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 20, 2008 -- #433
In this issue: Andrew Myhre, Silverlight Girl, webgui, Tim Greenfield, Shawn Wildermuth, Manish Dalal, Arturo Toledo, Ruurd Boeke, Joel Neubeck, Ning Zhang, and Chris Hay. Yikes... another 12 today! From Digital Wall - redux Andrew Myhre sent me an email about this app this morning, and I have to admit I didn't 'get it' at first ... but after some reading on his site, this is pretty darn cool.. you log in, and draw on top of whatever is there already, and you're seeing a display ......

Posted On Thursday, November 20, 2008 10:06 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 19, 2008 -- #432
In this issue: Bart Czernicki, Martin Mihaylov, Katrien De Graeve, Silverlight SDK, Arturo Toledo, crocusgirl, John Papa, Andy Beaulieu, Jeff Wilcox, Justin Angel, Corey Schuman, and Jesse Liberty. Wow -- I did NOT miss yesterday and I have 12 solid links for today... everyone's been *really* busy :) Also: David Anson reports an update to his LayoutTransformControl: An unexceptional layout improvement [Two LayoutTransformControl fixes for Silverlight 2!], and you can now set both ScaleX and ScaleY ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:03 PM

Adding Toolkit Items to Toolbox amid Problems
I probably would not have posted this if the problem only existed on my XP workstation, but when I had the same problem yesterday on my Vista laptop and had to dig the same post up again to find out the solution, I decided I needed to mention it. After the Silverlight Toolkit was released, there was a post about adding the tools to the Toolbox. I re-blogged it in case anyone needed it, but I figured I didn't ... I mean I've been around Visual Studio since it was "Visual C++" Beta, so what's the big ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 18, 2008 2:36 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 18, 2008 -- #431
In this issue: Justin Angel, Shemesh, Albert Eyal, Steve, Ruurd Boeke, Mike Snow, Mehdi Slaoui Andaloussi, Gerard Leblanc, and Jesse Liberty. Also: Steve Smith has opened up a couple new 'feeds' sites that are of note: Azure Feeds and Silverlight Feeds. He has others that you can find info about on these sites but the main idea is to go to Silverlight Feeds and submit your material. I'm mentioning this in good faith that you will also submit to Silverlight Cream of course :) ... yet another source ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:55 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 17, 2008 -- #430
In this issue: Martin Mihaylov, Ivan Dragoev, Jesse Liberty, Scott Guthrie, Laurent Bugnion, Ning Zhang, and Jonas Follesø. Brad Abrams posts a question to all of us: What Does that .NET Namespace Mean: System.* and Microsoft.*... give him some feedback! Boyan Nikolov reports The Number class and the Calculator app updated after his calculator got some prime time. Corey Schuman gives us a hint why he's been relatively quiet lately: Microsoft Expression Blend Visual Quickstart Guide is almost here! ......

Posted On Monday, November 17, 2008 4:31 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 15, 2008 -- #429
In this issue: Boyan Nikolov, Ning Zhang, Jeff Paries, Chris Hay, Jeff Handley, and Mike Snow. Terence Tsang has announed a new site that has nothing to do with Silverlight but looks pretty cool: Pencake Ecard (Facebook Application). Cameron Albert has announced Some New Perenthia Screen Shots. From Calculator for Silverlight Boyan Nikolov has a Silverlight calculator that's built as a custom control... howcool is that? Expander Control in Silverlight Toolkit Ning Zhang's blog ......

Posted On Saturday, November 15, 2008 10:54 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 14, 2008 -- #428
In this issue: Ivan Dragoev, Beatriz Stollnitz, Laurent Duveau, Matthew Casperson, Mike Ormond, Adam Kinney, Scott Guthrie, and Ruurd Boeke. I saw this post by Jeff Wilcox: Toolkit posts: "Silverlight in Style," dependency properties in WPF and Silverlight, and TreeView expansion, and thought "cool -- I've got all that covered :)" ... but WAIT... check this out... all the Toolkit bloggers have their own blog now! I'll be watching this for you, but go ahead and keep an eye on it too in case I miss ......

