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  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Implementing Single Touch Gestures with MouseGestureTrigger

    A common need for Windows 7 touch user interfaces is to react to a touch gesture.  In this screencast, I demonstrate a very simple and easy way to interpret single touch gestures using MouseGestureTrigger from the Expression Blend Samples . To learn more about Behaviors, Triggers, and Actions mentioned...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Managing Browser History Using Client Script Without ScriptManager

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . ASP.NET Ajax has a great feature that helps make it easy to enable back/forward button and bookmarking support in your Ajax applications.  However, most people think you need ASP.NET WebForms and the ScriptManager control to take advantage of this feature...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Silverlight 2 DIGG Sample

    Scott Guthrie has a great eight part series titled First Look at Silverlight 2 where he walks you through building a Silverlight 2 sample app from scratch.  The walkthrough highlights almost all of the key features of Silverlight 2 Beta 1.  The walkthrough is so comprehensive that I have been...
  • Blog Post: How to Video: Using Active Directory Searching/Lookup in a SharePoint/MOSS 2007 Workflow (with Visual Studio 2008)

    This is the eighth in a series (the series is listed at the bottom) of "How To " Videos that I have created to show .NET Developers how to build document workflow in a SharePoint environment.  In the How to Videos that I produced on "Building Approval Workflow's" and "Escalating...
  • Blog Post: Free Series of SharePoint Workflow How-to Videos

    This is the series of "How to" Document Workflow with SharePoint using Visual Studio 2008 (using the .NET Framework 3.0 for backward compatibility to Visual Studio 2005).  I have created video's that show the most common requests that I have seen around MOSS/SharePoint 2007 workflow &...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Adding Closed Captioning to video using Silverlight, ASP.NET AJAX, WCF and an external data source

    In my previous Silverlight Closed Captioning screencast here , I showed you how to use Expression Encoder to import Closed Captioning information to produce a solution without writing a line of code. What if you store your Closed Captioning information in an external data source (database, SAMI file...
  • Blog Post: How to Video: Enabling incoming/outgoing email for SharePoint/MOSS 2007

    This is a first part of a series of "How to Videos" that I am doing on "Building Document Workflow" in SharePoint/MOSS 2007 that I am producing. The scenario is a company has created a portal which will accept resume's for job postings, and that via workflow, the MOSS 2007 portal will handle the workflow...
  • Blog Post: Recorded Webcast: Integrating Groove and Virtual Earth (Mapping technology) with Microsoft SilverLight

    One of my colleagues and fellow Developer Evangelist, Michael S. Scherotter has recorded and made available a screen cast that shows you how to embed a Virtual Earth technology into a Groove Workspace. Click here to go to the video. ~ Robert Shelton
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Adding Closed Captioning to video using Expression Media Encoder (EME) and Silverlight

    Do you have a need to produce cross browser video with Closed Captioning that targets both Windows and the Mac? If so, then check out my screencast which shows you how to do it here . - Marc
  • Blog Post: MSN Soapbox Vista Sidebar Video

    I've been playing around with the Soapbox Video plugin for Windows Live Writer . This post is somewhat of an excuse for me to test out adding MSN Soapbox video to a blog post. However, I figured I would try to make it relevant . So as a prelude to my Developing Gagdets for the Windows Vista Sidebar webcast...
  • Blog Post: 24 Windows Workflow Screencasts

    Mike Taulty, a .NET Developer Engineer based in the UK has released 24 mini-screencasts which you can find on the link below. They range from the basics (Hello World) to more advanced topics like working with Transactions. They are pretty small downloads and should give you a great head-start on how...
  • Blog Post: 3D isn’t for the chosen few anymore!

    One of the great new features of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the ability for mere mortals like myself to introduce 3D into a windows application. I have ZERO 3D programming background. However, I was able to get comfortable quickly after a quick read of the 3-D Graphics Overview in the...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Everywhere Edition Screencasts

    Steve Lasker recently posted 3 great screencasts on SQL Server Everywhere Edition: Video of installing the SQL Server Everywhere Edition CTP Screencast of Deployment Options for SQL Server Everywhere Edition ADO.net Programming options for SQL Server Everywhere Edition I just watched all...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET, LINQ, and the Entity Framework Oh My!

