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Silverlight Cream for April 30, 2010 -- #852
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Tim Greenfield, Jaime Rodriguez, and The WP7 Team. Shoutouts: Mike Taulty has a pretty complete set of links up for information about VS2010, Silverlight, Blend, Phone 7 Upgrade Christian Schormann announced Blend for Windows Phone: Update Available, and has other links up as well. From Silverlight Simplified MVVM Modal Popup Michael Washington is demonstrating a modal popup in MVVM and also shows the implementation of a value converter XPath ......

Posted On Friday, April 30, 2010 4:44 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 29, 2010 -- #851
In this Issue: Carlos Figueira(-2-), Subodh Pushpak, Gergely Orosz, John Papa, Mike Snow(-2-), Rishi, Tim Heuer, Stefan Olson, and David Anson. Shoutouts: Josh Holmes blogged about a cool app the City of Miami has up: Miami 311: Built on Windows Azure Gergely Orosz reports on the state of a bug he found pre SL4: Silverlight 4 still displays large elements incorrectly Laura Foy and Charlie Kindel discuss WP7 on Channel 9: Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Refresh Announced Charlie Kindel has an announcement, ......

Posted On Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:46 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 28, 2010 -- #850
In this Issue: Giorgetti Alessandro, Alexander Strauss, Mahesh Sabnis, Andrea Boschin, Maxim Goldin, Peter Torr, Wolf Schmidt, and Marlon Grech. Shoutouts: Koen Zwikstra announced a SL4 update: Silverlight Spy Adam Kinney posted a WTF Step by Step guide to installing Silverlight Tools David Makogon posted his materials from a presentation: RockNUG April 2010 Materials: Silverlight 4 From Silverlight, M-V-VM ... and IoC - part 4 Giorgetti Alessandro isn't wasting any ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 5:02 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 27, 2010 -- #849
In this Issue: Mike Snow, Kunal Chowdhury, Giorgetti Alessandro, Alexander Strauss, Corey Schuman, Kirupa, John Papa, Miro Miroslavov, Michael Washington, and Jeremy Likness. Shoutouts: Erik Mork and crew have posted their latest This Week In Silverlight April 23 2010 The Silverlight Team announced Microsoft releases Silverlight-powered Windows Intune beta Jesse Liberty has posted his UK and Ireland Slides and Links The Expression Blend and Design Blog reports a Minor Update to The Expression Blend ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 27, 2010 11:01 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 26, 2010 -- #848
In this Issue: Viktor Larsson, Mike Snow(-2-), Jeff Brand, Marlon Grech(-2-, -3-), Jonathan van de Veen, Phil Middlemiss. Shoutout: Justin Angel wants everyone to know he is Joining the Vertigo Team!... congratulations, Justin! From Learning Silverlight – Advanced Color Animations Viktor Larsson is demonstrating small pieces of Silverlight he's picked upon in the course of his work project. This first one is on ColorAnimations using KeyFrames Silverlight Tip of the Day #4 – ......

Posted On Monday, April 26, 2010 4:44 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 25, 2010 -- #847
In this Issue: Michael Washington, David Poll, Andrea Boschin, Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), Lee, and Chad Campbell. Shoutout: Not at all Silverlight, but Kirupa has a great article up about Elastic Collisions From Easily decouple your MVVM ViewModel from your Model using RX Extensions Michael Washington continues with his Simplified MVVM and uses Rx to allow him to put web service methods in the model and call them from the ViewModel. A “refreshing” Authentication/Authorization experience ......

Posted On Sunday, April 25, 2010 5:57 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 24, 2010 -- #846
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Timmy Kokke, Pete Brown, Paul Yanez, Emil Stoychev, Jeremy Likness, and Pavan Podila. Shoutouts: If you've got some time to spend, the User Experience Kit is packed with info: User Experience Kit, and just plain fun to navigate ... thanks Scott Barnes for reminding me about it! Jesse Liberty is looking for some help organizing and cataloging posts for a new project he's got going: Help Wanted Emil Stoychev posted Slides and demos from my talk on Silverlight 4 From ......

Posted On Saturday, April 24, 2010 9:30 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 23, 2010 -- #845
In this Issue: Jason Allor, Bill Reiss, Mike Snow, Tim Heuer, John Papa, Jeremy Likness, and Dave Campbell. Shoutouts: You saw it at MIX10 and DevConnections... now you can give it a dance, John Papa announced eBay Simple Lister Beta Now Available Mike Snow posted some info about and a link to his new Flickr/Bing/Google High End Image Viewer and he's looking for feedback From Hierarchical Data Trees With A Custom DataSource Jason Allor is rounding out a series here in his new ......

