We’ve Released the News Reader SDK!

Many of you have seen the New York Times reader application – it was featured as part of the portfolio I’ve been building up of Great WPF Applications. As I mentioned at the time, the New York Times reader is based on an SDK that we built to allow newspapers and content publishers to create…

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Share Your Christmas Wishlist / Hatelist with Silverlight

Here’s a cool little Silverlight 1.0 application that our team (specifically Adam) assisted with over the last week. In the run-up to Christmas, I’m sure a lot of us are told that we’re "hard to buy for". Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some way to give our friends and family a few gentle…

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Video.Show Update: 1.0 Release Candidate Now LIve

You may be pleased to know that we’ve just updated Video.Show with a bunch of changes. The 1.0 Release Candidate build is now available for your downloading pleasure from Codeplex. If you haven’t seen Video.Show before, I’d encourage you to check it out. Vertigo (the company who we commissioned to build this) have a great…

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Silverlight 1.1 is Now Silverlight 2.0

It’s been gratifying to see how much excitement there is out there about Silverlight. We’ve barely started the engines yet, but we’ve already had a number of big sites launch their first Silverlight experiences, and of course plenty of stuff underway that we’ll be revealing over the coming months. Many .NET developers are naturally interested…

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Introducing Video.Show: A Silverlight Reference-quality Sample

One of the favorite things about my job is being able to share really cool new content with you all, and so today is a good day to end the week on! Since we completed the Family.Show WPF reference sample, we’ve been working away in partnership with a great developer team from Vertigo Software on…

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Announcing Family.Show 2.0

Three months ago, we launched Family.Show, our first end-to-end reference sample for WPF. Family.Show is a genealogy program that demonstrates the usage of WPF for a complex, realistic scenario. If you’re a fledgling WPF developer who wants to pore over some code that demonstrates best practices for application construction, there’s nothing better out there today….

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So You Want to Give a Silverlight Presentation?

It’s my hope that you’re somewhat excited by this Silverlight stuff, and if so, perhaps you’re wanting to spread the word amongst your fellow colleagues. To that end, I thought I’d share a couple of presentations that I’ve given often over the last couple of months. You’re welcome to use these slides for your own…

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Some Great Silverlight Controls

The Silverlight 1.1 alpha bits don’t currently have much in the way of controls. The infrastructure is there (you can derive from System.Windows.Control, for instance), and we include a few early sample controls (button, slider and so on, including source code) with the SDK, but the full set of controls won’t come until the next…

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Programming HTML with C#

In my last post, I promised to provide a more detailed technical explanation of how you can use the .NET capabilities of Silverlight with HTML, allowing full access to the HTML DOM from managed code as well as providing a means for client-side JavaScript to call into a .NET library. All the magic necessary to…

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Silverlight Isn’t Just about Presentation…

I wanted to highlight a Silverlight feature that is often overlooked, relating to the way that Silverlight interacts with HTML. Although most people think about Silverlight as a technology for building web-based user interfaces through XAML, it also offers some attractive benefits to developers who want to work exclusively with HTML. I’ve started to make…

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