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Silverlight Cream for April 29, 2009 -- #583
In this Issue: Jeff Prosise, Josh Holmes, Thanigainathan Siranjeevi, Mike Taulty, and David Anson. Shoutouts: Mike Taulty reports some “Getting Started with Silverlight” on the Expression site. The blog has a post talking about Microsoft Previews Great WPF and Silverlight Apps with Facebook OpenStreams API From Silverlight 3's New Child Windows Jeff Prosise provides assistance for folks like me coming from the Win32 area and wanting modal dialogs ... he ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:21 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 28, 2009 -- #582
In this Issue: Thanigainathan Siranjeevi, Ashish Shetty, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Mike Taulty(2), and Andrew Duthie. Shoutouts: Scott Guthrie announced: Free ASP.NET MVC “NerdDinner” Tutorial Now in HTML -- note 'Free' -- 12 parts to this Tutorial! Shawn Wildermuth announces I am on .NET Rocks! .. no not ME... Shawn! :) From Silverlight 3 Navigation API Thanigainathan Siranjeevi put up a nice tutorial at SilverlightShow on the NAV API in Silverlight 3B. Silverlight out-of-browser ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:04 PM

Arizona Events May/June 2009
If you live in Phoenix, Arizona or anywhere near, or have the ability to get here at will, May and June are going to be great months for developers! I'm writing this post as much for my own memory as to get everyone else on-board! Team System Big Event May 7, 2009 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM This “break through” event will not only provide you with best practices around development and testing, but will demonstrate key capabilities of both Visual Studio Team System 2008 and the upcoming 2010 release. It’s ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:04 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 27, 2009 -- #581
In this Issue: Maurice de Beijer, Ruurd Boeke, Shawn Wildermuth, and Michael Wolf. Shoutouts: Brad Abrams reports that the ScottGu Mix Keynote coding demo posted The Silverlight Blog reports 13th Annual Webby Awards powered by Silverlight From Paging with the Silverlight RIA services DomainDataSource Maurice de Beijer demonstrates using the DomainDataSource in the .NET RIA Services app and discusses PageSize, LoadSize, and Progressive loading. Slideshow using DomainUpDown and ......

Posted On Monday, April 27, 2009 3:49 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 26, 2009 -- #580
In this Issue: Alex Golesh and Somasegar. Shoutouts: If you haven't been to the Team Silverlight blog, you should. Scott Barnes has done an awesome job on the UI for the blog... and they've got good stuff going and some coming up! Josh Santangelo sent me this link to a visualization they did for Microsoft: Microsoft Local Impact Map Kevin Dockx has announced an update: Silverlight Drag and Drop Manager v1.1 released! From Silverlight Quick Tip: How to resize window from Silverlight ......

Posted On Sunday, April 26, 2009 7:57 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 25, 2009 - 2 -- #579
In this Issue: Al Pascual, Eric Mork, Martin Duffy, Boyan Mihaylov, Andrew Marshall, Tim Greenfield, James Bacon, Page Brooks, Jesse Liberty, and Rob Houweling. Shoutouts: Shawn Wildermuth has had some good articles up on DSL and Oslo. If this is in your area of interest, check out Part 3 of My DSL for Developers Article is Live! Chad Campbell lists his essential Twitter accounts: Silverlight - 7 Twitter Accounts I Follow (and have found valuable) -- thanks for the shoutout, Chad! Bob Thomson at ......

Posted On Saturday, April 25, 2009 9:53 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 25, 2009 -- #578
In this Issue: Ashish Shetty, SilverLemma, Vladimir Bodurov, Alex Knight, Ofir Shemesh, Cameron Albert, Corey Schuman, Ning Zhang, and Jose Fajardo. Shoutouts: Brunce Abernethy has his material up from his Silverlight 101 Presentation: Silverlight 101 Presentation and Files from .NET University West Michigan 2009 David Anson updated his link of posts about charting: My new home page, extended [Updated collection of great Silverlight and WPF Charting resources!] From Silverlight ......

