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Silverlight Cream for November 30, 2009 -- #745
In this Issue: Shawn Wildermuth, Beth Massi, Fredrik Normén, Deborah Kurata, Jesse Bishop, Laurent Duveau(2), David Yack, Tim Heuer, and Jeff Handley. Shoutouts: Andy Beaulieu has a beta of a new game up: Froggy Math. He's looking for comments, so have at it! For all you 3D junkies out there, Einar Ingebrigtsen announced Balder Release is out SilverlightGirl announced New achievements and contests on Mashooo ... and check out their website... wow... how cool! From Silverlight ......

Posted On Monday, November 30, 2009 6:03 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 29, 2009 -- #744
In this all-submittal Issue: ITLackey, AfricanGeek, Yasser Makram, Rob Houweling, James Bacon, Max Paulousky, Andrea Boschin, Andrew Veresov, Michael Washington, Corey Schuman, Mark Tucker, Fons Sonnemans, Pencho Popadiyn Thanks for all the submittals! Very glad *that* holiday is behind us... let's get back to posting! From Silverlight Metronome ITLackey has built a very cool Silverlight metronome with lots of features. If you're a musician, bonus! If you're not a musician think ......

Posted On Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:57 PM

Update to Silverlight Cream #743
Please note a link change for AfricanGeek in my last SC post. For some reason that I'll have to figure out later, my code didn't form the link correctly because I Ileft off "http://" But it's correct now, so check it out... Silverlight 4 video tutorials! I'm going to be dark for a couple days celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope everyone does the same and has a great Thanksgiving... even if you aren't in the U.S. :) Stay in the 'Light ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 25, 2009 1:54 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 24, 2009 - 2 -- #743 - updated
In this Issue: African Geek, Alan Mendelevich, Jeff Wilcox, CorrinaB, Tim Heuer, Jeff Handley, Timmy Kokke, Cameron Albert, Antoni Dol, and Fredrik Normén. Shoutouts: Check out the WCF RIA Services Code Gallery on MSDN ... lots of good resources there! The Silverlight Team Blog posted a new Silverlight Podcast: Expression Encoder 3 Timmy Kokke has his code and slides up from Dutch Code Camp 2009 Michael Wolf has a Tim Sneath Interview on Silverlight 4 and WPF up on his blog. Check out Joe Stegman's ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 24, 2009 5:45 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 24, 2009 -- #742
In this Issue: Rene Schulte, Jason Harper, Brad Abrams, John Papa, Jeremy Likness, Jeff Wilcox, Fredrik Normén, Tim Heuer, Shawn Wildermuth, and Andrej Tozon. Shoutouts: Ward Bell has a PDF up of PDC 2009 Session Links -- thanks Ward! Tim Heuer also has posted a Microsoft PDC09 and Silverlight Round-up... I'm adding this to the Silverlight Links in the outlookbar. Don't forget that Loek van den Ouweland and Fons Sonnemans have SilverlightXP up and running full of resources... They'd like ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 24, 2009 4:38 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 23, 2009 -- #741
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Andrej Tozon, Lee, Adam Kinney, Karl Shifflett, Andy Beaulieu, and Rob Houweling. From Revisiting Lorem Ipsum in Silverlight 4 with RichTextArea and Printing Jeremy Likness revisits some previous work on inline hyperlinks now in Silverlight 4B where the task becomes much simpler. He includes samples and code. MVVM with WPF, Silverlight, and… Windows Forms It appears that Andrej Tozon's blog slipped off my list... sorry Adrej, but point being, if ......

Posted On Monday, November 23, 2009 4:02 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 22, 2009 - 3 -- #740
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Jesse Bishop, Deborah Kurata, Mark Tucker, Fredrik Normén, Corey Schuman(2), Laurent Duveau, Jeff Wilcox, and Erik Mork. Shoutout: Joe Stegman posted his BrowserFlow sample from PDC 2009 From Rich Data Forms in Silverlight 4 Beta Jeremy Likness' latest is on some of the new features in Silverlight 4B such as IDataErrorInfo, Data Annotations, Implicit Styles, and a lot more all with links out to descriptive posts... great overview posting! Implementing ......

