Canadian MVP Rocks Silverlight in Montreal!


MVP Laurent Duveau recently delivered a Silverlight talk at the Montreal .NET Community.

During his presentation he built a Silverlight application from scratch using Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend technologies!  Laurent also demoed:

  • Entity Framework over a SQL Server database
  • LINQ
  • WCF service + asynchronous call on the Silverlight 2 client + best practice  
  • Design and Animation with Blend + a few tips
  • Tips to prevent an animation from running twice
  • DataGrid templating (custom columns, custom selected row view)
  • DataBinding
  • Isolated Storage cache [Learn more]
  • Custom alternative “no Silverlight installed” version as well a as a way to simulate a user without Silverlight in IE.
  • An overview of the new features of the forthcoming Silverlight 3

If you are a Silverlight developer, you can learn more about Laurent’s code by downloading it here. You can also download the slides from his talk here. (Please note the slides are in French)

Laurent is a passionate Silverlight developer. If you are based in Canada, you can hear him present talks about the forthcoming Silverlight 3 technology at:

Thanks Laurent for this submission!

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