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Silverlight 2 is great technology, but some of very handy User Controls are still missing from it. Alex Golesh has released to openup a project called Silverlight Tree View that provides Tree View user control for Silverlight 2. *NOTE: current code was ported from WPF source code and corresponds to Silverlight 2 Beta 2. Thanks Alex !
We are holding a local Silverlight 2.0 training event at Microsoft Israel Development Center and the room is super full (round 140+ people). Tamir Khason's knowledge of Silverlight is phenomenal. Here is a first shot of the event: Up until now it looks very interesting :) If you've missed it, there is a second event .
Alex Golesh has release String-To-PathGeometry Converter to OpenUp . About the project: "Silverlight 2 is great technology. But for some developers who used to work with WPF there are some missed helper classes, which are very handy. One of them is “PathFigureCollectionConverter” object, which accepts string with figure path definition and convert it to Geometry object. This project provides similar functionality for Silverlight 2: it accepts string with path definition, and return PathGeometry...
Shidonni , an Israeli startup has released a preview of their new, Silverlight based, game for kids. The basic idea is that you draw a creature and then feed it and take care of it and its offspring. They really show the potential of Silverlight and what can be done with this technology on the web. The guys there have done a great job and my kid played with it for a very long time :)
Tamir Khason has contributed a great set of projects to OpenUp, Microsoft open source competition . WebCam control for WPF : Reusable WPF control to display high frame rate video such as WebCam or framegrabber DirectShow output. This control uses InteropBitmap introduced in .NET framework 3.5 and managed DirectShow P/Invoke. This control does not uses DirectShow.net library, so it's completely independent. Silverlight controls library : This is the library of WPF (and not only WPF) controls,...
Gizmox is an Israeli startup that developed an application UI framework that bridges good-old practices of building enterprise applications (using WinForms) with web 2.0 style application delivery (AJAX style). The idea behind their solution is that the WinForm application style can be sub classed to have a class that separates the UI implementation (and optimizes the communication between the UI and the application logic) from the UI logic. The result is that one can develop a Windows Forms style...