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Silverlight Cream for November 28, 2010 -- #1001
In this Issue: Jonathan Marbutt, Peter Kuhn, Jesse Liberty, David Kelley, Phil Middlemiss, Jaime Rodriguez, Ramesh Sringeri, Sigurd Snørteland, and Jesse Bishop. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "A Behavior for Remembering Settings" Phil Middlemiss WP7: "Attribute-based transient Tombstoning" Peter Kuhn Expression Blend: "Using the Visual State Manager" David Kelley Shoutouts: Gavin Wignall has a very cool Pivot app up: Silverlight Pivot experiement using the American Presidents Thanks everyone for the ......

Posted On Sunday, November 28, 2010 5:08 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 26, 2010 -- #1000
In this Issue: goldytech, Rob Eisenberg. Chris Rouw, Denis Gladkikh(-2-), Mike Taulty, Mohamed Mosallem, Mike Ormond, and Vuyiswa Maseko(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight basics. Validation. Part 1. DataAnnotations & ValidatesOnExceptions" Denis Gladkikh WP7: "Live Tiles on a Schedule" Mike Ormond Blend: "Blend Bits 18–Sample Data" Mike Taulty Shoutouts: Rob Eisenberg has a contest going... check it out: Caliburn.Micro Contest Braulio Diez & Sebastian Stehle have a great-looking ......

Posted On Friday, November 26, 2010 4:46 PM

Phoenix Silverlight User Group Meeting Dec 1 with Joel Neubeck on WP7 Dev
Phoenix Silverlight User Group Meeting December 1 featuring Joel Neubeck! Come out to Interface Technical Training on December 1 in Phoenix to get some great Windows Phone 7 discussion from Joel Neubeck. As always, pizza and greet-up starts at 6PM, followed at 6:30 or whenever everybody rounds up by the meeting which runs until 8PM. I've got a bunch of WP7 swag I need to get to the facility before I get out of here on Tuesday, and yes I'm going to miss the meeting :( If you're anywhere in the area, ......

Posted On Friday, November 26, 2010 4:54 AM

The Future of Silverlight Starts Now (well, ok December 2, but it's close!)
You don't have to come to Redmond to drink the Kool-Aid, you can mix up your own batch at home! The entire Firestarter is streamed online... so curl up in front of your monitor, or find another bunch of like-minded geeks and have pizza delivered! In all likelihood, unless you live in the sticks, somewhere nearby might be a UserGroup having a Firestarter day event. However you attend, I've been told I can say that you shouldn't miss this event! If, however, you are going to be there in person, ping ......

Posted On Friday, November 26, 2010 4:38 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 25, 2010 -- #999
In this Issue: Brad Tutterow, Kevin Dockx, Richard Waddell, Roberto Sonnino, Dustin Horne, Tim Greenfield, Rod Paddock, Timmy Kokke, Tim Heuer, Manuel Felício, Mike Taulty, and Brian Noyes. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using Visual States in custom controls in Silverlight" Timmy Kokke WP7: "Leveraging the Silverlight ecosystem with Windows Phone 7" Tim Greenfield Silverlight/JS: "JavaScript Can't Do Math - SilverlightCalculator A New Silverlight OSS Project" Rod Paddock Shoutouts: Telerik announced ......

Posted On Thursday, November 25, 2010 8:56 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 23, 2010 -- #998
In this Issue: Gill Cleeren, Peter Kuhn, Erik Mork, Jesse Liberty, Kirupa Chinnathambi, Michael Crump, Brad Tutterow, Jay Kimble(-2-), and Rob Tiffany. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Part 1 of 4 : Tips/Tricks for Silverlight Developers" Michael Crump WP7: "Using the Pivot Control" Kirupa Chinnathambi Shoutouts: The SilverlightShow folks have a good webinar series going. The next one is December 15th: Building a Silverlight 4 Application End-to-end with Gill Cleeren. From Using ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 23, 2010 6:11 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 21, 2010 - 2 -- #997
In this Issue: Dan Wahlin(-2-), Kirupa, Jeff Handley(-2-), Mike Snow, Robby Ingebretsen, David J. Kelley, Jonathan van de Veen, Lee, and Walt Ritscher(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Prism 4 – Silverlight and Custom Commands" Lee WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Themed Videos" Kirupa Expression Blend: "Building and Using Expression Blend Behaviors" David J. Kelley Shoutouts: The Studio 6 Software Blog folks have updated their ComboBox... check out the demo, and grab the code: Silverlight ComboBox Updated ......

