Joe Stegman's WebBlog

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About Joe Stegman's WebBlog

I'm a group program manager on the Silverlight presentation and graphics team and the focus of my blog will be to answer questions and provide general information on Silverlight.  Silverlight is a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for building the next generation of Media Experiences and Rich Interactive Applications.  Silverlight has a friction-free web install with a small download size.  Silverlight supports programmability through JavaScript for tight browser integration as well as a .NET programming model for synergy with Microsoft developers.

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    TrustedApp Sample from PDC 2009

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    Here is the source to the TrustedApp media player sample I showed at PDC 2009 . This sample requires the Silverlight 4 Beta which you can find here . This "trusted app" sample uses the new file system APIs, notification window APIs, windowing APIs, WebBrowser...
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    BrowserFlow sample from PDC 2009

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    Here's the source to the BrowserFlow sample I showed at PDC 2009 . This sample requires the Silverlight 4 Beta which you can find here . The sample uses the combination of the WebBrowser Control and HTMLBrush to display an interactive Ad that also plays...
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    PDC 2009 Out Of Browser Session

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    I just got back from PDC 2009 where I had a great time presenting a session on the new Silverlight 4 Out Of Browser Features. The talk is available on-demand here and you can find the slide deck here . The session covered the following new Silverlight...
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    Silverlight ICO/ICON Decoder (Parser)

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    It turns out the Windows BMP file format is similar to the Windows ICO file format. Given that, it wasn't too hard for me to produce a Windows ICO/ICON decoder (parser) based on the work I did around a Silverlight BMP decoder. I didn't spend a lot of...
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    Silverlight 4 Feature Requests

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    Tim Heuer and Scott Barnes have established a more community focused way of tracking Silverlight 4 feature requests. You can find their feature tracker here: Silverlight Feedback Forum . Other than a few items that our outside our control (iPhone, bundling...
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    Silverlight 3 Sample Updates

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    I finally got a chance to update both my Mix 2009 and bitmap samples to Silverlight 3. See the table below for links to the running samples as well as Silverlight 3 sample source code. Note the GIF decoder has been updated to support interlaced GIFs ...
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    Silverlight 3 Out Of Browser Chess Application

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    The final sample from my Mix 09 talk is an Out Of Browser version of the Silverlight 2 Chess Application . You can find the source for this sample here .
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    Local Messaging Samples

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    I posted the Local Messaging samples I showed at Mix 2009 including the Bouncing Balls sample and the Chess Wars application. Click here to run the Bouncing Balls application (you’ll need to temporarily allow pop-ups). To start a ball, click on anyone...
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    Chroma Key Pixel Shader Sample

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    Here’s the source to the WriteableBitmap and Pixel Shader sample I showed at Mix 2009. Click on the image below to run the sample (and have the Silverlight 3 Beta installed – you can get that here ). Drag one of the images (or video) from the left and...
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    WriteableBitmap Sample

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    Here's the source to the WriteableBitmap sample I showed at Mix. The sample uses WriteableBitmap to take a "snapshot" of the running video to make a thumbnail. Click on the image below to run the sample. When running the sample, click on the running video...
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    Perspective 3D Sample

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    Finally getting around to posting the Mix demos, and the first I’ve posted is the Perspective3D demo. I've posted the source here and you can click on the image below to run the sample. The demo shows the following new Silverlight 3...
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    Mix09 Presentation and Deck

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    I did a packed “What’s new in Silverlight 3” session at Mix 2009 and had a blast. I’m working on posting the samples but for now, you can find a video of the session here and my deck here . Samples and walkthroughs should all be posted by Monday…
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    Source Code for Silverlight 2 Runtime and SDK Controls Published

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    Seema’s blog post has more details, but the source code for the Silverlight 2 controls, both runtime and SDK, was just released. This source code includes control source, source for support types (e.g. EventsArgs), Visual Studio project files and unit...
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    Update on Feature Requests

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    I am continuing to aggregate the requests and have the updated and abbreviated list below (removed items with less than 1 or 2 requests). A couple of comments based on some of the requests: I am tracking 3D even though ScottGu announced Silverlight...
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    Silverlight Feature Requests

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    Currently, there is not a general location to log Silverlight feature requests (we’re considering adding something on Silverlight.net for this). Given the lack of a central spot, I’ve taken a few threads on the Silverlight forums related to a Silverlight...
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    Update on Silverlight and Opera

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    After my previous post, I had a few folks email me to look at some of their sites that don’t run correctly in Opera even after the below fix. After more investigation and trolling through our bug database to extract all known Silverlight and Opera issues...
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    Silverlight and Opera

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    Although Opera is not an officially supported browser (see my previous post for more details), we do want a good Silverlight experience for Opera users (and a good Opera experience for Silverlight developers). As such, we do some level of Opera testing...
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    Silverlight Browser Support

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    I occasionally get asked about why we don’t support browser X on platform Y and wanted to share a little background on Silverlight browser support. This post will provide a bit of details what it means to be an officially supported Silverlight browser...
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    Added BMP Decoder

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    I updated the Image Source samples to include the BMP Decoder (missing from my previous post).
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    Kitchen Updates

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    I updated my Kitchen PhotoZoom gallery with a few photos to show some progress I made over the last few weekends. Updates include adding crown to the cabinets some casing updates and we put in the backsplash (not grouted yet). The backsplash, shown below...
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    Updated Source for Image Samples

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    Updated on 11/10 to fix the ZIP archives and add dependent projects. In addition to updating the image samples to the final version of Silverlight V2, I've also updated the source: PNG Encoder Sample Source GIF Decoder Sample Source and GIF...
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    More Silverlight Controls

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    Good news for anyone looking for more Silverlight controls including better chart/graph controls. The Silverlight Toolkit just released on CodePlex and includes numerous new controls with source. You can find a controls sample page here and a charting...
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    PhotoZoom Sample

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    My goal was to update my DeepZoom sample to RTM using the DeepZoom composer but decided to directly use PhotoZoom as I needed that for some general photo storage anyway. The nice thing about PhotoZoom is that it automatically generates a Silverlight 2...
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    Silverlight 2 Sample Updates

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    I updated the PNG , GIF and BMP samples to the final version of Silverlight 2 including addressing several reported bug fixes.
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    Sample Updates for Beta 2

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    I updated a few of my most recent samples to work with the Beta 2 version of Silverlight 2. You can find general information on Beta 2 in the getting started section on Silverlight.net . Scott Guthrie also has a good write-up on some of the new features...
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