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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 01, 2012 (4 days ago)
    Read original post at Pete Brown's Blog Today we released the Windows 8 Release Preview (RP)! I haven't been this excited about an operating system since Windows 95 first came out, when there was no such thing as downloading an OS, and we had to actually wait in line in a store to get our blue cloud box full of floppies (or was it a CD? I forget). Windows 95 was a big deal for users and developers ...
  • Using async and await in Silverlight 5 and .NET 4 in Visual Studio 11 with the async targeting pack

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 23, 2012 (1 week ago)
    Read original post at Pete Brown's 10rem.net Blog Last September, I introduced the idea of Tasks in Silverlight. One of the things I really like about .NET 4.5, and the C# compiler that comes with it, is the ability to simplify asynchronous code by using the async modifier and await operator. Just yesterday, I posted a bit on how these two keywords are used by the compiler to take care of all the ...
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  • author  Pete Brown  /  released on  Sep 08, 2010
    Silverlight 4 in Action Product Description Silverlight in Action, Revised Edition is a fast-paced, comprehensive tutorial that guides the reader from creating "Hello World" to coding production-quality, data-driven rich internet applications with graphics, audio, and video content. Written for a developer who already knows how to code in C#, this fluff-free book covers the basics quickly and dives into the heart of Silv ...
  • author  Pete Brown  /  released on  Apr 28, 2012
    Silverlight 5 in Action Coming soon... Product Description Microsoft's Silverlight is the only development platform that combines the performance, security, and flexibility of a desktop application with cross-platform deployment. The latest version, Silverlight 5, offers tons of new features including improved video, audio, and text rendering, enhanced MVVM support, XNA-based 3D and sound APIs, and under-the-hood perform ...
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