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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, who's the best of them all?
PDC stands for Professional Developers Conference, an event regularly hosted by Microsoft, often at Seattle. It is a great opportunity for developers who work with Microsoft products to come together under one roof, get to know about new forthcoming products, be briefed about key technologies ruling the market and finally, mingle with one another. At least that was how it used to be all these years. So what was different this year? This year, when PDC 2010 was being held in the last week of October, ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:07 PM

Exploring Silverlight 4 – Part I (The Printing API)
One of the major peeves that Silverlight developers had in its earlier versions was the lack of printing support. Printing is an essential feature of many applications and more so in the case of LOB applications. Hence, when Silverlight 4 was released with a full featured Printing API, developers welcomed it with open arms. What’s included in the printing API: The System.Windows.Printing namespace This namespace provides printing services for a Silverlight application through its various classes. ......

Posted On Friday, August 20, 2010 11:12 PM

More links
Screen Capture in Silverlight 4.0: by Alon Fliess Screen Capture in Silverlight 4.0 Silverlight is now available for Nokia 5800, N97, N97 Mini & other S60 5th edition devices WebMatrix, a new free website development tool is now available for download (beta) at WebMatrix ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 7, 2010 9:53 AM

Awesome game developed in Silverlight

Found this via the showcase. Developed by a single person, it's an awesome demonstration of skill, logic and artistry.



Posted On Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:52 AM

How to use line breaks in TextBlock controls
The <LineBreak></LineB... tags allow you to insert line breaks at desired location of content inside a TextBlock. Consider the following example, <UserControl x:Class="Demo.MainPage" xmlns="http://schemas.micro... xmlns:x="http://schemas.mic... xmlns:d="http://schemas.mic... xmlns:mc="http://schemas.op... mc:Ignorable="d" d:DesignWidth="640" d:DesignHeight="480"> ......

Posted On Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:47 AM

How to change default browser in Silverlight applications
You don’t have to be stuck with the default browser for testing/running your Silverlight applications. If say, you wanted to change it from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome, you can do it. Within Visual Web Developer or the Visual Studio IDE, change the settings such that a browser of your choice is used to test or run your Silverlight applications. How do you do this? Simple. In the Solution Explorer pane, right click on the HTML page name which is going to be your start page (for example, DemoTestPage.html). ......

Posted On Sunday, July 4, 2010 9:42 AM

Let's have a ball (watch)!!
What: Design & Development contest Who: Microsft, Silverlight, Expression Blend and the Ball Watch company. How: Using Silverlight 4 and Blend 4, replicate the ball watch. Read details here Details Good luck!! Sad, that I can't participate for a simple reason of location: Contest open only to professionals or hobbyists in the field of software/web development or interactive design who are residents of the 50 US states (includes District of Columbia), age 18 and older ......

Posted On Saturday, July 3, 2010 8:35 AM

A few recent msdn blogs on Silverlight

Check out these links if you are interested.

Posted On Saturday, July 3, 2010 8:33 AM

Did you know?
Lightning was one of several code names for a high performance, multi-language, managed execution system for COM+. It eventually became the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) which is now an integral part of the .NET Framework. Denali was the code name for the data-driven Web server technology that became Active Server Pages and shipped in Internet Information Server 3.0. Denali (the "High One") was the name the Athabascan people gave the massive peak crowning the Alaskan range, which American explorers ......

Posted On Friday, July 2, 2010 8:52 PM

Design Time Formatting of RichTextBox in Silverlight 4
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.000... mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Design Time Formatting of ......

Posted On Friday, July 2, 2010 8:34 PM

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