Posted On Sunday, November 21, 2010 4:19 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 21, 2010 -- #996
In this Issue: Sigurd Snørteland, Martin Krüger(-2-), Beth Massi, Karl Shifflett, Joe McBride, Ryan Alford, Mike Taulty, Kunal Chowdhury, and Asim Sajjad. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "How to: Create a nonrectangular ChildWindow - part 2" Martin Krüger WP7: "loud tweets -- a "twitter-do-speak" wp7 app" Sigurd Snørteland Lightswitch: "LightSwitch Team “How To” Articles and New Developer Center Content" Beth Massi Shoutouts: Sincorde has the beginnings of a nice-looking Silverlight Library up on CodePlex: ......

Posted On Sunday, November 21, 2010 9:36 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 20, 2010 -- #995
In this Issue: Kunal Chowdhury, John Papa, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Den Delimarsky, Paul Sheriff, Charles Petzold, Brad Tutterow(-2-), Alexander Viken. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using ValueConverter to Show/Hide Element in Silverlight (MVVM)" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Playing Music Files on WP7" Charles Petzold Shoutouts: Rob Tiffany has been kind enough to aggregate some (all?) of the Windows Phone 7 Demo Fest Tech Ed Video From Using ValueConverter to Show/Hide Element in Silverlight ......

Posted On Saturday, November 20, 2010 8:45 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 18, 2010 -- #994
In this Issue: Martin Krüger, Vikas, Kevin Dockx, Brian Noyes, Kunal Chowdhury, Gergely Orosz, Garry McGlennon, René Schulte, Matias Bonaventura, Bart Czernicki, and Dennis Doomen. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "How to: create a nonrectangular ChildWindow - part 1" Martin Krüger Prism: "Prism Training Kit: Updated to Prism 4.0" Matias Bonaventura Shoutouts: Component Ways has a releast of their xamlDataGrid for Silverlight... might be worth a look ... check out the feature set and download the eval. ......

Posted On Thursday, November 18, 2010 4:59 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 15, 2010 -- #993
In this Issue: Justin Angel, Colin Eberhardt, Kellabyte, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, Ryan Alford, and Brad Tutterow. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Using a Grid as the Panel for an ItemsControl" Colin Eberhardt WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Development Best Practices Wiki V0.1" Justin Angel MVVM: "Jounce Part 7: Validation and Save/Confirm/Cancel Operations" Jeremy Likness Shoutouts: If you're in Portland and ya wanna go to the Firestarter... Erik Mork & Co. scored a bus: Silverlight Firestarter Bus ......

Posted On Monday, November 15, 2010 5:42 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 14, 2010 -- #992
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Fons Sonnemans, Jeff Wilcox, Alfred Astort, Den Delimarsky(-2-), Peter Bromberg, Sigurd Snørteland, and Xpert360(-2-, -3-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight Super Tabs Interface (using View Model / MVVM)" Michael Washington WP7: "WP7 Panorama: Smoothly fading the background (and enabling fading when changing, too)" Jeff Wilcox Shoutouts: With all the phones out there right now, how about a review of one from a WP7 author: Review of my Windows Phone 7 (HTC ......

Posted On Sunday, November 14, 2010 6:03 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 13, 2010 -- #991
In this Issue: Brian Genisio, goldytech, Martin Krüger, Shawn Wildermuth, John Papa, Kunal Chowdhury, Michael Washington, Joost van Schaik, Karl Shifflett, Joe McBride, Bruno Terkaly, Xpert360(-2-, -3-), and Brad Tutterow. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Customized Scrolling in Silverlight using Expression Blend" Kunal Chowdhury WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Development for Absolute Beginners (The parts you care about)" Michael Washington Training: "In the Box – MVVM Training" Karl Shifflett Shoutouts: bspann ......