Posted On Sunday, November 22, 2009 5:43 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 22, 2009 - 2 -- #739
In this Issue: Chris Klug, Gavin Wignall, Jeff Handley, Brad Abrams(2), Mike Flasko, Karl Shifflett, Jeff Wilcox, Nikhil Kothari, and Colin Blair. Shoutouts: John Papa posted the material from his PDC Session: MVVM and Prism Demo for PDC09 Silverlight Session, and while you're at it, here's the video: Video of my Prism and MVVM at PDC Jeff Weber posted that a New Silverlight 3 Book Uses Farseer Physics Joe Stegman posted the slide deck for his PDC 2009 Out Of Browser Session András Velvárt announced ......

Posted On Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:11 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 22, 2009 -- #738
In this All Submittal Issue: Andrew Veresov, ITLackey, Damian Schenkelman, René Schulte, Michael Wolf(2), Shawn Wildermuth Shoutout: Check out Shawn Wildermuth's schedule and see if you're anywhere near one of his classes because Silverlight Tour Now Includes Silverlight 4! If you're into games and haven't yet checked out the Silver Games Project, now might be a good time. Sorry I'm running behind, but B.B.King was in Phoenix last night, and I can't miss him! From Silverlight ......

Posted On Sunday, November 22, 2009 5:05 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 20, 2009 -- #737
In this Issue: Michael Wolf, Colin Blair, John Papa, Ning Zhang, Andy Beaulieu, and Tomasz Janczuk. Shoutouts: In case you missed it in the rush the other day, Robby Ingebretsen announced the release of Seesmic for Windows ... that's going on my laptop this weekend! The Microsoft Expression Blog has a great tutorial upon the use of Panels in Expression Web. Don't forget, I have all Silverlight 4B articles tagged at, along with lots (>7600 posts) of other stuff :) From ......

Posted On Friday, November 20, 2009 3:26 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 19, 2009 - 2 -- #736
In this Issue: Rob Houweling, Michael Washington, Colin Eberhardt, Laurent Bugnion, Tomasz Janczuk, Jeremy Likness, and Andy Beaulieu. From Silverlight 4 – Using the webcam Rob Houweling has a tutorial up on using the webcam in Silverlight 4 Beta ... all good stuff, and hmm... I'm not following their new site, so that brings the total up to 397 :) Silverlight Bridge - A Silverlight 4 File Manager Access your local file system and drag-and-drop, and OOB in Silverlight? --- wow, ......

Posted On Thursday, November 19, 2009 5:28 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 19, 2009 -- #735
Silverlight 4 Overview Postings Every time there's a beta or a release I try a different way to get all the good stuff out. I waited until today, and am scooping up all the overview blog posts, and posting them first in this post. I've got a few submissions I'll get out later today and then I'll start catching up with everyone as the days go on... I've tagged 63 posts so far! -- oh, and I added a "4 Beta" tag on Silverlight Cream, so that's ready to roll For now, here is the (SL4ß Overview) end-result ......

