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  • Blog Post: alt.msdn - What Media Says on MS Development

    Dojo father talks on how HTML 5 and JavaScript will take mobile web application development to the next level. Dino Esposito shows how ASP.NET made encoding HTML easier due to a new syntax and a new subsystem. Matthew Podwysocki delivers a new chapter on his series about Reactive Extensions...
  • Blog Post: Gone With the Week (APR 12 – 16, 2010)

    Take a look to what independent media was covering while Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4 were launched. RIA at Work: Silverlight 4 Released Kathleen Richards discusses the fourth version of Silverlight, its features and especially extensibility and companion goodies...
  • Blog Post: Browser Interoperability In Silverlight 2

    Silverlight provides a browser interoperability layer that allows managed code to access the document object model (DOM) of the underlying page. At the same time, JavaScript code running in the page can access the XAML content of the plug-in and even make modifications. In the November 2008 issue of...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Web Parts for SharePoint

    Silverlight and SharePoint provide a simple, yet powerful, infrastructure for building intranet and extranet applications with sophisticated user interface designs and interactions. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs demonstrate how to build a SharePoint Web Part...
  • Blog Post: Data Points: Silverlight 2 and Web Services

    Whether Web services are supplied by third parties or custom services hosted on the same server as your Silverlight app, Silverlight can request data, consume the data, and pass data back and forth between the client application and Web services. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , John Papa...
  • Blog Post: Cutting Edge: Building A Secure AJAX Service Layer

    A major advantage of AJAX and Silverlight applications is that they can transparently and continuously interact with a back-end service. The problem is that they run over HTTP, which wasn't designed with security in mind. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Dino Esposito shows you how to protect...
  • Blog Post: Data Points: Silverlight, WCF, and Services

    Silverlight 2 data-binding features are simple to implement and let your apps communicate via WCF services with line-of-business applications, databases, and other services in your organization. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , John Papa demonstrate how to build a Silverlight 2 UI that...
  • Blog Post: Data-Centric Web Applications With Silverlight 2

    Silverlight contains many of the tools you need in order to consume data and support Web services and XML. But to enable full data connectivity, you must map your data operations to Web service methods. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Shawn Wildermuth demonstrates how ADO.NET Data Services...
  • Blog Post: Building Composite Applications With WPF

    Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight provide developers with a simple, declarative means of quickly and easily delivering applications with rich user experiences. But as the number of moving parts increases, keeping the project under control becomes exponentially more difficult. In the...
  • Blog Post: Custom Controls for Silverlight 2

    Silverlight 2 features a rich and robust control model that is the basis for the controls included in the platform and for third-party control packages. You can also use this control model to build controls of your own. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jeff Prosise describes how to build a...
  • Blog Post: Web Apps You Can Draw On with Silverlight

    One of the very cool features of Silverlight that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves is the InkPresenter control, which enables Internet users to draw directly onto Silverlight applications from their browser. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Julia Lerman builds an application with Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Create Animations with XAML and Expression Blend

    One of the neat things about XAML is that you can not only declare your objects using an XML syntax, but that you can define transformations to rotate, move, and skew your objects. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , in an article adapted from his upcoming book Introducing Microsoft Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Wicked Code: Silverlight Page Turning Made Simple

    In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Jeff Prosise demonstrates a general-purpose page-turning framework for Silverlight that makes it incredibly simple to incorporate page turns into your applications with just a few lines of JavaScript. Be sure to check out the sample code in our online code library...
  • Blog Post: Building Advanced 3D Animations with Silverlight 2.0

    Silverlight is a new cross-browser plug-in from Microsoft that brings the power of the .NET Framework to bear on an area that was previously reserved for Flash or Java Applets. Silverlight also supports a range of .NET-compliant languages, including Visual Basic and C#, so you don't have to learn a new...
  • Blog Post: Extreme ASP.NET: Controls for Silverlight and Data-binding

    In the March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , in our Extreme ASP.NET column, Fritz Onion explains how the new ListView control can literally replace all other data-binding controls in ASP.NET . Fritz demonstrates how ListView makes several data-binding tasks much easier than they were with previous controls...
  • Blog Post: Wicked Code: Silverlight Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

    Silverlight is a new cross-browser, cross-platform solution from Microsoft that helps you build rich Internet applications and rich, immersive media experiences in the browser. In the Launch issue of MSDN Magazine , Jeff Prosise shares a list of best practices his team uses to build better Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: A Custom Expression Encoder Publishing Plug-In

    Microsoft Expression Encoder helps you encode and publish Silverlight experiences for the web. In addition, Expression Encoder includes an extensible plug-in architecture -- you can easily write plug-ins that enhance the encoding and publishing process. In the February issue of MSDN Magazine , Laurence...
  • Blog Post: CLR Inside Out: Using DLRConsole and Marshaling Between Managed and Unmanaged Code

    Dynamic languages are traditionally associated with an interactive environment, giving you a run-evaluate-print loop (REPL), and allowing for an explorative trial-and-error approach to programming. The Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) is a dynamic language support system that sits on top of the CLR and...
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