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WynApse Mining the Web for Silverlight so YOU don't have to January 2011 Entries
Silverlight Cream for January 30, 2011 - 2 -- #1038
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Renuka Prasad, Ollie Riches, Jesse Liberty(-2-, -3-, -4-, -5-), Medusa M, John Papa, Beth Massi, and Joost van Schaik. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Stop What You Are Doing And Learn About Reactive Programming" Jesse Liberty WP7: "Windows Phone Looping Selector for Digits " Max Paulousky Lightswitch: "How To Send HTML Email from a LightSwitch Application" Beth Massi Shoutouts: Shawn Wildermuch has niether GooNews for users of his cool WP7 app or or for the WP7 Marketplace ......

Posted On Sunday, January 30, 2011 4:46 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 30, 2011 -- #1037
In this Issue: Ollie Riches, Colin Eberhardt, Andrej Tozon, Arik Poznanski, Deborah Kurata(-2-), Jay Kimble, Yochay Kiriaty, Peter Kuhn, Mike Ormond, WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-), and Matthias Shapiro. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Missing Chart Legend" Deborah Kurata WP7: "XNA for Silverlight developers: Part 2 - Text rendering" Peter Kuhn Shoutouts: Timmy Kokke has a post up discussing What’s new in the Expression Design January 2011 preview? From SilverlightCream.com: WP7Contrib: Thread safe ObservableCollection<T> ......

Posted On Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:56 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 26, 2011 -- #1036
In this all-submittal Issue: XamlNinja, Kevin Dockx, Steve Wortham, Andrea Boschin, Mick Norman, Colin Eberhardt, and Rudi Grobler(-2-, -3-, -4-, -5-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Getting an invalid cross-thread exception in Silverlight?" Kevin Dockx WP7: "WP7 Contrib – the last messenger" XamlNinja ISO: "How many files are too many files for isolated storage?" Mick Norman Shoutouts: Telerik announced a free WP7 Webinars series that you probably don't want to miss: Join Us for the Special Free ......

Posted On Friday, January 28, 2011 2:40 AM

SilverlightShow for Jan 17-23, 2011
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for Jan 17-23, 2011. Jesse Liberty's list of a dozen of absolutely essential utilities for programmers grabbed the first place in last week's SilverlightShow top news. Among the most visited news is also the collection of top picks from the "Above the Fold" list on SilverlightCream. Here's SilverlightShow top 5 news for last week: 12 Essential Utilities For Programmers 10 things that can be improved in Silverlight A Silverlight Sample Built ......

Posted On Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:54 AM

Silverlight Cream for January 25, 2011 -- #1035
In this Issue: Steve Wortham, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Martin Krüger, Joe McBride, Dan Wahlin, Walter Ferrari, Page Brooks, Deborah Kurata, WindowsPhoneGeek, Andrew Byrne, and Andrea Boschin. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Clipping to Bounds with Geometries and Attached Behaviors" Page Brooks WP7: "Tasks: Launchers and Choosers–Windows Phone From Scratch #22" Jesse Liberty Expression Blend: "Remove Transformation from shapes in Blend" Andrea Boschin From SilverlightCream.com: XAP File Optimization Techniques ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:34 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 24, 2011 -- #1034
In this short all-submittal Issue: András Velvárt, Daniel Vaughan, and Rudi Grobler. Above the Fold: WP7: "Notifyting the ViewModel when a WP7 PivotItem is displayed" András Velvárt WP7: "Loading Data when the User Scrolls to the End of a List in Windows Phone 7" Daniel Vaughan Shoutouts: Max Paulousky has had an HTC HD7 since December, and has blogged his impresseions: Ownership of HTC HD7 (Windows Phone 7) and My Impressions From SilverlightCream.com: Notifyting the ViewModel when a WP7 PivotItem ......

