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Silverlight Cream for September 30, 2009 -- #701
In this Issue: Damon Payne, Rishi, Nigel Sampson, Chris Klug, Andrea Boschin, Bryant Likes, Timmy Kokke, Shawn Wildermuth, Terence Tsang, and Mark Tucker. Shoutouts: As referenced below, Shawn Wildermuth is beginning a validation project: Introducing Project Niagara Laurent Bugnion has announced MVVM Light Toolkit Messenger V2 beta, and has some good discussion comments. Koen Zwikstra also has an update: Document Toolkit Tim Heuer announced Silverlight Firestarter Seattle videos online... ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 30, 2009 4:44 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 29, 2009 -- #700
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Boyan Mihaylov, Silverlight SDK, Christopher Bennage, Stephen Forte, Jacek Ciereszko, Jesse Liberty, and Mark Tucker. I'm still at least 2 days behind, but the crunch is over, so now I can maybe catch up. From Helpful extension methods for Show / Hide animations in Silverlight Colin Eberhardt is sharing some of the code he uses regularly by way of Extension Methods to Show/Hide animations, and boy that demo works great... thanks Colin!Creating ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 4:17 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 27, 2009 -- #699
In this Issue: Jesse Liberty, Jonathan van de Veen, Alex Golesh, Chris Cavanagh, Michael Washington, Danijel Stulic, Bob Bartholomay, Mark Tucker, Chris Klug, and Lee. Shoutouts: Jeff Handley has another poll that he'd like you to take a shot at: Should DomainDataSource.AutoLoad be True or False by default? Walt Ritscher has announced that Shazzam development is moving again... check it out if you haven't already and stay tuned for enhancements! Steve Commisso has been hard at work and has reported ......

Posted On Sunday, September 27, 2009 12:16 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 23, 2009 -- #698
In this Issue: Mark Tucker, Silverlight Toys, Matthias Shapiro, qixing, Chris Klug From Hidden Object: Episode 4 – Adding Particles with a Behavior With a nod to Robby Ingebretsen, Mark Tucker adds shooting particles when an item is selected... and you thought it was just going to select, huh?Pixel Shaders Silverlight Toys has a great tutorial up not only on using PixelShaders but building your own... I know we've done this before, but hey, two sources can't be bad :)Color Image ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:40 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 22, 2009 -- #697
In this Issue: Mark Tucker, Fredrik Normén, Silverlight Toys, Nikhil Kothari, David Poll, Terence Tsang, and Bea Stollnitz. Shoutouts: If you had trouble with the SilverlightSpy site, it's back up now, so go get a copy to try! From Hidden Object: Episode 3 – Marking Items off the List In this espisode of his game development series, Mark Tucker creates hotspots for selecting items and marking them off on the game board. Create an automatic scrollable image slider in Silverlight ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 8:29 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 21, 2009 -- #696
In this Issue: Mark Tucker, Bart Czernicki, Bob Bartholomay, Silverlight Toys, Sergey Barskiy, Andy Beaulieu Shoutouts: Falling into the category of the next MVP->Microsoft category, a big Congratulations goes out to Pete Brown!! Now with more forehead! (or, a happy shade of blue) As promised, Karl Shifflett announced XAML Power Toys v5 Published ... with tons of support material... thanks Karl! Brad Abrams chats: HanselMinutes Interview on RIA Services From Hidden Object: ......

Posted On Monday, September 21, 2009 1:44 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 20, 2009 -- #695
In this Issue: Mark Tucker, Michael Washington, Allan Muller, Martha Rotter Clarity Consulting posted Introducing Gadfly, The Silverlight Twitter Client (with Out of Browser support) András Velvárt has part 3 of his UX Thoughts series up with some good observations: UX thoughts – Learning Phase Tools III From Hidden Object: Episode 1 – Create the Project & Picture Mark Tucker starts off his Hidden Object game by setting up the project and generating the intro picture in ......

Posted On Sunday, September 20, 2009 12:47 PM

Watch out if you're running Grafitti
This isn't necessarily Silverlight, but it's important to bloggers, so I'm using that tag. If you're not using Grafitti and don't care to read my rant, just delete! I was using the free version of Grafitti for our Phoenix Silverlight User Group. I really didn't feel I had the time or inclination to write yet another site, and nobody was jumping up and down asking to do it for me :) Notice I said 'was'. During the Silverlight FireStarter yesterday, I wanted to Twitter that we also have a User Group ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 3:43 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 17, 2009 -- #694
In this Issue: Bob Bartholomay, Mark Tucker, Chris Klug, Damon Payne, Phani Raj, John Papa, Victor Gaudioso, Jonathan van de Veen, Tomasz Janczuk, and Fredrik Normén. Shoutout: Chad Campbell has the material up from his Silverlight – An Out of Browser Experience Presentation Laurent Duveau announced Free e-learning on XAML from Microsoft From Graphical Skinning Comes to Silverlight I blogged Pete Blois' 9 Grids post, and Bob Bartholomay is reiterating that with some explanation ......

