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  • Blog Post: CodeFest-Meals – Silverlight Webcast Series and Sample App

    During the last weeks I’ve been working on a Silverlight sample application called “CodeFest-Meals”. The sample application was built for a webcast series we’re doing on www.codefest.at . One of the goals of the application was to have a nice-design. So Wolfgang Hofellner, who is also the artist of Schabus...
  • Blog Post: Slides and Demos from BigDays 2009 are online!

    These days I'm travelling around austria with our biggest developer & IT Pro event Big>Days 2009! This year's theme was "packen wir's an" - translated "let's get to work"! Accompanying the theme we built a multi-tier application with .NET 3.5 and Silverlight called "Rent...
  • Blog Post: WPF Day in Dublin

    Last week I was in Dublin doing two sessions on WPF for Microsoft Ireland. They did a "Client-UI Day", where they featured WPF and Silverlight. The first session was given by the Irish Developer Evangelist Ronan Geraghty , who did an introduction to the Microsoft Client Platform, showing the...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Toolkit - December Release

    The Silverlight Toolkit is a project built by the Silverlight product team, which contains a lot of "out-of-release cycle" controls. These are grouped into three parts: Controls Charts Themes Controls include various nice controls (lots of them already part of WPF): Auto Complete Textbox DockPanel...
  • Blog Post: A Valuable Tool for WPF and Silverlight

    Working with WPF & Silverlight is really great! The only problem if you use it in production is how you quickly generate new views. They don't need any animations or other stuff, just plain details views. You could do it with Expression Blend or the Visual Studio WPF Designer, still it would take...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Released

    Silverlight 2 is finally released! If you plan using it you need to install three things: Silverlight Tools für Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Expression Blend 2.0 SP1 Deep Zoom Composer (optional) The nice thing is, Silverlight Tools not only work in VS 2008, but also in the free version Visual Web Developer...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2.0 Upgrade Experience

    Silverlight 2.0 was released earlier this day. If you browse to http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/ and choose "Install", you will get this nice page (only if Silverlight Pre-RTW is installed on your machine). Thats cool! The installed runtime version is analyzed and upgrade tips are shown...
  • Blog Post: .NET Roadshow - Demo Solution

    The demo solution from our .NET Beginners Roadshow is no ready for download for attendees and all others. The scenario is event management. The solution consists of 4 parts: *) Data Access layer using ADO.NET Entity Framework *) Business Logic Service hosted as a WCF service. *) Web Site...
  • Blog Post: Whitepaper - "InfoScreen App with Silverlight 1.0"

    One of our mail goals in the Developer & Platform Evangelism is driving adoption of new technologies. To do so we're working with strategic customers which are interested in our stuff and help them implementing projects. A few months ago we started working with derStandard.at, which is a well...
  • Blog Post: BigDays 2008 - Slides and Demos

    Here are the slides and demos of my four sessions at the Austrian Launch Tour "Big>Days 2008". Sorry for the delay.. I've been in a hurry during the last days.. So following the high demand, here they are :-) Visual Studio 2008 Slides WCF, WPF Demo Language Integrated Queries with C# 3.0 Slides Demos...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 - Feature Overview

    Last week in Las Vegas the upcoming version Silverlight 2 was presented. Right now the Beta 1 is available for download. As you probably already know, Silverlight is a browser plugin, which needs to be installed once by the end users. If users get along Silverlight content embedded in a webpage, the...
  • Blog Post: MiX 08 Keynote News - Silverlight, IE 8, ...

    Wednesday March 5th, Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. Endless crowds are trying to get into the keynote room of MiX. The first speaker is Ray Ozzie. As chief software architect of Microsoft, he talks about the overall strategy of Microsoft, providing a platform for consumer media applications as well as business...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Popfly is Public

    For some time now Popfly has been around as a private alpha. Now it has been opened to public as a beta version of it! So what is Popfly?! Popfly is a Web 2.0 application allowing consumers (and developers *gg*) to do a lot of cool things. One part is the Webpage editor, which you can use to build webpages...
  • Blog Post: LINQ-to-SQL Part 1: "Let me teach you English!"

    When using LINQ to SQL you need to create a DBML diagram! The first step to start with, is clicking "Add New Item". The item type is now called "LINQ to SQL Classes" in Beta 2 of VS 2008: Within the diagram designer you can drag tables from the server explorer onto the surface to generate LINQ...
  • Blog Post: Transparent Silverlight Sidebar Gadget

    To prove the use of Silverlight in Vista Sidebar Gadgets, I recently created a really simple, but good looking ;-) Sidebar Gadget with a Silverlight App embedded! Here is what it looks like: Don't bother about the pink animal watch ;-) The gadget basically consists of three circles which are...
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