Silverlight for Windows Phone 7: “Tombstoning”

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This post will talk about tombstoning (what a name!) – the part of application lifecycle on Windows Phone 7. The Windows Phone execution model governs the life cycle of applications running on a Windows Phone, from when the application is launched until it is terminated. The execution model is designed to provide end users with a fast, responsive experience at all times. To achieve this, Windows Phone allows only one application to run at a time. This eliminates the possibility of users getting their device into a state where multiple applications are running in the background,...

Silverlight 4 @WDC

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thanks for all participants at WDC monthly meeting! I really enjoyed to present Silverlight 4 before such nice audience! I really enjoyed the Q&A session ah the end of the meeting. If you have more questions – keep them coming! As promised, I’m posting the links for demos and presentation for your convince. Presentation slides are here. You could see them online (guess what – pure Silverlight presentation) at my home page:   Demo #1 – Webcam, Printing, Install OOB here. Demo #2 – Elevated OOB here ...

PDC09 – Day 1 – Keynotes with Ray Ozzie & Bob Muglia

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

  I'm sitting on the 8th row in the center in-front of the stage with 3 other coworkers from Sela waiting for Ray Ozzie to come up and started talking about S+S and the flow of changes that come since talking about Windows Azure and Office Online / Services. View Full Album The main topic for today keynote is cloud computing and the connection of multi platforms like Desktop/Notebook/Phone/TV to the cloud and its services. Looking for seamless multi screen experiences that is based on the web connectivity. Ray keep...
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Quick Tip: LINQ & Data Binding notifications

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In Silverlight & WPF we could databind to the LINQ query results: private ObservableCollection<string> someData = new ObservableCollection<string>(); //Somewhere in code someData.Add("Alex"); someData.Add("Alen"); someData.Add("Josh"); someData.Add("Brad"); var res = from data in someData            where data.StartsWith("A")            select data; listbox.ItemsSource = res; ”listbox” is the name of the Listbox on my XAML page. When application will load we will get expected results: But what happens when out collection (reminder: ObservableCollection, which implements INotifyCollectionChanged) changed? someData.Add("Antony"); Nothing! Because we bounded to the LINQ query (predicate), and the query was executed...

What’s new in Silverlight 3 and Expression Blend 3 – DevDay (22 July 2009)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Silverlight 3 will be released very soon. Many new features were added, many improvements were made. Come and see me presenting what’s new in Silverlight 3 and Expression Blend 3 at Microsoft Israel Offices, 22 July 2009. I will talk about new features, new and improved technologies. Will see Silverlight 3 tools and features in current version of Visual Studio 2008 and in upcoming release of Visual Studio 2010 (Beta). Will see what’s new in Expression Blend 3. Many cool demos, tips & tricks are promised!!! :) Details and Registration ...


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Something BIG is coming… I’m flying this weekend to attend MIX09 in Las Vegas, NV, USA and promise to post updates and news from there. Cool samples, “how-to’s” and “Quick Tips” will be posted here at the moment I’ll be able to post them :) Come back next week to get the full details. Stay tuned, Alex

Silverlight 2 Metro Training Event in Mumbai

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I’m doing a Silverlight 2 Training for MS Metro program in Mumbai. Thanks for all participants in this event. Hope you enjoyed the course as much as I enjoyed doing it. As promised the selected samples from this event could be found here. Samples updated…   Thanks and Enjoy the samples Alex

Silverlight 2 Developer Day – a minute after

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thank you all, who participated today at Silverlight 2 Developer Day (Microsoft Israel offices). I uploaded printouts of the slides, presented during the session and the demo code so you can download it for a reference. I’m really interesting within your feedback (leave comments) in order for me to be able to enhance it for future events.   PowerPoint printouts here:   Demo project sources here.     Thanks and hope to see you again next time! Alex

Silverlight 3 Sessions at MIX09 announced

Friday, January 16, 2009

  New sessions related to Silverlight 3 just announced at MIX09!   The sessions are: What’s New in Silverlight 3.  Learn about the new experience-oriented Silverlight 3 features, and see how to build Silverlight 3 applications using Expression Blend and Visual Studio. What's New in Silverlight 3 Media.  Learn about the latest media features available with Silverlight 3. Deep Dive into Silverlight Graphics.  Hear about the Silverlight 3 rendering pipeline, and learn how to enhance your application experience with the latest additions to...
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Silverlight 2 Developer Day

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Come and join me at “Getting Started with Silverlight 2” developer day at Microsoft Israel offices, 04-Feb-2009. At this event I’ll introduce the technology and the tools for developing with Silverlight 2. Many cool samples and good time are promised!   The registration is open and free of charge. Register here.   See you, Alex