Posted On Thursday, November 19, 2009 5:26 AM

Silverlight 4 Beta is Out!
Silverlight 4 Beta is out! Yes boys and girls, you heard that right!! This morning at PDC, Scott Guthrie announced the news. And I was so interested in posting this, I had a bad link for Shawn's site -- that's now fixed -- sorry Shawn!! Go to Silverlight 4 Beta Information to get all the information, and download the bits. All the usual suspects have posts up alread as well: Tim Heuer has a great long post up about it on his site: Silverlight 4 Beta – A guide to the new features Shawn Wildermuth ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:43 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 17, 2009 -- #734
In this Issue: Andrej Tozon, Deborah Kurata, Avi Pilosof, Andrea Boschin, Andy Beaulieu, Damian Schenkelman, smartyP, Kirupa, Alexey Zakharov, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutout: Yikes... if you haven't seen this yet... GO THERE NOW: My Christmas Catalog For all you 3D enthusiasts, Einar Ingebretsen has announced an Upcoming Balder release From Exploring Silverlight behaviors: look Ma, no code! Andrej Tozon built a Halloween sound player using Expression Blend and Behaviors ... then ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 4:53 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 16, 2009 -- #733
In this Issue: Avi Pilosof, Bill Reiss, Jeff Handley, Bea Stollnitz, Peter Bromberg, Deborah Kurata, Jesse Liberty, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Interview with Bob Muglia and Steve Gillmor: Bob Muglia on Azure, Silverlight, and Realtime From the Microsoft Expression Blog: Modify the SketchFlow project settings Christian Schormann gives a list of SketchFlow and Blend at PDC ‘09 Iwan van Ee sent a link to me to his Application to view photos posted on This is pretty cool, and he's ......

Posted On Monday, November 16, 2009 4:55 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 15, 2009 -- #732
In this Issue: AfricanGeek, Brian Genisio, Loek van den Ouweland, Victor Gaudioso, Jeremy Likness, CrocusGirl, Walt Ritscher, Rob Eisenberg, Andrea Boschin, Alan Mendelevich, and nmarun. Shoutout: The Microsoft Expression blog has a quick tip up: Paste or move a keyframe Adam Kinney gives us a Silverlight Developers Guide to PDC09 See the post below about Walt Ritscher's new ShaderGallery Add-in for Expression Blend, but he's also Seeking WPF pixel shader effects samples for ShaderGallery From ......

Posted On Sunday, November 15, 2009 2:55 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 13, 2009 -- #731
In this Issue: Alex Golesh, Rick Barraza, AfricanGeek, Laurent Duveau, Scott Marlowe, Mason Brown, Rishi, Radenko Zec, Alex van Beek, and Anoop. Shoutout: Here's the announcement from the Bing Community site: Bing Maps Silverlight Control 1.0 Released Laurence Moroney has a good article up on Web 2.0 – What’s it all about? Tim Heuer reports on Two Silverlight SDKs released – Bing and Facebook Tim Greenfield posts about his winning Component Art Silverlight Contest entry PuzzleTouch wins the ComponentArt ......

Posted On Friday, November 13, 2009 3:32 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 12, 2009 -- #730
In this Issue: Jim Lynn(2), Vikram Pendse, CrocusGirl, and Kevin Dockx. From Ordnance Survey maps in Bing Maps Silverlight control Jim Lynn has a post up about using Ordnance Survey maps in the Bing Maps Silverlight Control. This involved some digging and code from a previous project, but it's all here and works great!Binding to a Silverlight Chart Series gives a null reference exception Jim Lynn also has a quick post up to help keep you from losing hair (by pulling it out) ......

Posted On Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:26 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 11, 2009 -- #729
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Expression Blend and Deisgn Blog, Alan Mendelevich, Gergely Orosz, Jeff Handley, Chris Klug, Rishi, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: First off, on this Veteran's Day. If you served or are serving in the military, thank you for your service! ComponentArt has posted their contest results and Tim Greenfield won! Congratulations Tim! And the Winner is.. If you want to find all of Victor Gaudioso's video tutorials, you can either search at, or check out ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 1:41 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 10, 2009 -- #728
In this Issue: Bart Czernicki, Jesse Bishop, XAMLNinja, Andrea Boschin, Jeff Prosise, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Michael Washington's reported that the Open Light Group's DotNetNuke SketchFlow Viewer featured on Channel 9 Mark Tucker has been doing the Casual game series on Shazaml! Mark presented on the topic at Desert Code Camp last weekend, and is sharing the video: Video: Creating a Silverlight 3 Casual Game using Blend 3 and Triggers, Actions, and Behaviors To prove that he really still ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 3:34 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 09, 2009 -- #727
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Jit Ghosh, Jeff Prosise, Jesse Liberty, Victor Gaudioso, and René Schulte Shoutouts: If you can get to Twitter during the day (lucky you), check out Jesse Liberty's Subscribe to 62 Silverlight Twitter’ers.... there's a stellar list of devs on there! Adding to the burgeoning list of sites to check every day, Brad Abrams announced is Live! Timmy Kokke has gathered together links to all the current Silverlight and Expression Tools ......

