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WynApse Mining the Web for Silverlight so YOU don't have to May 2009 Entries
Silverlight Cream for May 29, 2009 -- #604
In this Issue: Brian Genisio, Bob Bartholomay, Seema Ramchandani, and Nigel Sampson. Shoutouts: First, congratulations to Andy Beaulieu for winning the ServerQuest contest with Boss Launch: Boss Launch wins Server Quest Contest!! The Expression Web team gives us a sneak peek at Expression Web 3 tools simplify debugging and Silverlight video encoding From SilverlightCream.com: Adventures in MVVM – Commanding with List Boxes Brian Genisio continues his MVVM discussion with this post on reacting to ......

Posted On Friday, May 29, 2009 9:06 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 28, 2009 -- #603
In this Issue: Erik Mork, Alexey Zakharov, René Schulte, Gavin Wignall, Koen Zwikstra, David Anson, and Lee. Shoutouts: MVP Vikram Pendse has produced an 8-part series on Silverlight 3, that could easily serve as a Silverlight 3 primer! He is showcased in the MVP Award Program Blog Unni, who I just started watching yesterday has a post up today on how the latest version of Blend was made better by suggestions in Connect: Connect and Blend 3 From SilverlightCream.com: When to use Prism Erik Mork continues ......

Posted On Thursday, May 28, 2009 9:39 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 27, 2009 - 2 -- #602
In this Issue: Brian Genisio, Davide Zordan(2), Paul Chapman, Tim Heuer, Shawn Wildermuth, Brad Abrams, Jordan Knight, and Unni. From SilverlightCream.com: Adventures in MVVM – A Testing Story Brian Genisio submitted this just under the wire tonight... and it's a good discussion of how he got started in MVVM and testing Silverlight.Silverlight 3 Beta and Binary message encoding Davide Zordan has two posts up today. This one gives a quick example of binary message encoding on the client side, and ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:26 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 27, 2009 -- #601
In this Issue: Erik Mork, Boyan Mihaylov, Tim Heuer, Jesse Liberty, Jonathan van de Veen, Al Pascual, and Jafar Husain. Shoutout: If you're interested in Azure and haven't taken the plunge yet (like me), Chris Hay is going to come to our rescue! He's announced My new Azure Book ... congratulations Chris! I'm a little backed up from all the AZGroups festivities over the last couple days. Since I have a couple submittals, I decided to post them this morning and cut the total I have queued up in half. ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:41 AM

Scott Guthrie At AZGroups - Awesome Event
If you couldn't make it to Phoenix today, to be sure you missed an awesome event. For someone that has attended MIX 3 times now, I feel tonight the way I do after a day at MIX ... I just want to thank all involved, Scott Cate, and Joseph Guadagno for getting it all set up -- I can't imagine what all that means. Scott Guthrie, Tim Heuer, Glenn Block, and Jaime Rodriguez for presenting and Scott, Glenn, and Jaime for flying in. Not to forget all the vendors that contributed to make it all possible. ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:39 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 24, 2009 -- #600
In this Issue: Thanigainathan Siranjeevi, Rene Schulte, Brian Genisio, Rishi, Shawn Wildermuth, and Joel Neubeck. Shoutout: Rene Schulte who has a post listed below also has a new version of his site up all in Silverlight. I'm not a big fan of sites that move around like this, but it is pretty cool and he has lots of good links: HomeLight I didn't make a second post yesterday, but enjoy this Number 600 from Silverlight Cream! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 3 with Ria Authentication service ......

Posted On Sunday, May 24, 2009 8:07 AM

Silverlight Cream for May 23, 2009 -- #599
In this Issue: Stephen Price, and John Bruin. These are both from yesterday. I'll do another post later. From SilverlightCream.com: How to Create Sample Data in Blend 3Alex Knight turned the reigns of SilverZine over to Stephen Price for this tutorial for putting in automatic data using Expression Blend 3.I Love StickersJohn Bruin has this post up where he did a retro I Love xyz sticker in Silverlight. When he first posted it, I thought it was interesting, but didn't blog it. Now John has the source ......