Posted On Friday, April 23, 2010 4:28 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 22, 2010 -- #844
In this Issue: Miroslav Miroslavov, David Anson, Mike Snow, Jason Alderman, Denis Gladkikh, John Papa, Adam Kinney, and CrocusGirl. Shoutout: Mike Snow is moving his blog to Silverlight Tips of The Day... his first is a repeat of number 110 of the last list, but you'll want to bookmark the page. Falling in the 'too cool not to mention' category... Pete Brown posted another MIX10 interview: New Channel 9 Video: Josh Blake on NaturalShow Multi-touch in WPF Adam Kinney announced that the Upgrade to ......

Posted On Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:43 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 21, 2010 -- #843
In this Issue: Alan Beasley, Roboblob, SilverLaw, Mike Snow, and Chris Koenig. Shoutouts: Ozymandias has a discussion up: The Three Pillars of Xbox Live on Windows Phone John Papa announced that Silverlight 4 is now on WebPI: Get Silverlight 4 – Simplified! Dan Wahlin posted the code and material from DevConnections: Code from my DevConnections Talks and Workshop Tim Heuer has a good deal posted from GoDaddy: Get a Silverlight XAP signing certificate for cheap thanks to GoDaddy From ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:44 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 20, 2010 -- #842
In this Issue: Zoltan Arvai, Svetla Stoycheva, Alexey Zakharov, Chris Rouw, David Anson(-2-), Bill Reiss, John Papa and Adam Kinney, Chris Klug, CorrinaB, and Mike Snow. Shoutouts: Pete Brown interviewed David Kelley at MIX10: Pete at MIX10: David Kelley on the Prototype WPF and Silverlight Retail Experience Pete Brown also interviewed Emil Stoychev at MIX10: Pete at MIX10: Emil Stoychev on the CompletIT Silverlight Site SilverlightShow has a MIX10 Review by SilverlightShow Live Reporter Cigdem Patlak ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:35 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 19, 2010 -- #841
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Jeremy Likness, Giorgetti Alessandro, Antoni Dol, Mike Taulty, and Braulio Diez. Shoutout: Bart Czernicki lists compelling reasons to use Silverlight 4 for LOB apps: Silverlight 4 - What is New for Business Intelligence Scenarios From Silverlight Advanced MVVM Video Player After the initial posting on his Simple MVVM Video player, Michael Washington got some feedback and decided to do a part 2 demonstrating exactly how easy it is to customize... ......

Posted On Monday, April 19, 2010 11:19 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 18, 2010 -- #840
In this Issue: CrocusGirl, Giorgetti Alessandro(-2-), smartyP, Pete Brown, David Poll, David Anson, and Bill Reiss. Shoutouts: Yasser Makram has a post up discussing Human Centered ALM with Telerik TeamPulse and Team Foundation Server. I saw this demo'd at DevConnnections and it definitely deserves a look. Shawn Wildermuth posted his materials from DevConnections all on one post: Back from DevConnections with SourceCode Shawn Wildermuth also posted an Updated RIA Services + MVVM Example Laurent Bugnion ......

Posted On Sunday, April 18, 2010 5:58 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 17, 2010 -- #839
In this Issue: ITLackey, SilverLaw, Max Paulousky, Alex Yakhnin, Paul Sheriff, Douglas, Jeremy Likness, Tomasz Janczuk, Anoop Madhusudanan, Adam Kinney, and Ashish Shetty. Shoutout: If you haven't already seen it, CrocusGirl did a great job of summarizing Day 2 of DevConnections with her Silverlight 4 Launch Notes From RIA Services - IIS6 Virtual Directory Deployment ITLackey has a post up building on his previous post on Windows Authentication with RIA Services and discusses ......

Posted On Saturday, April 17, 2010 5:04 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 16, 2010 -- #838
In this Issue: Alan Beasley(-2-, -3-, -4-, -5-), Brian, Rishi, Pete Brown, Yavor Georgiev, and David Anson. Shoutouts: As usual, Tim Heuer has all the scoop on all the hot-off-the-presses releases: Silverlight 4 released. Availability of tools announcement. He covers all the main parts of interest. Tim Heuer also discusses Backward Compatibility with Silverlight 4 applications And before you ask, Tim Heuer announced the Silverlight Client for Facebook updated for Silverlight 4 release If you're having ......