Posted On Monday, January 24, 2011 5:31 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 23, 2011 -- #1033
In this Issue: Bart Czernicki, Rich Griffin, Andrew Tokeley, WindowsPhoneGeek, Daniel Egan, Beth Massi, Joost van Schaik, Michael Crump, Xpert360, Deborah Kurata(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 4 – Simple Configuration Manager" Andrew Tokeley WP7: "WP7 Contrib – Customising the DateTime Picker" Rich Griffin Lightswitch: "Tips and Tricks on Controlling Screen Layouts in Visual Studio LightSwitch" Beth Massi Shoutouts: Scott Guthrie is doing another online LIDNUG session tomorrow, Jan ......

Posted On Sunday, January 23, 2011 5:25 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 22, 2011 -- #1032
In this Issue: Michael James(-2-), Joost van Schaik, Colin Eberhardt, Jesse Liberty, John Papa, Levente Mihály(-2-), Peter Kuhn, WindowsPhoneGeek, and Daniel Egan. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Creating Packs from the Silverlight Application Themes" Peter Kuhn WP7: "A Windows Phone 7 Jump List Control" Colin Eberhardt Shoutouts: Mike Ormond gave a Tech Days virtual confernece session on Thursday, and posted his material and links: Links from my “Silverlight for Windows Phone” session From SilverlightCream.com: ......

Posted On Saturday, January 22, 2011 7:33 AM

Silverlight Cream for January 19, 2011 -- #1031
In this Issue: Loek van den Ouweland, Andrea Boschin, Jeff Prosise, Jeff Brand, Frank LaVigne, WindowsPhoneGeek, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, and Haruhiro Isowa. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Pop Up Behavior, now works with your Popup" Haruhiro Isowa WP7: "WP7 working with VisualStates: How to make a ToggleSwitch from CheckBox" WindowsPhoneGeek Entity Frameworks: "Six Free Entity Framework 4 Video Tutorials" Frank LaVigne Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty posted about 12 MORE Insanely Essential Utilities ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:15 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 18, 2011 -- #1030
In this Issue: Mohamed Mosallem, Fons Sonnemans, Peter Kuhn, Pontus Wittenmark(-2-), Jeff Fansler, Gill Cleeren, Johnny Tordgeman, Jesse Liberty, Jeff Blankenburg, Walt Ritscher, WindowsPhoneGeek, Daniel Egan, and Matthias Shapiro(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight 4.0 Tutorial (11 of N): Roulette Behavior" Mohamed Mosallem WP7: "Working with ControlTemplates in Silverlight for WP7" WindowsPhoneGeek Training: "WP7 Unleashed–Session II Hands On Labs" Daniel Egan Shoutouts: Mike Ormond ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:36 PM

SilverlightShow for Jan 10-16, 2011
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for Jan 10-16, 2011. The news on the upcoming two SilverlightShow webinars in February topped the weekly SilverlightShow news ranking. Dan Moyer's post on Visual Studio LightSwitch, just like SilverlightShow article series on LightSwitch, also got quite a lot of interest. Here's SilverlightShow top 5 news for last week: Free Silverlight Show Webinar: Querying and Updating Data From Silverlight Clients with WCF RIA Services Free SilverlightShow ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:28 AM

Silverlight Cream for January 16, 2011 -- #1029
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Jesse Liberty, Deborah Kurata(-2-, -3-, -4-), Sergey Barskiy(-2-), Miroslav Nedyalkov, Jeff Prosise, and Matthias Shapiro(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Building a Multi-Page Silverlight LOB Application" Deborah Kurata WP7: "Windows Phone 7 [Controls] Project" Sergey Barskiy Sketchflow: "Sketchflow To Final" Michael Washington From SilverlightCream.com: Sketchflow To Final Check out this post by Michael Washington detailing the Sketchflow he did of his app, ......

