Connected Show #19 – User Experience..It ain’t lipstick baby!

Connected Show – Episode #19 – Dave Crawford on User Experience: It ain’t lipstick baby! In this episode guest co-host and Interviewee Dave Crawford of Microsoft UK joins Dmitry to discuss News such as Windows 7, Windows Stores, ZuneHD development, Java Bridge, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and many more stories. Finally Dave tells us…


Silverlight 2 Controls, Data Binding, Templates and Styles

Silverlight 2 provides a subset of Windows Presentation Foundation Controls including a set of Layout controls such as Cancas, Stack Panel and Grid and visual controls such as Button, TextBox, Calendar, Checkbox, ListBox, RadioButton, DataGrid, Slider, and many more. In addition,  designers and developers can create custom User Controls. Some Silverlight controls support Data binding…


Developing, Deploying and Invoking WCF Services from Silverlight 2 Applications

In order for your WCF Service to be invoked from Silverlight you need only change the default Web.Config EndPoint Binding setting from wsHttpBinding to basicHttpBinding: Optionally you can add the AspNetCompatibilityRequirements() attribute to your service class. This allows your WCF service to appear just like an ASMX service. This is useful for your ‘legacy’ AJAX…


Rich Internet Application Architecture

Rich Internet Applications Rich Internet Applications (RIA’s) combine the maturity, stability and scalability of service orientation with state of the art display technology to create the next wave of web based distributed applications. One of the drivers behind the move to RIA’s is that in an Internet based world, the competition for visitors (eyeballs) and…


Visual Studio 2008 Get Ready Event – UX Track Session Content

It was a pleasure to present at the Waltham, MA Visual Studio 2008 Get Ready Event. I presented the User Experience Track covering Office Business Applications using Visual Studio 2008 Tools for Office (VSTO), Windows Presentation Foundation, ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight. I have collected my slides and sample code and placed them into a public …


AJAX and Silverlight @ the NYC arcCouncil June 2007 ReCap

I had a great time presenting at the New York City arcCouncil event hosted by Bill Zack at the Microsoft Office. I presented on AJAX and Silverlight. My slides and sample code can be found at here. There was a need for some clarification on the details of how Update panels function when used together…


Yummy Silverlight Nibbles!

A new site with on-line Silverlight tutorials, build completely in Silverlight by the way, has been launched. Check out Nibbles and the associated Nibbles Blog. -bob


MSDN Event – AJAX + Silverlight

I had a great time speaking at the MSDN Events this week on the topics of Microsoft ASP.Net AJAX and Silverlight. As promised here is the link to the content from the event. Here are other blog posts of mine that are also relevant: XAML Primer Making Sense of WPF and Silverlight WPF Digital Publishing Application…


‘Acropolis’ CTP for WPF Development Released

The Microsoft code name “Acropolis” Community Technology Preview 1 is a set of components and tools that make it easier for developers to build and manage modular, business focused, client .NET applications. Acropolis is part of the “.NET Client Futures” wave of releases, our preview of upcoming technologies for Windows client development. Acropolis builds on…