Silverlight v1.0 Upgrade Released

Last week the Silverlight team deployed the first GDR to v1.0 of Silverlight.   Silverlight 1.0 GDR1 Release Enhancements ·         Improved media performance: Fixed VideoBrush to redraw only when needed. Optimized stretch algorithms for video present. Optimized video codepath for A/V sync. ·         Enhanced Font Support ·         Improved compatibility with Safari 3.0   ·         Additional proxy support…

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Silverlight SDK material for Silverlight 1.0 SDK refreshed on MSDN

We’ve updated the online SDK material for Silverlight 1.0 here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb404718.aspx Some highlights: Reorganized the Table of Contents a little bit, in an effort to provide better categorization for what used to be grouped in “Fundamentals” Some new overviews, including Error Messages, Silverlight URL Access Policy, How To: Create a Timer, How To:Crop an Object, MediaElement…

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Silverlight Dev FAQ Wiki

There are a number of FAQs that are comming through the Silverlight forums and so we created a wiki page up on channel9 to list the FAQs. https://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/Silverlight.SilverlightDevelopmentFAQ  And best of all it’s a wiki so YOU feel free to add your own FAQs to the list. We’re planning on linking to this wiki page…

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Silverlight SDK CHM not working on Vista?

Some people have been having issues viewing content in the Help file (chm) that comes with the Silverlight SDK when using Vista. This is probably due to a security update on your machine interfering with the CHM. To get around this, try right clicking on the CHM, then Properties, and click the “Unblock” button on…

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QuickStart for using Blend 2 to make Silverlight apps

Blend 2 is a design tool that greatly simplifies and speeds up development of Silverlight applications. Blend 2 is currently just a Beta but the cool thing is that you can download a free trial and play with it. This new QuickStart will walk you through using Blend 2 to make Silverlight apps: http://silverlight.net/quickstarts/blend_quickstart/default.aspx Send…

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Using Playlists In Silverlight

Using playlists in Silverlight is extremely easy. Silverlight supports the use of playlists through ASX files. An ASX file is simply an XML file that specifies the media files in the playlist.  Playlists provide, among other things, a central entry point for a group of media.   To use an AXS playlist in Silverlight, you simply assign the Source property of…

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Creating a Page Turner Silverlight Application Using Popfly

Popfly, which requires Silverlight 1.0 Beta, provides a PageTurner block that allows you to easily create a photo album in which you use the mouse to turn the pages. No programming is involved. The “Coco’s Day in the Snow” sample uses the PageTurner block: Creating a Popfly MashupYou can create a Popfly mashup by selecting…

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Popfly: Drag and Drop Programming Using Silverlight

Popfly, which requires Silverlight 1.0 Beta, is the fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly was released today as a private Alpha release. Popfly consists of two parts: Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups. Popfly Space is an online…

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Using Silverlight Pad to Test XAML Content

(Edit note: this was a REALLY old post, at least for how fast the Silverlight client has been developed! Normally we leave old posts as-is. But we don’t want people falling into this one as the tool it refers to no longer exists and no longer works even if you could find it. It used to refer to…

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