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Silverlight Roadmap Questions

I came across a great post about updated Silverlight 2 roadmap [1].

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, April 7, 2008

Silverlight Control Skin Sets

Corrina Barber [1] has publish four different Silverlight [2] control skin sets that looks very nice and shows the power of skinning in Silverlight [3].

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, March 24, 2008

Surface Demo - Silverlight 2 Update and DeepZoom

Today I updated my Surface Demo [1] (original source from Silverlight examples [2]). Well, there are only some small changes since last beta 1.1. So I have added a DeepZoom [3] control (MultiScaleImage) to the demo [4]:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Silverlight 2, Images,... running on .NET Micro Framework Web Server

The next beta of Silverlight 2 [1] is available online since yesterday. Another announcement appeared in the news [2] is that Silverlight (maybe only version 1.0 for now) will be available on Windows Mobile 6  and Nokia S60 and S40.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, March 6, 2008

Silverlight Web Site Updated

You may have noticed that the Silverlight web site at Microsoft.com [1] has been updated. Well, I looks nicer than before, I like it. The system requirements are available here [2].

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, February 27, 2008

How to... use Class Libraries with ASP.NET AJAX like AjaxPro

Using Ajax.NET Professional [1] (AjaxPro) you are able to put you AJAX methods wherever you want, if inside the Page class itself, any .NET class in the same project or as a reference class library. To generate the AJAX client-side JavaScript proxies the AjaxPro library checks for all public methods inside a specified type that are marked with the [AjaxMethod] attribute. The only thing you have to add to the Page class (in the Page_Load event) is the call to AjaxPro.Utility.RegisterTypeForAjax(typeof(ClassName)).WebApplication1 - Microsoft Visual Studio

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Everywhere Microsoft Silverlight

To prepare my laptop for the next weeks I reinstalled my last image to get rid of all the beta software I tried the last months. Oh, I have to install Silverlight [1] to be able to develop and show some demos. While visiting some web sites from Microsoft I got a small popup showing me that I can get a better experience on that site when I install Silverlight 1.0. Here are some screen shots:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Sunday, January 6, 2008

Silverlight Rectangles, Paths and Line Comparison

More than half a year ago Dave Campbell [1], Luis Abreu [2] and I had a discussion [3] about the 1px line width problem in Silverlight and WPF [4]. A short summary of the problem when drawing lines with 1px and using an anti-alias effect:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, January 4, 2008

.NET AJAX Survey Results

Simone [1] has finished the survey and published the results of the survey about the usage of AJAX among .NET web developers [2]. The results are very interesting. The most used AJAX toolkit is ASP.NET AJAX [3] with about 73.7% followed by the AJAX Control Toolkit [4] which is used by almost half of the .NET developers that are using AJAX.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, December 21, 2007

Nintendo Wii and Silverlight: Tracking Your Fingers

While writing my Silverlight wish list I found a very nice project. Johnny Ching Lee [1] is using the controller (Wiimote) of the Nintendo Wii to track fingers [2]. The controller does not need the Nintendo Wii [3] console, simple the controller and a bluetooth connection [4] is enough. Combining this project with WPF or Silverlight would be the answer of one of my wishes. (Well, I know what I will try during the holidays.)

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Thursday, December 20, 2007

SwirlChat Module v2 (for DNN)

swirlhost [1] has released their new chat module [2] that is designed specifically for DotNetNuke [3]:

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, July 30, 2007

New Examples and Tutorials

During the last days I have added some new tutorials [1] and examples [2] to my list. Dave Campbell sent me a short message that he has already a kind of Silverlight examples collection. Have a look on his list of Silverlight tagged articles he wrote [3] and external Silverlight examples as well [4].

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Friday, June 8, 2007

Silverlight Surface Demonstration (Video Support)

In one of my last posts [1] I wrote about the Silverlight Surface [2] demo of the "photo table". If you had a look on the live demo [3] you only see images, no video. I have added this because it is a very great idea to do it with Silverlight and the high media support inside.

Posted by Michael Schwarz on Monday, June 4, 2007