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In this Issue: Allan Muller, Brad Abrams, Timmy Kokke, JFo, Stefan Olson, and Katrien De Graeve. Shoutouts: The Silverlight Blog has this announement: Silverlight Delivers Next Gen. Home Video Experience – Without the Disk! ... very cool! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight: Change Background Colour programatically using C# This older post from Allan Muller at SilverlightTutorials is a quick post on changing background color on a Silverlight app... or hopefully only on a section thereof... Business ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Damian Schenkelman, Allan Muller, Katrien De Graeve, Rob Eisenburg, András Velvárt, Andrew Duthie, Terence Tsang, Imran Shaik, and John Papa. Shoutout: Walt Ritscher is back to his "Reflection on Design" series with Reflecting on Design #17– Kinetic Animation of Blink 182 ... he has a link to all of them or you can find them at SilverlightCream.com using the search page. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Bridge - A Silverlight File Manager Wow ... check out ...
I had totally missed the existence of these great starter kits for Expression 3 and Silverlight 3 which make for a great (if rather large) resource. You can view online at the Expression site or download the individual Starter Kits. That represents 32 videos to watch and nearly 500 MB of content. Sweet. Inserting Silverlight Content in Web Pages with Expression Web 3 (six video series - 184MB) Using SuperPreview in Expression Web 3 (four video series – 46MB) Introduction to Prototyping with SketchFlow ...
In this Issue: Katrien De Graeve, Laurent Duveau, Colin Blair, Christian Schormann, Damon Payne, Brad Abrams, Davide Zordan, Jesse Liberty, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Jonathan van de Veen responds to Tim Heuer's query with his post Adventures while building a Silverlight Enterprise application part #21 Koen Zwikstra has announced Document Toolkit 1.1 RTW... and there's an fully-funtional evaluation available. Laurent Bugnion has announced a new release of MVVM Light Toolkit V1.1.1: What’s new? ...
In this Issue: Laurent Bugnion, Sergey Barskiy, Victor Gaudioso From SilverlightCream.com: Detecting design time mode in WPF and Silverlight Laurent Bugnion digs hard into the design-time issue of the designer actually being able to see what is being built which ripples back into how do we know we're running in design vs run-time.ElementName Binding in Silverlight 3 Sergey Barskiy is blogging about Element Name Binding, and the example he uses is the classic two combo boxes problem where a change ...
In this Issue: Victor Gaudioso, Al Pascual, Colin Blair, Giovanni Montrone, and David Kelley. Shoutout: Best wishes go out from SilverlightCream to Justin Angel. I'm sure everyone's heard the news by now. I'm pretty well positive that his energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge is going to be missed in the inner circles. As soon as he gets back to blogging, you'll see his name here. From SilverlightCream.com: New Silverlight Video Tutorial: Creating Morphing Vector Path Storyboards in Blend Victor Gaudioso ...
Yes, I know I'm late. Please forgive me . In any case, the .NET 4.0 and C# 4.0 sessions materials are now available. You can download them from here and here, respectively. In hindsight, the .NET 4.0 presentation should've been called: What's new in .NET 4.0; and even then given the vastness of the material available, it should've been split into 2 sessions: What's new in Visual Studio 2010 and What's new in .NET 4.0 Framework. Given the 75 minutes available for the presentation, I decided to focus ...
The UltraTimeline control is one of the new controls being released with this month's NetAdvantage for Windows Client release. The new UltraTimeline control is joined by a new layout metaphor called the UltraTilesPanel (see a video of both here). However, the timeline control is what I'm most excited about. A timeline control displays a data series across a period of time for different subjects. For example, in a scheduling scenario a subject is a person and the data series is the appointments for ...
A little while back I posted a question on Channel 9 wanting to know more about SQL Server ‘Madison’ project. Well Charles Torre being the extremely nice bloke that he is (Thanks Charles I owe you another beer, perhaps not London Pride next time!) got on a plane from Redmond down to Orange County and went to pay the Madison development team and in particular Christian Kleinerman for is the Product Unit Manager for the Madison development, a visit The video is a good introduction into Madison, it ...
