CodeFest-Meals – Silverlight Webcast Series and Sample App

During the last weeks I’ve been working on a Silverlight sample application called “CodeFest-Meals”. The sample application was built for a webcast series we’re doing on One of the goals of the application was to have a nice-design. So Wolfgang Hofellner, who is also the artist of Schabus & Knor comics, designed a nice…


Slides and Demos from BigDays 2009 are online!

These days I’m travelling around austria with our biggest developer & IT Pro event Big>Days 2009! This year’s theme was "packen wir’s an" – translated "let’s get to work"! Accompanying the theme we built a multi-tier application with .NET 3.5 and Silverlight called "Rent-A-Worker"! You can download the sources at! If you’re interested in…


WPF Day in Dublin

Last week I was in Dublin doing two sessions on WPF for Microsoft Ireland. They did a “Client-UI Day”, where they featured WPF and Silverlight. The first session was given by the Irish Developer Evangelist Ronan Geraghty, who did an introduction to the Microsoft Client Platform, showing the differences between AJAX, Silverlight, WPF and when…


Silverlight Toolkit – December Release

The Silverlight Toolkit is a project built by the Silverlight product team, which contains a lot of "out-of-release cycle" controls. These are grouped into three parts: Controls Charts Themes Controls include various nice controls (lots of them already part of WPF): Auto Complete Textbox DockPanel Expander Label NumericUpDown TreeView Viewbox WrapPanel These controls are especially…


A Valuable Tool for WPF and Silverlight

Working with WPF & Silverlight is really great! The only problem if you use it in production is how you quickly generate new views. They don’t need any animations or other stuff, just plain details views. You could do it with Expression Blend or the Visual Studio WPF Designer, still it would take more time…


Silverlight 2 Released

Silverlight 2 is finally released! If you plan using it you need to install three things: Silverlight Tools für Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Expression Blend 2.0 SP1 Deep Zoom Composer (optional) The nice thing is, Silverlight Tools not only work in VS 2008, but also in the free version Visual Web Developer Express. Therefore you…


Silverlight 2.0 Upgrade Experience

Silverlight 2.0 was released earlier this day. If you browse to and choose "Install", you will get this nice page (only if Silverlight Pre-RTW is installed on your machine). Thats cool! The installed runtime version is analyzed and upgrade tips are shown 🙂


.NET Roadshow – Demo Solution

The demo solution from our .NET Beginners Roadshow is no ready for download for attendees and all others. The scenario is event management. The solution consists of 4 parts: *) Data Access layer using ADO.NET Entity Framework *) Business Logic Service hosted as a WCF service. *) Web Site, written in ASP.NET, which allows attendees…


Whitepaper – "InfoScreen App with Silverlight 1.0"

One of our mail goals in the Developer & Platform Evangelism is driving adoption of new technologies. To do so we’re working with strategic customers which are interested in our stuff and help them implementing projects. A few months ago we started working with, which is a well-known website in Austria, that is attached…


BigDays 2008 – Slides and Demos

Here are the slides and demos of my four sessions at the Austrian Launch Tour “Big>Days 2008”. Sorry for the delay.. I’ve been in a hurry during the last days.. So following the high demand, here they are 🙂 Visual Studio 2008 Slides WCF, WPF Demo Language Integrated Queries with C# 3.0 Slides Demos Silverlight…