Who cares about offline help, anyway?

Silverlight is a web technology, right? So is it reasonable to assume that all of you have access to the web when you are developing your Silverlight applications? One question we’re trying to answer here at Microsoft is whether anyone will even notice if we stop supporting F1 and Intellisense when you are using Visual Studio…


We love your comments!

Have you ever rated a topic on MSDN or provided a comment and a rating? Have you ever wondered if anyone looks at your rating or comment? The answer is yes. We (the User Education team) roll up the ratings data, and in particular, look at topics that get a lot of hits, but low…


Tips and Tricks for searching for Silverlight content on MSDN

Because of the nature of Silverlight 2’s API library, and its relationship with the APIs in the .NET Framework, finding content in the MSDN library using Search can be frustrating. (Even more frustrating than usual, that is 😛 )  Following are some tips and tricks that can help you find the Silverlight-specific information you are…


WatermarkedTextBox Control Removed for Beta 2

Just a quick note that one of the breaking changes from beta 2 was that the WatermarkedTextBox control was removed. To find out why and how to work around this breaking change, check out Kathy Kam’s blog WatermarkedTextBox for Silverlight 2 Beta 2.  – Sam

Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Offline Docs (get ’em)

You want to get a CHM file of all the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 MSDN docs? Get it here. Using this file you don’t have to deal with the delay of online browsing and when you do a search, you are only searching in Silverlight content.  Note that these docs are the exact same as the Silverlight docs on MSDN…

Silverlight 2, Beta 2 is here!

Check out the Silverlight page on Microsoft.com for install links and Silverlight.net for quickstarts, videos, tutorials, forums and links to the documentation. If you want to go straight to the documentation, find it here: Silverlight Documentation. –Cheryl

DataGrid Control Beta 2 Changes

  The DataGrid Beta 2 breaking change list came in a bit too late to make the official documentation. We’ll add that for the next doc refresh, but until then, you can see the DataGrid-only breaking changes list here, or the complete, updated list of all breaking changes between Beta 1 and Beta 2 in Word…


DataGrid Beta 2 Breaking Changes

This topic discusses the changes made to the Silverlight DataGrid control between the Microsoft Silverlight 2 Beta 1 and the Beta 2 releases. The changes discussed in this article are focused on changes that might cause your older Silverlight-based applications to now fail or behave differently, not on new features/enhancements for this release. For more…


Breaking Changes for Silverlight 2 Beta 2 (corrections and additions)

With Silverlight 2 Beta 2 coming out there were a number of changes that will break applications written for older builds of Silverlight. We published a document that listed these changes and how to fix them (Breaking Changes Between Beta 1 and Beta 2) but this document is now a bit out of date due to…


What’s new in Silverlight 2 Beta 2?

Silverlight 2 Beta 2 includes a number of incremental improvements based on customer feedback.   Changes include improvements to controls, templating, Deep Zoom, performance, further compatibility with WPF, and much more.  For a full list of changes, see below: Note: If you want to see a list of breaking changes between Beta 1 and Beta 2…