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Silverlight 2.0, Sprawl, and a Dash of Snoop!

Silverlight 2.0, Sprawl, and a Dash of Snoop!

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Last week, the plans for Silverlight 2.0 were announced with a number of features that can be expected including layout, databinding, controls and templating. On the Blend team we’re extremely excited about the features arriving in Silverlight 2.0 and are very busy building some excellent tooling for it. We don’t have too much information right now, but rest assured that we’re working on it.

Following from Danc’s earlier post about creating game graphics in Expression Design, a fun Silverlight game that we did together is Sprawl, you’ll see a very similar visual style there:

sprawl2

The game is all Silverlight 1.0 and took about a day of development time to make once the graphics were done. I hadn’t realized Danc was going to post his Planet Cute drawings, otherwise I would have polished up a sample Silverlight app built off of it :)

One thing that many people have been pestering me about (and rightly so!) is an update to the Snoop application used for debugging WPF applications. I just wanted to assure folks that I am working on updating it and hopefully will have a quality update in not too long.

Happy Blending!

Pete

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  • Last week, the plans for Silverlight 2.0 were announced with a number of features that can be expected

  • Last week, the plans for Silverlight 2.0 were announced with a number of features that can be expected

  • You're planning to update Snoop huh? Well it looks like you've got some catching up to do. First Josh Smith released Woodstock. Then he and Karl Shifflett created Mole http://karlshifflett.wordpress.com/mole-visual-studio-visualizer-for-wpf/

    It deserves some airplay.

  • Glad to hear about he Snoop update.

    When Silverlight 2.0 gets released, we will be writing a version of Mole that works with Silverlight applications.

    I've posted some background information here:

    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/WPF/MoleBlackOpsVersion.aspx

    If you have any suggestions please forward them to Mole at molefeedback@yahoo.com

    Mike Brown thank you for the press for Mole.

    Have a great day,

    Karl

  • Second half of the list from yesterday: UCAYA has an SVG to XAML converter, Omar Al Zabir has a Silverlight

  • Nice! The new market of games is rising!!

    :)

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