Introducing the new Bing Maps beta

Well, I’ve been off the air for quite some time, and now have the opportunity to pop up and talk about what I’ve been working on lately.  I made the switch from focusing on building platforms like Silverlight, WPF and the Desktop Window Manager to building an app built on such platforms – namely the…

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Silverlight 1.1 VirtualEarth Viewer

Microsoft Live Search Maps (aka Virtual Earth) at http://maps.live.com, is fantastic web technology that just keeps on getting better and better with birds-eye views, persistent collections, directions, etc.  However, given that its rendering is straight HTML and DHTML, the visual experience when zooming and panning is sometimes a little jarring in that you see black…

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WPF, Silverlight and C# 3.0 object initializers

XAML is definitely the way to go whenever possible when you’re writing WPF and Silverlight apps, due to its amenability to tooling, analyzability, side-effect-free-ness, etc.  However, there are occasionally (or often, depending on what you’re doing) times when you need to construct WPF and Silverlight objects via code, and pure XAML expression doesn’t do the…

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