Posted On Friday, November 14, 2008 9:20 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 13, 2008 -- #427
In this issue: Pencho Popadiyn, Dan Wahlin, Lee, Karl Erickson, Larent Bugnion, Manish Dalal, and Adam Kinney. Jeff Prosise has updated his Enigma Machine: Silverlight Enigma Simulator Updated. Shawn Wildermuth reports he has Updated My Silverlight 2/Astoria MSDN Article. Jesse Liberty is going to be Speaking at Code Mash 2009. David Anson reports he is Shamelessly benefitting from the work of others [Links to Silverlight Airlines and Surface samples for RTW!]... cool ports to SL2. From ......

Posted On Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:26 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 12, 2008 -- #426
In this issue: Silverlight Girl, Mehdi Slaoui Andaloussi, David Anson, Cheryl, Justin Angel, Kathy Kam, Shawn Burke, and Jafar Husain. John Papa hada Teaser Chapter up for his book the other day and I forgot to mention it, so here it is: Free Teaser Chapter for Data Driven Services with Silverlight 2. From Silverlight Loader Animation Silverlight Girl discusses her loader animation created in Blend, then turns around before I got that posted and gives up Source code for the ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:24 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 11, 2008 - 2 -- #425
In this issue: Matthew Casperson, Mehdi Slaoui Andaloussi, Tim Heuer, Dan Wahlin, Dave Britton, Jordan Knight, Gerard Leblanc, Azret Botash, and Lee. From Silverlight Game Programming Tutorial - Input and Adding Game Elements Matthew Casperson had two more posts earlier, but I wanted to get the 'Cream post out and was heavy already so I saved Parts 2 and 3. This one is on creating the objects and getting them moving around then Part 3 is Silverlight Game Programming Tutorial ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 11, 2008 8:20 PM

Thank You to all Veterans
It's very easy for me to think too hard on this, but I want to give a personal thanks from me and my family to everyone that's spent time in the service of our country. My grandfather was in a tank in the US Army in WWI and my father was a Marine on Iwo Jima in WWII. I served in the US Army from June 30, 1970 to June 23, 1973. I'm proud to have done so and am proud of all of you that have done so as well. If you work with someone that served, please tell him or her thanks... trust me, they'll appreciate ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 11, 2008 10:32 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 11, 2008 -- #424
In this issue: Ian Griffiths, Matthew Casperson, Chris Anderson, IDV Solutions, Nikhil Kothari, Dave Burke, Anna Wrochna, Chris Hay, Jesse Liberty, and Robby Ingebretsen. David Anson has collected all the Charting blog links on one page... a good reference: My new home page [A collection of great Silverlight Charting resources!]. Jaime Rodriguez reports that the NY Times has a free version of it's WPF reader: NY Times ReaDER Free Edition.. ... now I just need to be someplace I can run WPF :) From ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 11, 2008 10:14 AM

DevTeach Montreal Swag
As much as it frightens me that DevTeach Montreal is in 3 weeks, I want to say that they've defintiely sweetened the pot for attendees! Every attendee will receive VS2008 Professional, Expression Web 2, and a set of the TechEd Conference DVDs... I just checked and the TechEd DVDs are no longer available... in addition to being about $1000 worth of swag! So let's see... presuming someone needs this software, the cost of the 3 days is $1061, not counting hotel or travel... so really, you're only going ......

Posted On Monday, November 10, 2008 11:23 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 09, 2008 -- #423
In this issue: Joseph Ghassan, Boyan Nikolov, James Bacom, David Justice, Jesse Liberty, Shawn Wildermuth, and Michael Sync. Tim Heuer has an update you should pay attention to: Flickr4Writer Service Pack update. Joel Neubeck updated his RatingControl with Theme support>... it was cool seeing that in action Wednesday night, so great to see him update it so fast... thanks Joel! A couple loyal subjects, Scott Hanselman and Scott Stanfield put together a DeepZoom of Obama Headlines... it seems to ......

Posted On Sunday, November 9, 2008 5:28 PM

zazzle - a great place for printing on Shirts
After seeing David Kelley at MIX 08 with T-Shirts on with his website URL on the back, I decided that for DevTeach Montreal, and MIX 09, I was going to do some of that. I searched around and apparently didn't ask everyone because Bill Reiss told me after the fact that he also used zazzle. is +1! I ordered 3 shirts on Saturday November 1, and they were delivered yesterday, Thursday November 6! ... wow... Not only that, but they look great,and are pre-shrunk 100% cotton good quality shirts. ......

