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Timmy Kokke …just sorting my bubbles… June 2009 Entries
SilverBullet #5 – System.Windows.ApplicationServiceContext
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. When running Silverlight outside the browser, there’s the possibility that the computer that is running the applications is disconnected. This is where the System.Windows.ApplicationS... class comes in. This class represents ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:10 AM

Styling a TreeView in Silverlight 3 and Blend 3
Introduction Today I would like to show you how to style a TreeView control in Silverlight 3 using Expression Blend 3. The TreeView is a control to visualize hierarchical data structures. If you haven’t got Silverlight 3 and Blend 3, you can find all downloads for Silverlight 3 and Blend 3 here. The TreeView control is available in WPF natively and styling is only a small bit different than in Silverlight. I try to explain one way of doing this and there are others. If you have any questions what ......

Posted On Monday, June 29, 2009 8:33 AM

SilverBullet #4 – System.Windows.ApplicationIdentity
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. One of the great new features of Silverlight 3 is the so called “Out of Browser” support. This means you can run your application without the browser, but still using the browser secure sandbox. The ApplicationIdentity class can ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:17 AM

SilverBullet #2 – System.Json
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. The System.Json namespace provides support for Javascript Object Notation or JSON. By using the classes in this namespace you are able to use Json objects in your C# or VB code. These object are often used in JavaScript and to ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:08 PM

SilverBullet #3 - System.Windows.Input.FocusManager
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. There are situations where you want to know which UI element has focus. One way of doing this is handling the GotFocus and LostFocus events. These events are only raised when an element gets or looses focus, and are handled asynchronously. ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:52 AM

Microsoft Expression Blend Essentials
I ran into this series of videos when exploring Microsoft Showcase this morning. If you’re just starting with Expression Blend or if are more experienced, these sessions can provide you with much useful information. There are 7 part, all listed below. If you want to learn more about the Expression Products or any other Microsoft product, just browse and Bing around Microsoft Showcase. Microsoft Expression Blend Essentials (1/7): Projects and Hierarchies Microsoft Expression Blend Essentials (2/7): ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:08 AM

SilverBullet #1 – System.Environment
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. This first SilverBullet™ I would like to give you is the Environment class. It’s in the System namespace and provides information about the environment your application is running in. Use it to get information about the system, ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 9, 2009 10:11 AM

BlogSnor Tutorials
The last thing I wanted to do for my WinPHP contest entry BlogSnor is publishing some kind of manual. Instead of walk you thru in text and images, I would like to show you a few videos. The first video shows the registration process of a new user. He comes to the site and hits register. He logs in with his Live ID and is redirected back to BlogSnor where he has to fill out a form. After submitting this his account awaits activation by one of the administrators. The second video shows the next step ......

Posted On Thursday, June 4, 2009 8:20 AM

WinPHP challenge recap
Introduction The WinPHP challenge is running towards it’s closing time. Only a few days before entering I came with the idea to enter the contest. I had to put a lot of my spare time into it, but it was worth it. I learned a lot from exploring the realm of php. It’s fun to work in a language I normally do not work in. And to find ways to implement some thoughts that have been on my mind for a while. Here’s the story about the what, the where and the how of BlogSnor, my entry for the WinPHP challenge. ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 2, 2009 8:07 AM

Image generation in PHP using WPF
Introduction In an earlier article I explained how to use .NET assemblies in php. This concept is the basis of the image generation as used in my entry for the WinPHP challenge. Because the user is in control of selection colors, all images used throughout the weblog need to be generated. Php provides a number of graphical functions, but none is capable of creating rounded corners an gradients with ease. Everything has to be done by hand. WPF on the other hand uses xaml which supports everything ......

Posted On Monday, June 1, 2009 5:29 PM

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