Silverlight & Visual Studio 2010 Beta

May 20, 2009

As you probably know, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 was released to MSDN subscribers and soon will be released to general public here. What is new in this release for Silverlight developers? First of all โ€“ Silverlight is a first class citizen in this release, like WPF for example. More good news - now we will be able to create/manage both version of Silverlight projects (2 and 3)! When you choosing to create a new Silverlight projects, you will be prompted with dialog which allows to select the version of the technology:...

Silverlight Quick Tip: How to change Tab Items order

May 18, 2009

Iโ€™ve got a question from my colleague about how he could change the order of Tab Items according to some business logic. When adding the TabItem to the Tab control dynamically (from code behind for example) the TabItems will be added in the order they added. Here is the simple solution of hot change the order of already added tabs. In my case I have simple XAML with Tab Control: <controls:TabControl Width="400" Height="200" x:Name="tabs" Margin="5"> <controls:TabItem Header="Tab #1"> <controls:TabItem.Content> ... </controls:TabItem.Content> </controls:TabItem> ...

Silverlight 3 at WDC (03 May 2009) โ€“ Thanks for all participants!

May 4, 2009

Thank you all, who participated yesterday at Silverlight 3 Overview for WDC (Microsoft Israel offices). I uploaded printouts of the slides, presented during the session could download them for a reference. Iโ€™m really interesting within your feedback (leave comments) in order for me to be able to enhance it for future events. PowerPoint printouts here.   Thanks and hope to see you again next time! Alex
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Silverlight Tip: Object Creation via Silverlight.js โ€“ IE8 & FireFox tweak

May 1, 2009

Yesterday, when I arrive to the office my colleague (same one from this post) waited for me at the entry with new question/problem. Thatโ€™s what I heard: - Hi Alex. I have a problem with my Silverlight application under FireFox โ€“ it is not being displayed on page! In IE(7) everything works fine, and in the FF is event not shownโ€ฆ :( - Well โ€“ I said โ€“ letโ€™s seeโ€ฆ Iโ€™ve got the sources from the company source server, launched the application on my machine IE(8) and got very โ€œwiredโ€ sized application and on...