Joe Stegman's WebBlog

Just another trick of the Silverlight

Blog - About

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.

  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Silveright Breaking Changes between Mix and Version 1.0

    • 40 Comments
    I’m using the post to aggregate my other post into a comprehensive list of V1.0 breaking changes. 1. There are a set of ASX tags we previously silently ignored that we will now result in a MediaFailed event. These are: PREVIEWMODE, BANNERBAR, PARAM...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Silverlight Feature Requests

    • 35 Comments
    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...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Dynamic Image Generation in Silverlight

    • 24 Comments
    I’ve posted a sample PNG image generator here (Beta 1 bits). This has 3 dynamically generated images – one randomly filled 64x64 image that’s updated at 6 frames/sec. A second 128x128 image with a gradient fill and a third that’s a 512x512 dynamically...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Deep Zoom version of Silverlight 2 Developer Reference Poster

    • 18 Comments
    I took a reasonable resolution version of the Silverlight 2 Developer Reference Poster and crossed that with the Deep Zoom Composer , added a JS mouse wheel library and in about 5 minutes had a Deep Zoom version of the poster running in Silverlight. The...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Update on Feature Requests

    • 15 Comments
    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...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Richard Z's Jelly Samples

    • 11 Comments
    Richard Zadorozny, a Program Manager Intern on the Windows team, developed three Silverlight “Jelly” samples while getting up to speed with the technology. I found them pretty cool so I’ve posted them here: bar chart , a pie chart and a graph samples...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Some V1.0 Breaking Changes

    • 11 Comments
    We’re making a few breaking changes between our Mix release and our RTM release due in Summer. You can author content today that works on both Mix and RTM release if you do the following: · Remove “javascript:” in your event handlers. This is generally...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    "WPF/E (codename)" is now "Silverlight"

    • 8 Comments
    It's true - we now have an official name that's much better than our previous codename (plus official graphics). This was announced at NAB this morning. You can find more information on our landing page on microsoft.com or on our press page also on...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Silverlight Browser Support

    • 8 Comments
    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...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Updated Source for Image Samples

    • 7 Comments
    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...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Perspective 3D Sample

    • 7 Comments
    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...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Feb CTP is Live

    • 7 Comments
    Due to a premature time bomb, we've posted this a few days earlier than expected. See Mike Harsh's post for links. New features in the FEB CTP include: Keyboard Input (KeyUp/KeyDown) MP3 Support Mouse cursor support Async downloader...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Mix08 Content

    • 7 Comments
    Mike Harsh and I gave a couple of sessions at Mix08 this year on building applications using Silverlight 2 Beta 1. You can find a live version of the one of the samples here and I've posted the source here . Here's a screen shot of the sample: ...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Jelly Source Code

    • 6 Comments
    I’ve had several requests for this so I’ve posted the source code here . Again, big thanks to Richard Zadorozny for these samples.
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Why WPF/E?

    • 6 Comments
    I see the occasional post, such as this one , asking why Microsoft is doing WPF/E. The poster asks: "Someone explain to me how this technology (which has yet to be released and proven) can do anything that the Flash Platform can't (do better)? Fill...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    In with the new

    • 6 Comments
    It’s official – the first Customer Technology Preview of “WPF/E” has been released. To get started, you’ll need to install the small runtime (plug-in) using one of these links: [ Windows ] [ Apple OS X ]. For next steps, you can download the SDK which...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Update on Silverlight and Opera

    • 6 Comments
    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...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Silverlight and Opera

    • 5 Comments
    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...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    WriteableBitmap Sample

    • 5 Comments
    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...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Another Mix08 sample

    • 5 Comments
    I've posted the first sample I showed in my Mix08 session. The gratuitous use if video and animations is designed to show how well Silverlight 1.0 features (media and animations) work with the Silverlight 2 control model. In this sample, I show a rotating...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    DataGrid Sample from Mix08

    • 4 Comments
    I've been asked by a few folks to post the DataGrid sample I showed in my Mix08 talk. This uses the same backend and data source as the Mix08 sample below but uses a DataGrid rather than an ItemsControl for the UI. There was a bit of XAML required in...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Sample Updates for Beta 2

    • 4 Comments
    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...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    V 1.0 Downloader Breaking Change

    • 4 Comments
    Due to difficulties in providing reliable synchronous downloads cross-platform, we’ve removed this from our downloader API. Removing this means we no longer need the 3 rd parameter on the downloader open call so this has been removed. Since we’ve removed...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    V 1.0 Visibility Property Breaking Change

    • 4 Comments
    In order to reduce surface area, we removed Visibility.Hidden from the product. Prior to this change Visibility.Hidden behaved the same as Visibility.Collapsed. From a functionality stand-point, the Silverlight behavior is closer to the WPF Visibility...
  • Joe Stegman's WebBlog

    Checking in...

    • 4 Comments
    Wow - it's been since April since I've posted anything. I get a couple of emails a week from folks asking what's going on and I'm happy to say WPF/E is alive and kicking. So why the long silence? There were several little and big reasons around messaging...
Page 1 of 3 (61 items) 123