Silverlight 2 Public Release Candidate is Available Now

The first public release candidate for Silverlight 2 is available now, so please download it and start updating your applications as soon as you get a chance! You can download the release candidate and accompanying Visual Studio and Blend support for it here. I’ve started updating my applications; starting with my Red control skin. The Red skin…

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Rough Skin for Silverlight Beta 2 Is Easy to Customize

One thing that I forgot to mention about the Silverlight beta 2 rough skin is that it is very easy to customize now. At the top of the Page.xaml file in my sample project are several resources that can be used to quickly change the colors for all controls. In the example below I have changed the BaseColroBrush and…

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Rough Skin Updated for Silverlight Beta 2

I finished updating the rough skin to beta 2. If you would like to use this skin feel free to download and use my sample project using the link below, and you can view it live if you’d like too… Rough Skin View live…Download skin…  

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Previous Post’s Application Using Live Data Services

All of the code for the sample application described in my previous post is updated and working in Silverlight 2 beta 2 now, and it is using live data services from various places on the web including MSN Video, Flickr, Digg, and Ebay. My passion is not coding, so the code is not perfect by…

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Bubbly Skin Updated for Beta 2

I finally had a bit of free time to update the bubbly skin to beta 2. If you would like to use this skin feel free to download and use my sample project using the link below, and you can view it live if you’d like too… Bubbly Skin View live…Download skin…  

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Red and Flat Skins Updated for Beta 2

Silverlight 2 beta 2 was just released on June 6th with lots of new features and functionality (check out Scott Guthrie’s blog for specific details). Control skinning has changed slightly since in beta 1, and I just finished updating my red and flat skins for beta 2. In this update, I’ve template bound most of the control colors and…

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Sample Application Using the Red Skin

In early March, I did Scott Guthrie’s Silverlight 2 Digg sample application walkthrough, and it was amazing to see how easy and with so few lines of code it was to put together such an application. The UI I generated in the walkthrough was very basic, so I thought it might be fun to design a more…

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New Visual Design For My Blog

As a user experience designer, the visual design of content I produce is an important consideration. Therefore, I had to create a new visual design for my blog because the default was a bit dull for my tastes, and I felt that it didn’t represent me as a designer very well. I had a few simple goals in mind for the…

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A New Set of Control Skins

One more set of control skins is up and ready for you to use. I had hoped to have two ready, but one set needed some additional tweaking work that I haven’t been able to finish while on vacation in Thailand, and I’m going to stop trying until I return to Seattle on 4/14. This…

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Hooking Data up to ListBox and Datagrid

This is a walkthrough of how to hook data up to both ListBox and Datagrid. In this walkthrough, we’ll create a small collection to use as the data source. For this walkthrough, you’ll need Visual Studio 2008, the new Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008, the Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 1, and the…

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