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Silverlight Cream for February 28, 2009 -- #531
In this issue: Mark Monster, Jesse Liberty, Eric Mork, Mike Snow, Jeff Weber, Bob Brumfield and Erwin van der Valk, and Dave Campbell. Shoutout: Looks like I'm in good company with regard to thoughts on Silverlight and Games, Adam Kinney posted Silverlight-based Gaming is about to explode From SilverlightCream.com: Integration of browser’s unloading with Silverlight Mark Monster shows how to keep a user from inadvertently closing a Silverlight page ... not sure I've seen this approached before... ......

Posted On Saturday, February 28, 2009 11:42 PM

Chat with Tim Heuer at Phoenix Silverlight User Group March 4, 2009
After some discussion about having a meeting or not, Tim Heuer kindly offered to host a Q/A session and talk about whatever Silverlight-related issues or questions anyone has. Don't miss another opportunity to meet with Tim! Pizza will be at or close to 6:00 as usual with the meeting to follow. Many of the 'usual suspects' are out of town for the meeting, so someone take good notes and tell me how much you learned! A similar message was posted on the User Group Website. Please bookmark that because ......

Posted On Saturday, February 28, 2009 6:43 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 27, 2009 -- #530
In this issue: Chris Cavanagh, David Anson, Walt Ritscher, and Kevin Dockx. Note: The next few days may be a little slow blogging. I'll be heading to Seattle tomorrow for the 2009 MVP Summit that runs Sunday through Wednesday. I just looked at my schedule and it's going to be a fun/busy time. I'm looking forward to seeing people I haven't seen in a year and in general being able to soak up all the goodness I can. From SilverlightCream.com: ElementRecycler for Silverlight and WPF Chris Cavanagh has ......

Posted On Friday, February 27, 2009 2:44 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 26, 2009 -- #529
In this issue: Matt Watson, Bryant Likes, Tim Heuer, Radenko Zec, Matthias Shapiro(2), Terence Tsang, Justing Angel, and Lee. Shoutouts: Shawn Wildermuth made the announcement that he will be Speaking at DevTeach in June ... way to go, Shawn ... there were lots of contenders for those speaking slots! Joel Neubeck will be speaking in a breakout session at MIX09: Mix09 - Creating Web Applications on the Internet Explorer 8 Platform ... should be a good one, Joel! The SilverlightShow guys sent me this ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 4:02 PM

Silverlight 2 Animation
If you're not (yet) excited about MIX09, maybe this will help! Jeff Paries has been around Silverlight for a long time and animation for a lot longer. He's the author of the book shown above, and will be Speaking at MIX09!! If you want a glimpse into what is in Jeff's book, check out his blog (linked above), or do a search for his name at SilverlightCream. He put out a lot of short videos to pump up the book prior to it's release. If you want to take my word about it... this is another "must have" ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 11:44 AM

Silverlight Cream for February 25, 2009 -- #528
In this issue: Maurice de Beijer, Corey Schuman, Ben Waggoner, and Bryant Likes. Shoutouts: Bill Reiss announced Help us pick a logo for new Silverlight game site SilverArcade.com ... and there's some nice-looking logos out there! John Stockton joins the exalted ranks of those that can say I’m Speaking at Mix09!... congrats John! From SilverlightCream.com: SilverUnit - Unit testing framework for Silverlight Maurice de Beijer reports on Roy Osherove's "SilverUnit" UnitTesting framework for Silverlight ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:33 PM

Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2
If you're working with Silverlight and you don't have a copy of John Papa's Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2, you're spending too much time somewhere. When I finished Chapter 2 and thought I was done... wow what a bunch of stuff still remained! REST, WCF, JSON, LINQ, Entities, and on and on. Lots of detail, and lots of code on the pages (for those of us that think better that way). I'm thinking about buying the eBook version just so this one doesn't get as ragged as Petzold's "Programming ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:50 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 24, 2009 -- #527
In this issue: Jeff Weber. Shoutouts (wow... more shoutouts than postings!): Tim Heuer announces his MIX09 ticket winners, and congratulations, Matthias... you saw his entry posted here a couple days ago! Near the bottom of that post, Tim also blogged about something I keep forgetting: ServerQuest Silverlight Contest... and this one could net you $5,000! Oh... it's US-only, and I'm not involved in this one, so .... I'm just sayin'... Adam Kinney has announced The official unofficial MIX09 Tweetup. ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 24, 2009 3:43 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 23, 2009 -- #526
In this issue: Fredrik Normén(2), Timmy Kokke, Shemesh, Manish Dalal, Terence Tsang, Michael S. Scherotter, Corey Schuman, and Pete Ohanlon. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher has a nice Shoutout to Page Brooks: SilverlightContrib - Nice Open Source Library, and thanks for the shoutout back to me, Walt :) John Papa got the nod for his presentation at MIX09: Heading to MIX 09 and Presenting Too ... way-to-go John!! From SilverlightCream.com: How the Presentation Model could look like when using Silverlight ......