Posted On Sunday, January 16, 2011 4:22 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 15, 2011 -- #1028
Note to #1024 Swag Winners: I'm sending emails to the vendors Sunday night, thanks for your patience (a few of you have not contacted me yet) In this Issue: Ezequiel Jadib, Daniel Egan(-2-), Page Brooks, Jason Zander, Andrej Tozon, Marlon Grech, Jonathan van de Veen, Walt Ritscher, Jesse Liberty, Jeremy Likness, Sacha Barber, William E. Burrows, and WindowsPhoneGeek. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Building a Radar Control in Silverlight - Part 1" Page Brooks WP7: "Tutorial: Dynamic Tile Push Notification ......

Posted On Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:20 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 14, 2011 -- #1027
In this Issue: Sigurd Snørteland, Yochay Kiriaty, WindowsPhoneGeek(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), Kunal Chowdhury, Martin Krüger(-2-), Jonathan Cardy. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Image Viewer using a GridSplitter control" Martin Krüger WP7: "Implementing WP7 ToggleImageControl from the ground up: Part1" WindowsPhoneGeek VS2010 Templates: "MVVM Project Templates for Visual Studio 2010" Jonathan Cardy From SilverlightCream.com: BabySmash7 - a WP7 children's game (source code included) Sigurd Snørteland ......

Posted On Friday, January 14, 2011 5:34 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 13, 2011 -- #1026
In this Issue: András Velvárt, Tony Champion, Joost van Schaik, Jesse Liberty, Shawn Wildermuth, John Papa, Michael Crump, Sacha Barber, Alex Knight, Peter Kuhn, Senthil Kumar, Mike Hole, and WindowsPhoneGeek. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Create Custom Speech Bubbles in Silverlight." Michael Crump WP7: "Architecting WP7 - Part 9 of 10: Threading" Shawn Wildermuth Expression Blend: "PathListBox: Text on the path" Alex Knight From SilverlightCream.com: Behaviors for accessing the Windows Phone 7 MarketPlace ......

Posted On Thursday, January 13, 2011 5:00 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 12, 2011 -- #1025
In this Issue: Amyo Kabir, Rob Eisenberg, Doug Rathbone, John Papa, Jeff Blankenburg(-2-), Mike Taulty, Peter Kuhn, Laurent Bugnion, Vangos Pterneas, and Senthil Kumar. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight Popup sample" Amyo Kabir WP7: "Navigation in a #WP7 application with MVVM Light" Laurent Bugnion XNA: "XNA for Silverlight developers: Part 0 - Why should I care?" Peter Kuhn Shoutouts: Mohamed Mosallem posted a video of an Expression Blend demo he gave recently: Expression Blend Demo Rob ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:40 PM

SilverlightShow for Jan 3-9, 2011
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for Jan 3-9, 2011. SilverlightShow's review of their top 10 visited articles in 2010 got most hits last week. MicrosoftFeed's review of the Facebook application Picturize.me got the second place. Among the top5 is also an interesting review of the top Silverlight books for 2010 by Michael Crump. Here is SilverlightShow's weekly top 5: Top 10 SilverlightShow Articles for Year 2010 Picturize.me - a Silverlight Based Facebook application Face ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:18 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 11, 2011 -- #1024
1,000 blogposts is quite a few, but to die-hard geeks, 1000 isn't the number... 1K is the number, and today is my 1K blogpost! I've been working up to this for at least 11 months. Way back at MIX10, I approached some vendors about an idea I had. A month ago I contacted them and others, and everyone I contacted was very generous and supportive of my idea. My idea was not to run a contest, but blog as normal, and whoever ended up on my 1K post would get some swag... and I set a cut-off at 13 posts. ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 11, 2011 2:51 AM

Silverlight Cream Top Posted Authors July to December, 2010
It's past the first of January, and it's now time to recognize devs that have a large number of posts in Silverlight Cream. Ground Rules I pick what posts are on the blog 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 July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010: It is my intention to post ......

