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  • 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: How to Check if Silverlight is installed.

    Technorati Tags: Silverlight del.icio.us Tags: Silverlight I've been getting lots of questions on how to check to see if Silverlight is already installed. This is actually very easy to do, but has somehow slipped through the cracks (I even missed it when writing my Silverlight book -- DOH!) -- anyway...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight: The OnLoad event

    Lots of folks have been asking questions around their WPF/E applications and why the onLoad event that worked nicely with the CTPs breaks in the Silverlight 1.0 beta. Well, it's because the onLoad event signature has changed, and unfortunately the documentation with the beta hasn't fully caught up yet...
  • 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 Book

    There have been lots of questions since MIX07 about a book on Silverlight. I'm working on one for MS Press, which is designed to be 1/3 ASP.NET, 1/3 AJAX and 1/3 Silverlight. It's intended to be an introduction to the Microsoft Stack for folks coming in from PHP or other frameworks, or a refresher on...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight and Beijing 2008 Olympics

    I've been working on a project involving Silverlight and the Beijing 2008 olympics. We demonstrated this at MIX 07, and the session is online here: http://sessions.visitmix.com/default.asp?event=1011&session=2010,2011&pid=XB005&disc=&id=1557&year=2007&search=XB005 We also had...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Install Modes

    Did you know that there are two install modes for Silverlight -- inplace installation (aka 'Direct') and indirect installation. When you build your site or application using Silverlight, you can use the 'inplaceInstallPrompt' property in your call to Sys.Silverlight.createObject and set it to true...
  • Blog Post: Super Tuesday

    Tuesday at MIX07 has been phenomenal! My session this morning on Silverlight and the 2008 Olympics went very well, we tag teamed 4 speakers from 4 companies who had three different primary languages, but it all went smoothly. We had huge inflatable versions of a couple of the 'Fuwa' mascots who ended...
  • Blog Post: Illuminate the Web: Silverlight is unveiled.

    Microsoft have announced Microsoft Silverlight, our next generation, cross platform, cross browser runtime for building rich media experiences on the Web. Silverlight, formerly known as WPF/E is the beginning of the next generation of the web, empowering Great user experiences. There's a great post...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: WPF/E: Part of a bigger EcoSystem

    The neat thing about WPF/E is that it is not a standalone technology. It is based on standard, open, technologies such as XML (for XAML) and JavaScript (for programming). This opens up some wonderful opportunities for integrating WPF/E with other applications, or building it neatly into existing infrastructures...
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