Posted On Monday, February 23, 2009 4:40 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 22, 2009 -- #525
In this issue: Jesse Liberty, Shawn Wildermuth, and Matthias Shapiro. From SilverlightCream.com: More About the Layout System Jesse Liberty revisits the layout system that he's got two videos available on. He's responding to reader questions and elaborating on the code... all good stuff! My Silverlight MVVM Article is Live! Shawn Wildermuth not only has an MVVM article up, but the article is in MSDN Magazine ... how cool is that! InfoViz Project For Tim Heuer - Presidential Candidate Tracker Matthias ......

Posted On Sunday, February 22, 2009 3:40 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 21, 2009 -- #524
In this issue: ScrumWall, Mike Snow, Joel Neubeck, WorkSight Blog, Robby Ingebretsen, and Bill Reiss. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher has Reflecting on Design #15 up. Laurent Bugnion announed today: Talking at MIX09: Las Vegas and the continuum... congratulations, Laurent! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight scrumwall agileServ has a complete Silverlight application up that is a visual "Scrum Wall" ... you need a login to see it, but it's nicely done. Silverlight Tip of the Day #96 – The meaning of AG_E_PARSER_BAD_PROPERTY_VALUE ......

Posted On Saturday, February 21, 2009 6:00 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 20, 2009 -- #523
In this issue: Kirupa Chinnathambi, Sheo Narayan, Alex Knight, Katrien De Graeve, Maurice de Beijer, Page Brooks, Mike Snow, and Jeff Paries. Shoutouts: Pete Brown reports on My Favorite MIX09 10k Challenge Entries Jesse Liberty's Carousel videos are now up -- remember the carousel? ... cool stuff.. now you can see the videos: Carousel Video Posted – Parts 1 and 2 From SilverlightCream.com: CLR Properties vs. Dependency Properties Kirupa Chinnathambi has a good article up and I'm going to start keeping ......

Posted On Friday, February 20, 2009 11:50 AM

Silverlight Cream for February 19, 2009 -- #522
In this issue: Ed Silverton, Tim Sneath, Shawn Wildermuth, Koen Zwikstra, Tim Heuer, Ken Cox, Robby Ingebretsen, Terence Tsang, Jonathan van de Veen, and the Epxression Blend and Design Blog Shoutouts: Laurent Bugnion announed early this morning MIX10K contest: The choice is made Walt Ritscher has his latest post up - Reflecting on Design #13 ... that waterdrops one is pretty cool :) From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight for Flash Developers Talk Ed Silverton did a presentation for a group called ......

Posted On Thursday, February 19, 2009 4:21 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 18, 2009 -- #521
In this issue: Tim Greenfield, Adam Kinney, Shawn Wildermuth, Alex Knight, and Joel Neubeck. Shoutout: The Swiss MSDN Team Blog has a bonus for all you wanna-be WPF'ers out there: Windows Presentation Foundation – Line of Business Hands-On-Lab Material From SilverlightCream.com: Speed up your app by compressing WCF service responses Tim Greenfield shows how to setup IIS to get your WCF services compressed during transit. Just for drill, I checked my shared hosting and I don't have that sort of granular ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:43 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 17, 2009 -- #520
In this issue: Maurice de Beijer, Terence Tsang, Christopher Bennage, Lee, and Dave Campbell Shoutouts: The MIX09 blog reports $200 Hosting Credit for MIX09 Attendees in case you can sweet-talk your manager with that :) David Anson has a bug fix up on his Hashing code: Ambiguous contract is ambiguous [Minor bug fix for CRC32 and MD5Managed HashAlgorithm implementations] Walt Ritscher has Reflecting on Design #12 up, and this one makes my head hurt just to think about trying to do it ... definitely ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 17, 2009 2:55 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 16, 2009 -- #519
In this issue: Jesse Liberty, Gerard Leblanc, and Jamie Rodriguez. Shoutouts: The MIX09 blog reports the Last Chance to Save on MIX Cameron Albert is going to start publishing some articles about Multi-Player games in Silverlight based on his experience with Parenthia: Silverlight for Multi-Player Games Walt Ritscher has Reflecting on Design #11 up, and this one is pretty interesting, for all you movie buffs :) From SilverlightCream.com: Putting the Silverlight Layout System to Work Jesse Liberty ......

