• Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #17: HP Interactive Canvas

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    Kapow! Shazam! Zing! Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet drove in hard with a right hook last week , referencing my recently-returned-from-hiatus series of great WPF applications and asking why Windows Vista didn't have more killer applications. As one of her correspondents...
  • Tim Sneath

    Watch Jackass 2.5 - Free and Exclusive on Silverlight!

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    Although we're all too proud to admit it, I doubt there's anyone reading this who doesn't love to while away the odd bit of free time perusing sites like YouTube and break.com for funny videos of stupid people doing dangerous things. However, there are...
  • Tim Sneath

    Why Can't I "Go Live" with Silverlight 1.1 Alpha?

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    I just wanted to clarify something that is hopefully already pretty well understood. As folk know, we released an alpha of Silverlight 1.1 at MIX, and there are lots of people who would love to use it even in its current form. It's great to see the excitement...
  • Tim Sneath

    Share Your Christmas Wishlist / Hatelist with Silverlight

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    Here's a cool little Silverlight 1.0 application that our team (specifically Adam ) assisted with over the last week. In the run-up to Christmas, I'm sure a lot of us are told that we're "hard to buy for". Wouldn't it be nice if there was some...
  • Tim Sneath

    The New Iteration: A Whitepaper on the XAML Revolution

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    Whenever we run a WPF or Silverlight training event or lab, the one question that is guaranteed to come up relates to the designer / developer workflow on a project team. In the old days of Win32 or Windows Forms, the workflow was straightforward (albeit...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #16: Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista

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    It's time for me to reboot this series that showcases great applications built on WPF. I left it on hiatus for some months because I felt that the point had been well made, but it's probably time to pick it up again, not least because there's a swathe...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF and Silverlight Contest Season Is Here!

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    The snow has arrived (here in Redmond, at least), and people are starting to wind down for the holidays. No doubt you're dreading the arrival of Aunt Mabel for an extended stay and are planning an opportunity to escape to a remote hideaway cave and finally...
  • Tim Sneath

    Video.Show Update: 1.0 Release Candidate Now LIve

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    You may be pleased to know that we've just updated Video.Show with a bunch of changes. The 1.0 Release Candidate build is now available for your downloading pleasure from Codeplex. If you haven't seen Video.Show before, I'd encourage you to check it out...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight 1.1 is Now Silverlight 2.0

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    It's been gratifying to see how much excitement there is out there about Silverlight. We've barely started the engines yet, but we've already had a number of big sites launch their first Silverlight experiences, and of course plenty of stuff underway...
  • Tim Sneath

    Windows Survey on Deploying and Configuring Applications

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    As we plan the next release of Windows (turns out that Windows Vista wasn't the last release of Windows as we know it !), we're trying to better understand how folk are using our deployment and configuration technologies. If you've got twenty minutes...
  • Tim Sneath

    Introducing Video.Show: A Silverlight Reference-quality Sample

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    One of the favorite things about my job is being able to share really cool new content with you all, and so today is a good day to end the week on! Since we completed the Family.Show WPF reference sample, we've been working away in partnership with a...
  • Tim Sneath

    Calling Silverlight 1.1 Developers: Do You Need to Update Your Machine?

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    I've seen isolated reports of the Silverlight plug-in expiring here and there today from a few developers who have the 1.1 alpha installed on their machine. The RTM version of the Silverlight core is 1.0.20926. If you have any other version number on...
  • Tim Sneath

    A Silverlight Greetings Card

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    Thanks to Adam Kinney (again!) for this awesome Halloween greetings card, brought to you by Silverlight and Silverlight Streaming. The full source code can be found on Adam's blog .
  • Tim Sneath

    Optimizing the Silverlight Install Experience

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    Adam Kinney wrote a good blog entry last week on the importance for site authors of considering the first-time experience of a visitor. I guess most readers of this blog have Silverlight installed today, but at least in these first months as we focus...
  • Tim Sneath

    Attend the WPF Virtual Bootcamp - no need to register!

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    People frequently ask me how they can learn WPF quickly. Now the technology has been on the market for a while, there are a number of different choices: books from the likes of Petzold , Moroney , Nathan , MacDonald , Anderson and Sells/Griffiths , classroom...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight 1.0 Issue Resolution Lab: November 2007

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    A couple of months ago, we conducted an experiment where we offered our lab facilities and technical resources here in Redmond to companies building Silverlight sites or applications that wanted assistance in resolving issues. We were really delighted...
  • Tim Sneath

    Has Obama Declared for Silverlight?

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    As a great example of what you can do today with Silverlight 1.0, I thought I'd bring this sample application, developed by Novera Consulting, to everyone's attention. I first met up with these guys when they responded to my invitation to attend a Silverlight...
  • Tim Sneath

    The Zero-Effort Guide to Preparing a Great WPF Presentation

    • 12 Comments
    A couple of months ago, I posted a couple of presentations on Silverlight, with the intention of making it easy for others to liberally borrow content for their own internal or external presentations on the subject. They seemed to go down pretty well...
  • Tim Sneath

    Deploying Silverlight in the Enterprise

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    As more and more Silverlight sites become available, enterprise administrators are starting to ask for guidance on how Silverlight should be deployed in a corporate environment. Obviously, at one level it's as straightforward as executing the installer...
  • Tim Sneath

    Halo 3 and Silverlight

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    Halo 3 and Silverlight are proving the ultimate combination: if you want access to all the latest and greatest Halo 3 content, then you've got to have Silverlight installed on your machine. Today we just published the Halo 3 Game Guide online; it provides...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight 1.0 - The Release

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    As I imagine almost every reader of this blog knows, yesterday we released the final version of Silverlight 1.0. It's an appropriate time to congratulate the ~100 people involved in building this first milestone in what will undoubtedly be a long journey...
  • Tim Sneath

    The 100th WPF Channel 9 Video: KevinButton on WPF 3.5

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    I see on the Channel 9 home page that we've hit the milestone of one hundred videos posted on WPF/Avalon. The latest video is one of my favorites so far - the ever-entertaining Kevin Moore (of KevinButton and Bag'o'Tricks fame) talking about and demonstrating...
  • Tim Sneath

    Updated Silverlight Samples and Yet More RC Bits

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    Now that the API-complete RC releases of Silverlight have been out for a couple of weeks, most developers have moved their Silverlight-based applications over to the new build. Here's an updated list of 50+ samples and applications that run on the Release...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight RC2 On The Way - We're Getting CLose!

    • 20 Comments
    As we close down on the release, we're actually pushing out an update to the Silverlight RC build in the next couple of hours. The update is Sunday night's drop - build 20730 (the last release was 20724), and I'm going to informally dub it "RC2" for ease...
  • Tim Sneath

    How to Embed Silverlight Content in Almost Any Web Page

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    Catherine Heller has written up a great post that describes a new feature in Silverlight Streaming. Having uploaded a Silverlight application to the Silverlight Streaming service, you can now embed it in any web page as an <iframe>. If you want...
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