Posted On Saturday, May 23, 2009 8:43 AM

Silverlight Cream for May 21, 2009 -- #598
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Peter Bromberg, and Corey Schuman. Shoutouts: Tim Heuer has a good post up for those of you that are taking VS2010 out for a spin: Silverlight and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 From SilverlightCream.com: Moonlight Preview 3, a new Test Run. Mark Monster is investigating Moonlight preview 3. Everyone was real quiet on preview 2 :)Silverlight Multipurpose WebRequest Proxy Peter Bromberg has worked out a way to allow us to transparently make requests using our Silverlight apps ......

Posted On Thursday, May 21, 2009 10:11 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 20, 2009 -- #597
In this Issue: Nigel Sampson, Jonathan van de Veen, Rod Paddock, Alex Knight, Arturo Toledo, Tim Heuer, Justin Angel, Lee, and David Anson. Shoutouts: There are probably more by now, but at last look, both Jesse Liberty and Alex Golesh had not only dowloaded and installed VS2010, but they're also building Silverlight apps out there... sweet! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 3 Navigation and Google Analytics Nigel Sampson pinged me on this post. I blew right past it two days in a row! Nigel ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 20, 2009 10:26 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 19, 2009 -- #596
In this Issue: Marek Latuskiewicz, Cristian Merighi, Kevin Dockx, Jayaram Krishnaswamy, Gavin Wignall, Stefan Olson(2), and Jason Cooke. Shoutouts: Jeff Weber tells us that there is a New Place To Upload Your Silverlight Games: Game Jolt Tim Heuer gave us a heads-up about .NET RIA Services Update with new Silverlight project template From SilverlightCream.com: Animate anything anywhere with behaviors in Silverlight 3 (and 2!) (Animations part II) Marek Latuskiewicz has part 2 of his animate anything ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:43 PM

Get Free Typemock licenses – ASP.NET bundle launch
You read it correctly...TypeMock is giving out free licenses... well not to everyone, but hey... you can try. I'm posting this in hopes I get some licenses that I can hand out to readers... and that would be all of you :) I'll let you know how it goes :) Unit Testing ASP.NET? ASP.NET unit testing has never been this easy. Typemock is launching a new product for ASP.NET developers – the ASP.NET Bundle - and for the launch will be giving out FREE licenses to bloggers and their readers. The ASP.NET ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:59 AM

Phx Best of MIX FTW and Big Thanks!
If you missed yesterday's event at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Phoenix, you missed a great event. I know those events cost money and the soft drinks and swag isn't free either, so a big Thank You from me to all involved... that includes the time volunteered by the presenters in addition to the funding by Microsoft and Interface Technical Training who gave away discount coupons to everyone and one lucky winner got a free class! Tim Heuer gave a great Silverlight 3 presentation highlighting ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:52 AM

Silverlight Cream for May 18, 2009 -- #595
In this Issue: Erik Mork, Mark Monster, Steve Strong, Rishi, Kirupa Chinnathambi(2), Timmy Kokke, Shawn Wildermuth(2), Page Brooks, and Alex Golesh. Shoutouts: This was a bad weekend for me... I spent most of Saturday in bed and didn't feel much like blogging on Sunday, so this set of posts is everything from Friday evening to Monday morning. Shawn Wildermuth has posted his Sample Code from GGMUG Talk Michael S. Sherotter says that he Need Help with my Chroma Key Pixel Shader Algorithm, which I blogged ......

Posted On Monday, May 18, 2009 8:50 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 15, 2009 -- #594
In this Issue: James Bacon, SmartyP, Peter Gerritsen(2), Vasanthakumar D, Peter Bromberg, and John Papa(2). Shoutout: Pete Brown elaborates on the Pixel Shader Effects available for Silverlight in the WPF effects library on Codeplex that I discussed yesterday, and shows some screenshots too: More Pixel Shader Effects for Silverlight From SilverlightCream.com: How to add Silverlight version detection to Google Analytics James Bacon shows how to add Silverlight version info to your Google Analytics ......

