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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jul 09, 2009 (11 months ago)
    Tags: PHP Services , Silverlight , WebClient

    Davide Zordan demonstrates consuming a PHP service with Silverlight.

    Read here the original post on the Siverlight forum and download the source code.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 07, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    Tags: WebClient

    Here is one article of Dan Wahlin posted for the Visual Studio Magazine.

    The WebClient class gives you a straightforward way to access distributed service data without having to worry about a lot of asynchronous complexities.

  • Build a Simple Twitter client using Silverlight 2

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 23, 2009 (more than a year ago)

    Shoban Kumar will show you how to build a simple Twitter client in Silverlight.

    We will also learn the shortcomings of WebClient Class in Silverlight. ScottGu’s Silverlight 2 End to End Tutorial: Building a Digg Search Client is a wonderful article to start learning about Silverlight and its various controls. If you are new to Silverlight, I recommend you to read that article before you start building the Twitter Client shown here. For this article, I assume you have some experience in creating Silverlight projects and have worked with WebServices.

  • 6 comments  /  posted by  Umesh Patel  on  Feb 13, 2009 (more than a year ago)

    Note: This article is submitted by Umesh Patel for Silverlight: Write and Win contest.Thanks a lot, Umesh! Hello All, Please drop a comment if you like it.

    1. Introduction

    Microsoft Silverlight uses the WebClient class to send HTTP requests to remote scripts, which allows the application to perform specific web server functions, such as retrieving files. Remote scripts, created with Active Server Pages (ASP) and Personal Hypertext Processor (PHP), add an additional layer of functionality with direct access to the remote server, such as the file system. In this article, I will demonstrate an application that utilizes the WebClient class to retrieve and display files from a remote server.

  • Silverlight News for December 08, 2008

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Dec 08, 2008 (more than a year ago)
    Tags: Visual WebGui SDK version 6.2.2 , Blacklight , WebClient , named color viewer , BeginAnimation , DoubleAnimationUsingKeyFrames , Resizable Silverlight Control , Color Picker Utility , Toolkit Viewbox control , Creating Skinnable Customer Controls

    Tim Greenfield has created Silverlight named color viewer in order to help you see all the named colors that Silverlight supports. This tool also supports copying the name by selecting it and using Ctrl+C.

    Gizmox announces the release of Visual WebGui SDK version 6.2.2. The 6.2.2 release provides compatibility to MS Silverlight RC0/RTW, and now supports development and deployment of web applications with the latest Silverlight technology. It also includes the Visual WebGui WinForms-like designer allowing simple and cost-effective Web development, and the new ASP.NET Control wrapper wizard introduced earlier this month. You may download Visual WebGui SDK here.

    Martin Grayson announced that the December release of Blacklight has arrived. This release contains tonnes of bug fixes, as well as some really cool new features. You may check out the the new showcase or get the latest release code.

    Jeff Wilcox has a post about creating a testable WebClient for Silverlight unit testing. Here he discusses Maurice de Beijer’s solution for creating a testable Flickr web service API.

    Nick on Silverlight and WPF has created a version of the BeginAnimation extension method, updated for Silverlight 2.

    Mike Snow has a little tip about Animating Objects with DoubleAnimationUsingKeyFrames. This is continuation of his last tip about using DoubleAnimation to animate a given controls property value.

    Page Brooks has an article about building a Resizable Silverlight Control. It will be very useful for you in more complex situations, when you need to be able to specify the dimensions of the visual elements in your control.

    Boyan Nikolov describes how to control the spacing of an HTML header in his post  HTML header + Silverlight plug-in scenario.

    Jesse Liberty completed the four part video series Creating Skinnable Customer Controls. At the moment Part 2 is available, but we expect the release of Parts 3 and 4 very soon.

    Mike Ormond has described his adventures with the Silverlight Toolkit Viewbox control. For example he gives a simple Silverlight application with a Border containing a TextBlock in the upper cell.

    David Justice has written the very cool post “Azure 1/10 + Facebook Connect 1/2 + Silverlight 2/5 = Fun”. All you need to follow this tutorial are Azure CTP, Silverlight 2 and Facebook account. Here David concentrates on the superlatives about Facebook Connect and the possibilities this opens up to developers.

    Here is the post of Chris Szurgot about Sivlerlight Sidebar Gadget, which is a version of the snowflake application.

    Matthias Shapiro finalizes his Silverlight Color Picker Utility. You may download source for Color Picker Control, download dll or download source for Color Picker Implementation.

    Robby Ingebretsen has an interesting approach for running Custom Code / Firing Custom Events from Within Storyboards . According to Robby the trick to do this is to know that Storyboards can actually contain other storyboards.

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