Success of the PDC10 Player and Application

Microsoft Silverlight, Silverlight Media Framework and IIS Media Services transformed the 2010 Professional Developer Conference into a global virtual event that attracted an unprecedented 100,000 in-person and online attendees to the two day conference. A new Microsoft white paper titled “The Global Conference is Real: The Success of the PDC10 Player and Application” outlines how…

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Silverlight TV 74: What’s New in RIA Services

Silverlight TV 74: In this week’s episode of SLTV, Deepesh Mohnani of the WCF RIA Services team discusses all of the new features introduced since the initial RIA Services release. These include expanded localization support, improved MVVM support, Windows Azure table storage, datetimeoffset, operation tag, jQuery client, and more. Deepesh dives deep into how to…

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Jeremy Likness on Creating Custom Markup Extensions with Silverlight 5

How are markup extensions useful? They provide a hook to perform functionality that would be impossible or overly complicated using traditional approaches such as attached properties or behaviors. One popular use of markup extensions is to provide access to static classes that otherwise are not available in XAML. A common reason to do that would…

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Silverlight TV 73: What’s New in MVVM Light

Silverlight TV 73: In this week’s episode of SLTV, Laurent Bugnion of IdentityMine appears on the show to discuss his latest additions to the MVVM Light toolkit for both Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone. Laurent covers several new features, including IoC (Inversion of Control) containers, new ways to implement INotifyPropertyChanged using lambdas and/or reflection, and…

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Dayforce reduces its development costs by 75% and enables customers to increase labor efficiency by 50% after adopting Silverlight for its workforce management solution

Dayforce built its workforce management solution on Microsoft Silverlight, presenting managers with performance dashboards, approval workflows, employee time cards, and task checklists. By delving deeper into the applications, manager’s can view their company’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to construct a labor plan and determine shifts for the week by dragging and dropping shifts on the…

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Silverlight Show Webinar: ‘Getting Started with the Silverlight 5 Beta’ by Michael Crump

Silverlight Webinar: In this episode of Silverlight Show, Michael Crump presents ‘Getting Started with the Silverlight 5 Beta’. This webinar is designed for people who want to quickly understand the key features in Silverlight 5. We will walk you through downloading the bits to finally starting your first project starting from File->New Projects. We will…

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Silverlight TV 72: Windows Phone Tips for Optimizing Image Quality

Silverlight TV 72: Want to optimize how a list of images loads and scrolls in your Windows Phone application? In this week’s episode of SLTV, Jobi Joy, UX Architect with IdentityMine and key contributor to the IRC chat app in the MIX11 Day 2 keynote, returns to discuss with John how he handles image scenarios…

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Silverlight TV 71: Laurent Bugnion, Luigi Rosso, and Ward Bell Talk Silverlight 5 at MIX11

Silverlight TV 71: In this week’s episode of SLTV, Laurent Bugion of IdentityMine, Luigi Rosso of Archetype, and Ward Bell of IdeaBlade join John Papa at MIX11 to answer questions about Silverlight 5 from the live viewers of Channel 9 Live. The questions span a wide range of topics but these guys cover it all,…

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Jeremy Likness on Clean Design-Time Friendly ViewModels: A Walkthrough

Jeremy provides a quick walkthrough to demonstrate clean design-time view models. These are view models that provide design-time data for your application, but don’t embed that date in the final product. The release DLL and XAP files will only contain run-time support. Read the full post: Clean Design-Time Friendly ViewModels: A Walkthrough @JeremyLikness – Jeremy…

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