Posted On Monday, February 16, 2009 2:37 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 15, 2009 -- #518
In this issue: Yasser Makram, Mark Monster, Jesse Liberty, Peter McGrattan, Nigel Sampson, and Radenko Zec. Shoutouts: Crocusgirl has posted A list of my Silverlight Video Player Notes to share. If you've got an issue with the Silverlight Toolkit, Jeff Wilcox reports The Silverlight Toolkit team is on top of your feedback The Expression Blend and Design Team asks What Would you Like to See in Future Releases of Deep Zoom Composer? Koen Zwikstra reports that Silverlight Spy updated (2.0.0.41) From ......

Posted On Sunday, February 15, 2009 11:13 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 14, 2009 -- #517
In this issue: Michael Washington, Laurent Bugnion, Andy Beaulieu, and Dave Campbell. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Gantt Chart Michael Washington sent me a preview of this Gantt chart last week and it's very cool... and not so much that it's a Gantt chart necessarily, but the visualization and data representation, not to mention he gave up the source :) Simulating IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem in Silverlight (part 1) Laurent Bugnion has part 1 of a two-parter on simulating IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem ......

Posted On Saturday, February 14, 2009 10:21 PM

You had me from WPF/E 001 - Intro/Install
You had me from WPF/E If you've spent much time at WynApse.com, it doesn't take long to realize that I'm not only a Silverlight Fanatic, but I've been at it since WPF/E. I've been out of blogging my own material for a while and have a strong desire to get back at it. I like helping folks learn how much fun and how simple it is to get started with Silverlight, and once they get comfortable with the concepts they can go start reading some of the many advanced blog posts out there. I kicked this idea ......

Posted On Saturday, February 14, 2009 10:14 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 13, 2009 -- #516
In this issue: Umesh Patel, Eylon Yogev, and Shawn Wildermuth(2). Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher has Reflecting on Design #10 up ... and thse are very cool. Then in this post: Feel the Power of WPF ListBox Templates, Walt has a link out to US Map in Listbox - WPF Mike Ormond collected some Demos - Catching Up on Rich Clients Part 1 Shawn Wildermuth gave a shoutout to John Papa, and let everyone else know about a discount on John's book: Get John Papa's Excellent Silverlight Data Service Book for 40 Percent ......

Posted On Friday, February 13, 2009 8:00 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 12, 2009 -- #515
In This issue: Jim Lynn, Pencho Popadiyn, Tim Heuer, Scott Guthrie, Mike Snow, Maurice de Beijer, and Dean Chalk. Shoutouts: Tim Sneath responds to Adobe's latest salvo: Silverlight is FIZZING, Not Fizzling Walt Ritscher has Reflecting on Design #9 up, and the 'light graffiti' stuff is pretty cool :) Azret Botash reports an update on the free Silverlght datagrid from Devexpress: Free Silverlight DataGrid is Fast! If you think you're up to it, Laurence Moroney says Solve the riddle, and get a free ......

Posted On Thursday, February 12, 2009 4:21 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 11, 2009 -- #514
In this issue: Rob Houweling, Jonathan van de Veen, Peter Bromberg, Jeff Weber, Mike Snow, Jordan Knight, and Andrej Tozon. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher has two Design reflections up: Reflecting on Design #7 ... dang hate to admit I remember ASCII art on wide-carriage green-bar paper :) Walt's second: Reflecting on Design #8 was just cool enough until he showed the anamorphic illusion view -- wow! I saw this on a couple other blogs, but Walt has some good info up about it: Win $5000 for best Silverlight ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 11, 2009 8:57 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 10, 2009 -- #513
In this issue: Maurice de Beijer, Jesse Liberty(2), Corey Schuman, Mike Snow, Tim Heuer, and Radenko Zec. Shoutouts: Andras Velvart sent me a link to a stunning commercial application using Silverlight and DeepZoom... don't take my word for it, try it out: Zoomery. If you're interested in 3D in Silverlight, check out what Telerik has going on: 3D in Silverlight from Telerik Dan Wahlin has his My Latest Silverlight Articles post up. From SilverlightCream.com: Using Ninject with Silverlight to make ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 10, 2009 10:16 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 09, 2009 -- #512
In this issue: Martin Mihaylov, Radenko Zec, Terence Tsang, Mike Snow, and Shawn Wildermuth. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher has his latest Reflecting on Design #6 up and these not only are very cool, but are the winning entries in the Worldwide Packaging Design Award Competition (link on Walt's page). From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Metronome Martin Mihaylov has an awesome metronome up in Silverlight ... yikes... I have to admit, I would NOT have thought to have used a slider for the pendulum... ......

