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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    Mix Video Search sample

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    I’m a few days late but finally getting around to posting my Mix session samples and source. The first sample is of a front-end I built for MSN video. The sample is available online here with the source here . Here’s a screen shot of the sample:
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    Updated VideoSearch sample

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    I’ve made a few updates and fixes to the VideoSearch sample posted below. Most notably, I fixed an issue with image files not always being present. The source is at the same location .
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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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    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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    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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    MatrixTransform

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    I’m been working on some WPF/E samples and I needed to do a mirror rotation. Although I could do this with a combination of canned transformations I prefer to use the general MatrixTransform. This is easy to do if you understand the affine transformation...
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    Installing the WPF/E VS Templates

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    I just got a new laptop which required a fresh install of all my applications including Visual Studio and the associated WPF/E developer extensions. As part of re-setting this up, I realized it required a bit more research than I expected so I'm replaying...
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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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    Silverlight in Financials Sample

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    Jaime Rodriguez posted a nice financials sample built using Silverlight 2 Beta 1. Very cool and gives you a nice taste of some of the power of Silverlight 2.
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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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    Mix CreateFromXAML and Timer Sample

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    I've posted the CreateFromXAML and Timer sample from my Mix talk. You can run the sample here and get the source here . The sample uses the downloader component to retrieve a ZIP archive that contains a set of XAML files. To do this, in the onLoad event...
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    Updated Jelly Samples for the Silverlight RC

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    Richard Z. updated and enhanced the Jelly samples to work with the RC1 build of Silverlight . You can get the RC samples here . Other than visual updates, the main change was to update to the new Silverlight.js from the RC1 SDK .
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    Updated samples

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    In addition to the Jelly Samples, I've updated the others samples on my Blog to work with the latest RC.
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    Updated post on Version 1.0 Breaking Changes

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    I've created a single post that aggregates my other posts on V 1.0 breaking changes. This post does include a few changes I hadn't previously blogged about. In the future, I'll add new breaking changes to this list (although this should be the last of...
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    WPF/E Download Size

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    I’ve seen a few posts, including this one , where folks are wondering about WPF/E "size". I've also seen a few posts with misleading information about our intended size which probably originated from this article . To start with, size can be confusing...
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    Updated PNG Generator Sample

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    I fixed a few bugs in the ImageGenerator sample . One was related to non-square images and the other was related to images larger than 64K. If you're using this sample, you'll want to pick up the updated source here . Thanks to planetmarshalluk for the...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Hello WPF/E

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    Mike Harsh has a great overview of WPF/E (Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere) and of the content I presented at MIX06 including my deck and several screen shots from the presentation. In my blog, I’m going to follow up on some of the questions...
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