Introduction to Windows SideShow

I’m now working on the SideShow team here at Microsoft, so I thought I’d transition to talking about the SideShow from a developer’s perspective in this blog. First, let’s get acquainted with what SideShow is…   So what is Windows SideShow? Windows SideShow is a technology (new for Windows Vista) which enables you to view…

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Silverlight Ink SDK Sample Available on Microsoft Downloads

There’s a new sample live on downloads.microsoft.com that I wrote a while ago that demonstrates implementing ink support in Silverlight using a reusable class called “InkCanvas” – InkCanvas code was originally written by Sam George here at Microsoft. This sample implements reusable functionality similar to the InkCanvas element in WPF. Screenshot of SDK sample in…

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Something new… now working on the Windows SideShow Platform

Well, I’m no longer working on the Silverlight project (but will still blog about it occasionally). It was a lot of fun, but times change :). I enjoy working on APIs, and now I’m working on the Windows SideShow API. SideShow is cool (and getting cooler) – so expect to see some developer oriented articles…

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Check out this Silverlight Ink-Enabled search site!

My friend Loren has really out done himself this time! Check out this Silverlight Ink-enabled Google search page, it rocks! Ink is collected in the Silverlight control, and Ink content is transformed to XML, uploaded to a server via AJAX, and the result is returned. This solution acts a lot like the TIP on Windows…

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It’s here, It’s here, It’s here!!! Silverlight 1.0 RTW!

Well, today Microsoft released Silverlight 1.0 to the web! This marks a major milestone for Microsoft’s web technology portfolio, and I’m really excited that Silverlight 1.0 has been completed, and is available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/downloads.aspx  For example code, community blogs, etc, try www.silverlight.net, Have fun!  Later,Gavin

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Time to upgrade your Silverlight code to RC1!

If you’ve been working on Silverlight projects using the Silverlight 1.0 Beta, it’s time to gear up for RTM by migrating your code to the RC1 build of Silverlight. Here’s what you need to do: Download the RC1 build of Silverlight:http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/downloads.aspx#2_0 Update your code to be compatible with breaking changes in the Silverlight runtime between…

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Introducing the Silverlight Xaml Ink Builder tool: Creates Silverlight-Compatible Ink Xaml

In my last post, I demonstrated how to specify static Ink Xaml for a Silverlight InkPresenter element. Here’s a simple tool that allows you to collect Ink on a WPF inking surface, then convert that WPF Ink to Silverlight Ink Xaml. Note that WPF Ink is higher resolution, so in some cases StylusPoints are duplicated…

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How To: Static Xaml Ink in Silverlight

In the examples that I’ve shown so far, I’ve demonstrated Ink collection in Silverlight using the InkPresenter element. But what if you don’t want to collect ink from a user, but rather want to show or “play back” static Ink? Well, this can be a nice option if you wanted to show Ink content in…

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Silverlight 1.1 Ink Demo by Mark Johnston of MSDN UK

Here’s a 6 minute video showing how to get started with Ink support in Silverlight 1.1 by Mark Johnston from MSDN UK:http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/nuggets/nugget/248/Silverlight-Using-Ink.aspx  His video will guide you through the process of integrating Ink support into your Silverlight 1.1 project. The concepts are basically the same as the Silverlight 1.0 code samples that I’ve shown you,…

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Product Review: Toshiba M400 Tablet PC

Review: Toshiba M400 Tablet PC Rating: 4/5       I’ve been using my Toshiba M400 for about 7 months now, so I thought I’d do a quick review on this Tablet PC hardware to share my experiences. This is not the first Toshiba Tablet PC that I’ve had. The machine I was replacing was…

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