Introducing Silverlight Book: Code Update

If you’re reading Introducing Silverlight and are having some trouble with the code in Chapter 8 for the tracking textblocks sample, there’s a missing line of code that defines a global variable. Here’s the full C# code for the TextBlocks sample: 1: using System; 2: using System.Windows; 3: using System.Windows.Controls; 4: using System.Windows.Documents; 5: using…

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MIX08: The Next Web Now

Technorati Tags: MIX07, MIX08 del.icio.us Tags: MIX07, MIX08 The MIX08 Site is now online and registration for the hottest conference of the year is open. MIX tends to sell out very quickly, so be sure to register early! [Early bird registration gets a $200 discount] There’s lots of fun stuff to talk about. Steve Ballmer…

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Free Silverlight training event in Redmond

del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight   Technorati Tags: Silverlight On November 29, Microsoft will be hosting a free training event in Silverlight 1.0 at building 33 in the Redmond campus. This is a pretty cool building in fact — it hosts lots of high profile events, including one with Bill Clinton last week! It’s a full day…

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MIX 08: Coming Soon…

Technorati Tags: Silverlight    del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight MIX 08 is coming soon to a desert near you. There’s some wonderful new technologies in the pipeline, and some wonderful new stuff in technologies that you are probably already familiar with. Besides the Tech fest, MIX is an opportunity to mingle with peers and with not-so-peers, where…

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Optimize your Silverlight install Experience

del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight   Technorati Tags: Silverlight   I’m happy to say that the UX Guidelines for Silverlight installations are now available: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F487DF43-1AFB-4F76-82C8-BB5ACBFFBA1B&displaylang=en If you are planning on deploying a Silverlight application, you really should read this document — it will make your life a lot easier! 🙂 As well as the document, there’s a…

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Introducing Silverlight 1.0 Book is now available…

Technorati Tags: Silverlight   del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight   My First Silverlight book: Introducing Silverlight 1.0 is now available. I have to say that I am very proud of this book, and I think it is the best book that I have written. It goes through Silverlight from first principles, taking you on a tour of…

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If you care about Internationalizing your Silverlight Applications…

del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight   Technorati Tags: Silverlight You should really take a look at Justif-Josef Angel’s blog, where he presents some brilliant work that he has done with Silverlight, in particular his work on supporting Right-To-Left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. These are more of a challenge than just going Right-To-Left, as numbers will…

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Zero to Hero: Using the Browser Cache in Silverlight

del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight Technorati Tags: Silverlight   You may be using the Silverlight downloader object to download content such as fonts but you may have noticed that every page needs to download the resources seperately, making for poor UX. Well the results of the downloader object can be easily cached, so that subsequent pages can access…

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Zero to Hero: How to Check if Silverlight is installed.

Technorati Tags: Silverlight del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight I’ve been getting lots of questions on how to check to see if Silverlight is already installed. This is actually very easy to do, but has somehow slipped through the cracks (I even missed it when writing my Silverlight book — DOH!) — anyway — the Silverlight.js library offers…

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Chinese Moon Festival 2007 – Silverlight Card

del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight Technorati Tags: Silverlight Here’s a really cool greeting card, built in Silverlight for the Chinese Moon Festival, with the theme ‘let there be light’. It shows the nice things that are possible when you blend Silverlight with an active back-end, which in this case is ASP.NET. It also shows how Silverlight and…

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