In this Issue: Tim Heuer, Matthias Shapiro, Laurent Duveau, Janete, Shawn Oster, Adam Kinney, Expression Library, and Colin Blair. Shoutouts: Lee announced that his Extended AutoCompleteBox sample updated to Silverlight 3 Shawn Wildermuth announces that My SketchFlow .NET Rocks TV Episode is up (DNR-TV) From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight minor update released today If you haven't heard yet... Tim Heuer announced a minor Silverlight update today. Bottom-line... if you're a developer, you need ...
I installed Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on an HP Pavilion Entertainment Laptop with 6 GB RAM on an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9000 @ 2.00 GHz processor. A Little History: I have been a pro-Microsoft guy for a long, long time. However, Vista makes me sad. I have not enjoyed Vista and have resisted using it. Hearing some of the hype and learning about some of the features of W7, however, piqued my interest. So far I really enjoy it. I love the "Pin to Taskbar", "Jump List", and "Pin to Jump List" features. ...
A recent episode of .NET Rocks asked this very question, and listening to the episode made me consider my thoughts on the matter. [Disclaimer: Some of this post may be interpreted as “beating up on Microsoft”. This is not my intent. I use Microsoft in my examples because Microsoft development experiences have been the totality of my professional career. The issues I apply to Microsoft can assuredly be applied to any other company out there.] The short answer is “no”. I started writing software for ...
Here’s another email from the internal mailing list of Injazat .NET Ninjas (Ninjazat, AKA as we call ourselves), that I’m sharing with blog readers as well. Just a place holder, until I move one of my 18 (just discovered the number now – terrifying!) drafts in my Windows Live Writer into a published post, or delete them all! Subject: [Learning] Some very interesting videos Some videos from NDC 2009 event (Norwegian Developers Conference 2009) - about software design and related issues: · NDC Video ...
For those of you who missed the chat today, here is the raw transcript. By raw, I mean that I copied and pasted the discussion without any edits. This is divided into two parts, the top part is the answers from the Microsoft Experts and the bottom part is the discuss (questions) from the audience. Answers from Microsoft: RajeevDu[MS] (Expert): Hi, This is Rajeev Dubey, Bluetooth Program Manager. Sue Loh [MS] (Moderator)[12:02]: Hi, I’m Sue Loh, a developer in the Windows Devices Core team at Microsoft. ...
Stumbled across a funny video this morning: An Introduction to the Lego Software Process from Thomas Hansen on Vimeo. This video is taken from the website The Lego Software Process, which states further: "For far too long Software Developers have been living in the stone age. The Lego Process proposes a Modular design. This makes you 20 times as productive. In addition it also makes maintenance a breeze, bugs vanish and security a commodity. Imagine; 20x Productivity No Maintenance Problems And Zero ...
Ive just released a new version of the configuration manager tool which I used in the BizTalk Light and Easy viewing video. This tool is used to help you manage the different settings needed for binding and configuration files across different environments and allows you to connect this with your build process. The tool is available on codeplex at: http://configsettingstool.c... The light and easy video is at: http://blogs.breezetraining... ...
Ask any .NET developer and I bet the vast majority will tell you that PDC is the MUST attend conference of the year. At INETA, we realize that times are tough and thought now would be a good time to give away two trips to PDC. Each trip includes air, hotel and conference pass. All we ask is you take some time to build an application using some third party components. This could be something new or even something that you have been working on for a while. It could even be something you are doing at ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Scott Marlowe, Tim Heuer, Brad Abrams, Vibor Cipan, Joel Neubeck, Gerard Leblanc, and Lee. Shoutouts Terence Tsang reports more updates: Silvelright Resources Directory Update (11 Aug) Kevin Wolf has a multi-touch game up if you're so equipped: Introducing Crazy Coins – a Silverlight 3.0 Multi-Touch Application In a very cool turn of events, Koen Zwikstra has announced Aspose and First Floor Software announce collaboration to enable Word document display in Silverlight ...
