50 New Silverlight Screencasts - Short and Snappy

I haven’t seen these training videos receive nearly the coverage they deserve, so I wanted to try and “bump” them onto the radar. My erstwhile UK colleagues Mike Taulty and Mike Ormond have been hard at work over the last few weeks recording an amazing series of Silverlight 2 training screencasts. All free for the…

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MIX08 for Non-Attendees

At last, the mad rush is over. The run-up to a conference like MIX is always frantic: for me, the first three weeks in February involved a constant juggle of competing priorities. With the exception of one last-minute firedrill, the worst was over by late Friday afternoon. Now it’s the calm before the storm; it’s…

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Attend the WPF Virtual Bootcamp - no need to register!

People frequently ask me how they can learn WPF quickly. Now the technology has been on the market for a while, there are a number of different choices: books from the likes of Petzold, Moroney, Nathan, MacDonald, Anderson and Sells/Griffiths, classroom training from companies like Pluralsight, Wintellect, Developmentor and IdentityMine, and online tutorials like those…

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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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More Fun with Silverlight Video: Ad Overlays

Viral video sites are everywhere: it seems that everyone has an embarrassing moment or unusual performance that they want to share with the world at large in the hope of becoming the next internet celebrity. All those videos eat up a huge amount of bandwidth, of course, and content sites are almost universally looking to advertising…

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Silverlight Screencasts

To coincide with the launch of the Silverlight 1.0 Beta, my team has been working hard on a great series of intermediate-level screencasts on Silverlight that are just hitting the wires now. Each video is about five minutes in length, and covers a “how to” topic.  Using Silverlight Brushes for Color, Gradient and Video Using…

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New Screencast Show on WPF and Expression

The first show of a potentially great new series on WPF and Expression has just hit the wires. Andrew and Dax are going to do a series of screencasts covering the use of .NET Framework 3.0 presentation technologies over the next few months. In this first episode, they use Expression Blend to bind a Flickr…

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