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Getting started with Silverlight 3
(Note: If you are looking for info on the new Silverlight 3 release(July 10th 2009) goto here) Just this morning I saw the download locations on twitter. If you haven’t found those, here’s how to get your first silverlight 3 app running in notime. First, got to the Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3 Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 download location and click the download button. It’s a 31.1Mb download which includes everything you need to get going. Now, run the installer and click thru. After that’s ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:48 PM

A Glass Orb Button in Silverlight
A nice thing about Silverlight is the ability to redesign almost everything. Today I would like to show you how to make a Glass Orb style button in Expression Blend. The example below shows the result. You can start in any Silverlight 2 project, for the sake of simplicity I started an empty project. Just add a standard silverlight button on the panel. The glass button style we’re about to create looks best on a square button, thus give the button a width and height of the same value, like 64. To ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 3:24 AM

Scratchcard in WPF
Everybody knows those lottery games where you have to scratch a card to reveal some symbols that tell you if you’ve won money. Here’s an easy way to achieve the same effect in WPF, using xaml only. Wpf has a control that let’s the user draw on it’s surface, the InkCanvas. By placing this exactly behind an image it's invisble to the user, but can be used. To make sure all mouse-clicks will come thru to the InkCanvas, the IsHitTestVisible property on the Image has to be set to false. Now, by adding ......

Posted On Monday, March 2, 2009 3:42 PM

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