Great Silverlight 2 Demo: Healthcare Demonstrator


Congratulations to Martin Grayson and team for building one of the smartest Silverlight 2 demonstrations I’ve seen to date. I saw parts of this demo a month ago when I was in the UK, and I’m delighted it’s now released.

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Whether or not you’re involved in the healthcare sector, this demo does a great job of showing how Silverlight 2 can transform web-based application development. We’re already starting to see many real-world applications using Silverlight 2, even in its beta 1 stage; I’ll post a list of the best ones I’ve collected before the end of the week. With a beta 2 release not far away, momentum is continuing to grow. And keep an eye on this blog first thing Friday morning for a separate exciting announcement (he said elusively)…

Comments (19)

  1. Anonymous says:

    The demo shows patient charts using Deep Zoom, which implies that Deep Zoom content can be created programatically (rather than by hand in DZ Composer).  Is that actually the case?

  2. Tim Sneath says:

    Sure! Check out the SparseImageTool.exe command-line utility in the DZ Composer directory, for example. We’ll come out with less clunky solutions than shelling out to a command-line process over time, of course.

    Tim

  3. Anonymous says:

    Trying to get in a habit of doing these when I get up and before getting into work. Design Patterns/DI

  4. Max: If it helps, I published a sample on my blog about using the SparseImageTool…check it out! 🙂

    http://blogs.msdn.com/giorgio

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Giorgio and Tim, that’s going to be very handy.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Very impressive, silverlight is looking better and better

  7. Anonymous says:

    Corey Schuman on Animations in Blend, Jeff Wilcox on SL Link Cloud, Expression Media Team on Web Galleries

  8. BenHayat says:

    >>And keep an eye on this blog first thing Friday morning for a separate exciting announcement<<

    This is going to be a long night. Now is that Pacific time or Eastern time or UK Time? 🙂

    ..Ben

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great app!  IE uses 418,000KB RAM for this.  Hmmm.

  10. BenHayat says:

    What happened to Friday morning news?

  11. Tim Sneath says:

    Sorry to keep you on your toes, Ben – we delayed our plans slightly. Now aiming for Monday morning…

  12. BenHayat says:

    >>Sorry to keep you on your toes, Ben – we delayed our plans slightly. Now aiming for Monday morning…<<

    No problem Sir!

    Thanks for the reply.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Check out my thoughts on how I think Silverlight 2.0 is part of a clever strategy to get a subscription-based Windows Live PC on Macs and other devices.

    http://colinizer.com/2008/05/12/add-a-windows-live-pc-for-mac-to-your-live-mesh-with-silverlight/

    Does it make any sense? 🙂

  14. Anonymous says:

    Tim

    Without seeing the code behind and since I do not have a working knowledge of Silverlight may I ask, are those web parts I see within the canvas?

    I was wondering when we’d see something like this app.

    The medical profession should like this!

    Best Regards,

    Richard

  15. Shrike says:

    doens’t work neither under IE nor under FireFox:

    —————————

    Windows Internet Explorer

    —————————

    This application has encountered a problem and needs to close.

    Please, try restarting it. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    —————————

    OK  

    —————————

  16. Anonymous says:

    Richard:

    The demonstrator is a full page, Silverlight application. All of the content and controls have been built in Silverlight. The demonstrators combine the rich control set that comes built into Silverlight, as well as a number of new controls we have developed for new and different interactions.

    Shrike:

    Are you able to give us a little more detail about your set up…?

    – Can you confirm which version of Silverlight you are running (right click a Silverlight control and select ‘Silverlight Configuration’

    – Can you see the confirmation on the demonstrator launch page that you have Beta 1 installed – this should appear in the right hand column

    – Could you let us know you software and hardware spec, as well as you current region settings.

    Hopefully we can find out what is causing the issue for you and provide a fix in the Beta 2 release.

    Thanks,

    Martin

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hi Tim, the MSCUI demonstration was asking for Silverlight 2 Beta 1 version, not the latest Beta 2.

    I can’t find the latest update on their website. Can you help me?

  18. martin.grayson says:

    Hi Eriawan,

    We should be updating the site by the end of tomorrow (Thursday) to be compatible with Beta 2.

    Thanks for your patience,

    Martin

  19. Anonymous says:

    Trying to get in a habit of doing these when I get up and before getting into work. Design Patterns/DI/IOC Command-Query Separation and Immutable Builders Castle demo app: ActiveRecord basics and unit testing Prism Vs. Framework XXXX General Christian

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