In this Issue: Michael Washington, Brian Noyes, Rudi Grobler, Benjamin Gavin, Walter Ferrari, Shawn Wildermuth, Jeff Wilcox(-2-), David Anson, Jeremy Likness, and Manuel Felício.
Cigdem Patlak announced a SilverlightShow Webinar: Data binding in action by Gill Cleeren... check out Cigdem's post and sign up... it's tomorrow, August 19th!
Shawn Wildermuth shares What I learned about Windows Phone 7 from Android
Stay in the 'Light!
- The First Hour With Lightswitch –BETA-
- Curious about 'Lightswitch' and want to know what it's about? ... check out Michael Washington's first hour's worth of work with hit in this post.
- WCF RIA Services Part 5 - Metadata and Shared Classes
- Brian Noyes is up to tutorial 5 at SilverlightShow in his WCF RIA Services series... he's going over the metadata and shared code facilities.
- WP7 Splash Screen Tips & Tricks
- Rudi Grobler has a quick post up discussing the WP7 Splash screen, how to add one, and how to use one to make your app appear to have a quick startup
- Silverlight MVVM Drag & Drop – TreeView, Meet ListBox
- Benjamin Gavin submitted this post and it is the 3rd in a series on Drag and Drop and the culmination of some cool concepts. Check out his links to the prior posts, and then come back to this one.
- Building a DataGrid Control for Silverlight for Windows Phone - Part 1
- Walter Ferrari has a post up at SilverlightShow that is part 1 of a series on building a DataGrid for WP7... he offers up 3 possible suggestions, and will expand his choice in the next part.
- Using ChildWindow in Windows Phone 7 Projects
- Check out the ChildWindow work Shawn Wildermuth is doing instead of MessageBox for WP7 ... very cool!
- Windows Phone performance progress bar update: part 2, remember to turn IsIndeterminate off when not needed!
- Jeff Wilcox has a follow-on to his high performance progressbar post... check out how you can drag down your frame rate even with the progress bars collapsed.
- Exploring List capacities and growth on the Windows Phone
- Jeff Wilcox also has a post up about the memory challenges WP7 developers face and how to use generic .NET lists more effectively.
- Code to easily animate orientation changes for Windows Phone applications now supports fade, too!
- David Anson follows up a prior post on animating orientation changes with one that is less costly in terms of overhead on the device.
- Hello, MEF
- Jeremy Likness has a quick-start video he's calling Hello, MEF up at MEFContrib ... I'm giving the link to MEFContrib where the full article also lives.
- Architecting Enterprise LOB Silverlight applications – Part 3
- Manuel Felício continues his series on architecting an Enterprise LOB app with Silverlight by creating a domain layer around a simple business domain model.
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