Posted On Saturday, January 8, 2011 2:45 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 08, 2011 -- #1023
In this Heavy and yet incomplete Issue: Mike Wolf, Walter Ferrari, Colin Eberhardt, Mathew Charles, Don Burnett, Senthil Kumar, cherylws, Rob Miles, Derik Whittaker, Thomas Martinsen(-2-), Jason Ginchereau, Vishal Nayan, and WindowsPhoneGeek. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Automatically Showing ToolTips on a Trimmed TextBlock (Silverlight)" Colin Eberhardt WP7: "Windows Phone Blue Book Pdf" Rob Miles Sharepoint/Silverlight: "Discover Sharepoint with Silverlight - Part 1" Walter Ferrari Shoutouts: ......

Posted On Saturday, January 8, 2011 1:54 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 04, 2011 -- #1022
In this Issue: Dennis Doomen, Doug Holland, Kunal Chowdhury, Sacha Barber, Paul Sheriff, Mike Snow(-2-), Peter Kuhn(-2-), and Mike Ormond. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Silverlight: Fixing the BookShelf Sample" Peter Kuhn WP7: "Searching the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Programmatically" Doug Holland Prism/Cinch: "PRISM 4 Custom Transitioning Region" Sacha Barber Shoutouts: Sacha Barber the author of Cinch asks for some advice from users: Cinch V2 : Question For The Reader Michael Crump introduces ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:32 PM

Silverlight Cream Monday WP7 App Review # 2
Today's Review (alphabetic order): GooNews, Grocery Shopping List, Need for Speed, SurfCube, and United Nations News. I'm a day late if these are going to be 'Monday' posts, but there are lots of apps, lots of goodness, and lots of email, so I might try to do 2 a week, we'll see. So once again I've got a small review of 5 apps that are either on my phone or have been. Disclaimers at the end. In this Issue: GooNews is a very cool app from Shawn Wildermuth (AgiliTrain). I don't know if he uses this ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:20 AM

SilverlightShow for Dec 27-Jan 2, 2011
Check out the Top Five most popular news at SilverlightShow for Dec 27-Jan 2, 2011. The most visited news for last week is Mahesh Sabnis's post on how to use Prism in Silverlight 4. Among the top 5 news is also the announcement for SilverlightShow December Newsletter that you can now read online. Here is SilverlightShow's weekly top 5: Using Prism with Silverlight 4 "What's new in Silverlight 4 demo" app Cinch - A Rich Full Featured WPF/SL MVVM Framework SilverlightShow December Newsletter Now Online ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:41 AM

Silverlight Cream for January 03, 2011 -- #1021
In this all-Submittal Issue: Gill Cleeren(-2-), Brian Noyes, Brian Genisio, René Schulte, and Andy Schwam(-2-). Above the Fold: Silverlight: "The INavigationContentLoader interface in Silverlight 4" Gill Cleeren WP7: "Sending Windows Phone Screenshots in an Email" René Schulte WCF RIA Services: "WCF RIA Services Part 10 - Exposing Domain Services To Other Clients" Brian Noyes Shoutouts: Want to know what it takes to be an MVP? Check out René Schulte's recap of 2010: Goodbye 2010 - Hello 2011 ... ......

Posted On Monday, January 3, 2011 5:54 PM

Silverlight Cream for January 01, 2011 -- #1020
In this short New Year's Day 2011 Issue, 3 Mikes: Mike Taulty, Mike Snow, and Mike Ormond. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Native Extensions for Silverlight (NESL)?" Mike Taulty WP7: "Monitoring Memory Usage on Windows Phone 7" Mike Ormond From SilverlightCream.com: Native Extensions for Silverlight (NESL)? Mike Taulty has a really good write-up on Native Extensions for Silverlight... he describes what that project is about and gives guidance on best practices. Win7 Mobile: Uniquely Identifying a Device ......

Posted On Saturday, January 1, 2011 5:30 PM

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