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    Silverlight Fire Starter Videos

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    Adam Kinney posted all of the Fire Starter videos and the site has a cool Silverlight UI.
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    Speaking @ Silverlight 1.0 Fire Starter

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    I will be speaking at the Silverlight 1.0 Fire Starter event on November 29th along with a bunch of my colleagues. My two sessions are "Media, Markers and More" and "What will Silverlight look like in future versions? WPF". The first session goes into...
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    Silverlight 1.0 Book!

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    My officemate and friend Laurence Moroney's Silverlight 1.0 book is now available. Check out his detailed post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/webnext/archive/2007/10/27/introducing-silverlight-1-0-book-is-now-available.aspx
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    Silverlight Reflector Add-in Now a community Project

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    Jamie Cansdale of Test Driven.Net has improved the Reflector Silverlight Add-in and started a community project here . If you have improvements, bugs, or features request please posted them to the community site. Jamie changed it so that the C# or...
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    View Source Reflector tool for .NET Silverlight Sites

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    One of the nice advantages to Silverlight is that you can view the source of a site to see how things work, but with Silverlight 1.1 Alpha that process became more complex. While you can still fish through the JavaScript and Xaml to find the .NET assembly...
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    Silverlight C# 3.0 Features

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    The .NET framework version Silverlight targets is the same that C# 3.0 targets and so we are able to take advantage of the new language features in C# 3.0. The LINQ ( L anguage IN tegrated Q uery) features of C# 3.0 has gotten the most attention of any...
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    Silverlight .NET introduction for JavaScript Developers (Updated)

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    To begin our .NET Silverlight learning we will start off with an overview of .NET. For those are used to developing Silverlight applications with JavaScript, we will be concentrating on the differences between using JavaScript and .NET. If you haven't...
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    MIX 07 Sessions Online

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    This week we launched Silverlight at MIX07 and now all the sessions are online at sessions.visitmix.com . I am watching a great session on LINQ and Silverlight presented by Anders Hejlsberg. LINQ is only one part of the announcements we made this week...
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    XNA On Channel9

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    A few weeks ago I headed over to Gamefest when XNA Express was announced to shoot a Channel9 video with the team. Check it out . For those of you not familiar with XNA Express it allows developers to write games using C# and play them on Xbox 360 and...
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    Peer To Peer in Windows Vista - Part 2 - PNRP

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    Today we are going to look at a few different methods. The first set of methods allows us to register a PNRP name and the next set of methods allows us to resolve a PNRP name. A few important things to keep in mind are that the Windows Firewall Client...
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    Peer to Peer (p2p) in Windows Vista - People Near Me API

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    This week we are going to start exploring the peer to peer (p2p) in Windows Vista. Before we get into any code an overview of the p2p APIs available in Windows Vista is in order. PNRP (Peer Name Resolution Protocol) is like server-less DNS. It allows...
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    WPF Command Scope (Focus Scope)

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    My friend ran into a problem recently where they wanted to use commands such as Cut, Copy, Paste in buttons, they couldn’t figure out how to bind the buttons CommandTarget property to multiple targets. For those of you not familiar with WPF Commands check...
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    2D Cell Animation Part III: Creating a Color Palette

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    This is the third and final post about my WPF 2D Cell Animation program; Ink-A-Mator. Once you can get the source on the .NET 3.0 Community site . This week we are going to look at how we can create a color palette, since WPF doesn’t have one. The...
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    2D Cell Animation Part II: Open Packaging Conventions

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    Last week we looked at how we could use the Ink APIs in WPF to create 2D animation authoring application. This week we are going to look at how we can use the Open Packaging Conventions APIs in WPF to save and load our animation. Once you can get the...
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    2D Cell Animation with WPF

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    2D animation is an area that I have always had a lot of interest in. I thought I would try my hand at creating a simple 2D animation program with WPF and ran into a few surprises. The sample and source is posted on the .NET 3.0 Framework site. The...
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    Microsoft Robotics SDK

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    This is the reason I came to Microsoft, Robotics. Today we announced the Microsoft Robotics Studio and there is a great video on Channel9 about it. Be sure to download the first CTP of the studio. Here is a great overview of the Studio and here are some...
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    WPF Refactoring with Styles

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    An issue that many WPF developers come across is the need to reuse Xaml across several different Xaml files. For example snippet 1 shows some Xaml I want to reuse in several other Xaml files. I could just cut and paste the Label and every ComboBox controls...
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    December CTP of WinFX - with Cider

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    Go download and start building WinFX applications with the Decemeber CTP of WinFX. The best part is to get your November CTP applications working you just need to recompile. WinFX Runtime WinFX SDK Visual Studio Extensions - with Cider Read...
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    WPF PerspectiveCamera LookDirection

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    I have been converting a bunch of demos to the November CTP of WPF and I came upon an interesting problem. The LookAtPoint property of PerspectiveCamera was changed to LookDirection. So I happily renamed it, compiled and ran, but nothing appeared inside...
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