Silverlight

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Is Silverlight dead?
As someone who works a lot on Silverlight and as someone who have presented lots of trainings / talks over Silverlight; i am been getting a lot of questions based on future of Silverlight. Is Silverlight dead? http://www.zdnet.com/blog/m... These are often from end-clients, managers, architects or even consumers. Sometimes also from guys who have little exposure to Silverlight; but still want to engage in the conversation as it is "happening" ......

Posted On Friday, December 16, 2011 3:52 PM | Comments (5)

Is Silverlight dead?
As someone who works a lot on Silverlight and as someone who have presented lots of trainings / talks over Silverlight; i am been getting a lot of questions based on future of Silverlight. Is Silverlight dead? http://www.zdnet.com/blog/m... These are often from end-clients, managers, architects or even consumers. Sometimes also from guys who have little exposure to Silverlight; but still want to engage in the conversation as it is "happening" ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2011 4:49 PM | Comments (1)

Windows Phone 7 Silverlight / XNA development talk
Hi, I presented on Windows Phone 7 app development using Silverlight. Here are few pics from the event Windows Phone 7 development VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL I demonstrated the Visual studio, emulator capabilities/ features. An demo on Wp7 app communication with an OData Service, along with a demo on XNA app. There was lot of curious questions; I am listing them here because these keep on popping up again and again: 1. What tools does it takes to develop Wp7 app? Are they free? A typical WP7 app ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2011 2:16 PM | Comments (0)

My VTD talk slide deck and demo code
I presented Windows Phone 7 talk on Microsoft Virtual tech Days (VTD) [22/11/2010] and here are the demo and the slide deck I referred to. Please feel free to download and refer. It covers: —Introduction to Windows Phone 7 —Tools for Development on Windows Phone 7 —Using Silverlight for WP7 development —Navigation among pages of application —WP 7 application lifecycle —Launchers and Choosers — Tombstoning —Fetching data from server using ODATA service (using LinqPad 4) —Deployment model of WP7 application ......

Posted On Monday, November 22, 2010 4:22 PM | Comments (0)

Silverlight on Windows Phone 7 and cloud
Hi, I presented at CTD, Delhi on proverbial 3 screens and cloud. I demonstrated how the world is converging on RIA applications over net to applications on phone; all managed via services on cloud!! Silverlight is now available on Windows phone 7 and its really easy to use the awesome features of silverlight on windows Phone 7. The WP7 demo application is built using silverlight and it uses WCF services hosted on cloud fabric. Cool… no??? Here is the slide deck and here is the demo code. Feel free ......

Posted On Monday, July 19, 2010 3:32 PM | Comments (0)

Silverlight for Everyone!!
Someone asked me to compare Silverlight / HTML development. I realized that the question can be answered in many ways: Below is the high level comparison between a HTML /JavaScript client and Silverlight client and why silverlight was chosen over HTML / JavaScript client (based on type of users and major functionalities provided): 1. For end users Browser compatibility Silverlight is a plug-in and requires installation first. However, it does provides consistent look and feel across all browsers. ......

Posted On Monday, May 3, 2010 9:29 AM | Comments (0)

Silverlight and WCF caching
There are scenarios where Silverlight client calls WCF (or REST) service for data. Now, if the data is cached on the WCF layer, the calls can take considerable resources at the server if NOT cached. Keeping that in mind along with the fact that cache is an cross-cutting aspect, and therefore it should be as easy as possible to put Cache wherever required. The good thing about the solution is that it caches based on the inputs. The input can be basic type of any complex type. If input changes the ......

Posted On Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:28 AM | Comments (1)

HTML text in Silverlight controls with ellipses, tooltip and rollover
One of my colleagues asked about a column in datagrid / itemlist in listbox which is capable of showing HTML. Over the above requirement there was yet another requirement where in the tooltip over the html text should show plain text within HTML text. The HTML Text may be truncated based on number of characters allowed followed by ellipses(…). The result was a usercontrol which is capable of: displaying HTML displaying ellipses(…) when HTML text is long displaying tooltip which displays “stripped” ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 2, 2010 11:06 PM | Comments (0)

Community Tech days Slide deck and code on Silverlight
I presented a talk on silverlight / Silverlight 4.0 new features in Jaipur and Delhi. Below are the slides and the demo code used. I talked about Silverlight as a RIA platform and then went on with the cool features like drag and drop/web cam support / printing support and dependency injection data binding of silverlight 4.0.. The Demo also included Animations and plane projection demo along with using RIA services with L2S classes. here is the slide deck and here the demo code. and here are few ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:13 PM | Comments (1)

What's the deal with dependency properties?
With in a span of last few weeks; more people have asked me the same question over and over again - Below is my rant on the same: what's the deal with dependency properties? I seriously think that dependency properties is one thing which didn’t get the respect and attention it deserved. I mean when i first discovered it; i was in awe!! Its such a strong concept that i was mesmerised by both its power and even based few of my “design” on its principle!! for a understanding on DPs consider my previous ......