Posted On Friday, April 16, 2010 11:07 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 12, 2010 -- #837
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Joe McBride, Kirupa, Maurice de Beijer, Brad Abrams, Phil Middlemiss, and CorrinaB. Shoutout: Charlie Kindel has a post up about the incompatibility between VS2010RTM and what we currently have for WP7: Visual Studio 2010 RTM and the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP and if you want to be notified when that changes, submit your email here. Erik Mork and Co. have their latest This Week in Silverlight 4.9.2010 posted. From Simplified MVVM: Silverlight ......

Posted On Monday, April 12, 2010 11:46 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 11, 2010 -- #836
In this Issue: Rénald Nollet, Roboblob, Laurent Bugnion, Timmy Kokke, Michael Sync(-2-), Victor Gaudioso, and Bill Reiss. Brought to you from a tiny table in my no-tell-motelTM in 'Vegas AKA "cheaper than anywhere else" and the WiFi is free and smokin'... From Sync your Silverlight out-of-browser application data without service but with Dropbox Rénald Nollet is in good company (Walt Ritscher) because he's demo'ing synching OOB apps with dropbox. Unit Testable WCF Web Services ......

Posted On Sunday, April 11, 2010 4:18 PM

Visual Studio 2010 Launch April 12 Las Vegas
I'm going to be in 'Vegas for the Launch on Monday, I'm not sure what time I'm getting in on Sunday, but I'm staying over Monday night as well, so if you're going to be around in that time-frame, send me an email! Bummer to not be there for Silverlight on Tuesday, but hey... watching Scott Guthrie is always worth the drive :) ......

Posted On Friday, April 9, 2010 11:56 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 09, 2010 -- #835
In this Issue: Tim Heuer, smartyP, and Kevin Moore. From Using XNA libraries in your Silverlight Windows Phone 7 applications Tim Heuer has a post up using XNA on WP7 to hook up sound to a 'normal' Silverlight WP7 app... so there ya go! Example Pivot Control for Windows Phone 7 smartyP acknowledges that he said he was done with the Pivot control for WP7 and yes he realizes we're most likely going to get one from Microsoft, but just like the rest of us, he just couldn't leave ......

Posted On Friday, April 9, 2010 11:45 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 08, 2010 -- #834
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Phil Middlemiss, Yochay Kiriaty, Giorgetti Alessandro, Mike Snow, John Papa, SilverLaw, smartyP, and Pete Brown. Shoutouts: Steve Wortham sent me a link to his RegEx tool that is written in Silverlight... definitely worth a look: Introducing Code Hinting for Regular Expressions Joshua Blake posted his MIX10 materials: MIX10 NUI session sample code From Silverlight MVVM: An (Overly) Simplified Explanation Michael Washington has a tutorial up ......

Posted On Thursday, April 8, 2010 4:13 PM

Great Silverlight User Group meeting last night - Thanks Joel!
Last night's Silverlight User Group meeting in Phoenix went really well. We had about 15 in attendance, and everyone seemed engaged with Joel Neubeck's great Windows Phone 7 presentation. When it was over, we gave away a couple copies of Windows 7 Ultimate, one copy of the Expression Suite, an Arc Mouse, a web cam, a bunch of books, other assorted software and some TShirts. All-in-all I think it was a good time had by all. Thanks to Joel Neubeck for the time and presentation and to Joe's mom for ......

