March 2009 Entries

Importing Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator files in Expression Blend
One of the questions we keep confronted with when talking about Expression in our events is that, is there a way to import files created using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. While in Expression Web and Design you could do that easily, there was less support for accomplishing this in Expression Blend which is used for designing WPF / Silverlight applications. With the Expression Blend 3 Preview, support for importing Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator files is available. Expression Blend 3 Preview ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:58 PM | Comments (2)

My MSDN Day Presentations and Resources
I recently delivered MSDN Day talks on Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 as well as WPF and Silverlight 2. The presentations for the sessions can be downloaded from MSDN Presentations Drop a comment if you have a question or face issues in getting the PPT. Meanwhile, the PPT is just a flow of slides that helped with my presentation and there were a lot of Demos that I delivered as a part of the sessions and I am giving here below the reference links for the Demos (Some of them are from www.asp.net ......

Posted On Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:29 PM | Comments (4)

Download ASP.NET MVC 1.0
ASP.NET MVC is released today. The RC1 and RC2 released were out over last month and today, at MIX, we will be unveiling ASP.NET MVC 1.0 RTW version that can be downloaded from www.asp.net/mvc There are over 40 videos resource tutorials available already and these provide close to 200 hours of learning on ASP.NET MVC that help you kick start with ASP.NET MVC based web development. MVC would be supported out of the box, in addition to the Web Form model of development in Visual Studio 2010 and that ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 18, 2009 11:17 PM | Comments (22)

Download Silverlight 3 Beta unveiled at MIX 09
Silverlight 3 Beta is just unveiled at MIX 09 today. Silverlight 3 is a huge advancement in rich internet application development on a variety of modern browsers supporting Windows and Macintosh platforms. It supports running Silverlight out of the browser (offline enabled) as well as improvements for video quality, richer features, enhanced developer productivity and much more. Along with it, Expression Blend 3 Preview that helps authoring SL 3 Beta Applications. You can download the SL 3 Beta from ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:55 PM | Comments (2)

What’s new in .NET 4.0 Developer Poster
Normally, I do a write up, but Brad put up a great Deep Zoom poster of all the new available features in .NET 4.0. So go ahead, here below is the link http://brad_abrams.members.... As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words, I hope I saved a few words. Cheers ......

Posted On Friday, March 13, 2009 1:35 PM | Comments (3)

Microsoft Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview “The pre-release version of this product has expired. You must update to a newer release." Error
I have been running Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 preview that targeted Silverlight 2 runtime and had not used it for a long time. When I tried opening it up last week, it threw the error “The pre-release version of this product has expired. You must update to a newer release” While there has been no Expression Blend 3 as per my knowledge, I didn't find a newer version of this 2.5 June preview as well, so was puzzled. Looked up the Expression site and their blog where they had a detailed post explaining ......

Posted On Friday, March 13, 2009 1:07 PM | Comments (0)