The Silverlight Toolkit is off to a great start and lots of people have been spending time writing content about how to use it.
I’m a big believer in delivering a good end-to-end experience with the software my team produces, and the Silverlight Toolkit is a great example of that. More than just some controls, we’ve got documentation, tests, and now a great variety of blogs.
WARNING: Incoming link storm – there is a LOT of stuff out there
Silverlight Toolkit Team Blogs
The team has been really been cranking out the blogs. Take a look at these…
- Beatriz talks about expanding items in a TreeView.
- David continues to demonstrate his mastery of Silverlight example blogs, this time with Charting.
- Jeff takes the AutoCompleteBox through it’s paces and gets source delivered for the Silverlight Unit Testing Framework.
- Justin continues his great series of walkthroughs, this time it’s WrapPanel.
- Ning offers a great drill-down on the Silverlight Unit Testing Framework, then covers Expander and ViewBox.
- RJ (Ruurd) spends some time with AutoCompleteBox as well as an end-to-end on Chart zooming.
- Shawn tells you how to databind to different types of elements at different levels of the TreeView. Yep, wondered how to do that myself!
- Mehdi has a great three part walk-through of how to customize Silverlight Toolkit themes.
- Jafar digs into the ImplicitStyleManager, which ended up being the lynchpin of our theme delivery mechanism.
In every case above, the person writing the article was involved in the development of the component they’re referencing. So you’re getting it right from the source!
- Of course Tim and Jesse did a drive by on the Silverlight Toolkit, as well as some more content since.
- Scott Hanselman used the Silverlight Toolkit to build a version of BabySmash on Silverlight.
- Jonas has some absolutely top-notch content on AutoCompleteBox, layout panels, and themes. Jonas’ blog has some of the best visuals I’ve ever seeing in techie blogs – love ’em.
- Michael Sync riffs on the TreeView.
- Pete Brown dares to style the Chart.
Okay, my fingers are cramping from too much CTRL+K, COPY, PASTE action so I’ll stop there. I hope I didn’t forget or miss too many (if so I apologize). I’m in awe of all of this stuff and how awesome these posts are. If one of the posts doesn’t answer your question, the team has been very active on the forum!