Posted On Monday, February 9, 2009 4:31 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 08, 2009 -- #511
In this issue: Tim Greenfield, Bart Czernicki, and Michael Wolf. From SilverlightCream.com: MIX 10K contest entry: MyPadlock Tim Greenfield entered the MIX09 10K challenge and has a cool password manager... it's too late to enter, but not too late to vote, but it's getting really close! Beginning Silverlight 2 From Novice to Professsional - Book Review Bart Czernicki does a very complete review of Robert Lair's book. Very first voip + silverlight demo Michael Wolf discusses his involvement in Phizzpop ......

Posted On Sunday, February 8, 2009 10:56 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 07, 2009 -- #510
In this issue: Jesse Liberty and Nigel Sampson. Shoutout: Adam Kinney has a post up about all the Microsoft product groups on Twitter: Microsoft teams and products on Twitter, and thanks for the shoutout, Adam :) From SilverlightCream.com: Background: Extension Methods, Silverlight & Linq Jesse Liberty has a blog post up that digs into extension methods. Even if you're already familiar with them, this would be a good read to make sure you're not missing something! He also has links out to a couple ......

Posted On Saturday, February 7, 2009 10:39 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 06, 2009 -- #509
In this issue: Ken Cox, Damon Payne, Dean Chalk, Colin Eberhardt, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutouts: David Anson has the ultimate collection of articles on Silverlight Charts on his site, unless you search SilverlightCream that is :) My new home page, expanded [Updated collection of great Silverlight Charting resources!] Walt Ritscher has two new entries up in his Reflecting on Design series: Reflecting on Design #4 and Reflecting on Design #5... not to mention Walt's excellent header for his page ... ......

Posted On Friday, February 6, 2009 5:12 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 05, 2009 -- #508
In this issue: Ken Cox, Shawn Oster, Andy Beaulieu, Dean Chalk, Matthias Shapiro, Nikola, Arturo Toledo, and Michael S. Scherotter. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher (spelled right first try today) has Reflecting on Design #3 up to give us something to think about. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 8: Client Storage Ken Cox has episode 8 of his series up and he's working on number 9. Number 9 is intended to be a bugfix screencast, so if you've got issues, get them to Ken! Adding ......

Posted On Thursday, February 5, 2009 2:33 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 04, 2009 -- #507
In this issue: Corey Schuman, Alex Golesh, Jordan Knight, Jesse Liberty, and David Anson. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight and VOIP Corey Schuman blogged about this, and he has enough written, I didn't just bypass him to the source, but TringMe (linked on Corey's site) has a VOIP demo using Flash for the parts that Silverlight can't do yet ... and you can go grab all the source if you want! Silverlight 2 Developer Day – a minute after Alex Golesh spoke at Silverlight 2 Developer Day in Israel ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:47 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 03, 2009 -- #506
In this issue: Rob Houweling, Mike Taulty, Andrej Tozon, Kevin Dockx, and Jobi Joy. Shoutouts (and wow... there are more than SL postings!): First off, Tim Greenfield has a very nice Azure post up about issues in building and running in general. Not sure how many of you SL Devs are also doing Azure, but I'm keeping my eye on it. Tim's post is a good one to read if you're heading that way: Windows Azure Hosting impressions and debugging hurdles Andy Beaulieu has a video hosted on his site of someone ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10:19 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 02, 2009 -- #505
In this issue: Boyan Mihaylov, Matthias Shapiro, Page Brooks, Dave Britton, Jesse Liberty, and Jobi Joy. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher is starting a series on Design... from an interesting angle: Reflecting on Design - #1 Adam kinney expounds on Robby Ingebretsen, Kaxaml and MIX09: Robby Ingebretsen on Kaxaml and MIX09 Steve Commisso has his own post up about his talk at Phoenix Silverlight User Group From SilverlightCream.com: Creating a Questionnaire. The RadioList Control Boyan Mihaylov of SilverlightShow ......

Posted On Monday, February 2, 2009 10:51 PM

Silverlight Cream for February 01, 2009 -- #504
In this issue: Ken Cox, The Thirsty Developer, Dean Chalk, Nigel Sampson, Dr. WPF, John Papa, David Anson and Al Pascual. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 7: Adding Some Style Ken Cox is up to his 7th episode now, this one discussing styles and making use of the AutoCompleteBox. The Thirsty Developer 49: Silverlight + Twitter Looks like I missed this earlier this week, but The Thirsty Developer has a podcast up with Steve Holstad about a Silverlight frontend for Twitter. ......

Posted On Sunday, February 1, 2009 9:50 PM

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