Mike Ormond's Blog

Musings on mobile development and Windows Phone 7 in particular.

June, 2007

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    Silverlight Demo Source Code

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    In case you want to download the source for the Silverlight demo I posted about yesterday (and you can take a look at a live version here if you're interested ) I've posted it on my site. You can access the demo source here. You'll need to use your...
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    Silverlight HtmlElement.Children in IE and FireFox

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    In order to demo Silverlight I created a big lump of XAML that allows me to show most of the core capabilities and play around with things like transforms, brushes, storyboards and the like. It's just an easy way to be able to show some of the capabilities...
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    Silverlight Bouncing Balls

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    I've been putting together a Silverlight demo "canvas" that tries to walk through various capabilities of Silverlight from drawing primitives to animations. One of the things I wanted to do was a "bouncing ball" simulation. I came across this post by...
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    Slide 7 Event Resources

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    I did an event on Monday targeted at University students delivering a session on ASP.NET AJAX and a session on Visual Studio Orcas for web developers. It was a lot of fun and I promised Ed I would post some resource links. So here goes: ASP.NET AJAX http...
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    Mix:UK - Like Mix but without the slots and gondoliers

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    Sworn to secrecy, I've probably already given away too much (the absence of gondoliers) but we will be holding our very own Mix:UK event in London in September. If you're a web developer or designer and you're interested in the latest Microsoft has to...
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    PowerPoint is 20 years old

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    Almost as old as me! As a "heavy" PowerPoint user, I found this article in the Wall Street Journal interesting. Certainly there are some uncomfortable truths in there. I've seen all those crimes committed in my time at Microsoft and I've committed a few...
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    Move over System.IO.Packaging, Hello Open XML SDK

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    Of course while I'm off creating more Office Open XML nuggets about the System.IO.Packaging APIs, the Office team announce something that I've been hoping to see for a while - an Open XML SDK. Announced at TechEd US, this is a preview release of a managed...
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    MSDN Library Sidebar Search Gadget Problems?

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    It's been bugging me for a while that my favourite Vista gadget is broken since (I assume) an API change as a result of ongoing improvements to MSDN Search . I decided to try and fix this today. I started with the Script# version which is the one I had...
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    Google Developer Day

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    Yes, I confess, I attended the London Google Developer Day yesterday out of curiosity more than anything else. They put on a good show (though I think it was somewhat disingenuous of Robert Scoble to compare the event with PDC given that Microsoft runs...
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