WCF RIA Services v1.0 released to web

Yes, we are done with v1.0 !! An hour ago we released WCF RIA Services V1 to the web. Both the WCF RIA Services Toolkit and WCF RIA Services V1.0 for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010 are live on the Microsoft Download site 🙂 The official product information is available on http://silverlight.net/riaservices as well…

Bing Maps Silverlight Control final and ready to download

I’m happy to report that the Bing Maps team shipped the final Bing Maps Silverlight Control with their Wave 14 update. Finally, no more screwing around with JavaScript but developing in in nice, good ol’ VB.NET or C# 🙂 Btw, we updated Bing Maps as well which is especially sweet as the responsiveness got fantastic…

30 free Cheat Sheets (Browser compat, SEO, PHP, CSS, JS, SL, …)

Found a great list of 30 cheat sheets/Reference guides on webdesigner depot (Thanks to GĂĽnter Hagedorn for this tip!). 25-Point Website Usability Checklist Browser Compatibility Table Web Standards Checklist Search Engine Optimization Cheat Sheet Tweet Sheet 2 XHTML Cheat Sheet v1.03 CSS Cheat Sheet Blueprint Framework and Blueprint CSS Cheat Sheet Mixing Typefaces Common Fonts…

Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP available :-)

The Virtual Earth Silverlight™ Map Control, enables a new level of performance without document object model (DOM) constraints. The release allows users to enhance their mapping and data visualization applications with powerful extensions, including high-fidelity video, animation, and vector graphics. The use of Silverlight also provides a development environment working with managed code, which allows…


Good news for Web Developer (MVC 1.0, SL3 Beta, ASP.NET 4.0 Ajax Preview, …)

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=53289097-73ce-43bf-b6a6-35e00103cb4b&displaylang=en ASP.NET 4.0 Beta 1 Feature Document http://www.asp.net/learn/whitepapers/aspnet40/ Silverlight 3 Beta http://silverlight.net/GetStarted/silverlight3/default.aspx ASP.NET 4.0 AJAX Preview 4 http://aspnet.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?title=AJAX&referringTitle=Home ASP.NET Dynamic Data 4.0 Preview 3 http://aspnet.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?title=Dynamic%20Data&referringTitle=Home WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2 http://aspnet.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?title=WCF%20REST&referringTitle=Home Core runtime (Cache extensibility) spec http://aspnet.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?title=Runtime&referringTitle=Home Happy Wednesday 🙂


Microsoft Silverlight™ Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 available

Yesterday we released the Microsoft® Silverlight™ Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1. This package is an add-on for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 to provide tooling for Microsoft Silverlight 2. Enjoy!    Daniel


TUTORIAL: Calling Javascript From Silverlight 2

In this post, Jeff Blankenburg shows you how incredibly simple it is to call a Javascript function from the managed code of your Silverlight application. You will also be able to retrieve a value from that function, and return it to Silverlight. If you’re just hunting for the syntax, just jump to step #6. This…


Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Ajax, Silverlight and Flash

Nikhil Kothari wrote an interesting article about SEO for Ajax and Silverlight Applications a year ago. SEO works perfectly well for static content but fails for RIAs (Rich Interactice Applications) where “the HTML page simply becomes a shell containing presentation and behavior, and doesn’t contain the meaningful data that needs to be indexed”. Therefore his…


.NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit ready to download

The .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit covers the technologies in the .NET 3.5 SP1 release and the out of band releases that are a part of the same wave, namely ASP.NET MVC and the ASP.NET Silverlight controls. Currently, the training kit contains six hands-on labs, made up of the following technologies: ADO.NET Data Services ADO.NET…