Posted On Monday, November 9, 2009 3:22 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 07, 2009 -- #726
In this Issue: XamlNinja, Zoltan Arvai, Alan Mendelevich, Dimitris - Ilias Gkanatsios, Chris Klug, Pete Brown, Fons Sonnemans, Tim Heuer, Jeff Prosise, and Mark Miller Shoutouts: Corey Miller posted a User Experience Review post that's a good read. Jeff Wilcox announced The Silverlight Toolkit - now in the Microsoft Web Platform Installer Andrew Duthie blogged about the Freescale Sensor Badge - Fun Gadget! ... get yours! Laurent Bugnion announced another early release of his MVVM Light Toolkit V3 ......

Posted On Saturday, November 7, 2009 6:40 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 04, 2009 -- #725
In this Issue: Michael Palermo, Rishi, Microsoft Expression Blog, Jeremy Likness, David Burela, and Ward Bell. Shoutout: Adam Kinney has a Photosynth linked that you won't believe: A Photosynth of Neil Gaiman’s Library From Silverlight and Internet Download Manager Michael Palermo has a solution to the use of the Internet Download Manager dorking up your Silverlight app. I Command MVVM On March 9, 2009, Rishi Posted I Command Silverlight, now he's posted I Command MVVM. With ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 4, 2009 10:33 AM

LiveLabs Thumbtack back from the dead
I don't know by what magic this happened, but not only is Thumbtack back online, but everything appears to be intact. As my young dev friend Brian would say: WOOT! Since I didn't get any warm and fuzzies from anyone I tried to contact about this, I have no idea about the what/why/how long... as for me and mine, I'm scraping all this into OneNote if it's still alive when I can get it and OneNote both up at the same time -- i.e. not from Work :( I'll use it but I won't be an idiot and not have a backup ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 4, 2009 10:26 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 03, 2009 - 2 -- #724
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Jonathan van de Veen, Stephen Forte, Laurent Duveau(2), Alan Mendelevich, and nmarun. From Why Silverlight 3 Navigation cannot be fully leveraged when loading modules remotely with Prism 2 Damian Schenkelman goes into the future [November 5 :) ] to discuss why there are issues with Silverlight Navigation in Prism. He references articles that contain workarounds as well. Connecting to the SqlMembership model through Silverlight and WCF Jonathan ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 3, 2009 4:31 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 03, 2009 -- #723
In this Issue: Mark Miller, SmartyP(2), Goncalo Chaves(2), and David Anson. Shoutouts: Walt Ritscher announced October 2009 version of Composite WPF(Prism) released and has some highlights from the release Damian Schenkelman posted a similar announcement: Prism 2.1 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF & Silverlight 3) just released (updated version for Silverlight 3) From MVVM with Prism 101 – Part 5b: ServiceLocator vs Dependency Injection Mark Miller continues with ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 3, 2009 3:33 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 02, 2009 -- #722
In this Issue: Bob Thomson/Storm Ideas, Danijel Stulic , René Schulte, Jesse Liberty, Windows Client.NET, Sergey Barskity, Jeff Prosise, Vikram Pendse, Frank La Vigne, and Tim Greenfield. Shoutout: Damian Schenkelman posted that Prism 2.1 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF & Silverlight 3) just released (updated version for Silverlight 3) When you think User Group you think of a bunch of geeks sitting around, but holy crap... check out this stellar crew: Launch of the Dutch Silverlight and ......

Posted On Monday, November 2, 2009 5:46 PM

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