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  • 2 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Dec 20, 2010 (2 months ago)

    Mike Snow has a quick post on sound effects in Windows Phone 7.

    Source: Silverlight Tips of the Day

    To play sounds on the Windows Phone 7 you can make use of the SoundEffect library that comes with XNA even if you are building an application in Silverlight.

  • Silverlight Mobile Phone Text Styles

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Nov 22, 2010 (3 months ago)

    SilverlightShow Page for all Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 (WP7) things on TwitterIn this tip, Mike Snow explains about the phone styles available for Windows Phone 7 applications.

    Source: Silverlight Tips of the Day

    When building Silverlight applications for the Win 7 mobile phone there are a variety of themes and styles you can choose from to ensure things render the way you expect them to given the variety of screen sizes mobile devices can have.
  • Silverlight Tip – Creating Smooth Tile Transitions using Opacity Masks

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Oct 26, 2010 (3 months ago)

    Mike Snow continues his tips of the day with number 36 in which he discusses tile transitions.

    Source: Silverlight Tips of the Day

    This tutorial will look into using the Opacity property on the tiles to create smooth, natural looking transitions between tiles. For example, blending a dirt tile into a grass tile, a grass tile into a rock tile, etc.

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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 25, 2010 (8 months ago)
    In this tip, Mike Snow talks about Bi-directional text and demonstrates this property in action.

    BiDi or Bi-directional text is text that flows right-to-left (RTL) and left-to-right (LTR). For example, while English flows left to right other languages such as Arabic, Hebrew and Persian scripts flow right to left. Chinese characters can also be written in either RTL or LTR directions.

    Silverlight supports BiDi through a property called FlowDirection. This property can be set to either RightToLeft or the default LeftToRight.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 23, 2010 (8 months ago)
    Tags: Tips , Full Screen Mode , Demos , Mike Snow
    This is one really cool tip of Mike Snow in which he explains how to keep your application in full-screen mode by pinning it there. In addition to the tip, Mike has posted a demo.

    ImageFull screen can be toggled on and off via a user command such as a button click by setting the following property to true or false: Application.Current.Host.Content.IsFullScreen

    Normally Silverlight applications will only stay in full screen mode until a user hits the <ESC> key or until the application loses focus. For example, if the user has multiple monitors and they click on another application in another monitor this will cause the Silverlight application to return to windowed mode.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 11, 2010 (8 months ago)
    Tags: Tips , WCF , Mike Snow
    In this tip Mike Snow explains how to send an email via Silverlight.

    However, as with most things, you can leverage a Silverlight-enabled WCF server to do the dirty work for you. In this steps below I will be showing you the code needed to send the email through the SmtpClient object as well as some minor configurations you need to do to your server to get it working.

    You may also want to take a look at Mike's previous tip on how to switch your service reference back to localhost.
  • Silverlight Tip of the Day #28 – Text Trimming

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 07, 2010 (8 months ago)
    Tags: Text Trimming , Tips , Silverlight 4 , Mike Snow
    This next tip of Mike Snow is about the text trimming feature in Silverlight 4.

    With Silverlight 4 came support for Text Trimming. Text Trimming is a feature that applies to TextBlocks and is used to append “…” at the end of the string if the text in the TextBlock does not fit. In WPF this can be done at the character level or the word level. Silverlight 4 only supports trimming at the word level.

  • Silverlight Tip of the Day#27 – Displaying Special Characters in XAML

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 04, 2010 (8 months ago)
    Tags: XAML , Tips , Mike Snow
    In his latest Silverlight tip, Mike Snow explains about encoding special/reserved characters in XAML.

    If you try to use the special/reserved characters in a string in XAML you will get a slew of errors in your Error List.

  • Silverlight Tip of the Day #26 – Changing the Startup Class

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 02, 2010 (8 months ago)
    Tags: Tips , XAML , Mike Snow
    In his latest tip, Mike Snow demonstrates how by following some simple steps you can change the startup class of your Silverlight application.

    When a Silverlight application is launched the entry point is a class that inherits from System.Windows.Application. By default, when you create a new Silverlight application project, this would be your App class which gets defined in App.xaml.cs. You can, however, change which startup class you want to use. In fact, if you do not plan to use XAML at all you can reduce the size of your application by deleting the Page and App classes including the XAML and code behind files.

  • Silverlight Tip of the day #25 – Detecting Validation Errors on Submit

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 31, 2010 (8 months ago)
    This next Silverlight tip of Mike Snow is about how to detect validation errors on submit.

    When you are about to submit a form, click OK on a dialog, etc. it’s a good idea to first verify if any of your controls have data validation errors associated with them. To learn how to hook up your controls to data validation please review Tip of the Day #22.

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