Delay's Blog is the blog of David Anson, a Microsoft developer who works with C#, XAML, HTML, and Azure.
Silverlight 2 Beta was released earlier today and one of the big changes is the switch to using Visual State Manager for control design/development. Another is that many of the core controls (Button, ListBox, etc.) have moved from the SDK into the Silverlight runtime itself (which nicely avoids the need to include them with every application download). I wanted to be sure that SilverlightDefaultStyleBrowser (background reading available here and here) worked seamlessly with Beta 2, so I made a few quick changes to help users explore the new stuff.
The version number of SilverlightDefaultStyleBrowser always appears in the window's title and the latest release number is 1.0.3079.23243. (Note: I haven't updated the original screen shot which shows the introductory version number.) If installed with ClickOnce, the application should automatically prompt you to upgrade once it detects the update (which typically happens after running the app once or twice). If you're using the standalone EXE then you'll need to update manually. For people who might not be able to upgrade to Beta 2 immediately, there's no need to worry because the new version works with the Beta 1 bits as well.
Click here or on the image above to install SilverlightDefaultStyleBrowser via ClickOnce with automatic updating.
Click here to download the standalone SilverlightDefaultStyleBrowser executable and source code in a ZIP file.
Well, that's all the news about SilverlightDefaultStyleBrowser. Now go download Silverlight 2 Beta 2 and have fun with the new features! :)