Binding to Dynamic Properties with ICustomTypeProvider (Silverlight 5 Beta)

Silverlight 5 Beta introduces a new ICustomTypeProvider interface that enables data binding to objects the structure of which cannot be known until runtime. This is a common problem when you work with data in any format from databases to metadata or XML files to JSON objects. New attributes or new columns can be added over…


What’s new in Silverlight 5 beta? 3D graphics support!

Happy Silverlight 5 Beta day! The biggest additions to Silverlight 5 are certainly the support for GPU accelerated video and 3D graphics and the SDK team has been hard at work trying to get samples and documentation together for today. If you’re a developer, after downloading the Silverlight 5 beta runtime, SDK, and developer tools, you’ll…

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Ach du Lieber! A tour of some localization gotchas in Silverlight

Ach du Lieber is an expression in German. It’s what you say when you can’t believe something really lame has just happened, usually to you. Something like, you are trying to set up your Silverlight application for proper localization, but you keep running into gotchas that you really would have been expected to have been dealt…


Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta Released!

Its time to start building more applications and games for Windows Phone 7. Developer tools beta for Windows Phone has been released. Few important updates in the beta are: Blend is now compeltely integrated into the Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta. Now you can unlock you Windows Phone 7 device for development purposes. You can deploy…

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Getting Started with Silverlight Applications for Windows Phone 7

I’ve gotten the Windows Phone App fever. The past few days I’ve been creating my first Silverlight applications for Windows Phone and I have to say I’m impressed with the development environment and the emulator.  I’ve done a lot a work with Windows CE and Windows Mobile in the past, so I’ve seen my fair share of…

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Get Started with Silverlight (New QuickStart Articles)

Are you new to Silverlight or want to send your newbie friends somewhere to get started? Or maybe you’ve already kicked the Silverlight tires and now want to get an overview of other features?  Check out the expanded and updated Silverlight QuickStarts, with 25 topics including embedded running samples.  The QuickStarts are arranged in a prescribed order for those…

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Silverlight designer sample code is posted

If you’ve been wishing for some helpful designer gestures for your Silverlight DataGrid controls, look no further. The Silverlight Designer Sample is available at the WPF and Silverlight Designer Extensibility site. It demonstrates a pretty neat designer implementation for Silverlight’s TabControl and DataGrid controls. Silverlight TabControl design-time implementation sample Silverlight DataGrid design-time implementation sample You’ll…

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Silverlight delivers online viewing experience for Sunday Night Football

The NFL and NBC will be delivering the entire Sunday Night Football season by using Silverlight 3.0 and IIS Smooth Streaming. The first game of the season will be broadcast tonight, with the Tennessee Titans vs. the Pittsburg Steelers. Game starts at 5:00pm PST and you can watch online for free: http://snfextra.nbcsports.com/. Here are a…

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Seadragon.Com

Microsoft Live Labs recently released Seadragon.Com. Using Seadragon, you can share any size image on the net as a zoomable photo. You can then share the image on Facebook, Twitter, or  embed it directly on your blog or any other site. The picture viewer is developed using the Silverlight Deep Zoom technology because of which the…

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