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  • Blog Post: Some great new Silverlight Apps from the Netherlands :)

    A few new Silverlight Apps from our friends in the Netherlands are definitely worth checking out. First up is Monteverdi.tv, a portal for classical music events, built in PHP, but which delivers Silverlight: http://live.monteverdi.tv/rco/view.php It allows for both a full screen 'player' as well as a...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Update for BiDirectional Text in Hebrew and Arabic

    In its early days, Silverlight concentrated on being Web friendly with its text, meaning that the number of fonts were constrained to those that would be available on most computers. On this blog I listed a number of workarounds for languages such as Korean, Japanese and Chinese. Since then, Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Book – In Russian

    del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight Technorati Tags: Silverlight First of all I’d like to say a big Happy New Year to everybody reading, and in particular to my friends in Russia who have made my ‘Introducing Silverlight 2’ book a big success over there. С Новым годом! If you can read Russian, or if you’re...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight: Great showcase of Silverlight 1 wins, and information on updates...

    Technorati Tags: Silverlight     del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight While many among you are focusing more on Silverlight 2, I still strongly recommend that you look at Silverlight 1 for your development needs. If you weren't at MIX, there's a great showcase video (on youtube no less) that...
  • Blog Post: Live IT : I'm speaking at Tech ED Israel Tomorrow

    If you happen to be hanging out in Eilat, Israel tomorrow, I'm speaking on 'Go Gold With Silverlight' tomorrow afternoon at 2PM local time. I'll be going into detail on what Silverlight is, and where it fits in with Microsoft's overall UX strategy. I'll be focussing on the connectivity aspects in Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Silverlight 1.0 Book is now available...

    Technorati Tags: Silverlight del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight My First Silverlight book: Introducing Silverlight 1.0 is now available. I have to say that I am very proud of this book, and I think it is the best book that I have written. It goes through Silverlight from first principles, taking you on a...
  • Blog Post: If you care about Internationalizing your Silverlight Applications...

    del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight Technorati Tags: Silverlight You should really take a look at Justif-Josef Angel's blog, where he presents some brilliant work that he has done with Silverlight, in particular his work on supporting Right-To-Left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. These are more of a challenge...
  • Blog Post: Zero to Hero: Using the Browser Cache in Silverlight

    del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight Technorati Tags: Silverlight You may be using the Silverlight downloader object to download content such as fonts but you may have noticed that every page needs to download the resources seperately, making for poor UX. Well the results of the downloader object can be easily...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight: Font Embedding

    There's some great stuff been put together by Slyi on his blog around subsetting and embedding fonts. You've all been asking me lots of questions about it, but he answers it better than I ever could! Check it out at: http://wpf-e.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2B248D261D0E0035!122.entry Thanks!
  • Blog Post: Silverlight: Convert Text to Path

    The WPF APIs provide a FormattedText object that allows you to export its contents as a Geometry, which in turn allows you to generate its contents in the XAML Path Mini Language . Here's an example of a Web service that takes in the text, typeface, size and other parameters, loads them into a FormattedText...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight: Using Text from Unsupported Fonts

    In Expression Blend you have the facility to convert text from a textblock into a XAML path. This then has no dependency on the original font, and the text will be rendered by Silverlight. So, for example here's Expression Blend with some text written in Brush Script MT size 48. With the TextBlock selected...
  • Blog Post: Chinese, and other International Text in WPF/E

    For our friends in the international community, text rendering is possible by means of the Glyph tag. So, for example this XAML: < Canvas x:Name = " GlyphDisplayCanvas " Canvas.Left = " 0 " Canvas.Top = " 0 " > < Glyphs x:Name = " GlyphDisplay " Fill = " Black " FontUri = " ./simhei...
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