Gestalt 1.0 and Gestalt Widget Pack Launched!

MIX Online has released a major update to the Gestalt project. Gestalt has now been incorporated directly into the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR).  Joshua Allen writes: Included … are our sample video and audio widgets, which come with the Gestalt Widgets pack.  By adding a <script> tag to the top of your HTML file, you can automatically…

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Oomph: A Microformats Toolkit

Mix Oline presents their newest project: Oomph2: A Microformats Toolkit. This new version adds support for the hMedia format, plus a lot of other enhancments/improvements. Check it out at: http://www.visitmix.com/Lab/oomph/. “Microformats are about enhancing the web, representing data in HTML and moving that data around. Oomph: A Microformats Toolkit is for web developers, designers and users, making…

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Circumventing an IE/Flash Display Issue in the WPF WebBrowser control on x64 machines

Recently I wrote some code with the intent to display an embedded YouTube Flash video in Window Presentation Foundation’s WebBrowser control. I ran into an interesting problem. Internet Explorer displayed a broken object icon on some machines, but not others. After some investigation it appeared that the Flash video was displaying properly on x86 machines…

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Using Custom Namespaces at the Root of a XAML File

Here’s something I didn’t know about Silverlight, and I did not find any documentation on it. It’s possible to create custom namespaces at the root of a XAML file. I always knew that you could insert namespaces inline in XAML, but apparently when you define a namespace attribute in XAML it also applies to the…

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Glimmer Released!

The Mix Online_ team has just released their latest work: Glimmer. Glimmer is a WPF tool that generates jQuery so that you can easily create effects for your website! Check it out at http://www.visitmix.com/lab/glimmer

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Regular Expression support in Visual Studio 2008

Since I write a lot of Silverlight and WPF applications, I make heavy use of Visual Studio, and when I work with large XML files it is very time saving to know how to use Visual Studio’s Regular Expressions search support. Every time I use it  though I invariably forget how to write RegEx searches,…

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MIX09’ing it up with a Tetris Version of Flotzam

For MIX09, our team decided to create a new look for Flotzam that was to be shown prior to the keynotes. We’d thought about possibly creating a Vegas slot machine version, but we ended up choosing Tetris, since it was very much in line with the #MIX09 theme. It sounded like an exciting project, so…

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A VirtualizedStackPanel Control in Silverlight 2.0

When putting together the code for the Descry – Social Timeline visualization, I quickly discovered that when I subscribed to FriendFeed friends that contained large numbers of items, I eventually encountered performance issues. Scobleizer’s feed was a great acid test, since he had about 13K+ subscribers. We needed the Social Timeline to display, at a…

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Descry

“Ever wonder what goes into building an effective visualization? Look no further. We decided to roll up our sleeves and explore the topic. We’re calling it Project Descry.” Descry is the new culmination of our “Innovative Web” teams efforts! It’s worth a check!

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