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Screen Capture in Silverlight 4.0: by Alon Fliess Screen Capture in Silverlight 4.0 Silverlight is now available for Nokia 5800, N97, N97 Mini & other S60 5th edition devices http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sls... WebMatrix, a new free website development tool is now available for download (beta) at WebMatrix ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 7, 2010 9:53 AM

Awesome game developed in Silverlight

Found this via the silverlight.net showcase. Developed by a single person, it's an awesome demonstration of skill, logic and artistry.

wheelz

 

Posted On Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:52 AM

How to use line breaks in TextBlock controls
The <LineBreak></LineB... tags allow you to insert line breaks at desired location of content inside a TextBlock. Consider the following example, <UserControl x:Class="Demo.MainPage" xmlns="http://schemas.micro... xmlns:x="http://schemas.mic... xmlns:d="http://schemas.mic... xmlns:mc="http://schemas.op... mc:Ignorable="d" d:DesignWidth="640" d:DesignHeight="480"> ......

Posted On Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:47 AM

How to change default browser in Silverlight applications
You don’t have to be stuck with the default browser for testing/running your Silverlight applications. If say, you wanted to change it from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome, you can do it. Within Visual Web Developer or the Visual Studio IDE, change the settings such that a browser of your choice is used to test or run your Silverlight applications. How do you do this? Simple. In the Solution Explorer pane, right click on the HTML page name which is going to be your start page (for example, DemoTestPage.html). ......

Posted On Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:42 AM

WPF Binding Mode
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.000... mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} ......

Posted On Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:33 AM

Let's have a ball (watch)!!
What: Design & Development contest Who: Microsft, Silverlight, Expression Blend and the Ball Watch company. How: Using Silverlight 4 and Blend 4, replicate the ball watch. Read details here Details Good luck!! Sad, that I can't participate for a simple reason of location: Contest open only to professionals or hobbyists in the field of software/web development or interactive design who are residents of the 50 US states (includes District of Columbia), age 18 and older ......

Posted On Saturday, July 3, 2010 8:35 AM

A few recent msdn blogs on Silverlight

Check out these links if you are interested.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oren/archive/2010/06/30/debugging-silverlight-in-firefox-3-6.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mikehall/archive/2010/06/23/combining-net-compact-framework-and-silverlight-for-windows-embedded.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/synergist/archive/2010/06/22/review-microsoft-silverlight-4-data-and-services-cookbook.aspx

Posted On Saturday, July 3, 2010 8:33 AM

Did you know?
Lightning was one of several code names for a high performance, multi-language, managed execution system for COM+. It eventually became the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) which is now an integral part of the .NET Framework. Denali was the code name for the data-driven Web server technology that became Active Server Pages and shipped in Internet Information Server 3.0. Denali (the "High One") was the name the Athabascan people gave the massive peak crowning the Alaskan range, which American explorers ......

Posted On Friday, July 2, 2010 8:52 PM

Design Time Formatting of RichTextBox in Silverlight 4
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.000... mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Design Time Formatting of ......

Posted On Friday, July 2, 2010 8:34 PM

Using DatePicker control in Silverlight
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.000... mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Using DatePicker control in ......

Posted On Friday, July 2, 2010 1:11 PM

Silverlight MVP awards announced today
Today the latest Silverlight MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) awards were announced. Here is the list of new/renewed folks. Alex Knight Cigdem Patlak Rodrigo Diaz Concha Jeremy Likness Roger Peters Andrea Boschin Dave Campbell Vikram Pendse Eric Ambrosi Joel Neubeck András Velvárt David Kelley John Stockton Jonas Folles Emil Stoychev Alex Golesh Congratulations to all of you ......

Posted On Thursday, July 1, 2010 10:49 PM

Adding custom fonts to your Silverlight application
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.000... mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} How to add a custom font to ......

Posted On Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:20 AM

Silverlight versus XNA for game development
A much interesting ongoing debate is on whether to choose Silverlight or XNA for game development, especially for Windows Phone 7. There are ample takers on either side which is what makes the whole debate interesting. But imho, it's all about the learning curve and the time you have available to invest in a new technology. If you are a seasoned Web developer, Silverlight makes for a better alternative. Of course, not all may agree with this. Here's a neat article dicsussing this subject: http://creators.xna.com/en-... ......

Posted On Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:06 AM

Silverlight FAQs
Some commonly asked questions about Silverlight. These aren't deep, but are often asked by beginners. What is Silverlight? Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform software framework to create Rich Internet Applications (RIA) that can be embedded in Web pages. What is meant by RIA? RIA stands for Rich Internet Applications, which are Web applications with rich user interfaces including media elements such as audio, video and so forth. You can think of them as being similar to powerful and rich ......

Posted On Thursday, July 1, 2010 8:35 AM

The Story Behind The Name Silverlight
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.000... mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} What better way to start my ......

Posted On Thursday, July 1, 2010 8:05 AM

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