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May, 2007

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    More Silverlight Physics - K. Scott Allen's Swinging Rope

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    Last year (well, really early this year), Scott created a version of Conway's game of life in Silverlight . Now he's created a physics simulation of a swinging rope using an algorithm he picked up from Gamasutra . Note that this sample is written using...
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    Chris Cavanagh's Silverlight Physics Simulator

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    Chris Cavanagh , physics modeler extraordinaire , has created a Silverlight based physics modeler . This is a fun sample to play with but I noticed in his blog post that he's using the HtmlTimer. This class is a wrapper on the javascript setInterval method...
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    David Anson's Silverlight Based XPS Viewer

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    David Anson has created an XPS viewer using the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha. This app is a very cool idea and really highlights the possibilities of the XAML ecosystem. David's blog post has more information on how this app was created and he's also posted...
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    Jeff Prosise's 3D Comic Book Cover Viewer

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    Jeff has been working to build an ASP.NET 2.0 sample app to search and index comic books called MyComix. The design for this was done by Kevin Goldman . Recently Jeff added a Silverlight based cover viewer for each comic that lets you flip the book over...
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    Ernie Booth's Silverlight Plug-in For Reflector

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    Ernie has created a Silverlight plug-in for Lutz Roeder’s Reflector . Reflector can already be used to view Silverlight v1.1 CLR assemblies, but this plug-in enables you to look at the code for any Silverlight app (managed or javascript) simply by providing...
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    Dave Relyea's C# Layout Controls

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    Dave has put together a great set of Silverlight controls written in C# that include layout containers a textbox with text selection. The controls in the package are: Layout framework LayoutControl and LayoutContainerControl base control...
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    Building a Silverlight Skateboard

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    As Sean noted in this blog post , he commissioned a handful of Silverlight skateboard decks based on the one in the intro video on silverlight.net . Sean gave me a few of these to hand out at my MIX talk, but he also graciously gave me one as well. A...
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    Roxio Buzz Now Supports Uploading to Silverlight Streaming

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    Roxio Buzz is a viral video editing and upload application written in WPF. This app makes it easy to perform simple video edits, transcode and upload the video to a sharing service. Just yesterday Roxio announced support for uploading to Silverlight Streaming...
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    Scott Barnes on Custom Silverlight Controls

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    Scott has a great post about the things he learned while creating his first Silverlight control. He’s been writing Flex apps for quite some time so this article approaches the problem from the Flex developer’s point of view. Reading this post its clear...
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    Electric Rain Harmony Converts SWF files to XAML

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    Electric Rain recently announced a new product they're working on called Harmony. This app will take .swf files and convert them to XAML. This tool has the potential to help users with Flash assets ramp-up on Silverlight very quickly. Electric Rain is...
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    Updated SilverlightPad - Now with Javascript Editing and Preview

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    I had this idea about a month ago, but I was too busy prepping for MIX to put it together. Take SilverlightPad, add a javascript textarea, and a run button. When the button is clicked, dump the XAML and JS into a new iframe and create a new instance of...
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    Microsoft.com + XBOX 360 + Silverlight

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    This weekend microsoft.com is launching a new ad campaign for the XBOX 360 Elite using Silverlight. This is a very exciting moment for folks on our team. We've been working on the plug-in for 18+ months now and to be used on such a high traffic site is...
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    Samples Updated for Beta 1

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    I’ve updated all the samples hosted on my site to work with the builds of Silverlight released at MIX last week. The one exception is the magnet game which I’ll get to soon. A few of these (the last 3) have made their way into our official sample collection...
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    Samples from ScottGu's Silverlight Post

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    I’m sure that most folks interested in Silverlight have seen Scott’s in-depth post from Monday . If you haven’t, I highly recommend checking it out. In the comments for this post some folks have linked to Silverlight apps they’ve created. The first is...
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    RobU's post on the Compact Framework port of Silverlight

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    I missed this post in all the MIX excitement last week but it is a great read. Rob talks about the work he did to port the Silverlight rendering stack to run on Windows Mobile and work with the .NET Framework. His post has some great information and a...
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    Dr. Popper Game in Silverlight

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    Bill Reiss has created a Silverlight version of his Dr. Popper game. This game is written using managed code and is alot like the bubble breaker game which ships on smart phones. This game is still a work in process so BIll doesn't have the source posted...
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    Joe Stegman's MIX slide deck and demos

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    Joe has posted the materials from his MIX talk. The slide deck is here . The corresponding video search mash-up sample is also online. Click the image below to run the sample. More information and the source can be found in Joe's post . Note that Joe...
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    Lutz Roeder's C# Silverlight Samples

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    Lutz Roeder , of Reflector fame, has created 3 Silverlight sample apps written in managed code and hosted them on his site. The first is a Boulderdash game clone, the second is a clean mp3 player UI and the third is a scripted sound and graphics demo...
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    Silverlight C# Controls

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    I mentioned on Monday that one of the really powerful aspects of managed code integration into Silverlight is the ability to create custom controls and create those controls from XAML. This lets users extend the XAML language. In order to test this functionality...
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    Kevin Gallo and I are Interviewed by Ryan Stewart

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    Monday afternoon at MIX, just minutes after Lee took this picture , Ryan Stewart intereviewed Kevin Gallo and I. The interview can be found here and it's a quick watch at just under 10 minutes.
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    MIX '07 Session Recordings are Up

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    Wow, that was fast. It's been 16 hours since I gave my talk yesterday and the session recording is already available online and the playback is in a Silverlight app. The talk yesterday was packed solid so I'm giving it again today. After that I'll package...
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    Silverlight Airlines Demo and Source Online

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    David Anson has posted the source for the Silverlight Airlines application that was shown at the MIX '07 keynote yesterday. Click the image to run the app and click here to check out the detailed blog post including the source.
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    MIX '07 Keynote Demo Videos

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    Videos covering some of the coolest demos shown at yesterday's keynote have been psoted to the MIX '07 site . This includes the MLB, CBS and Netflix demos. If you've been wondering what the buzz has been about, check out these videos. The end of the MLB...
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