In this Issue: Jeff Handley, John Papa, and Pete Blois. Shoutouts: Koen Zwikstra announced Document Toolkit 1.1 Beta 2 available Brian Genisio has a Adventures in MVVM – MVVM Interview with him and David Giard. From SilverlightCream.com: Not Breaking on ValidationException (take 2)Jeff Handley reworks a post based on a reader's comment and great addition to his ValidationException post. Swivel Behavior in Silverlight 3John Papa turns a swivel effect into a Behavior, gives some props to Joel Neubeck ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Faisal, Jose Fajardo, IRhetoric, Brad Abrams(2), and Jonathan van de Veen. Shoutouts: Inspired by Tim Heuer, Jobi Joy has a demo of him using his HP Touch machine with an application he provides: Silverlight 3 Multi-Touch with Windows 7 and HP Touch Smart René Schulte has a follow-up to his very cool WriteableBitmap Performance program where he adds in 2 more tests: Silverlight 3 WriteableBitmap Performance Follow-Up Jonathan van de Veen has a patch up for his CodeEmbed4Web ...
If you are following this blog then you probably know that I have been itching to do some sort of a simple game. In this post I will explain the bare bones of simple game which I call "Crash Marbles". The objectives of the game are simple, 1) Avoid contact with the evil marbles (Currently, the color of both the evil marbles and the protagonist marble is the same, I will change that soon) 2) Collect the Blue sapphire which appears randomly on the screen to score points 3) Every time you collect the ...
In this Issue: Ian T. Lackey(2), Shawn Wildermuth, David Anson, Jesse Liberty(2), Scott Marlowe, Gavin Wignall, Brad Abrams, and Robby Ingebretsen. Shoutouts: John Papa's latest article is available in MSDN Magazine: Binary Encoding and Handling Faults in Silverlight 3 Stefan Olson has his own version of: Bugs fixed (or not) in Silverlight 3 RTW David Kelley has announced an MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Composite Application Development (Level 200) András Velvárt gave me this link which is a promo for ...
In this Issue: Ian T. Lackey, Brad Abrams(2), Naughton(2, 3), Sergey Barskly, René Schulte, Jobi Joy, and Jafar Husain(2). Shoutout: Funny, I was a couple days away from writing Jeff Paries asking if he was ok and yesterday he popped up: We now return to our regularly scheduled program…. ... he's been updating his book... and that's great news! If you read blogs like I do sometimes, you may miss some of the goodness on Jesse Liberty's blog yesterday/today... He is turning up the heat on the new Open ...
Hi there! What do get when you combine this and this? Well, maybe a game called Crash Marbles? ;) Anyways, game is still pretty far off but here is a video of the result: Well, the basic concept of the "would-be" game revolves around the player having to dodge the evil marbles and also collect the powers that show up randomly on the screen. I am still thinking about how to make the game more interesting and entertaining. Don't bother about the score that shows in the top left, its still work in progress ...
You could sure use some mouse input with the marbles. Remove the timer stuff from the DDEX3 program that we modified and add handling for WM_LBUTTONDOWN, WM_LBUTTONUP and WM_MOUSEMOVE messages in the WindowProc() function. You will need to add some code to find out if WM_LBUTTONDOWN was on the marble and then move the position of the marble relative to its last position whenever you get WM_MOUSEMOVE message. Here is a video of it: If you run this in debug mode you can notice considerable lag because ...
Lousy audio, and a slightly smug look on my face (especially in the thumbnail), but still a reasonable industry media Web video debut ...
Check out the new features in SharePoint 2010. Really cool stuff. I highly recommend watching the video here. The cools stuff I remember is LINQ for SharePoint !! how cool is that? no more CAML queries.. blur....anyway watch the presentations that show easy it is to deploy a WSP file into the dev SharePoint page. .. I love it.... For more info on how EMC Application Consulting Services can help you get ready for SharePoint Server 2010 please contact me through this blog Harish Pavithran. Developer ...
Well if you are, you won’t be soon when Microsoft takes down the YouTube video clone site. I just received the official announcement today via e-mail. I had a couple of XNA games that my students created on the site. Here’s the official word: Attention Soapbox Users, MSN will no longer offer Soapbox, the user generated video service within MSN Video, as of August 31, 2009. Beginning on July 29, you will no longer be able to upload videos to Soapbox. People who have uploaded videos to Soapbox will ...
I recently heard a presentation from David Chappell talking about how SOA is failing in many organizations. Below is not a summary of what he talked about but my own new thoughts on a subject I am still learning much about while listening to his presentation..... I have to give it to David Chappell. He has a way of bringing together concepts in a very simple and engaging way. At a recent architecture conference ( video http://channel9.msdn.com/po... ...
