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  • Blog Post: Added Silverlight 2 Text to WordToXaml (formerly WordFlowDocumentCreator)

    Last year I created and uploaded a demonstration project to Popfly that converted a Word 2007 Document to a WPF FlowDocument.  The best example of a FlowDocument can be seen in the New York Times Reader , an instance of Syndicated Client Starter Kit .  I used this demo to create an online version...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar: Better Online Documentation: Creating WPF FlowDocuments from Word 2007

    One of the challenges with creating online documentation is readability, especially with long documents. Most of the time, we end up printing out documents instead of attempting to read them online. One we print them out we lose the ability to easily search for text, one of the great aspects of online...
  • Blog Post: Simple Silverlight SEO with ASP.Net and XSLT

    A common practice with Rich Interactive Applications (RIAs) is to expose the text as hidden DIV section in on the same page as the Silverlight control. I have crafted a page with a Silverlight application that has a unique word on it that is picked up by Google's search engine. When search crawlers see...
  • Blog Post: OneNote XML uses CDATA for HTML

    If you look at the XML generated by the OneNote 2007 API, you will notice that the text outline sections are all escaped with CDATA[] elements. This, in my opinion, is bad form. I am working on transforming the OneNote XML to Silverlight XAML using XSLT and having that portion of the XML escaped makes...
  • Blog Post: Why XML in Silverlight is Significant

    I have been working with XML for most of my career, from developing a CAD application to my roles at Mindjet to my new role at Microsoft talking about Silverlight . In this career, I have given numerous talks about the relevance of XML and to be susinct, I have it boiled down to this: XML is about...
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