“Get the machine that goes ping” or how to fix the “Please enableGPUAcceleration = true on your Silverlight plugin page.”

What in the heck do you do to fix the “enableGPUAcceleration=true on your Silverlight plugin page.”  Then you go to the ASPX or the HTML page and you see that both have the line: <param name=”enableGPUAcceleration” value=”true” /> So WTF. Now you might be frustrated, you search the web, and unless you get the video…

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Silverlight is dead, long live Silverlight 5: TrickPlay or Double your speed

If you have watched any of my videos, then being able to speed them up is a great idea, now if there was only a way to get rid of the ummmmmmmmms. How do you do that? Silverlight.NET Normally you would go to http://silverlight.net and expect to type in “TrickPlay” or MediaElement to get a…

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Camels, XAML and Silverlight is dead? Long live Silverlight 5!

Silverlight is dead, but  Scott Guthrie on Dec. 2, 2010, not too long ago, stated the following and about the future of Silverlight: ”… [W}e do live in a very connected world now, and there are a lot of devices out there, and users demand and expect the richest possible experiences on them. And it’s…

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Free ly: Gaming the system: Moving an object on the screen

We all know that guy who is always gaming the system, it’s so irritating, you don’t quite know how he does it, and his career kind of sucks, but somehow he figures it out.  Of course in software there are a lot of people who game the system, here is a clue: Software is about…

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Is it XAML or Silverlight? And what is going to happen to various technologies at Microsoft?

As a technology evangelist I must make an unofficial statement: “I have no idea”. But I can look at history, which considering my advanced age, occurred during much of my life.  Excel: First produced to run on the Apple O/S, in fact many people bought Apple just to use Excel BASIC: Microsoft was started by…

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Best Silverlight 5 example project EVER

I just reviewed this sample and it is really shows off Expression and Silverlight 5.  It is entirely possible that you could base an entire business off of this project by John Papa!  It shows how to implement the 3D features in Silverlight 5.  It provides a project that allows you to create a house…

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Enter a color in a textbox and change the color fill in a rectangle

Wow! This is exciting isn’t it?  With just a few lines of XAML you can change the fill of a rectangle.  Oh I am just so excited! Using a few lines of XAML, on the phone, in Silverlight or in WPF, you can fill a rectangle using text that you type in a textbox! Here…

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