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Perst database for WP7 cost breakdown
After I blogged about Andy Wigley's port of the Perst database last night, I got email from the folks at McObject.com who are the developers of Perst. Needless to say, they are all pretty pumped about the port, and have actually rolled Andy's port into their distributed codebase, so I would think Andy and APPA Mundi are also pretty pumped. They sent me a press release that pretty much matches this page on their site. Ratting around, I found a note about writing them to ask about a commercial license ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 30, 2010 7:52 AM

Silverlight Cream for June 29, 2010 -- #893
In this Issue: Joseph Cooney, Matthias Shapiro, Ramani Sandeep, Andy Wigley(-2-), Chris Rouw, Michael Washington, Brian Noyes, Roger Peters, Sergey Barskiy, Timmy Kokke, and Phil Middlemiss. Shoutout: Koen Zwikstra announced Document Toolkit 2 Beta 2 available Rob Eisenberg announced Caliburn v1.1 Released! I missed this post by Andy Wigley of his material from TechEd: Programming Silverlight for Windows Embedded from .NET I hope you didn't miss the release of the Silverlight PivotViewer Control ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:27 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 27, 2010 -- #892
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Teresa Burger, Kunal Chowdhury, Jeff Prosise, Yavor Georgiev, and Jeremy Likness. From SilverlightCream.com: RIATasks: A Simple Silverlight CRUD Example (using View Model and Rx Extensions) Michael Washington has a tutorial up on ViewModel style programming, check out Michael's code and and let him show you how to write less code using ViewModel... and grab the source while you're at it. TextBox with Strikethrough in Silverlight by modifying the TextBox template ......

Posted On Sunday, June 27, 2010 12:58 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 26, 2010 -- #891
In this Issue: Mike Taulty, Joshua Holt, and Timmy Kokke. Shoutout: Jesse Liberty has a post up that should be required reading for anyone blogging or thinking about starting one: Creating A Silverlight Blog That Doesn’t Suck From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight and WCF RIA Services (4 – RIA Services Libraries) The 4th part of Mike Taulty's RIA Services series is a nice tutorial on the RIA Service Class Library... what it is, how to build one and how to use it. Debugging Silverlight with Firefox ......

Posted On Saturday, June 26, 2010 5:10 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 25, 2010 -- #890
In this Issue: Emiel Jongerius, Richard Waddell Marcel du Preez, Rudi Grobler, Shawn Wildermuth, David Anson, and John Papa. Shoutout: Michael Scherotter announced Recording Available from LiveMeeting on Creating an Entry for the Ball Watch Silverlight Contest From SilverlightCream.com: INotifyPropertyChanged implementations: An Overview Emiel Jongerius has a very nice compilation of various INotifyPropertyChanged implementations, with hints and tricks about each. Physics Helper for Silverlight 4 ......

Posted On Friday, June 25, 2010 3:52 AM

Silverlight Cream for June 24, 2010 -- #889
In this Issue: Mark Monster, Brian Noyes, Michael Klucher, i-programmer, and Mike Snow. From SilverlightCream.com: Capture usage information of a Windows Phone 7 application using Google Analytics Google Analytics with WP7? ... Mark Monster leverages his experience in this area to to work out a way to get to a web page to track analytics ... pretty clever Mark, and all the code is there for us! WCF RIA Services Part 2: Querying Data Brian Noyes has part 2 of his RIA Services series up at SilverlightShow. ......

Posted On Thursday, June 24, 2010 3:25 AM

Silverlight Cream for June 23, 2010 -- #888
In this Issue: Martin Naughton(-2-), Antoni Dol, SilverLaw, Jeff Handley, Pete Brown, and Ozymandias. Shoutout: snoutholder at the Silverlight SDK announced Get Started with Silverlight (New QuickStart Articles) From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Business Application Themes - ErrorWindow Issues Martin Naughton has a post up discussing Themes in RIA Services and problems with the new themes. He has those problems fixed and zipped up, plus a fix for binding to text resources and a change for the ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 23, 2010 1:33 AM

Silverlight Cream for June 22, 2010 -- #887
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Anton Polimenov, Michael Washington, Phil Middlemiss, Sergey Barskiy, Damon Payne, Jeff Prosise, and Mike Snow. Shoutout: Laurent Bugnion is looking for beta testers for WP7: Windows Phone 7 multitouch behavior: beta testers needed (#wp7dev)! Erik Mork and they crew have a new podcast up: This Week in Silverlight – Windows Phone 7 and Bus Tracking IdeaBlade has a video tutorial series up: The Developers Tour of DevForce Silverlight ... download the walkthrough and code ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 22, 2010 3:42 AM

Silverlight Cream for June 19, 2010 -- #886
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt, Kunal Chowdhury, Victor Gaudioso, Joe Gershgorin, Nick Gravelyn, Teresa Burger, Kyle McClellan, Karl Shifflett, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutout: Check out Pete Brown's interview with Jeff Handley, Deepesh Mohnani, and Dinesh Kulkarni: Pete at Microsoft: WCF RIA Services Team Interview Andy Beaulieu has a sneak preview video up: Boss Launch 2: Zombie Attack for WP7 Matt Hidinger has a preview video up about his WP7 app as well: BusTrack Windows Phone 7 App From SilverlightCream.com: ......

