Advertising with Silverlight

If you are interested in using Silverlight for advertising, check out the Silverlight Ad Publishing and Serving Guide. This paper describes the Silverlight features that are most relevant to people who create, serve, and track advertisements. For example, the paper describes:   Cross-domain ad hosting. Ingesting ads into a creative management system (including Deep Zoom…

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Where did my ComboBox selected item go?

You might have noticed that sometimes the item in the selection box of a combo box disappears when you reopen the drop-down of the combo. For example, in the following image, “Arial” is selected, but doesn’t show up in the selection box when the drop-down is reopened. In contrast, in the following ComboBox, the selected…

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Silverlight Offline documentation as up to date as the web?

The Silverlight 2 Offline documentation has been updated. There isn’t a ton of new content in here since last refresh, mostly fixes to innacuracies, etc. FYI, we’d like to update the CHM every time the web updates (maybe even more often than the web). What a strange world we would live if your offline docs…

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Accessing .chm files in Vista

The other day I downloaded the Silverlight Toolkit controls and was attempting to view the accompanying help file when I ran into the same problem I had the first time I used the Silverlight .chm file; the contents of the help file wouldn’t display. If you are running Vista, you need to unblock the file. You do this by…

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Silverlight Tools for VS and F1 Help

If you’ve installed the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008, you may have noticed that pressing F1 in the VS Code Editor or in XAML View can take you someplace unexpected. You’ll see this with types and members that are "shared" between Silverlight and the .NET Framework, which means that shared types have the same…

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Using ViewportOrigin and ViewportWidth in Deep Zoom

I’m posting this because the documentation on ViewportOrigin is wrong and it might be a while before it can be updated on the live site. In the meantime, this post discusses how to use ViewportOrigin and ViewportWidth to control the viewport. Controlling the viewport allows you to specify the magnification level and location on a…

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Limitations of Windowless mode for Silverlight

There seems to be a fair amount of misunderstanding about windowless mode, and the current documentation doesn’t provide enough detail to help out. The upcoming doc refresh will fix this, but I thought it might be helpful to provide some information here.   When you use windowless mode with the Silverlight plug-in, you are effectively…

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WCF, HTTP, Security and Data Service topics for Silverlight

Our team has been watching the forums and there are a lot of questions regarding using Silverlight with WCF and data services, HTTP questions and security questions. We created some new topics and updated existing topics to better cover these areas for the Silverlight 2 release, however it would appear that most folks haven’t found…

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WPF Designer Hotfix posted

The WPF Designer team has publicly released a Rollup Hotfix (KB958017) for the WPF Designer in Visual Studio 2008 SP1.  This contains a number of important fixes for WPF developers (see below). Silverlight developers are not affected. If you already have the latest version of the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1, you DO…

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