Silverlight Tutorial Published [HEB]

Sunday, August 21, 2011

After publishing a Windows Phone tutorial, the next logical step is a Silverlight tutorial. So here it is, a 40 chapters tutorial in Hebrew completely adapted to Silverlight web development and using relevant source code and screenshots. The tutorial is hosted on the great Hebrew developers community site: WebMaster.org.il   The tutorial is based on Silverlight 4 and it teaches Silverlight web development from the first step, using Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, provided freely by Microsoft. Following is the index for all chapters: Introduction &...
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Windows Phone Tutorial Published [HEB]

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I've recently published a 41 chapters tutorial in Hebrew about developing application using Windows Phone. The tutorial is hosted on the great Hebrew developers community site: WebMaster.org.il The tutorial is based on Windows Phone Mango and it teaches Windows Phone development from the first step, using Visual Studio 2010 Express, provided freely by Microsoft. Following is the index for all chapters: Introduction & Working Environment First Application XAML Language Setting Properties in XAML ...

Sela Haifa Open House: Windows 7 features and Multi-Touch Session – Slide Deck and Demos

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today (24.05.2011) I’ve delivered two sessions about “Using Windows 7 Features in .NET applications” in Sela Haifa Open House which was presented in Philips building in Haifa. Dear Philips (and other) developers, I had a great time presenting today's Windows 7 sessions. Thank you for coming!   In the sessions I talked about how to use new Windows 7 features like the new Taskbar, sensors API, the Ribbon control supplied with Windows 7, Application restart and Recovery and plenty of Multi-Touch. We’ve seen numerous examples, mainly in C++ Win32, WinForms and...

Sela Developer Days 2011 – Save the Date!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sela Technology Center is proud to present Sela Developer Days 2011 which will be held on June 26-30. One stage - hottest topics - Israel and world lead experts. A rare opportunity to hear all about the next big things in our technological world. 25 full-day workshops 15 lead experts 5 days You can find the full agenda on the conference website. Although I recommend ALL the lectures, I believe my blog readers will most enjoy...

.NET User Group: Windows 7 features and Multi-Touch Session – Slide Deck and Demos

Yesterday (18.05.2011) I’ve delivered two sessions about “Using Windows 7 Features in .NET applications” in the Israeli .NET User Group, at Microsoft offices in Ra’anana. I want to thank all the attendees who came to hear the sessions, I truly enjoyed it. In the sessions I talked about how to use new Windows 7 features like the new Taskbar, sensors API, the Ribbon control supplied with Windows 7, Application restart and Recovery and plenty of Multi-Touch. We’ve seen numerous examples in C++ Win32, C# WinForms, C# WPF and C# Silverlight. ...

Coming session: Using Windows 7 Features in .NET Applications, at Sela Haifa in Israel

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In case you missed one of my previous Windows 7 sessions, here is your chance to catch it. On May 24th I’ll be giving two sessions about “Using Windows 7 Features in .NET Applications”, as part of Sela Haifa Open House. On the first session “The 7 Show: From XP to Win 7” we will talk about new features in Windows 7 that will modernize your application. We will learn how to work with the new Taskbar, how to work with Sensors, how to use the Ribbon interface and more. ...
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Coming session: Using Windows 7 Features in .NET Applications, at .NET User Group in Israel

Saturday, May 7, 2011

On May 18th I’ll be giving two sessions about “Using Windows 7 Features in .NET Applications”, as part of the monthly .NET User Group sessions, in Microsoft offices, Ra’anana, Israel. On the first session “The 7 Show: From XP to Win 7” we will talk about new features in Windows 7 that will modernize your application. We will learn how to work with the new Taskbar, how to work with Sensors, how to use the Ribbon interface and more. The session will be rich with examples in .NET,...
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Managing Tombstone State in a Windows Phone 7 Application

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Before we continue, I trust that you know exactly the meaning of tombstone state in a Windows Phone 7 application. If this is not the case, simply read Yochay’s great posts on the application execution model (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Every Windows Phone 7 application needs to manages tombstoning correctly to provide a better user experience and pass the application certification requirements. When your application goes into tombstone state, it is your responsibility to save all the application and page state, so that when the page gets reloaded it can recover properly and...

MIX 2011: Advanced Feature in Silverlight 5

Friday, April 15, 2011

This session was delivered by Nick Kramer, Senior Program Manager from Microsoft. Topics discussed: Unrestricted file access Silverlight 5 trusted apps can access all files. Silverlight 4 trusted apps could only access My Documents and friends. Access is done using the standard .NET Directory.EnumerateFiles and File.OpenRead Trusted apps in-browser In Silverlight 4 only out-of-browser application could be trusted with user consent In Silverlight 5: in-browser trusted apps with admin consent Trusted apps can access files, Use P/Invoke, COM Interop, etc. ...

MIX 2011: Graphics and 3D with Silverlight 5

Thursday, April 14, 2011

This session was delivered by Aaron Oneal, Program Manager from Microsoft. Aaron started his presentation with a very cool demo of the 3D capabilities of Silverlight 5. His demo used a model containing 140,000 triangles, with excellent performance. Next, Aaron discussed why 3D graphics was emphasized in Silverlight 5 (3rd most wanted feature on Silverlight User Voice) and what are the common scenarios for using 3D graphics (geographic apps, astronomy, 3D charts and reports, medical imaging, etc.) Aaron continued with a comparison of Silverlight 3D graphics with other 3D APIs...