Silverlight Oct 2009 Toolkit is Live!

Download it today from here: http://www.codeplex.com/Silverlight Yesterday, the Silverlight Oct 2009 Toolkit was published. Here are some of the most important updates: Visual Studio 2010 support All Toolkit controls now works on the new fully intereactive design surface in Visual Studio 2010. Drag and Drop support for Controls You can now drag and drop controls…

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My new role… Silverlight Community PM

I haven’t blogged in a while and like always.. I have plenty of excuses but I won’t bore you with them. 🙂 So what have I been up to? Well, like all products, once you’ve shipped there is a standard amount of churn in the organization. Anyways, the dust has mostly settled now and I’ve…

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How to customize holiday appearance in the Silverlight Calendar [Jason Cooke]

Jason Cooke works as a software tester for the AppFx group at Microsoft, where he’s has been responsible for testing the Calendar and DatePicker controls. When started learning about the Silverlight SDK Calendar control, I was convinced that it needed to expose a callback mechanism to let users customize the look of the day buttons….

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Silverlight 3 Beta 1 announced!

Finally… after months of working out Silverlight 3 Beta 1, it is announced!! Now I can freely blog about the features I work on! 🙂 So what exactly have I been working on? Since Silverlight 2 ships, I became one of the lead PMs on a new team of Silverlight that will focus on helping developers build great RIA…

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Announcing the new "Silverlight" Expertise for the MVP Program

At the MVP summit on Monday 3/2, ScottGu announced the new “Silverlight” Expertise for the MVP program. I am very excited about having this dedicated expertise for Silverlight. This will allow the Silverlight Product Groups (the runtime teams, VS, and Blend) to interact directly with the MVPs. We are looking forward to your insightful feedback…

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What is your fav blog post?

Since I can’t post much until MIX ’09 is here.. I thought I’ll do an off topic post. 🙂 I started blogging when I first become a PM back in September 2005. Here are my top 3 posts for the past 4 years: #3 -With 12,154 views is Watermarked TextBox for Silverlight 2 Beta 2…

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How to "template" the Silverlight Calendar to behave like the Vista system calendar [Jason Cooke]

Jason Cooke works as a software tester for the AppFx group at Microsoft, where he’s has been responsible for testing the Calendar and DatePicker controls.   One feature that I wanted in the Calendar control for Silverlight 2 was cool transition effects, where changing the visible days/months/years would kick off some neat animation. That feature…

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Silverlight 2 Controls Source & Unit Test available!

Many of you have been asking us where you can get the source and unit test of all the Silverlight 2 controls. It is now available on Microsoft Download. Enjoy! http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=EB83ED4C-AC85-4DE9-8395-285628EE2254&displaylang=en

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