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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 18, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    In this post, Michael S. Scherotter talks about the new Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework

    On Monday I gave an hour long presentation to a standing-room-only room at the Microsoft Mix conference in Las Vegas about the new Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework.  I knew there was interest in this but I was overwhelmed by the amount of interest.  I did the presentation in a Microsoft Expression Blend SketchFlow player and posted it online on my personal web site at Charette.com/saf.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Timmy Kokke  on  Mar 19, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   Validation
    In this post, Timmy Kokke talks about validation in Silverlight
    Validation in Silverlight can get very complex pretty easy. The DataGrid control is the only control that does data validation automatically, but often you want to validate your own entry form. Values a user may enter in this form can be restricted by the customer and have to fit an exact fit to a list of requirements or you just want to prevent problems when saving the data to the database.
  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 19, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    In this post, Scott Guthrie demonstrates how to build a "Hello, World" and  a “Twitter” Windows Phone 7 Applications using Silverlight.

    On Monday I had the opportunity to present the MIX 2010 Day 1 Keynote in Las Vegas (you can watch a video of it here).  In the keynote I announced the release of the Silverlight 4 Release Candidate (we’ll ship the final release of it next month) and the VS 2010 RC tools for Silverlight 4.  I also had the chance to talk for the first time about how Silverlight and XNA can now be used to build Windows Phone 7 applications.

    During my talk I did two quick Windows Phone 7 coding demos using Silverlight – a quick “Hello World” application and a “Twitter” data-snacking application.  Both applications were easy to build and only took a few minutes to create on stage.  Below are the steps you can follow yourself to build them on your own machines as well.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 19, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    Andy Beaulieu demonstrates how to use PathListBox for some interesting effects.

    The PathListBox control is a cool new addition to the Blend 4 SDK, and allows the elements inside a ListBox to lay out along any Path control shape. You’ll need to install the Blend 4 SDK to get access to the PathListBox control, but note that this is available outside of Expression Blend 4 (you don’t need to purchase or install Blend 4).

    One of the neat bonus features of the PathListBox is that you can animate the Path that it is bound to, and the items will follow the animation! This gives Silverlight functionality similar to the AnimationUsingPath class that WPF has had since .NET 3.0, and provides basic Motion Path Animation.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Cigdem Patlak  on  Mar 19, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    As most of you probably already know, the MIX10 Keynote#2 was all about IE9, data services and Open Data Protocol (OData), with keynote speakers Scott Guthrie, Dean Hachamovitch, Douglas Purdy and Bill Buxton

    A few important notes:
    Internet Explorer Platform Preview for IE9 is available now, if you want to start to check out IE9's new Web platform capabilities. 
    Microsoft announced it will contribute to the new features of JQuery.
    ASP.NET MVC2 will be included in Visual Studio 2010.
    The .NET OData client is available now under the Apache license.
    The 2nd CTP of Dallas, an information marketplace for the Windows Azure Platform.was announced - a unique opportunity for developers to monetize their data.

    It was fantastic to see Bill Buxton again; his talk mainly was a reminder that technology is just an enabler.
    Developers have to think about human centered design and realize that mobile is key! He ended his talk introducing a project called Project Gustav by Microsoft Research, which Nicolas Kamuda demoed. This is a super realistic painting-system leveraging the computing power of modern GPU's and making use of multitouch and input technology and Microsoft's natural media-modeling and brush simulation algorithms. The demo features were just jaw-dropping for anyone who enjoys Art and showed how a tech solution can respect the skills people spent decades to acquire.

    Tuesday's sessions were dominated by Windows Phone Development talks; which revealed tips and tricks to start off with Silverlight mobile development. If you want to come up with some cool stuff, the best time to act is now! Numerous attendees were already working on their first mobile apps for the Windows Phone and exchanged ideas for apps. All MIX10 videos can be found here.

    There were many social gatherings before the actual MIX10 Attendee party at LAX Luxor; which was completely packed. 

    My notes on MIX10 day#3 will follow!

    A little note on the live MIX10 reporter: I am Cigdem Patlak, the Community Vote Winner for SilverlightShow Eco Contest. I am happy to share some insider news from MIX10 and help out the SilverlightShow team. My blog can be reached via http://www.crocusgirl.com and you can find me on Twitter as crocusgirl.
  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 19, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    This post is published on Jeff Handley's blog but is actually written by Kyle McClellan. Kyle explains how to write a filter or parameter for DomainDataSource.

    Now that the ControlParameter has been properly disposed of, you might have noticed that Parameter has changed substantially. Before, a Parameter was used for filtering, grouping, sorting, and querying. Now it is only used in the last case. If you had previously defined your own parameter types, you might be wondering how to leverage them in the RIA Services RC release.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 19, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    Tags:   fonts , open-source , wpf
    Robby Ingebretsen has published his favorite 10 open source fonts that can be embedded in both WPF and Silverlight.

    Titilium - Very nice sans serif that works well for display. Comes in many weights. I’ve actually used this font a lot in WPF for display and had good luck with it. It’s a little square so it leaves the UI looking a little futuristic if you don’t manage the weights properly.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 19, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    David Anson demonstrates how to simply and flexibly create a grouped list of items by using IValueConverter.

    A customer recently asked how to implement a simple "grouped ListBox" experience in Silverlight (now available in desktop, mobile, and extra crispy flavor!), so I dashed off this sample to show one way that's pretty easy to work with.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 19, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    ImageRight after the official release of Silverlight 4 Release Candidate, Telerik has prepared for you a native build of RadControls for Silverlight that are built on the latest platform’s release.

    We will keep on updating the files with each Latest Internal Build. The RadControls for Silverlight 4 RC is still a preview version of RadControls for Silverlight 4 that will become official as soon as Microsoft announces the RTW version of Silverlight 4.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Cigdem Patlak  on  Mar 20, 2010 (more than a year ago)
    The last day of MIX10 was pretty hectic! I ran from one amazing session to the next one; stopping by frequently at the Commons. Here are the sessions I really enjoyed on Wednesday:

    Speakers: Mike Downey and Grant Skinner

    Speaker: Brad Abrams

    Speaker: Yavor Georgiev

    Speaker: Adam Kinney

    Like any attendee, I have my own MIX10 highlights:
    I got a chance to talk to Laurent Bugnion about MVVM and his new Silverlight 4 book. Then I talked to Adam Kinney about Expression Blend, Project Rosetta and .toolBox. I also chatted with Dave Campbell throughout MIX10, who encouraged me to blog more about my Silverlight experiments.

    MIX10 is over; yet the excitement of doing Silverlight development on the Windows Phone 7 Series has just begun! There are already various news and blog posts out there, but you may want to check out Charles Petzold's free ebook "Programming Windows Phone 7 Series" first.

    You can find all MIX10 session videos here; but also take some time to discover how much fun we had at MIX10 by browsing through the event pictures. You might be among the MIX11 crowd next year! 

    Thanks to the SilverlightShow team for my incredible MIX10 experience.

    A little note on the live MIX10 reporter: I am Cigdem Patlak, the Community Vote Winner for SilverlightShow Eco Contest. I am happy to share some insider news from MIX10 and help out the SilverlightShow team. My blog can be reached via http://www.crocusgirl.com and you can find me on Twitter as crocusgirl.


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