Posted On Saturday, April 25, 2009 4:19 PM

2009 Phoenix Scott Guthrie Event
6 words: Scott Guthrie May 26 Phoenix Free Do I need to say anything else?? Oh ok, here's the rest of the info: ASP.NET MVC Presented By Scott Guthrie (ScottGu) We’ll walkthrough building an application from scratch using the recent ASP.NET MVC 1.0 release. You’ll learn what ASP.NET MVC is, the design decisions behind it, and how to build a real application with it. We’ll cover topics ranging from the basics of application creation through to concepts like unit testing and dependency injection. Silverlight ......

Posted On Friday, April 24, 2009 10:16 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 23, 2009 -- #577
In this Issue: Ashish Shetty, Al Pascual, Fredrik Normén, Stephen P. Anderson, András Velvárt, Colin Eberhardt, Mike Taulty, and Jose Fajardo Shoutouts: Mario Meir-Huber wrote me that he has updated his Silverlight Photo Album on CodePlex to now have 3 different album controls! Sorry I didn't blog this sooner. Ben Waggoner has a nice post up on the NAB release: NAB Day 1: Smooth Streaming released, Partners, 1080p in SL3, new VC-1 Jonas Follesø is on .NET Rocks! Listen to him discuss Silverlight, ......

Posted On Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:14 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 21, 2009 -- #576
In this Issue: Erik and Monica Mork, Guillaume André, Mike Taulty(2), Cameron Albert, Manish Dalal, and Michael Wolf. Shoutouts: Bob Thomson of Colaab and sent me this link of a visualization they've done showing statistics for water quality in Scottland: Drinking Water Quality Regulator Bob said that mapping this many polygons with JS just grinds eveything to a stop, but Silvelright... well, check it out! Peter Dungan wrote that he has a new version up on CodePlex of AutoScroller for ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:39 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 20, 2009 -- #575
In this Issue: Al Pascual, Alex Knight, Jose Fajardo, and Chris Hay. Shoutout: Just in case you've been asleep for a while, Bill Reiss has been working on "a community dedicated to free online games built on the Silverlight platform". Check it out: SilverArcade... I just saw a tweet that it is officially launching later this week, so they're calling this a 'pre-launch' ... it looks great, Bill! Also... I forgot to mention this yesterday, but I made some intrusive changes under the covers on ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 6:35 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 19, 2009 -- #574
In this Issue: Fredrik Normén, Alex Knight, Peter Bromberg, and Al Pascual. Shoutout: Want $295? ok, not exactly... do you want the equivalent of $295? ... ok ok, how would you like to have what many others paid $295 for?? Well you can.. I just did! Robby Ingebretsen gave a Pre-MIX09 Workshop and not only did it get recorded, but you can watch it free: MIX09 Workship is Online Now . I'm no expert, but to the best of my knowledge this is the first time a workshop has been available like this... sweet! ......

Posted On Sunday, April 19, 2009 4:06 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 17, 2009 -- #573
In this Issue: Erik Mork, Rishi, Colin Eberhardt, Expression Blend and Design, and Mike Snow. Shoutouts: Erik Mork wrote that in addition to the podcast below... you may notice it's hosted at a development-video site he's hosting: Development Guides which looks very interesting... watch his or others and upload yours... very cool, Erik! I'd seen the info from Karl and Jamie about the WPF LOB classes they're doing and since they weren't in Phoenix I soundly ignored them, but Tim Heuer posted today: ......

Posted On Friday, April 17, 2009 4:53 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 16, 2009 -- #572
In this Issue: Rich Griffin, Mike Taulty, Fons Sonnemans, and Jordan Knight. Shoutouts: In the on-going "Is Silverlight ready for business" series at SilverlightShow, Ken Azuma responds I found this link to DeepZoomPix 'technology demonstration' that I thought was pretty cool: DeepZoomPix From Silverlight 3.0 - 3D Flip Action using Plane ProjectionRich Griffin sent me this link this morning... he's created a 3D Flip Action that can be applied to any UI Element ... for now only ......