OK so the title may confuse you – two completely different technologies that are hardly related. However I have been a little busy at nights trying to prepare my Music-Works tutorials for Commerce Server/SharePoint (MOSS) so I thought I would provide an update into something interesting I was playing with yesterday. For those of you who may not know Microsoft Tag is Microsoft's implementation of the QR-Code. Tags are used in marketing for providing online content in off-line medium. The tags themselves ...
With Twitter becoming more and more popular, I have always wanted to explore its developer wiki and find out ways to post to Twitter programmatically. While there are a tons of third party tools such as TweetDeck etc., that allow you to tweet right from your desktop, I was looking for a resource that allows me to update my Twitter status from ASP.NET. I stumbled upon this video http://www.pluralsight.com/... for read/write ...
In this Issue: Microsoft Expression Blend, Robbe Morris, Peter Bromberg, Jeff Prosise, David Poll, Jesse Liberty(2), Robby Ingebretsen, Katrien De Graeve(2), and Brad Abrams(2). From SilverlightCream.com: Expression Blend Samples Michael Washington clued me into this CodePlex project by some Microsoft Expression Blend folks with a bunch of Expression Blend goodies to download... thanks Michael and Microsoft! Silverlight Modal Dialog With Custom User Controls Robbe Morris has built a class that allows ...
No code today. Instead, here is a link to a great video from Channel9 I found, which takes a deep dive into the underlying mechanics of how TPL does what it does and some of the enhancements that the thread pool has undergone. Albeit a year old, this video goes into details of the work stealing algorithm and local thread queues that helps increase throughput. From the perspective of being a consumer of TPL, you can be blissfully ignorant of what happens behind the scenes, but understanding the mechanics ...
Long time ago, when I was sitting jobless in my previous company, my manager asked me to study up on DirectShow, for no particular reason (: I eventually ended up writing a small article on DirectShow. The article explains how to create a small audio and video player (for desktop PCs) using DirectShow. Here is the link to the article. From now on, I will use my Code Project account to share the complete source code of the programs I write here. Do you want to know why a Mac is really the only option. ...
Hi there! The marbles finally collide and collide they do! (: I came across this thread, where Professor Fu-Kwun Hwang has a nice applet on collisions. If you go through the entire thread, professor Hwang explains the equations and mathematics related to elastic two-dimensional collisions. The calculations for a collision is a mathematically involved affair, as I had mentioned in my previous post. I can't say I fully understand the computations yet, maybe I will look into the details later (: Anyways, ...
This show is a bonus edition. It includes a brief overview of the announcements this week around Azure at the Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans and then a 30minute interview recorded at Qcon 2009 in London earlier this year. This time around, I am the interviewee for a change. Many thanks to Ryan Slobojan and InfoQ for letting me take the original video interview and create a podcast from it. If you prefer, you can watch the video on the InfoQ site. I was asked the following: Eric, what's ...
I know that this has been talked about and demonstrated a thousand times but if you haven't seen it, Aero Peek is very cool. Not only that, but I find it the new feature that I use the most right now. Aero peek gives you the ability to see the application window for a given app when you either alt-tab (and wait) or move the mouse over the task bar thumbnail. All other open windows just show up as frames. I love the fact that I can see things like IM windows, documents, mail, etc without having to ...

Great quote from CNET:

“It's early days, of course, but we're so impressed by Silverlight 3 we can't help wondering if we'll all be using it to watch streaming video in the very near future, while Flash sits in a corner, drinking a can of cider, thinking about what could have been.”

Have a day. :-|

Today I was working with a small Silverlight application that is using the new navigation feature. Basically I adapted what Tim Heuer (thank you for your great videos and posts!) shows in his tutorial here. Apparently that sample has not been updated for the final version of Silverlight 3. When you watch that video and download the sample code, you'll notice that although it will compile under Silverlight 3 RTM, running it will result in a white screen. In Firefox that is -- curiously enough IE partly ...
