Me, Myself and My Phone

I apologize for being so inactive on my blog for the past few months. I switched to the Mobile Services division in June to work on a V1 consumer mobile service – My Phone. Microsoft My Phone has had so much buzz even before it was released. However, I could not blog about it until…

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Using UpdatePanels with ModalPopups

Moving an old post over from my old Technet blog to this MSDN blog. One of the most frequently asked questions on the Toolkit forums and at MIX after Shawn’s demo was how to get UpdatePanels to work right with ModalPopups. The trick is to understand that the ModalPopup extender attaches itself to more than…

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Spinning-in-Control

In my previous blog post I talked about how easily you could achieve a spinning/rotator functionality in Silverlight with existing controls. I promised that I would come back with a more reusable solution, so here it goes. A more organized attempt at spinning… One of the biggest issues I ran into, as with designing any…

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Spinning out of control!

What’s going on? Well…I was wondering what control to explore this week. Currently I have my Sherlock hat on and trying to filter down the list of necessary controls using the Silverlight framework to meet the most common Rich Internet Application requirements. We have not received too many requests for Spinner/NumericUpDown but I thought I…

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Community in Control!

Lately my Toolkit tasks involve working with passionate members who are making it a great, self-sustaining community project. How is that? They are contributing in the following two ways: Patches: Patches are mostly for small bug fixes or feature additions which allow the member to invest limited time and still add value to the Toolkit…

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Why don’t you Slide-r?

In this post, I hope to give an introduction to the Silverlight Slider that is part of the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 SDK and share with you some interesting usage scenarios that demonstrate how to use the Slider API’s and change its default look and feel. Anatomy of the Slider The Silverlight Slider owes most…

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Struck by Silver-lightening!

The cat is out of the bag, yes, Silverlight 2 Beta 1 is now available for everybody to download and use. My past few months have been spent learning Silverlight 2 and building Silverlight 2 controls. Controls I worked on: I was on the team responsible for the following controls which made their way into…

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Feb 29th Toolkit Release!

You can experience the new Toolkit here. As has been the case with the last couple of releases, it includes binaries and source for both .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.5. Please post any issues you run into on our forums. Mucho thanks to our patch contributors who made this a very successful release!…

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Toolkit for .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008

We have created a new Toolkit release 11119 that goes hand in hand with the official release from the Developer Division in Microsoft of the product code-named “Orcas” that packages a new version of Visual Studio and a new .NET Framework. We have introduced some version name changes in the Toolkit that reflect which ASP.NET…

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Rich Text Editor is here

I am super excited to announce that Kannan Sundararajan, my colleague at Microsoft, has written a Rich Text Editor control using ASP.NET and JavaScript and shared it under the MS-PL license on CodePlex. It has a very rich feature set and Kannan hopes to enhance it further in the future. Since it is a CodePlex…

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