Meet Silverlight Authors and Anders Hejlsberg at PDC

There’s going to be some great stuff going on in the bookstore @ PDC — including some book launchings, book signings and more. In addition to me being there on Monday signing ‘Introducing Silverlight 2’, we’ll all have the privelige of being able to meet Anders Hejlsberg who will be signing copies of the C#…

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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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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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Zero to Hero: XAML from the ground up

del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight   Technorati Tags: Silverlight      In the last Episode, you looked into Getting Started with Silverlight where you had a simple XAML document containing a TextBlock that you then manipulated in code. XAML is at the heart of Silverlight. You use it to define your user interface layout, interactions, animations and more….

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Zero to Hero: Getting Started with Silverlight

del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight Lots of people have been asking about how to get started with Silverlight, and what they need to do to get up and running with Silverlight quickly. Inspired by blog posts such as Jesse Liberty’s, I’m going to take this from first principles, with no prior knowledge assumed. Over the series, we’ll…

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