Posted On Thursday, September 17, 2009 5:35 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 16, 2009 -- #693
In this Issue: Bob Bartholomay, Fredrik Norm, Allan Muller, Steve White, Terence Tsang, Vikram Pendse, Victor Gaudioso, and Andy Beaulieu. Shoutout: I blogged that Koen Zwikstra had released Silverlight Spy... but Ward Bell did a great post about it: Silverlight Spy 3 - First Look From Silverlight: Build Actions Bob Bartholomay has a good post with external links to more assistance for describing the BuildAction values for Silverlight files. Silverlight and scaling Fredrik Norm ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 16, 2009 1:35 AM

I need help from the Silverlight Community
If you've been reading along from the beginning of this blog, you'll know that at times there have been people that 'scraped' other devs blogs. One particularly good one was scraping Tim Heuer to the point that he even scraped a post Tim did about Zappos (go figure). We got rid of that guy, or maybe he morphed into someone else, but at least the site went away. Today I had an author write me that something I had posted about in SC was his work rehashed. I haven't heard back from author2 yet. If I ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:06 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 15, 2009 -- #692
In this Issue: Danijel Stulic, Mark J. Miller, Chris Klug, Erik Mork, Joe Stegman, and Matthias Shapiro. Shoutouts: Koen Zwikstra announced Silverlight Spy 3 RTW ... this is just 2 years from a blog post to RTW... very cool, Koen, and congratulations! Everyone else... go download it! David Anson posted A preview of upcoming Charting changes [Silverlight/WPF Data Visualization Development Release 1] David Poll posted a short Update 2: Displaying background activity in a Silverlight RIA application ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 15, 2009 1:48 AM

Silverlight Firestarter this Thursday - Don't Forget!!
This is a great week to be in Seattle... and no I'm not... but hey, keep reading! As announced by Tim Heuer: It’s Silverlight week in Seattle beginning tonight at the .NET DA User Group meeting with none-other than the illustrious Silverlight Geek TM himself, Jesse Liberty presenting on .NET RIA Services! Tomorrow is a Silverlight Nerd Dinner where you can feel right at home with others that don't have a clue about what fork to use, or why doesn't all food come either rolled up or flat and easy to ......

Posted On Monday, September 14, 2009 9:46 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 14, 2009 -- #691
In this Issue: Allan Muller, Mark Monster, Kirupa, Shawn Wildermuth, Nikhil Kothari, John Papa, Expression Blend and Design Blog, Terence Tsang, Microsoft Expresson Product Site, and Matthias Shapiro. Shoutout: Randi Relander posted another new game on his SilverGames site: Silver Games Checkers: 0.0.1 Released I mentioned Silverlight.XP from Fons Sonnemans and Loek van den Ouweland when it first went live, but I thought I'd mention it again since it's starting to get some traction: Silverlight.XP ......

Posted On Monday, September 14, 2009 5:03 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 11, 2009 -- #690
In this Issue: Rick Barraza, David Kelley, Kevin Dockx, Al Pascual(2), Victor Gaudioso, and Jim Lynn. Shoutout: Chris Cavanagh announced YouCube 3.0 (Chromium WebBrowser) - Source Code From Rendering Vector Fields in Silverlight Rick Barraza has part 3 of 3 in his fluid dynamics series. The fluid dynamics simulation demo'd in part 1 requires two technqiues; writing particles to writeableBitmaps in real time and vector fields. Part 2 demonstrated how to dynamically generate writeableBitmaps, ......

Posted On Friday, September 11, 2009 3:47 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 10, 2009 -- #689
In this Issue: Matthias Shapiro, Nigel Sampson, Shawn Wildermuth, and Brad Abrams. Lots of Shoutouts Today: Jesse Liberty expounds on CodeRush and the advantages it gives him while coding: Mini-Review of Code Rush Jesse also posted this one: Carousel Video Posted – Parts 1 and 2 ... so go to and check them out. I skipped mentioning this yesterday, but Ben Waggoner not only is blogging about it, but he's involved in it: Tesco and Silverlight delivering the full disc experience without ......