Posted On Friday, May 15, 2009 9:22 PM

Happy 2nd Birthday SilverlightCream
Happy 2nd Birthday SilverlightCream! May 15th, 2007 I blogged the first SilverlightCream post. Yesterday afternoon I blogged number 593, so that's something like 296/year over both years which is almost 6 days a week! Looking back at May 15, 2008, it appears there were 274 SC posts the first year, making year number two 317 posts... which is just over 6 days a week... cool! Thanks to all the readers... to be honest, I'd do it just for me, but knowing folks are reading and looking forward to the next ......

Posted On Friday, May 15, 2009 10:24 AM

Silverlight Cream for May 14, 2009 -- #593
In this Issue: Modesty Zhang(2), Marek Latuskiewicz, Junnark Vicencio, Brian Mains, Rishi, Koen Zwikstra, Nikhil Kothari, Michael S. Scherotter, and Lee. Shoutouts: If you're not up on WPF yet, Laurence Moroney's book at Apress is the $10 eBook of the day deal today: Foundations of WPF: An Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation. Even if you are up on WPF, it's only $10 ... I'm just sayin'... Michael S. Scherotter has a post up that the New York Times Silverlight Kit Now Open Source If you've ......

Posted On Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:50 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 13, 2009 -- #592
In this Issue: Peter Bromberg, David Poll, Jose Fajardo, Terence Tsang, and David Anson. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 3 RIA Services: DataForm, Validation Peter Bromberg digs into Validation and Navigation for us and is very code-heavy on a great article/explanation of a a Silverlight app using both those concepts. Logging Navigation in the Silverlight 3 Beta David Poll is also looking at Navigation, but at the same time is trying out ways to get logging and statistics for deep links... ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:53 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 12, 2009 -- #591
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Scott Davis, Colin Eberhardt, Silverlight Girl, Tim Heuer, Koen Zwikstra, Ning Zhang, and Ben Waggoner. Shoutouts: András Velvárt sent me this link via Twitter the other day... Sorry András but I'm not on Twitter much, so this is late :( ... but it's sweet! ... He has done a 'Zoomery' of all the MIX sessions! ... this is awesome... all the slide decks and videos are there! WOW!! This is going on the sidebar of WynApse for sure: mix.zoomery.com... thanks my friend! Brad ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 12, 2009 5:03 PM

May 18th Best of MIX Event in Phoenix
Don't get this confused with the Scott Guthrie event and then be mad at yourself for missing it! On May 18th there is a FREE half-day Best of MIX Event in downtown Phoenix. Did I mention it is FREE? Come out to see Tim Heuer present on Silverlight 3, Dan Wahlin on ASP.NET MVC 1.0 and Web Forms, and Rob Bagby on Windows Azure. These are all 3 great presenters and great topics. You were going to celebrate Victoria Day anyway, so come out for an afternoon with 3 Phoenix "Rockstars" and get warmed up ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 12, 2009 12:13 PM

AZGroups.org 2009 Scott Guthrie Event
It's only 15 days from the Scott Guthrie event in Scottsdale, Arizona If you are not on the AZGroups email list, you should check out the Registration Page for all the various ways you can register. Registration is full, but Scott Cate knows that there are folks that can't make it at the last moment, and since he has to arrange for lunches in advance, he has a registration that is open but lunch is waitlisted :) ... so just tell your buddy that there is no lunch and when he brown-bags it, you can ......

Posted On Monday, May 11, 2009 11:55 AM

Silverlight Cream for May 11, 2009 -- #590
In this Issue: SmartyP, Andrea Boschin, Mike Taulty(2), Tim Heuer, Shawn Wildermuth(2), Jordan Knight, Steve Strong, Ashish Shetty, and Kevin Dockx. It was a busy weekend, beginning with Friday, so SC's been pretty quiet. Lucikly everyone else has been as well, so the list isn't overly long today :) From SilverlightCream.com: Create Circular Rotating Text in Expression Blend SmartyP has an artle up on Alex Knight's site... he's demonstrating wrapping text around a button this time... and a very nice-looking ......