Posted On Saturday, November 13, 2010 3:36 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 10, 2010 -- #990
In this Issue: David Anson, Bart Czernicki, Jesse Liberty(-2-, -3-), Kirupa Chinnathambi, Jeremy Likness, and Martin Krüger. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "New SetterValueBindingHelper sample demonstrates its usefulness on Windows Phone 7 (and Silverlight 4)" David Anson WP7: "Windows Phone From Scratch #6 – Data Binding (Really)" Jesse Liberty MVVM: "Jounce Part 6: Visual States and Multiple Views per ViewModel" Jeremy Likness Shoutouts: Yesterday I mentioned Mindscape's control suite release but ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 10, 2010 3:35 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 09, 2010 -- #989
In this Issue: Katka Vaughan, Jesse Liberty, Kunal Chowdhury, Karsten Januszewski, Michael Crump, Mike Taulty, and Beth Massi. Above the Fold: WP7: "Netflix Browser for Windows Phone 7 - Part 2" Katka Vaughan LightSwitch: "Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch (Part–3)" Kunal Chowdhury Shoutouts: Mindscape announced the release of Silverlight Elements 2.0.. great set of Silverlight controls. Check out their post and their Limited time offer: Silverlight Elements 2.0 is here! From ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 9, 2010 5:40 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 08, 2010 -- #988
In this Issue: Justin Angel, siqaodb news, Colin Eberhardt, Rudi Grobler, Mohamed Mosallem, Einar Ingebrigtsen, William J. Steele, Dragos Manolescu(-2-, -3-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Visiblox Charts vs. Silverlight Toolkit Charts – a test of Performance" Colin Eberhardt WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Neurons App goes open source!" Justin Angel Holy Crap Category: "Rubik’s Cube for Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 using Balder" Einar Ingebrigtsen From Windows Phone 7 Neurons App ......

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2010 5:20 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 07, 2010 -- #987
In this Issue: Ryan Alford(-2-), Joe McBride, Rob Tiffany, Pete Brown, Charles Petzold(-2-), Alfred Astort, Mark Hopkins, Nokola, Chris Klug, Gergely Orosz, and Adam Barney. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Creating a Metro UI Style Control" Joe McBride WP7: "Ready for take-off? Top 10 things to check when you think you are done with your application" Alfred Astort Shoutouts: Adam Barney posted his "Introduction to the MVVM UI Pattern": Slides and Demo from Iowa Code Camp Damon Payne gave a WP7 presentation ......

Posted On Sunday, November 7, 2010 5:19 PM

Silverlight Cream Top Posted Authors May to October, 2010
It's past the first of November, and time to recognize devs that have a large number of posts in Silverlight Cream. Ground Rules Only posts that go in the database are included The author has to appear in SC at least 4 of the 6 months considered I averaged the monthly posts and am only showing Authors with an average greater than 1. Here are the Top Posted Authors at Silverlight Cream for May 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010: It is my intention to post a new list sometime shortly after the 1st of ......

Posted On Saturday, November 6, 2010 8:11 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 06, 2010 -- #986
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Peter Kuhn, Bill Reiss, Lee, Walt Ritscher, John Papa, Kunal Chowdhury, cherylws, Jeremy Likness, Martin Krüger(-2-), Michael Crump, and Brad Tutterow. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "I know what you downloaded last summer" Peter Kuhn WP7: "Free fonts for commercial game development" Bill Reiss Training: "A couple of more data-related Silverlight Quickstarts for you" cherylws Shoutouts: Martin Krüger has an accordian style published in Expression Gallery: New accordion ......

Posted On Saturday, November 6, 2010 6:57 AM

Silverlight Cream for November 04, 2010 -- #985
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Sigurd Snørteland, Mark Monster, David Anson, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Mike Taulty(-2-), Brad Tutterow(-2-, -3-, -4-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight Attendance Demo using Sterling Silverlight Database" Michael Washington WP7: "How I made the ‘myChannel9' wp7 app (source code included) – Part 1" Sigurd Snørteland From Silverlight Attendance Demo using Sterling Silverlight Database Michael Washington has a great tutorial up on Code Project ......

Posted On Thursday, November 4, 2010 5:03 PM

Silverlight Cream for November 02, 2010 -- #984
In this Issue: René Schulte, Walter Ferrari, Amyo Kabir, David Anson, Jesse Liberty, Mike Taulty, Erik Mork, Jeremy Likness, and Joost van Schaik. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Swapping two elements in a bound ObservableCollection" Joost van Schaik WP7: "Tracking Sales Statistics with the Silverlight Analytics Framework for Windows Phone" René Schulte Sharepoint: "how to build a small Silverlight 4 utility to upload files in a List or Library of Sharepoint" Walter Ferrari Shoutouts: Mike Taulty blogged ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:40 PM

My Commentary on the Silverlight brouhaha
Anyone reading this knows I go by the AKA "WynApse". I've used it since Windows was a puppy, we still had "DOS Apps" and "Win Apps", and I needed a business name for selling my shareware. I only re-state that obvious because I want to make it clear that you're only going to see me on a forum with that name. That being said, you may or may not have not noticed, but I don't visit the forums. I don't because there are folks that seem to camp out there that are way better suited to answer questions than ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:47 AM

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