Design tips for Developers

I found a set of really nice, short videos by Arturo Toledo on the Silverlight blog that I thought were worth sharing. He goes through some of the design principles using the Microsoft Expression tools and talks about what you should think about when designing a web page, logo or whatever it is you are…


Silverlight/WPF FlipImage Animation

I was working on some Silverlight samples and needed an image that could flip over as in the example below. All the samples I could find on the net were pretty complex and contained a lot of code to do the animation and I wanted something really simple. To create the illusion of an image…


Silverlight Game – Part 5 – Storing Highscores in Isolated Storage

This is part five in a series of 5 posts showing how I built a simple game in Silverlight,  you can follow along (reading the posts in order) to build your own Traffic Jam game. I would recommend that you also go through ScottGu’s silverlight tutorials as well as the other tutorials on www.silverlight.net In…


Silverlight Game – Part 2 – Creating a Car UserControl

This is part two in a series of 5 posts showing how I built a simple game in Silverlight,  you can follow along (reading the posts in order) to build your own Traffic Jam game. I would recommend that you also go through ScottGu’s silverlight tutorials as well as the other tutorials on www.silverlight.net In…


Silverlight Game – Part 1 – Creating the main layout

This is part one in a series of 5 posts showing how I built a simple game in Silverlight,  you can follow along (reading the posts in order) to build your own Traffic Jam game. I would recommend that you also go through ScottGu’s silverlight tutorials as well as the other tutorials on www.silverlight.net 1….


Silverlight 2.0 Walkthrough – Creating a “Traffic Jam” game

This series of posts are not really in-line with my normal debugging posts, but I just created a simple Traffic Jam game in Silverlight and thought I’d make it into a “lab series” that you can go through if you are getting started with Silverlight. The game is called Seattle Streets and it based on…


Debugging Silverlight applications with windbg and sos.dll

If you have hangs, performance, memory issues, exceptions or crashes in Silverlight applications you can debug them using windbg and sos just like you would if the issues occurred in other .net applications.  The difference is that Silverlight in IE runs a subset of the framework where the main dll is coreclr.dll rather than mscorwks.dll…