Posted On Thursday, April 8, 2010 4:05 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 07, 2010 -- #833
In this Issue: Alan Mendelevich, Siyamand Ayubi, Rudi Grobler(-2-), Josh Smith, VinitYadav, and Dave Campbell. Shoutouts: Jordan Knight has a demo up of a project he did for DigiGirlz: DigiGirlz, Deep Zoom and Azure, hopefully we'll get source later :) Jeremy Likness has a must-read post on his Ten Reasons to use the Managed Extensibility Framework I put this on another post earlier, but if you want some desktop bling for WP7, Ozymandias has some: I Love Windows Phone Wallpaper If you're not going ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 7, 2010 11:06 AM down last night, SC tonight
In an industry segment that nobody is ever 'asleep', I suppose no time is a good time to take SQL Server down for upgrades, and I had forgotten that my host was going to be doing that. Last night about 9pm (Arizona), in the middle of working on a blog post, things started going wonky and I finally realized everything was ok except for SQL Server. I turned in a ticket on it and was reminded about the maintenance schedule... guess I file those away in memory and just assume they'll happen while I'm ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 7, 2010 4:06 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 06, 2010 -- #832
In this Issue: Alex van Beek, Gill Cleeren, SilverlightShow, Michael Sync, Rénald Nollet, Charles Petzold, The-Oliver, and Max Paulousky. Shoutouts: Denislav Savkov of SilverlightShow ported his Slider control to WP7: Windows Phone 7 Series Sample Image Viewer SilverlightShow interview: The Silverlight Tour - what, where and why. Interview with one of the Tour organizers Laurent Duveau From Silverlight 4: using the VisualStateManager for state animations with MVVM Alex van Beek ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 6, 2010 4:57 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 05, 2010 -- #831
In this Issue: Rénald Nollet, Davide Zordan(-2-, -3-), Scott Barnes, Kirupa, Christian Schormann, Tim Heuer, Yavor Georgiev, and Bea Stollnitz. Shoutouts: Yavor Georgiev posted the material for his MIX 2010 talk: what’s new in WCF in Silverlight 4 Erik Mork and crew posted their This Week in Silverlight 4.1.2010 Tim Huckaby and MSDN Bytes interviewed Erik Mork: Silverlight Consulting Life – MSDN Bytes Interview From Home Loan Application for Windows Phone Rénald Nollet has a ......

Posted On Monday, April 5, 2010 5:02 PM

Phoenix Silverlight UserGroup Meeting Wednesday April 7, 2010
The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Phoenix Silverlight User Group is Wednesday April 7. We meet at Interface Technical Training at roughly Central and Thomas in downtown Phoenix beginning with pizza and socializing at 6PM meeting after and running until 8PM. This month Joel Neubeck will be presenting on Windows Phone 7 development, and yes -- had you heard that they dropped the word 'Series' from the end?? Get another great presentation from someone actually using Silverlight during the ......

Posted On Monday, April 5, 2010 8:08 AM

Silverlight Cream for April 04, 2010 -- #830
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Hassan, David Anson, Jeff Wilcox, UK Application Development Consulting, Davide Zordan, Victor Gaudioso, Anoop Madhusudanan, Phil Middlemiss, and Laurent Bugnion. Shoutouts: Josh Smith has a good-read post up: Design-time data is still data Shawn Hargreaves reported his MIX demo released From Silverlight MVVM: Enabling Design-Time Data in Expression Blend When Using Web Services Michael Washington has a tutorial up on MVVM and using a web service ......

Posted On Sunday, April 4, 2010 3:29 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 03, 2010 -- #829
In this Issue: Scott Marlowe, Nokola, SilverLaw, Brad Abrams, Jeff Wilcox, Jesse Liberty, Alexey Zakharov, ondrejsv, Ward Bell, and David Anson. Shoutouts: Bart Czernicki has a post up about the latest with HTML5: HTML 5 is Born Old - Quake in HTML 5 I was sent a link to shoebox360 a while back and had to sign up to see the Silverlight use, but it does work very nice. I like the panoramic carousel in the viewer: shoebox360 Jeff Handley has a post up on RIA Services - Documentation Guidance and Community ......

Posted On Saturday, April 3, 2010 2:06 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 02, 2010 -- #828
In this Issue: Phil Middlemiss, Robert Kozak, Kathleen Dollard, Avi Pilosof, Nokola, Jeff Wilcox, David Anson, Timmy Kokke, Tim Greenfield, and Josh Smith. Shoutout: SmartyP has additional info up on his WP7 Pivot app: Preview of My Current Windows Phone 7 Pivot Work From A Chrome and Glass Theme - Part I Phil Middlemiss is starting a tutorial series on building a new theme for Silverlight, in this first one we define some gradients and color resources... good stuff Phil Intercepting ......

Posted On Friday, April 2, 2010 5:30 PM

Silverlight Cream for April 01, 2010 -- #827
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Hassan, Viktor Larsson, Fons Sonnemans, Jim McCurdy, Scott Marlowe, Mike Taulty, Brad Abrams, Jesse Liberty, Scott Barnes, Christopher Bennage, and John Papa and Ward Bell. Shoutouts: Tim Heuer posted a survey: What tools are the minimum to get started in Silverlight?... have you responded yet? Don't want to miss this discussion: Channel 9 Live at MIX10: Bill Buxton & Erik Meijer - Perspectives on Design Bookmark this... Jesse Liberty has moved his site: Silverlight ......

Posted On Thursday, April 1, 2010 4:54 PM

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