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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Dec 23, 2011 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post at Beth Massi's Blog

    In this post I want to talk about themes. Themes allow you to change the colors, fonts and styles of all the visual elements in the user interface. Now that our Address Book application is complete, we’re almost ready to get this in front of real users. But before we do, it would be really nice to apply a different look-and-feel to our application in order to make it stand out above the rest. Visual Studio LightSwitch comes with only one theme out of the box, but you can download more. In fact, there are all kinds of extensions you can download to enhance what LightSwitch can do out of the box, not just themes.



  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Nov 12, 2010 (more than a year ago)

    Jose Luis Latorre Millas has published the slides and demos from his talk "Silverlight’s 3D true power, from 0 to 100 in a practical way" at Tech Ed 2010.

    Source: SilverlightGuy

    Thanks everybody that attended my session at TechEd Europe 2010 and thanks again for the feedback. Much appreciated!!

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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jan 17, 2011 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   xaml , wpf , windows-7 , walt-ritscher

    SilverlightShow Page for all Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 (WP7) things on TwitterWalt Ritscher has a short explanation on previewing .xaml files in Windows Explorer.

    Source: WPF Wonderland

    There are times when I want to preview file content in Windows Explorer. The Preview pane in Explorer makes this a simple task.
  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Aug 01, 2012 (more than a year ago)

    Read the original post at Adam Benoit's Blog

    This is a continuation of my last post Entity Framework & Windows Phone: Part 1 where we walked through the steps to create a simple data model using Entity Framework. If you are unfamiliar with how to do this or to simply catch up, I suggest you take a look.

    When we left off, we had created a simple data model that has three entities. We are going to jump ahead and use a more extensive data model that looks like this:


  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Anton Polimenov  on  Jun 14, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   windows-phone-7
    As you may know, Microsoft announced Expression Studio 4 a week ago. The problem is that it doesn't support Windows Phone 7 out of the box. It's expected that the tools will be available soon.

    This initial release did not support Windows Phone 7, which at the time seemed odd choice given the emphasis placed on its Silverlight based user interface. 

    At Internet Week Microsoft revealed that Windows Phone 7 support was in fact coming soon.

    The full story can be found here.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Ivan Dragoev  on  Jun 25, 2008 (more than a year ago)

    In his Tweening Equations for Silverlight post, Adam Kinney demonstrates how to make dynamic animations based on maths equations. Adam also endeavored to add links to the used external libraries and other relatet to the topic places.

    Tim Heuer announcing that Silverlight Streaming is updated to Beta 2. Tim also reported that Joel Neubeck submitted their Silverlight 2 - Video player as an opens source project hosted at CodePlex.

    If you need to obtain browser screen information like client width and height, you might find Jeff Wilcox post very useful. He provides static class that abstracts out the Firefox/Safari and Internet Explorer property differences.

    Where is the WatermarkedTextBox in Beta 2? Find the answer in Kathy Kam post here. She also gives a link to the WatermarkedTextBox source code with unit test, that you can use for now.

    Want to play some games - check the Vector Space: Zero Silverlight game. Daniel "Dan Dan" Gimenez did an amazing job on this game with parallax background scrolling, retro vector graphics, background music, sound effects and high scores.

    Talking about cool stuff check out the Silverlight soft-body physics demo based on Walaber's JelloPhysics library. Click here and enjoy!

    How to consume WCF or Webservice from Vista Sidebar gadget by using Silverlight is another great sample made by Tamir Khason. You might find interesting the James Bacon's post on Using Silverlight for efficient low level communications (UDP socket usage and port restrictions) .

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Oct 10, 2011 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   ebooks

    In our September newsletter and in a news last week we announced a quick survey on SilverlightShow ebooks.

    Thanks everyone for your feedback - we truly appreciate it! Among the most frequent recommendations were publishing more ebook titles, announcing the new ebooks better, giving discounts for multiple ebooks as well as posting an excerpt along with the ebook

    We'll certainly aim at meeting all these shortly! 

    The three winners in our survey who will get a free ebook of choice from our ebook shelf are (part of emails published):

    stefando@
    Ctaylor@
    e.marrai@

    Thank you guys - we'll contact you by email later today to get your ebooks.

    If you wish to leave feedback in our survey - feel welcome! The survey will remain open, and we'll be carefully reading each new submission.

    Thanks for helping SilverlightShow improve! Feel free to contact us with any other feedback and comments at: editorial[at]silverlightshow[dot]net.


  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Oct 11, 2011 (more than a year ago)

    Read original post at Karl Shifflett's Blog

    I’m starting a new project at work today to deliver MVVM guidance for the Windows Phone 7. This is going to be similar to the In the Box MVVM Training I did in Dec 2010.

    One tool I’ll be using is the new Windows Phone Marketplace Test Kit.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 22, 2011 (more than a year ago)

    SilverlightShow Page for all Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 (WP7) things on TwitterPeter Qian has prepared some general guidelines on making your serialization experience better.

    Source: Peter Qian's blog

    With the release of Windows Phone 7, developers using WCF Data Service Client often find themselves needing to preserve the state their data context is in, and be able to continue from a previously saved state. This is called “Tombstoning” an app – the process which the phone framework notifies the app for shutting down, and later on coming back online. As a result we have been looking at designing a set of APIs to make saving and restore the client state an easy process. The already released CTP contains a “preview” to what we think the API should look like. Since then we’ve had a number of iterations on the design while incorporating feedbacks from the community.
  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 01, 2011 (more than a year ago)
    SilverlightShow Page for all Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 (WP7) things on Twitter

    This post is a “missing part” of Alex Golesh's series about new features in Windows Phone Mango.

    Source: Alex Golesh's Blog

    New and very important feature of Windows Phone “Mango” Developer Tools is the profiler. The profiler enables the developers of Silverlight applications (currently only Silverlight scenarios are supported) to sense important heartbeats of the application and collect information about application behavior at runtime.

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