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Timmy Kokke …just sorting my bubbles… SilverBullet like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remeber it’s there and you’re safe.
SilverBullet #13 - System.Threading.SynchronizationContext
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 writing the demo for the code-camp I ran into issues getting back on the UI thread after calling a webservice. The call to the webservice was made from the UI thread, but the callback was made on a different thread. The System.Threading.Synchroniz... ......

Posted On Monday, November 23, 2009 11:16 PM

SilverBullet #12 – System.Windows.Browser.HttpUtility
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 time I would like a little helper class to your attention. When working in a web environment ever so often you need to encode/decode a Url or a piece of Html. In Silverlight you need to look for the System.Windows.Browser.Http... ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:15 AM

SilverBullet #11 - SyndicationFeed
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. Occasionally it’s required to use an Rss or an Atom feed in your projects. Just to show some news, or the latest update on the stock exchange. Working with these, often large, chucks of xml directly can be a pain. In Silverlight ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:14 PM

SilverBullet #10 System.Windows.Documents.Run
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 showing text to a user it's often necessary to show a few words in Italic or Bold. To do this, use the System.Windows.Documents.Run class. This class provides a small bit of HTML - like features inside a Silverlight TextBlock. ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 9, 2009 5:23 PM

SilverBullet #9 - System.Windows.Analytics
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 developing applications, especially graphic intensive web applications you want to monitor the performance when running. The System.Windows.Analytics class can help you with that. The class has no methods of any significance ......

Posted On Thursday, September 3, 2009 5:27 PM

SilverBullet #8 – Accessing local files
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. Although the Silverlight security model prevents access to the local file system, it is very easy to open and save or import and export files to and from the file system. It is not possible to gain any information about the local ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:11 PM

SilverBullet #7 - System.Windows.Messaging
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. Most often Silverlight applications take up the whole screen and the page that is hosting the application contains only one control. It is possible to split you application into smaller controls. This can be valuable when you are ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:18 AM

SilverBullet #6 - System.Windows.EventTrigger
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 when you would like to start an animation as soon as your application is loaded. The EventTrigger class is what you need in that case. You may know this class from WPF, but the Silverlight version is very limited. ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 7, 2009 7:04 PM

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

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

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

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