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  • 9 comments  /  posted by  Pencho Popadiyn  on  Dec 17, 2008 (more than a year ago)

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

    1. Introduction

    In the previous article I showed you how Silverlight and the Model – View – Presenter pattern (MVP) can interact with each other. Today I decided to move on ahead in the world of Object Oriented Programming and to present you another big player on scene – the Model – View – Controller (MVC) pattern. Actually the MVC is a MVP’s ancestor, and I think it must be studied first, but that is another topic. Before I start, I want to mention that the purpose of that article is not to compare both of the “brothers”, but to present you the world through the MVC eyes.


  • 25 comments  /  posted by  Nikolay Raychev  on  Nov 05, 2008 (more than a year ago)


    In this article my aim is to give a quick overview of the controls included in the Silverlight Toolkit - launched a week ago and to give an example for every control included in the toolkit. I've made a little research for each control and I will share my impressions with the community.


    The following Silverlight controls are included in the toolkit:

    Components in the Stable Quality Band:

    • TreeView
    • DockPanel
    • WrapPanel
    • Label
    • HeaderedContentControl
    • HeaderedItemsControl

    Components in the Preview Quality Band

    • AutoCompleteBox
    • NumericUpDown
    • Viewbox
    • Expander
    • ImplicitStyleManager
    • Charting


    Let's start with the TreeView.

  • 1 comments  /  posted by  Martin Mihaylov  on  Jun 16, 2008 (more than a year ago)

    What’s new?

    Along with the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 a new version of the DeepZoom Composer was also released. After taking a look at it, I thought that it might be useful to make a list with the changes and the new features I found in it.

    • Output format changed to XML file
    • Image tags can now be added in the Compose section
    • Alignment to Grid and guidelines added to the Compose section
    • Export section enhancements (image formats, Silverlight project output)
  • 2 comments  /  posted by  Ivan Dragoev  on  Jun 10, 2008 (more than a year ago)

    While digging into templating and styling of Silverlight 2 Beta 2 controls, I came into a situation where the event for MouseLeftButtonDown was not triggered when I click on the control. I created a sample project and in the Page.xaml I added the following:

    <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" 
    TextBlock Text="Antonio Moreno" Height="22" FontSize="16" />
    ColumnDefinition />
    ColumnDefinition />

    TextBlock Text="" Grid.Column="0"/>
    TextBlock Text="(5) 555-3932" Grid.Column="1"/>

     As you can see from the xaml, I have a StackPanel and an event handler for MouseLeftButtonDown event.

  • 11 comments  /  posted by  Chirag N R1  on  May 29, 2008 (more than a year ago)

    Visifire is a set of open source data visualization components - powered by Microsoft® Silverlight. With Visifire you can create and embed visually stunning animated Silverlight Charts within minutes. Visifire is easy to use and independent of the server side technology. It can be used with ASP, ASP.Net, PHP, JSP, ColdFusion, Ruby on Rails or just simple HTML.

    Take a tour of beautiful charts in Gallery

    Design your own chart in minutes using Chart Designer.

  • 0 comments  /  aggregated from  Snowball - The Blog  on  May 01, 2008 (more than a year ago)   /   original article

    Exactly 1 year after the release at Mix 07, Microsoft releases Expression Studio 2. The suite of tools for professional designers includes Expression Web, Expression Blend, Expression Design, Expression Media and Expression Encoder.
    It also works seamlessly with Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008, solving the age-old designer and developer workflow challenge.

    Here are the most important changes that made it into this release of the Expression Suite:

    • Expression Web 2 adds support for PHP and Adobe Photoshop import based on customer feedback.
  • 0 comments  /  aggregated from  Somasegar's WebLog  on  May 01, 2008 (more than a year ago)   /   original article

    Last year the Microsoft Expression team shipped a new suite of tools for creative professionals. This first release of Expression Studio marked a significant milestone in the history of development tools at Microsoft, delivering superior designer-developer workflow and providing designers a set of interaction design, graphic design, Web design, digital asset management and video production tools to deliver better user experiences on Windows and the Web.

    I am pleased to announce, just one year later, the team has done it again with today’s release of Microsoft Expression Studio 2.

  • 2 comments  /  posted by  Martin Mihaylov  on  Apr 21, 2008 (more than a year ago)

    Update: You can read about the latest changes in the DeepZoom Composer here.


    First let’s see what stands behind the name SeaDragon. This is a project of SeaDragon Software, which are a part of the Microsoft Live Labs. Its main purpose is to make the browsing of a large amount of visual information, regardless of the device, smoother and independent from the bandwidth of the network. You can read more about it here. So what’s the DeepZoom Composer? It allows us to use some of the SeaDragon technology in Silverlight. To get started first download the DeepZoom Composer.

  • 4 comments  /  aggregated from  ScottGu's Blog  on  Feb 29, 2008 (more than a year ago)   /   original article

    Last week I did a First Look at Silverlight 2 post that talked about the upcoming Silverlight 2 Beta1 release.  In the post I linked to some end-to-end tutorials I've written that walk through some of the fundamental programming concepts behind Silverlight and WPF, and demonstrate how to use them to build a "Digg Search Client" application using Silverlight:

    • Part 1: Creating "Hello World" with Silverlight 2 and VS 2008
    • Part 2: Using Layout Management
    • Part 3: Using Networking to Retrieve Data and Populate a DataGrid
    • Part 4: Using Style Elements to Better Encapsulate Look and Feel
    • Part 5: Using the ListBox and DataBinding to Display List Data
    • Part 6: Using User Controls to Implement Master/Details Scenarios
    • Part 7: Using Templates to Customize Control Look and Feel
    • Part 8: Creating a Digg Desktop Version of our Application using WPF

    In this first set of Silverlight tutorials I didn't use a visual design tool to build the UI, and instead focused on showing the underlying XAML UI markup (which I think helps to explain the core programming concepts better).

  • 0 comments  /  aggregated from  Method ~ of ~ failed  on  Jan 08, 2008 (more than a year ago)   /   original article

    Inkscape.orgi had previously done a screencast where i talked about the tools i use to convert vector graphics in SVG format to XAML assets to be consumed in either WPF or Silverlight applicaitons.  one of the tools mentioned in the screencast is Inkscape.  inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor, with capabilitis siilar to illustrator, freehand, etc and uses the SVG file format (mostly). ... (read more)


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