Posted On Sunday, December 13, 2009 8:17 PM | Comments (1)

Silverlight (beta) 4.0 is here!!
Silverlight has come to an age from WPF/E days and today 4.0 version was launched. Features includes: Support for enterprise applications: Printing support: Silverlight application can print itself, how the content is formatted when printed, and determine the content that will appear. It even has capabilities to print a portion of the Silverlight content. RichTextArea control / WebBrowser Control: The RichTextArea has Bi-Di support, allows hyperlinks, XAML content, and embedding of images. It also ......

Posted On Friday, November 20, 2009 5:03 AM | Comments (4)

I am on Microsoft Stack!!
I am visiting beautiful city of Nashvillie, TN, US and involoved in rather interesting project involving WCF, silverlight and SQL server 2008. Also being used are Search server (FAST) / Lucene .Net Omniture (for Web analytics) Integration with Community server, Twitter, Facebook Velocity – Distributed caching. MemCache – Web server Cache I am also planning to use Nikhil’s MVVM Silverlight Fx at silverlight end or MEF LINQ / Enity framework - for ORM. That remind me of scenario where i had to register ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 6:18 PM | Comments (0)

Twitter Tree in Silverlight
At last i got some time to work on long pending “project: i have thought of. This one is about listing all twitter friends in a connected graph and see their statuses. It uses Twitter API and WCF service to feed the silverlight. WCF acts as an adapter to twitter service. The idea is to connect to other services like “orkut”, “facebook”, “Mayspace” etc in future. It uses SL 3.0; so you must have it installed to run this: Here are the snapshots of the running application.(Running in flock)!! You may ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 6:17 PM | Comments (0)

Mesh Enabled Web application with Silverlight
Someone asked me about cloud computing and Azure platform and then asked me the future of MEWA in light of Silverlight 3 offline application. While i have my own thoughts on them and both do target different application segments, i will first like to demo on a Silverlight MEWA ; then SL 3 offline – online thing and of course the difference… (along with similarities) Here is step by step procedure: 1. Down load Live services… 2. Make a new project in Live services .. choose Silverlight template 2. ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 6:16 PM | Comments (0)

Silverlight MindMap
Technorati Tags: Silverlight,Mindmap Here is the example of Mind map which i created. If you are interested in the source code, please contact me or drop a comment. It supports adding a node, editing and deleting it too…. http://s-pushpak.spaces.liv... ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 6:15 PM | Comments (0)

Silverlight Presentation and demos
With the dawn of Silverlight 3.0 platform, i have realized more and more application will move towards RIA development. Below is a presentation of the talk which briefs on Silverlight. I have uploaded it on http://app.colaab.com/R/680... incidentally which is also a great silver light application. Though i like it more when it comes to architecture and coding related with silverlight, I have deliberately kept the above presentation light so that it makes sense to even ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 6:13 PM | Comments (0)

Discussing SilverLight!!
I was having an discussion with my wife on things to come in computer software and silverlight. below is a brief snippet: My wife holds an computer engineering degree and is passionate about new innovations. She is a prolific programmer though she ONLY codes when she feels like(or finds a problem worth her attention) and thus is NOT a regular coder like mortals like me who are ... well, just coders, who codes for money:D Wife: What is this buzz around Silverlight? Subodh: Because we need smarter ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 6:12 PM | Comments (0)

Databinding in Silverlight and WPF
Databinding in SL and WPF are interesting concepts and once mastered really solves many a issues with cleaner code. In XAML everything is dataaware. Elements can be bound to data from a variety of data sources in the form of common language runtime (CLR) objects and XML. In this post we will discuss about Simple CLR Object binding using code Simple CLR Binding using XAML only – Demo value converters Control Binding – Slider and textbox Implementing IValueConverter Validation Update Source Trigger ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 11:51 AM | Comments (0)

Silverlight 3.0 – TechEd on Roads
I presented “What's new in silverlight 3.0” at Teched, Delhi on roads and got overwhelming response for it. Actually there was two events. The venue for the first event was Microsoft office, Gurgaon, Delhi. I must admit i had to change gears because most of the attendees were new to “Silverlight” itself; and i was introducing them to Silverlight 3.0 version!! So i was back to questions like Why Silverlight? What silverlight means to Developer Architect Manager End user It did generated lots of interest ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 11:49 AM | Comments (0)

Silverlight 3.0, RIA services and MVVM
MVVM == Model View ViewModel Pattern is a MUST follow pattern in Silverlight (WPF). here is why… Problems it solves: •Tight coupling of layers (ex a query in the UI) •Unit testing is hard/impossible, only functional testing is possible •Assures codes still works correct after a change •ViewModel •Provides View with data model and behavior •View will bind to ViewModel •Wraps data access entirely In light of new technologies like RIA services (which provides CRUD) operations out of the box it is imperative ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 11:48 AM | Comments (0)

Dependency Properties
Dependency properties is one concept which i always marvel. As programmer / developer i always like the concept, as by just introducing DP, so many stuff now is so easy(Read Template programming in XAML). DP is called a BEAST (in Silverlight and WPF) for reasons of complexity involved in understanding them. Also, of course, because they are so powerful language paradigm. I sometimes do think DP did not actually got their due. I mean, so many efforts is gone into explaining Lambda expressions, LINQ, ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 11:35 AM | Comments (12)