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  • Blog Post: My Visual Studio snippets

    One of the great features of Visual Studio, that’s been around for a while is snippets. Frankly, I should build more of these because I use them *so* often. I find them so useful I thought I’d share them here, either for you to use or to template into ones of your own. Firs t,when building...
  • Blog Post: Build great Windows Phone applications the easy way!

    Introducing AgFx One of the things we’ve spent a fair amount of time on is working with various application writers, helping them build great Windows Phone 7 applications. Many of the top applications that you’ll find on Windows Phone 7 devices today spent some time in a debugger on my...
  • Blog Post: PDC "Silverlight Controls Roadmap" talk and materials

    Just arrived back home from a great few days down at PDC in LA. What a fun show to be at - even for people inside the company it's a great opportunity to learn about some of thee great projects going on. I'm really excited about Live Mesh and am looking forward to learning more about Azure and the services...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Toolkit Now Available For Download

    On the heels of Scott Guthtrie's PDC keynote this morning, I'm very pleased to announce the launch of the Silverlight Toolkit on CodePlex! The Silverlight Toolkit is a collection of components dedicated to making you - the Silverlight Developer - as productive as possible writing Silverlight. The...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Released - Silverlight Toolkit on the Way

    As you know, today we released Silverlight 2 .  Scott mentioned the Silverlight Toolkit in his post as well - which is exactly what my team is working on .  We're driving hard to get the first preview release of the Silverlight Toolkit at PDC later this month. Just to reiterate a few points...
  • Blog Post: Unit testing with Silverlight

    One of the things I was most excited about when we shipped the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 controls was the included unit testing harness, written by Jeff Wilcox .  I think it's a good thing when we can share some of our internal tooling.  It's good for customers, because they can leverage the work...
  • Blog Post: Updated ExpandoHeaderControl sample for RC0

    Here is the updated control sample for RC0. Just a few changes from Beta 2 - RCO: generic.xaml needs to now be in a folder called "themes" (case sensitive) rather than in the root of your project. In VSM transition declarations "Duration" has been renamed to "GeneratedDuration" So porting...
  • Blog Post: Control Freak.

    Hmmm...no blogging lately...what has Shawn been up to?  Yes, guilty.  But here's what's been going on over the past few months.  Shortly after MIX07, ScottGu brought up an idea of building a larger team focused on building controls.  We kicked this idea around for while as we talked...
  • Blog Post: Updated Silverlight Control Tutorial for Silverlight 2 Beta 2

    I've finally gotten the Silverlight Control tutorial sample updated for Silverlight 2 Beta 2. There have been some non-trivial changes to how controls are written between Beta 1 and Beta 2. My goals were to do more than a straight port. I wanted to take advantage of some of these changes as an example...
  • Blog Post: Tutorial: Writing a Templated Silverlight 2 Control

    [UPDATE: For a Beta 2 version of this control, click here ] We're going to create this control: It's called the ExpandoHeaderControl, and it does two basic things. First, it has an area for a header, and a collapsible content area, with a ToggleButton to manage when the content is visible or...
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