    If you write database applications using ADO.NET (which means almost everyone is still reading this), then a MUST HAVE blog in your RSS reader is the Data Access blog . It is the “Data Programmability team blog for data access in ADO.NET and System.Data namespace.” They recently blogged about ADO...
  • Blog Post: Learning how to add Localization to your ASP.NET 2.0 application (video)

    For those of you who need to be able to support multiple cultures (languages, right-to-left screen presentation, non-US currency, etc.) in your web applications, here’s a great video that walks through the steps to add localization in just a few steps. The “test” application that the presenter builds...
  • Blog Post: Database Object Name Refactoring with VS 2005 DB Pro - A good name is better than precious ointment.

    "A good name is better than precious ointment." - Old Testament. All I can say is that they must have had some mighty fine ointment back then. As a matter of fact, just the other day as my wife was layin' down a heathly slathering of Desitin, I couldn't stop from interjecting, "Honey, A good name...
  • Blog Post: Simplifying XMLHTTP programming with ASP.NET “Atlas”

    Here's another "Atlas" screencast. I've been sitting on this one a bit. I just returned from a short vacation and didn't get all the "production work" done before I left. This one took ended up quite a bit longer than I expected so I split it up into two parts to stay within the spirit of screencasts...
  • Blog Post: You MUST sign up for the Bi-weekly MSDN Flash

    Just check out the latest issue at http://msdn.microsoft.com/Flash/ This a bi-weekly newsletter that can be customized to the topics you are most interested in. Mine arrived this morning and contained info on the redesigned Windows Vista Developer Center . A pointer to a free book on Office 2007...
  • Blog Post: Attaching client functionality to ASP.NET server controls using ASP.NET "Atlas" (screencast)

    The next in my series of screencasts about ASP.NET "Atlas" capabilities is live. Channel 9 description: "  Building on concepts from his previous screencast , Microsoft Federal Developer Evangelist Marc Schweigert demonstrates more AJAX enabling capabilities of ASP.NET "Atlas." You'll see how to...
  • Blog Post: Enabling partial page updates with the ASP.NET “Atlas” UpdatePanel (screencast)

    As promised, here is the first in a series of short screencasts about specific ASP.NET "Atlas" capabilities. Channel 9 description: "Microsoft Federal Developer Evangelist Marc Schweigert demonstrates the fundamentals of the "server-centric" approach to AJAX enabling ASP.NET pages using "Atlas."...
  • Blog Post: Mashup 101: Virtual Earth and ASP.NET Atlas (Part II)

    As promised, here's the Part II screencast . In this one I build the same solution using ASP.NET Atlas. I show you how ASP.NET Atlas abstracts the complexities of AJAX programming and provides a new set of tools to your developer toolbox to build richer, more engaging web user interfaces. You'll see...
  • Blog Post: Mashup 101: Virtual Earth Map Control and AJAX (Part I)

    Ah, we live in an industry of over used buzzwords. The one I seem to be hearing alot is "mashup." What the heck is this thing? Wikipedia says "A mashup is a website or web application that seamlessly combines content from more than one source into an integrated experience." You can find the full definition...
  • Blog Post: Using WinFX to find an Xbox 360

    Have you been looking at this WinFX thing and scratching your head when envisioning how to us it all in a real world example? Thanks to Craig McMurty , your problems are solved. He has a REALLY COOL sample app inspired by the Xbox 360 Inventory Tracker available from http://untitlednet.com/ . This app...
  • Blog Post: Exploring Live Clipboard

    Folks, many of you may be aware that Ray Ozzie has been thinking creatively about improving the web experience. One such bit of creative thinking is the idea that you can have clipboard functionality on the web. (see http://spaces.msn.com/rayozzie/blog/cns!FB3017FBB9B2E142!285.entry ) Jon Udell has...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET 2.0 "How do I" series

    The long awaited ASP.NET 2.0 "How do I" series of short videos has been posted. See Brian's post for more info: http://blogs.msdn.com/bgold/archive/2006/02/20/535869.aspx -Darryl
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