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This article continues from Graphics in Silverlight 5: Part I and Graphics in Silverlight 5: Part II. In the third part of this series, we shall continue exploring other Shape elements. We begin with the Polygon. Polygon Using this element, you can draw polygonal shapes. A polygonal shape is a connected set of lines forming a closed shape. Let us see ......

This article continues from Graphics in Silverlight 5 - Part I. In the second part of this series, we shall see how to create other Shape elements. But before we do so, you may have some questions. You may feel this article is just dealing with controls/elements in a very trivial manner. You may feel, why should I spend the effort to learn just a few ......

Silverlight 5 provides graphics capabilities which you can use to enrich your applications and make them more attractive. While graphics support in Silverlight is not as comprehensive as in WPF, it is still useful in many scenarios. This article describes the built-in support in Silverlight 5 for graphics. This article will not go into XNA or gaming ......

Microsoft Expression Blend is a design tool that allows you to create fantastic user interfaces for such Windows based applications and Web applications. You can use Expression Blend with .NET Framework 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 applications. What Blend can do for you One of the prime advantages of Expression Blend is its ability to separate code from design. ......

While this blog is primarily about Silverlight, ocassionally this blog will also contain posts about other .NET technologies. Including Windows Forms. Did you just gasp? Wait. There are still many developers in various corners of the world working with Windows Forms even today. So I thought to cater to them for a change and share any little useful information ......

At long last, Microsoft stuck to its promise and unveiled Silverlight 5 beta at MIX 11. Though unable to attend the event, I kept track of happenings through Twitter. Just a few mins back, the announcements came pouring and immediately, there was a flurry of activity in the community. People posted links to their blogs detailing features of Silverlight ......

A long overdue post. For months I haven’t posted to this blog and I feel terribly guilty at having neglected it. So here goes a brand new post. A coupe of weeks ago, Silverlightshow.net concluded their annual Ecocontest and announced a bunch of deserving winners who win passes to attend Mix 11 at Las Vegas. About the contest: Silverlightshow conducts ......

PDC stands for Professional Developers Conference, an event regularly hosted by Microsoft, often at Seattle. It is a great opportunity for developers who work with Microsoft products to come together under one roof, get to know about new forthcoming products, be briefed about key technologies ruling the market and finally, mingle with one another. At ......

Since sometime I have been toying with the idea of publishing developer interviews on my blog. There are a large number of non-Microsoft developers(ie, developers who are not MS employees) who have been doing good work. A lot of them are largely unknown to the worldwide developer community. Some are awarded MVPs, yet are not much known outside their ......

One of the major peeves that Silverlight developers had in its earlier versions was the lack of printing support. Printing is an essential feature of many applications and more so in the case of LOB applications. Hence, when Silverlight 4 was released with a full featured Printing API, developers welcomed it with open arms. What’s included in the printing ......

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