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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Great Expression Design: A Simple Compass Control

Christine L_ really knocked it out of the park with their “a Simple Compass Control”.  http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/compass This is a great add to any boring user interface, it actually does something and adds an interesting item for the enduser to enjoy! Great job Christine!


Top 10 sharks using Expression Design, Free Blend & XAML

In a previous blog I discussed using free for commercial and non-commercial use Office ClipArt, in my example I used a shark that I converted to a XAML usercontrol.  In this example my goal is to show you how to present 10 sharks on your Expression Blend Windows Phone App. Hopefully you tried to use…


Expression Blend: I made a copy of a UserControl and now it throws an error

Don’t you hate it when you are going to do a simple thing like copy a UserControl and then it doesn’t work?  Seriously, how can you steal other peoples work if you have to redo all of their code. Well first of all, make sure you tell others about the work that you are using,…


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…


Expression Blend 4 for the holidays

Wow, if you got no money and you are looking for something to do that might make you money, then consider using Expression Blend to build phone apps.  Quick easy and requires no case on your part if you are a student or have a .edu email account! I am recently impressed by the ability…

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