Another preview of the Controls in Silverlight 2!

This morning, my VP ScottGu published a blog about Silverlight 2. I haven't blog much, well one because I am not really allowed to reveal anything interesting and two, I have been totally swamped.

Anyways, from his blog and his demo, you can see a partial list of what controls we'll be delivering at MIX! I am currently working on a demo that is basically a Silverlight Control's version of this page: build entirely in Silverlight.

Rich Controls: Silverlight 2 includes a rich set of built-in controls that developers and designers can use to quickly build applications.  This upcoming Beta1 release includes core form controls (TextBox, CheckBox, RadioButton, etc), built-in layout management panels (StackPanel, Grid, Panel, etc), common functionality controls (Slider, ScrollViewer, Calendar, DatePicker, etc), and data manipulation controls (DataGrid, ListBox, etc).  The built-in controls support a rich control templating model, which enables developers and designers to collaborate together to build highly polished solutions.

After MIX is annouced, I can go indepth into topics like:
- Using Controls
- Templating Controls
- Databinding Controls

 This is exciting... and I hope to see all of in at MIX!

Comments (4)

  1. It will be good to see your samples.

    One thing that is really needed is for the installed based of Silverlight 2.0 to take off quickly.

    For example, the more end users that have it installed, the easier to becomes to make a decision to deploy it.


  2. MSDN Archive says:

    And if it’s the one I know and love, it looks pretty slick. 🙂

  3. Kevin Daly says:

    Can you include some accessbility examples? It’s not that it’s an overwhelming interest of mine, but you know it’s going to be required, and it would be nice to be able to head off the inevitable cries of "Silverlight Is Evil Because It Isn’t Accessible" early.

  4. Mike McIntyre says:

    Having just received a pop-up invitation to tryout the new Silverlight,Beta, and knowing nothing about it, what it does, how it does what it does (if anything), or why it does whatever it does that it does, I thought that I should at least try to find out a little bit of what it does that it does.

    In relatively short order I decided that whatever I do to find out what it does would only lead to more questions about what it is that I can do to learn anything that it does. In other words, I don’t have a clue about what it does. I could only understand a very little of anything I read about it; most of it flew over my head so fast that I thought I had been scalped. It was not much more than a couple of years ago when I put my hands on a computer for the very first time, and although I have learned a lot and come a very long way with both hardware and software, this is a whole ‘nother subject.  

    I thank you very much for the offer & consideration but I’m afraid that in the absence of a tutor/mentor/or very knowledgeable User’s Guide, that my participation would only slow your group’s progress down to an ant’s crawl; as fate would have it my Parkinson’s disease already keeps an ant’s pace faster than my crawl. Oh!, and my alter ego, binky, says to:  Jus’ keep on truckin’ ’cause yer doin fine!   MMc for BtB                          

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