Posted On Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:16 PM

MSDN Events Presents: The Best Of MIX
If you weren't at MIX, or even if you were, and you're anywhere near any of the cities below on the dates listed go sign yourself up! Albuquerque, NM - May 4, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Salt Lake City, UT - May 6, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon or May 6, 1:00 p.M. - 5:00 P.M. Colorado Springs, CO - May 28, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Denver, CO - May 26, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. or May 27, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon Ft. Collins, CO - (date and registration tba) Phoenix, AZ - May 18, 2009 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. I'll be at the ......

Posted On Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:56 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 15, 2009 -- #571
In this Issue: Chris Anderson, Jesse Liberty, Al Pascual, and dzineblog. Shoutout: Shawn Wildermuth is doing an MSDN GeekSpeak on Silverlight 3: MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: What's New in Silverlight 3 From Building a Silverlight Line-Of-Business Application – Styling Part 7.2Chris Anderson has his latest LOB installment up at SilverlightShow. He's talking Design today and has lots of external links.ViKi Version 0.0.01Jesse Liberty has a jump-start up for what he's now calling "ViKi" ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:43 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 14, 2009 -- #570
In this pre-tax-day-issue: Shawn Wildermuth, Martin Mihaylov, and Al Pascual. Shoutout: Jeff Weber has a Krashlander Character and Landscape Preview up on his site. Thanks to everyone for taking it easy blogging while I'm procrastinating doing my taxes :) or maybe all of you are doing the same! In any case, from For Now, Don't Use SynchronizationContext in Silverlight 2 or 3 Shawn Wildermuth found himself a problem with SynchronizationContext. Read his post for how he worked ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:38 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 12, 2009 -- #569
In this Issue: Ashish Shetty, Nikhil Kothari, Chris Cavanagh, Rishi, Nigel Sampson, Tim Heuer, Ruurd Boeke, Alex Golesh, Lee, and Pete Blois. Shoutouts: Pete Brown is asking for input for the book he's gearing up for: Silverlight 3 Book – Tell me what you want ... good luck with that Pete! Koen Zwikstra has an evaluation of his Document Toolkit available: Document Toolkit Evaluation... very cool, Koen! From Silverlight out-of-browser apps: The Install Ashish Shetty has the first ......

Posted On Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:27 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 11, 2009 -- #568
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Shawn Wildermuth, Pete Brown, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Mike Taulty(2), David Anson, and Al Pascual. From DNN Silverlight ChatMichael Washington has a cool DNN module with a Silverlight Chat up on his site... I created a login and it works just great... it looks like it's dead simple to setup on a site too!Should Silverlight 3's Out of Browser be Full-Trust?Shawn Wildermuth poses a question that he's looking for discussion about... should the OOB ......

Posted On Saturday, April 11, 2009 1:25 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 09, 2009 -- #567
In this Issue: Mark Monster, SilverLemma, Al Pascual, Silverlight SDK(2), Tim Heuer, Expression Blend and Design, Silverlight Web Services Team, Corey Schuman, Michael Sync, and Jesse Liberty(2). From Silverlight 3 and RIA Service – Creating a Proxy for Cross Domain HttpRequestsMark Monster sent me this link about the .NET RIA Service and creating proxies for Cross Domain requests... dang... are all the easy topics taken :)Creating Pie Charts with C# and Silverlight SilverLemma ......

