WatermarkedTextBox for Silverlight 2 Beta 2

One breaking change you may have noticed between Silverlight 2 Beta 1 and Beta 2 is that WatermarkedTextBox is no longer available in the Silverlight SDK (System.Windows.Controls.Extended.dll).  We decided to remove the control because in a future version of Silverlight, we will be adding a “Watermark” property to TextBox. Given this upcoming change, it does…

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Silverlight 2 Beta 2 has shipped!

Just a few hours ago, I was doing my talk based on Silverlight 2 Beta 2 bits and one of my attendee asked about when Beta 2 will be available. I am happy to annouce that it is now available! Download the bits now on Silverlight.Net! I have also updated my controls sample for Beta…

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Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Control Samples

My sample and its source is now live on http://silverlight.net! It show case a variety of controls we have built for the Silverlight 2 Beta 1. We have quite an good set of controls. It shouldn’t surprise my readers to know that we have a DatePicker and a Calendar. 🙂 And yes, I am the…

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MonthCalendar and Datepicker control for Silverlight

In my spare time, I wrote a MonthCalendar and DatePicker control for Silverlight. It was just a side project for me to learn Silverlight. My MonthCalendar and DatePicker can be downloaded here. The sample works with Silverlight 1.1 RC Alpha Refresh (Sept 2007) that can be downloaded here. Please note that the code snippet is provided under…

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TxRef update

If you opened up your CD from Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abram’s new book Framework Design Guidelines. You will notice a nifty tool named TxRef. Unfortunately, the tool was written against “Whibey Beta”, and some code needs to be updated for “Whidbey RTM”. Here is the updated code: void WriteTypeConstraints(Type type)    {        foreach (Type t…

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Augmenting to the Good For Nothing Compiler (Part 1 of 2)

A little while back, Joel posted the source to the Good For Nothing (GFN) Compiler and wondered what people can do with it. As a little side project, I added some features to the GFN Compiler which I will post in two parts. Part 1: Making BCL calls from the GFN Compiler Part 2: Making Function calls…

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Hello World – Reflection Style

My name is Kathy Kam and I am the newest addition to the Common Language Runtime (CLR) Program Management (PM) team. Like another PM on my team, JoelPob, I also grew up in the “Land Down Under”. I left Sydney to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Upon graduation,…

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