Posted On Friday, November 7, 2008 10:24 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 07, 2008 -- #422
In this issue: David Miles, Shawn Oster, Jeff Weber, Justin Angel, and Nikola Mihaylov. I stand corrected in that the Kongregate tutorials referenced in the Jeff Weber link below are being ported to Silverlight ... the tutorials, NOT Kongregate... sorry for any confusion! The subject was correct, my commentary wrong :( David Anson has made some changes to his ChartBuilder... check out his post: Improving ChartBuilder's cultural sensitivity [ChartBuilder app/source updated!] I've read a bunch here ......

Posted On Friday, November 7, 2008 10:11 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 06, 2008 -- #421
In this issue: Boyan Nikolov, Scott Hanselman, Page Brooks, Justin Angel, and John Papa. If you haven't heard it yet, Mike Ormond has a post: MIX 09 Announced. I hope to see lots of old and new friends in 'Vegas this year! From A Silverlight Minesweeper Boyan Nikolov sent me this MineSweeper post this morning. I didn't have a chance to look at the code before running out the door, but I did quickly lose the game twice :) ... it looks like a good start, and since Boyan is providing ......

Posted On Thursday, November 6, 2008 9:36 AM

Last night's Silverlight User's Group Meeting
Last night Ten of us gathered at Interface Technical Training in downtown Phoenix last night to eat pizza, network, and hear Joel Neubeck talk about his Templated Silverlight Rating Control. First off, a big Thanks to Interface Technical Training for providing facilities for us and providing pizza and soft drinks. Joel answered a question and gave us a bit of the background on Terralever, and how they came to be involved in Silverlight games. He then walked us carefully through the Rating Control ......

Posted On Thursday, November 6, 2008 8:54 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 05, 2008 -- #420
In this issue: Rich Griffin, Nikolay Raychev, David Anson, Manish Dalal, and Terence Tsang. I apologize for not posting this on Monday, but Scott Barnes is asking for everyone's assistance on a poll: Calling all Silverlight/WPF Developers & Designers. Then today Tim Heuer posted this: Hey Startups – get some BizSpark ... wow... if you're a startup, check that out! From Silverlight themes 101 - Resource Dictionary Visual Studio Item Template Rich Griffin posted an item template ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 5, 2008 3:06 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 04, 2008 -- #419
In this issue: Rich Griffin, Martin Mihaylov, Tim Heuer, Jafar Husain, Jeff Prosise, Mike Snow, Jeff Wilcox, Ben Waggoner, Jeff Paries, Jesse Liberty, and Jeff Putz. From Silverlight Themes 101 Rich Griffin sent me this post about Themes ... very nice tutorial... have it on my list of stuff to read closer ... thanks Rich! Using the DockPanel in Silverlight 2 Martin Mihaylov posted a tutorial in his style we've grown to expect on using the DockPanel... check this out! Using Encoder ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 4, 2008 4:05 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 03, 2008 -- #418
In this issue: Jeff Paries, Rob Houweling, Bart Czernicki, Jeff Wilcox, Dan Wahlin, Peter Bromberg, Gerard Leblanc, and Dave Burke. From Foundation Silverlight 2 Animation Jeff Paries wrote that his book is out... how cool is that?? If all the videos he and Rob Houweling have posted aren't enough incentive for you, he has a chapter available to be read: Foundation Silverlight 2 Animation... and this is Simulating 3D in 2D ... fun stuff :) ... awesome job, Jeff! Another one on ......

Posted On Monday, November 3, 2008 10:20 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 01, 2008 -- #417
In this issue: Joseph Ghassan, Bill Reiss, Jordan Knight, Jesse Liberty, Karen Corby, niravi, and Pete Brown. Bill Reiss reports that Silverlight Streaming updated to Silverlight 2 RTW (Finally), and he has his Stack Attack game running there. From Silverlight 2.0 Dependency Properties And Routed Events Joseph Ghassan sent me this extremely detailed blog post on Dependency Properties and Routed Events ... this is like a treatise on the subjects or something... I think that one ......

Posted On Saturday, November 1, 2008 10:11 PM

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