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  • Blog Post: Is it XAML or Silverlight? And what is going to happen to various technologies at Microsoft?

    As a technology evangelist I must make an unofficial statement: “I have no idea”. But I can look at history, which considering my advanced age, occurred during much of my life.  Excel: First produced to run on the Apple O/S, in fact many people bought Apple just to use Excel BASIC: Microsoft was...
  • Blog Post: Enter a color in a textbox and change the color fill in a rectangle

    Wow! This is exciting isn’t it?  With just a few lines of XAML you can change the fill of a rectangle.  Oh I am just so excited! Using a few lines of XAML, on the phone, in Silverlight or in WPF, you can fill a rectangle using text that you type in a textbox! Here is the XAML, I added it to...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5: Implicit Data Templates

    I have just watched the video that I embedded here, and it is a great way to get started with Silverlight 5 beta.  In this video Pete Brown does a good, nay, excellent job of describing Implicit Data templates in Silverlight 5 Beta.  The code example is worth the download just for the good...
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