Hail to the swiss army knife of Silverlight Windows Phone Apps LongListSelector

Today,  David Anson announced the second release of the Silverlight for Windows Phone  toolkit.    This release doubles the number of controls in the kit, includes page transitions, ListPicker, and the new Swiss Army style control for Windows Phone: LongListSelector.. I am still getting deep into LongListSelector and trying to fit into some apps, but the…

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Migrating apps from Windows Phone April CTP Refresh to the beta build

There were a good number of breaking changes and new features introduced in the “beta” release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools. Going forward from beta to RTM; the number of breaking changes will be minimal, so let’s just “buckle up” and migrate our code this once. The migration is a lot easier than it…

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WIndows phone developers please hold on Blend 4

Today at Internet Week New York we are launching Expression Studio 4. This new version is shipping just 10 months after Expression Studio 3 and includes support for Silverlight 4, .NET 4, and interop with Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010. In this version we are also moving to a new SKU lineup which aligns…

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Theming in Windows Phone

A theme is a visual definition of the look & feel for common controls in an Operating System.  Themes are usually end-user selectable, changing the theme at the OS level, impacts the look & feel of running applications that are ‘theme aware’.  As an example, on Windows Vista and Windows 7, a popular/desired theme is…

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A JOURNEY INTO SILVERLIGHT ON WINDOWS PHONE -VIA Learning WIndows PHone Programming

If you are a Silverlight  developer take a quick “Journey into Siverlight on Windows Phone” by checking out the free preview of Chapter 6 on the “Learning Windows Phone Programming” book by  my colleague Yochay Kiriaty and yours truly.    In this quick read, and you will get a high level glimpse at the the Silverlight…

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What is new in WPF and Cider on the .NET Framework 4 and VS2010 beta 2 release

This post is a quick recap of the most important changes for WPF and Silverlight developers in this Beta 2 release. I definitely will return to a few of these topics over the next few weeks, so stay tuned for updates and new posts. Please note that this post is NOT all-inclusive; there are lots…

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Expression Studio TuTorialS Starter Kit

Via Arturo Toledo (internal email).  The Expression team released four great Expression starter kits today.. Introduction to Prototyping with Sketchflow in Expression Blend 3 Discover Sketchflow, a new feature set in Expression Blend 3 that helps you define the concept for user experiences in early stages of the design process. From sketches to wireframes to…

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New release of WPF Toolkit, now with charts!

The June release of the WPF toolkit went live today, it now includes the charts that come with the Silverlight toolkit. David Anson has the scoop and a great sample on the charts.  The other controls (Datagrid, VSM, and DatePicker) also include a few minor fixes (check the release notes).   There is not an…

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Programming differences between WPF and SIlverlight, a WHitePaper

Wintellect just posted a great 70 page white paper on codeplex about the “programming differences between WPF and Silverlight”.   I have not dissected it yet, but from a quick scan it looks very useful. I will be printing it and dissecting it on my flight to the next (and last) WPF for LOB Tour stop:…

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WPF effects Library running in Silverlight 3

At MIX last week, we announced that Silverlight 3 supports effects, written in HLSL 2.0 ..   If you remember from this previous post, we have a codeplex WPF library with 20+ effects and greater number of  transition effects.  Charles Bissonette, in the Blend team ported the library to Silverlight, and we have now merged it…

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