Allow me to quote here some emails I sent to the the Dot NET developers group in my company, Injazat, or, as we call ourselves, Ninjazat. I thought it’ll be useful to share some with you as well. · ASP.NET MVC - 20 Hours of FREE Video Tutorials · LINQ FAQ o LINQ FAQ for Newbie’s o LINQ FAQ Part 2 · How we handle application configuration · ScottGu ASPNETMVC Session Video Available Now (Part 1/2 & 2/2) · Web Validation: Best Practices and Tutorials · Building a Single Sign On Provider Using ASPNET ...
In this Issue: Modesty Zhang, Damian Schenkelman, Michael Wolf(2, 3), Andrea Boschin(2, 3, 4, 5). Shoutout Bill Reiss reported an update to SilverSprite on Codeplex. If you're doing games with Silverlight and you haven't checked this out, now is a good time! From SilverlightCream.com, another all-submittal all-submittal post: Building a 3-Tier App with Silverlight 3, .NET RIA Services and Azure Table Storage Modesty Zhang has combined .NET RIA Services, Azure, Silverlight3. Starting with a discussion ...

Here’s a video added today on Channel 9 with Scott Guthrie and Laurence Moroney discussing the availability of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate of Expression 3.

Have a day. :-|

I previously posted about what a great job Guy and his team had done with DDD SouthWest and the excellent work of DDD. Chris King has created a great video montage of the event and for some weird reason they have me and Gary Short on the thumbnail at time of posting (My word I need to shed a few stone and get my hair cut and get more sleep and more sun and… ) Well done Chris! Enjoy ...
In this Issue: Tim Heuer, Qixing Zheng, Faisal, Davide Zordan, and Jeff Blankenburg(2). Shoutout: Microsoft started a very cool site called Thrive to help all of us keep up and retool. I'm adding this to the sidebar of WynApse.com so I can find it quickly. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight FloatableWindow update: start position and resizable Tim Heuer has enhanced his FloatableWindow with input received from Karl Shifflett and others after the post hit. [Mini-Tutorial] Blend 3: Visual Data Binding ...
In this Issue: Bob Bartholomay, The Silverlight Blog, Expression Blend and Design Blog, and Dan Wahlin. From SilverlightCream.com: Clickable Hyperlinks in a Silverlight TextBlock Bob Bartholomay sent me this link this morning ... and wow... he's got a bunch of SL goodness on his site! ... check out this hyperlink in a TextBlock... it looks and works great... and the source is right there ... thanks Bob! Designing a Glassy Button using Expression Design This is the kind of designer stuff that is just ...
I never seem to have the time to enter coding competitions. It’s a shame, because they look like a lot of fun! I do usually bookmark these contests just in case I find myself with a free weekend, and I want to share those with the community. It may mean more competition in case I do enter, but it also means more cool community applications that I get to play with. For example, Twtri is great for updating Twitter or Facebook with your flight status, and it won the grand prize in the new CloudApp() ...
Last Friday I’ve received new Futaba S3001 servos. Turns out they are more easier to modify to Hitec’s, and at the same seem more reliable. I’ve simply followed this Instructable, and you can also find some additional photos in my gallery. What most important the servos are also easier to calibrate, so now my SERB will actually stop in place when I want it. Below is a short video of the completed SERB robot where it just runs in random directions: This weekend I’ve also started looking at Microsoft ...
In this Issue: Andrej Tozon(2), Walt Ritscher, Chris Klug, Timmy Kokke(2), Koen Zwikstra, and Dan Wahlin. From SilverlightCream.com: Countdown to Silverlight 3 #6: System colors Andrej Tozon continues his Countdown discussing the ability to get to system colors with Silverlight 3B. Countdown to Silverlight 3 #7: Navigation In his latest, Andrej Tozon discusses the Silverlight Navigation aspects of Silverlight 3B and a quick walk-through of it's use. Disable Autoplay on Silverlight Video in Expression ...
During the first meeting of the Dutch Surface User Group we had a video crew available who created an impression of the evening. All in Dutch, but if Dutch doesn’t scare you you might want to watch this. We’re looking forward to the next meeting! Tags: Surface ...
Using the SDL? if not, you should be considering it… Having blurred the line between development and Test Engineering at our organization, I am finding out how little our development team(s) knows about secure development practices. Not a good thing. Recently, Microsoft released the SDL process template for VSTS and I think it’s going to help. So, if you have not seen this it is a nice start at helping ensure secure development practices are used by your team. Hmmm, amazing what a little process, ...