Posted On Saturday, June 19, 2010 1:01 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 17, 2010 -- #885
In this Issue: Zoltan Arvai, Antoni Dol, Jeff Prosise, David Anson, and John Papa. Shoutouts: Rob Davis has a World Cup Football Stadium tour in Silverlight, Azure, and Bing Maps up: The World Cup Map... cruise around this... tons of features. The Silverlight Team Blog reports that NBC sports is streaming the US Open in Silverlight Adam Kinney announced Expression Studio 4 Launch keynote videos are available From SilverlightCream.com: Data Driven Applications with MVVM Part III: Validation, Bringing ......

Posted On Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:49 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 16, 2010 -- #884
In this Issue: Zoltan Arvai, Emiel Jongerius, Charles Petzold, Adam Kinney, Deepesh Mohnani, Timmy Kokke, and Damon Payne. Shoutouts: Andy Beaulieu reported his Coding4Fun: Shuffleboard Game for WP7 has been posted -- Big ol' Tutorial and 6 videos of WP7 goodness Karl Shifflett announced Three New WPF and Silverlight Designer Videos Posted Charles Petzold has a cool Flip-Number Clock in Silverlight posted... cool demo, and the source. From SilverlightCream.com: Data Driven Applications with MVVM ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 16, 2010 5:03 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 15, 2010 - 2 -- #883
In this Issue: Vibor Cipan, Chris Klug, Pete Brown, Kirupa, and Xianzhong Zhu. Shoutouts (thought I gave up on them, didn't you?): Jesse Liberty has the companion video to his WP7 OData post up: New Video: Master/Detail in WinPhone 7 with oData Michael Scherotter who made the first Ball Watch SL1 app back in the day, has a Virtual Event: Creating an Entry for the BALL Watch Silverlight Contest... sounds like the thing to do if you want in on this :) Even if you don't speak Portuguese, you can check ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:31 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 15, 2010 -- #882
In this Issue: Colin Eberhardt Zoltan Arvai, Marcel du Preez, Mark Tucker, John Papa, Phil Middlemiss, Andy Beaulieu, and Chad Campbell. From SilverlightCream.com: Throttling Silverlight Mouse Events to Keep the UI Responsive Colin Eberhardt sent me this link to his latest at Scott Logic... about how to throttle Silverlight -- no not that, you'd have to go to one of the *other* blogs for that :) ... this is throttling the mouse, particularly the mouse wheel to keep the UI from freezing up ... check ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:44 AM

Silverlight Cream for June 13, 2010 -- #881
In this Issue: Mark Monster. Shoutouts: Adam Kinney has moved his blog, and his first post there is to announce New tutorials on .toolbox on PathListBox and Fluid UI Awesome graphics for the MEF'ed Video Player by Alan Beasley: New MEF Video Player Controls (1st Draft – Article to follow…) It must be a slow relaxing summer weekend, because I only found one post... and Mark submitted this one to me :) From SilverlightCream.com: How to improve the Windows Phone 7 Licensing development experience? Mark ......

Posted On Sunday, June 13, 2010 12:20 PM

What I’m Reading – 2 – Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook
A while back I mentioned that I had a couple books on my desktop that I’ve been “shooting holes” in … in other words, reading pieces that are interesting at the time, or looking something up rather than starting at the front and heading for the back. The book I want to mention today is Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook : by Gill Cleeren and Kevin Dockx. As opposed to the authors of the last book I reviewed, I don’t personally know Gill or Kevin, but I’ve blogged a lot of their articles… ......

Posted On Sunday, June 13, 2010 3:57 AM

Silverlight Cream for June 12, 2010 -- #880
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Diego Poza, Viktor Larsson, Brian Noyes, Charles Petzold, Laurent Bugnion, Anjaiah Keesari, David Anson, and Jeremy Likness. From SilverlightCream.com: My MEF Rant Read Michael Washington's discussion about MEF from someone that's got some experience, but not enough to remember the pain points... how it works, and what he'd like to see. Prism 4: What’s new and what’s next Diego Poza Why Office Hub is important for WP7 Viktor Larsson has another WP7 post up and he's ......