Posted On Thursday, April 9, 2009 10:23 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 08, 2009 -- #566
In this Issue: David Kelley, Rockford Lhotka, Rishi(2,3), Andrea Boschin, Jeff Prosise(2), Andrej Tozon, Joel Neubeck, David Anson, and Jobi Joy. Shoutout: Koen Zwikstra's interview on Channel 9 is up ... very cool, Koen!!! Silverlight Spy @ Channel9 From David Kelley on "Is Silverlight 3 ready for business"Ivan and the guys at SilverlightShow are starting an initiative to get opinions on various aspects of Silverlight 3 and LOB apps to get a handle on the viability of the (perceived?) ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 8, 2009 10:41 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 07, 2009 -- #565
In this Issue: Chris Cavanagh, Brownie Points, Silverlight Web Services Team, Gavin Wignall, Maurice de Beijer, Tim Heuer, Jeff Prosise, Shawn Wildermuth, Mike Snow, Andrej Tozon, Lee, Al Pascual, and Chris Hay. Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty is getting ready to start a big new long-term project ... looks like it's going to be a great one to play along with: VideoWiki – A Open-Book Design-To-Delivery Silverlight 3 Project. This is the intro... I'll be blogging the pieces as Jesse posts them. Jeff Wilcox ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:13 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 06, 2009 -- #564
In this Issue: Damon Carr, Rishi(2), Mike Taulty, Jeff Prosise, Laurent Bugnion, Ruurd Boeke, and Walt Ritscher. Shoutout: Andy Beaulieu has released his latest game: Boss Launch ... go have some fun with that :) From Silverlight 3 Beta Player for Adobe Video Formats Damon Wilder Carr sent me this link on HD and streaming. Might be good to read some of the comments he's gotten also. nRoute: Comes complete with a full set of behavioural teeth Rishi is posting bunches of info ......

Posted On Monday, April 6, 2009 3:11 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 04, 2009 -- #563
In this Issue: Mark Monster(2), Michael Wolf, Tm Heuer, Ning Zhang, and Somasegar. Shoutout: Bill Reiss posted about yet another game contest, this one by Dr. Dobbs: Dr. Dobbs Challenge Silverlight Game Contest From Silverlight 3 and RIA Services – The basics Mark Monster has a two-parter up on the .NET RIA Services. This first tutorial starts off with the basics. Silverlight 3 and RIA Services – The advanced things Mark Monster's second tutorial in the series steps up to the ......

Posted On Sunday, April 5, 2009 4:59 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 03, 2009 -- #562
In this Issue: Giovanni Montrone, Rishi(2, 3), Jeff Wilcox, Christian Schormann, Fredrik Normén, Shawn Wildermuth, Jesse Liberty, and Ashish Shetty. Shoutouts: I want to give a good shoutout to some great guys I met at #MIX09... they're the guys from UltraLearn. Watch the demo... it's in flash, but trust me, the app is in Silverlight and it's very cool. I got some up-close-and-personal demonstrations of building and using this, and if you're doing any sort of training or teaching videos that you're ......

Posted On Friday, April 3, 2009 3:02 PM

Shoutouts to StirTrek and Mashooo
These are both uniquely different things, but both worthy causes to make certain everyone is aware of. StirTrek Stir Trek is an opportunity to learn about the key announcements from the Mix 09 conference, at a location that is a little closer to home (if you live in Ohio or will be there on May 8, 2009), and in the comfort of a movie theater. There will be 10 sessions, in two tracks, so you'll be able to pick the content that interests you the most. In addition, the day will include lunch, a raffle ......

Posted On Friday, April 3, 2009 10:40 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 02, 2009 -- #561
In this Issue: Nikolay Raychev(2), Martin Mihaylov, Andrea Boschin, Giovanni Montrone, Alex Golesh, Mike Taulty, Timmy Kokke, Shawn Wildermuth(2), Jeff Handley, Mike Snow, and Jeff Paries. Shoutouts: Just before leaving on a well-needed vacation, Adam Kinney reported: Silverlight Advertising Creation Kit is now available. Gavin Wignall has a wonderful demo up of the app his company is working on: Metia launch Silverlight eMagazine platform... maybe I'm a sucker, but I love changing the car color ......

Posted On Thursday, April 2, 2009 1:49 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 01, 2009 -- #560
In this issue: Colin Eberhardt, Sparkling Client Podcast, Brad Abrams, Paul Chapman, Page Brooks, and Ning Zhang. Shoutouts: First, sorry Bill Reiss, but you've got company out there with 4 more Silverlight MVPs (so far) ... my buddy Michael Washington, Daron Yondem, Jose Fajardo, and Michael Sync ... congratulations guys!!! I'm on record as being officially jealous :) ... and I'll have to change my signature block now! You can see the list on the MVP Awardees Site. Koen Zwikstra exposed a hint of ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:59 PM

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