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Silverlight news for October 27, 2008

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0 comments   /   posted by Ivan Dragoev on Oct 27, 2008
Tags:   silverlight-unit-test-framewoek , silverlight-spy , display-images-from-database , layout-management , opacity-masks , shidonni , miria-project

Dave Bruke with Silverlight 2.0 Immersivity: Datagrid Two-Way Data Binding and Silverlight 2.0 Immersivity: Datagrid to ComboBox Data Binding.

Jeff Wilcox: Reference docs for the Silverlight Unit Test Framework  are now available. Silverlight unit testing templates are also updated.

Don't miss Shawn Wildermuth's episode on DNRTV from DevReach, Bulgaria. He shows you how to use Blend, Silverlight 2, and Visual Studio to create a simple data access application from scratch in Silverlight 2.

Silverlight vs Flash: Throwing Object by Terence Tsang (Shine Draw).

First Floor with Silverlight Spy 2.0.0.33 maintenance update. The update includes numerous bug fixes, improved detection of Silverlight applications and more. You can download it from here.

Scott Barnes reveals the new .NET Logo. "We needed a logo that was in sync with the key values that we want .NET to stand for: consistency, robustness and great user experiences. We also wanted a logo that conformed to the design principles that are driving Microsoft’s brand identity evolution and is reflected in newer brands such as Silverlight, Surface and more." - he said. See more here.

Suprotim Agarwal demonstrates how to Display Images From Database In Silverlight 2. Its a step-by-step tutorial, easy to understand and ready for use. The code is in C# and VB.NET.

Joseph Ghassan on Silverlight 2.0 Layout Management - a good article for everyone who starts with Silverlight and needs to understand how to manage the UI. Joseph also made a list of articles for the next few weeks: Silverlight  2.0 Dependency Properties and Routed Events, Introduction to WCF, Get Ready for LINQ – Compound Type Initialization, Silverlight 2.0 Elements.

Jeff Prosise's Silverlight Trick #5 on using CompositionTarget.Rendering for update the UI when something else is done in the background and when having another thread is not an option.

Loaded event timing in Silverlight by Wolf Schmidt is an explanation of the difference between the Loaded event in WPF and Silverlight. It is also related with templates and what is accessible at the moment the event is triggered. If you are component developer, you should take a look.

Working with opacity masks is a great tutorial by Imran Shaik. By his detailed explanation the masks become more understandable. He promised to continue with using opacity masks in animations and themes.

Silverlight Extensions is another free component library on CodePlex. A live demo is also available.

Shidonni, the next generation of creative worlds for kids, is now completely migrated to Silverlight final.

MIRIA Project allows you to develop multitouch and multi-input applications for Silverligh 2.


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