Posted On Saturday, June 12, 2010 3:03 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 10, 2010 -- #879
In this Issue: Emiel Jongerius, Nokola, Christian Schormann, Tim Heuer, David Poll, Mike Snow(-2-), John Papa, and Charles Petzold. Shoutout: Viktor Larsson has a frank look at WP7 based on information from MIX10 and what was said this week in his post: Licking Windows Phone 7... yeah licking, not liking :) .. my guess is even that didn't allow him to keep it! If you haven't already noticed, the CodeProject reader's choice awards are out this week and Telerik won for their RadColorPicker and RadCalendar ......

Posted On Thursday, June 10, 2010 5:16 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 09, 2010 -- #878
In this Issue: Andrea Boschin, Emiel Jongerius, Anton Polimenov, Andrew Veresov, SilverLaw, RoboBlob, Brandon Watson, and Charlie Kindel. From SilverlightCream.com: Implementing network protocol easily with a generic SocketClient Andrea Boschin has a post up at SilverlightShow about the SocketClient class and how to use it to implement a POP3 client ... source project included Passing parameters to a Silverlight XAP application Emiel Jongerius describes the two ways to pass parameters to your Silverlight ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 9, 2010 4:30 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 08, 2010 -- #877
In this Issue: Miroslav Miroslavov, Chris Klug, Beau, Christian Schormann(-2-), Dan Wahlin, Pete Brown, Michael S. Scherotter, Philipp Sumi, Andy Wigley, and Phil Middlemiss. Shoutouts: Mark Tucker set about learning Caliburn, and in the process is writing a Caliburn Book: Chapters 1-3 Jesse Liberty has a great link-laden post up about why we should all be learning/using Blend: Why Developers Should, Must, Do Care About The New Expression Blend be sure to read what he says about WP7 development, ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 8, 2010 3:13 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 06, 2010 -- #876
In this Issue: Brian Genisio, Michael Washington, Fons Sonnemans , Don Burnett, Xianzhong Zhu, Mike Snow, Jesse Liberty, Victor Gaudioso, David Kelley(-2-), and Matias Bonaventura . Shoutout: Anoop has a good post up: MEF or Managed Extensibility Framework and Lazy – Being Lazy with MEF, Custom Export Attributes etc Jesse Liberty's got a good post up if you are just Getting Started With Silverlight: A Path Through The Learning Material John Papa reports Updates and New Home for Sticky Plugin Tim ......

Posted On Sunday, June 6, 2010 3:59 PM

Silverlight Cream for June 03, 2010 -- #875
In this Issue: Ben Hodson, Fons Sonnemans, SilverLaw, Mike Snow, John Papa, René Schulte, Walt Ritscher, and David Anson. Shoutouts: René Schulte announced a whole batch of new features for WriteableBitmap that are now available: Filled To The Bursting Point - WriteableBitmapEx 0.9.5.0 Check out John Papa's Sticky Seesmic Desktop Plugin ... download it, play with it... he's going to blog about building plugins later Tim Heuer reported a Silverlight 4 minor update–June 2010 Erik Mork and Crew have ......

Posted On Thursday, June 3, 2010 4:51 PM

Last Night's Phoenix Silverlight UserGroup Meeting -- thanks!
14 of us gathered last night for a great presentation. As advertised, Les Brown of Sogeti came out to talk to us about the 4.0 enhancements, and brought along a new graduate and fellow-worker Chris Ross (Congratulations on your degree, again). Good discussion about MEF and Les' approach to using it, all of which is available on CodePlex along with other fun things Les has done, for example: FileUpload Control, FlipPanel, Animation Extensions, etc., and also his CodeCamp material. As it turned out ......

Posted On Thursday, June 3, 2010 4:38 AM

Phoenix Silverlight UserGroup tonight
Yes it really is the first Wednesday of the month! and Yes, we are having our normally scheduled meeting tonight. Everyone should be back from any Memorial Day festivities, dragging your collective drawers at work and looking for somethign interesting. Voila!... the Silverlight User Group meeting from 6PM to 8PM at Interface Technical Training (NW corner of Central & Thomas) -- check PhoenixSilverlight.net for a map. Come out for Pizza and networking at 6 then hang around because Les Brown of ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:11 AM

Silverlight Cream for June 01, 2010 -- #874
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Alan Beasley and Michael Washington, Miroslav Miroslavov, Max Paulousky, Teresa and Ronald Burger, Laurent Duveau, Tim Heuer, Jeff Brand, Mike Snow, and John Papa. Shoutouts: To pay homage to the Advanced Options button in Expression Blend, Adam Kinney posted: Expression Blend Advanced Options square wallpaper SilverLaw stood his drag and drop ripple on it's head for this one: Silver Soccer - A Case Study for the Flexible Surface Effect (Silverlight 4) From SilverlightCream.com: ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 1, 2010 5:34 PM

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