Posted On Monday, May 11, 2009 6:35 AM

Silverlight Cream for May 07, 2009 -- #589
In this Issue: Chris Cavanagh, Alex Knight, Steve Strong, Jory Schossau, and David Anson. Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty has a hysterical post up about using Newton or Jott. I tried Jott during the beta maybe that's why I liked Jesse's post so much :) This is a note that I’m Cindy To Buy Chocolate Rob Zelt demo'd Silverlight 3 at TRINUG Web Apps Sig and posted his material... good for us :) Did you hear NBC Olympics Wins an Emmy with Silverlight?? Check it out... Silverlight was the "behind-the-scenes ......

Posted On Thursday, May 7, 2009 4:15 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 06, 2009 -- #588
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Peter Bromberg, Expression Blend and Design, Michael S. Scherotter, and Steve Strong. Just a note that the Silverlight Skim Pages are out to 6 pages now, and Jeff Prosise has not only the top entry, but the top 2 :) Simon Guest is in there with 2 as well at 4 and 5. Others in the top 10 are: Al Pascual, Pete Blois, Matthias Shapiro, Mahesh Chand, Peter Bromber, and Josh Holmes. And remember... that list is only for the last 7 days! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 6, 2009 3:29 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 05, 2009 - 2 -- #587
In this Issue: Matthias Shapiro, David Anson, and Steve Strong. From SilverlightCream.com: INotifyPropertyChanged Snippets (And Why You Should Use These Instead of DependencyProperties) Matthias Shapiro discusses INotifyPropertyChanged and shares some code snippets with us and advice on when and why to use them. Going "extreme" with Silverlight 3 [Sharing the source code for a real-world sample application] David Anson shares the code he produced during an app building exercise last week... how cool ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:51 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 05, 2009 -- #586
In this Issue: Jeff Prosise, Shawn Wildermuth, Michael Sync, Jesse Liberty, Al Pascual, Frank La Vigne, and Mahesh Chand. Shoutout: Koen Zwikstra at First Floor has announced that his Document Toolkit v1 available for puchase ... it's the only tool like it, check it out! From SilverlightCream.com: Radial Layout in Silverlight Jeff Prosise has a very cool post on laying out items radially in Silverlight reminiscent of the control in the MIX09 keynote! More Validation Fun - But Not Done Yet Shawn Wildermuth ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:10 AM

I'm now a Silverlight MVP!
As you know if you've been reading my blog for long, I've been writing software for a while. It seems I always gravitated to the user interface side although it took me a while to realize that. I visited my family in October of 2008 and my Mother's boyfriend asked what the 'payoff' was for writing software. He is a long-time woodworker and the payoff for him is holding something in his hands or seeing it put to use. My response to him was to ask about running an application an pushing 'buttons'. ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 9:04 AM

Silverlight Cream for May 03, 2009 -- #585
In this Issue: Alex Knight, Radenko Zec, Peter Bromberg, Page Brooks, Pete Blois, and Frank La Vigne(2). From SilverlightCream.com: Getting the most out of the Vector tools in Expression Design. Alex Knight posted this on Twitter just as I was getting ready to fire off this 'Cream post ... another great Design post from him... this one out in Expression Design and working with Vectors... great :) Integrating silverlight 3 polling duplex with unity container Radenko Zec has a sample chat application ......

Posted On Sunday, May 3, 2009 8:12 PM

Silverlight Cream for May 01, 2009 -- #584
In this Issue: Simon Guest(2), Al Pascual, Jeff Prosise, Andrew Duthie, Nikhil Kothari, Alex Golesh, Ning Zhang, Jesse Liberty, and SilverLemma. Shoutouts: Jeff Wilcox is asking Is it worthwhile to keep AutoCompleteBox’s DropDownOpening and Closing events? Cameron Albert has a blog post up about his Perenthia World Builder in Silverlight Pete Brown posted his Silverlight 3 Links from the Reston DevDinner From SilverlightCream.com: Using SketchFlow to Create Better Prototypes Simon Guest sent me a ......

Posted On Friday, May 1, 2009 4:07 PM

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