Posted On Thursday, September 10, 2009 3:54 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 09, 2009 - 2 -- #688
In this Issue: Allan Muller, Brad Abrams, Timmy Kokke, JFo, Stefan Olson, and Katrien De Graeve. Shoutouts: The Silverlight Blog has this announement: Silverlight Delivers Next Gen. Home Video Experience – Without the Disk! ... very cool! From Silverlight: Change Background Colour programatically using C# This older post from Allan Muller at SilverlightTutorials is a quick post on changing background color on a Silverlight app... or hopefully only on a section thereof... Business ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 9, 2009 11:38 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 09, 2009 -- #687
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Damian Schenkelman, Allan Muller, Katrien De Graeve, Rob Eisenburg, András Velvárt, Andrew Duthie, Terence Tsang, Imran Shaik, and John Papa. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher is back to his "Reflection on Design" series with Reflecting on Design #17– Kinetic Animation of Blink 182 ... he has a link to all of them or you can find them at using the search page. From Silverlight Bridge - A Silverlight File Manager Wow ... check out ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 9, 2009 6:45 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 07, 2009 -- #686
In this Issue: Katrien De Graeve, Laurent Duveau, Colin Blair, Christian Schormann, Damon Payne, Brad Abrams, Davide Zordan, Jesse Liberty, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Jonathan van de Veen responds to Tim Heuer's query with his post Adventures while building a Silverlight Enterprise application part #21 Koen Zwikstra has announced Document Toolkit 1.1 RTW... and there's an fully-funtional evaluation available. Laurent Bugnion has announced a new release of MVVM Light Toolkit V1.1.1: What’s new? ......

Posted On Monday, September 7, 2009 12:29 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 05, 2009 - 2 -- #685
In this Issue: Laurent Bugnion, Sergey Barskiy, Victor Gaudioso From Detecting design time mode in WPF and Silverlight Laurent Bugnion digs hard into the design-time issue of the designer actually being able to see what is being built which ripples back into how do we know we're running in design vs run-time.ElementName Binding in Silverlight 3 Sergey Barskiy is blogging about Element Name Binding, and the example he uses is the classic two combo boxes problem where a change ......

Posted On Saturday, September 5, 2009 8:54 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 04, 2009 - 2 -- #684
In this Issue: Victor Gaudioso, Al Pascual, Colin Blair, Giovanni Montrone, and David Kelley. Shoutout: Best wishes go out from SilverlightCream to Justin Angel. I'm sure everyone's heard the news by now. I'm pretty well positive that his energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge is going to be missed in the inner circles. As soon as he gets back to blogging, you'll see his name here. From New Silverlight Video Tutorial: Creating Morphing Vector Path Storyboards in Blend Victor Gaudioso ......

Posted On Friday, September 4, 2009 5:16 PM

MSDN Social Bookmarks going away :(
I suppose in the back of my mind I wondered how long that would last… I just noticed tonight there’s a banner that says it’s shutting down October 1. Following the rule of not putting all your eggs into one basket… or at least a basket you don’t own, I’ve never stopped stuffing tagged links into my tag cloud at Every Silverlight link goes out on the @SilverlightNews twitter feed, and then gets posted in my SilverlightCream blog posts. Those links are aggregated and tagged multiple ways ......

Posted On Friday, September 4, 2009 5:28 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 03, 2009 - 2 -- #683
In this Issue: Timmy Kokke, Expression Blend and Design, and Peter Gerritsen. Shoutouts: Before I forget again, again... check out, a collaboration between Loek van den Ouweland and Fons Sonnemans. It's not been up long and there's lots of good stuff out there already... check it out! Colin Blair has a response to Jeff Handleys' query about DomainDataSource: The Problem with the DomainDataSource Tim Heuer asks the question How you chose and learned Silverlight ... take a few minutes ......

Posted On Thursday, September 3, 2009 4:59 PM

Silverlight Cream for September 03, 2009 -- #682
In this Issue: David Justice, Tim Heuer, Christian Schormann, Shawn Wildermuth, Matthias Shapiro, and Colin Blair. Shoutout: Shawn Wildermuth reports that his Silverlight Data Examples Have Been Updated! From XAML Default Button Want a default button on your Silverlight or WPF page? Have you tried? Well, David Justice has, and he's got one working, and you can too with the attached property code he's provided.Compiling pixel shaders for Silverlight How about builging your own ......

Posted On Thursday, September 3, 2009 1:22 AM

Silverlight Cream for September 01, 2009 -- #681
In this Issue: Tim Heuer, Matthias Shapiro, Laurent Duveau, Janete, Shawn Oster, Adam Kinney, Expression Library, and Colin Blair. Shoutouts: Lee announced that his Extended AutoCompleteBox sample updated to Silverlight 3 Shawn Wildermuth announces that My SketchFlow .NET Rocks TV Episode is up (DNR-TV) From Silverlight minor update released today If you haven't heard yet... Tim Heuer announced a minor Silverlight update today. Bottom-line... if you're a developer, you need ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 1, 2009 5:39 PM

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