Printouts of the slides, presented on Silverlight 2.0 open house today

30 ביוני 2008

Thank you all, who participated today in Silverlight 2.0 for building Rich Internet Applications event. I uploaded printouts of the slides, presented during the session here. So, you can download it for reference. I’m really interesting within your feedback (leave comments) in order for me to be able to enhance it for future events. Also, I want to remind you, that due to lack of space we were unable to handle all those who want to attend, thus we...
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Silverlight 2.0 for building Rich Internet Applications (Local Event) – Take 2

29 ביוני 2008

As promised earlier, the next session of Silverlight 2.0 for building Rich Internet Applications will take place at 23 July, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM in ILDC. This is exactly the same session for those, who unable to attend tomorrow due to lack of place. Please, this time, try to register as soon as possible to assure seat assignment. Register to attend Silverlight 2.0 for building RIA >>
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Please do not ask me. We cannot handle more…

26 ביוני 2008

Monday next week, I’m making half day session about building rich internet applications with Silverlight 2.0 in ILDC. The registration is over a while ago, but during this week, I got very large amount of email, IMs and phones calls with appeal to attend. Sorry, we’re fully booked (currently about twice of available seats and it's about 200) and cannot handle any more. Only those who registered and got confirmations will allow to enter. It is for your own...
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How to consume WCF or Webservice from Vista Sidebar gadget by using Silverlight?

23 ביוני 2008

The challenge today is really simple. All we have to do is to write Silverlight Vista Sidebar Gadget, that consumes either WCF, ASMX or REST based service. Really simple, isn’t it? Let’s start Build server side services We should start from services. This is very straight forward mission. Here the logic I want to implement public string Echo(string input)     {         return string.Format("ACK...

Quick Silverlight tip: How to set format and validate value in TextBox?

19 ביוני 2008

Today morning I got an email from one of Microsofties, asking following question: Is there any way to set format and validation on TextBox in Silverlight 2. TextBox format: Date Format, Currency Format etc, TextBox validation: Regular date expression, should allow only numeric etc. If it’s possible out-of-box how do I do it? The answer is, that there is no data validation or formatting in Silverlight, however it’s very simple to build converter to...
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The truth about HTC has been revealed!

18 ביוני 2008

HTC is underground factory, that manufacturing cat eater cyborgs (Cats? Why Cats? Don’t you know, what PDA is? It’s Pussy Defended Asset. Other words male mouser). Especially, those cyborgs eat cats is disguise of Mobile Phones. Where HTC located? HTC located on the moon. Not in China. The facility is in one of moon craters inside the old spacecraft, abandoned by HAL from a space odyssey. Once a year, this moonbus rides to the Earth with...
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HLSL (Pixel shader) effects tutorial

17 ביוני 2008

Recently, I already wrote about PixelShader effects, introduced in .NET framework 3.5 SP1 (WPF). However it looks like for most people this syntax is still hard to understand. Today we’ll try to lean it more. In order to do this, I wrote small program, that helps you to write and debug pixel shader effects quickly. This how it looks like Hit Open to load image, Write your code and hit Execute to compile and apply bitmap dx...
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UserControl binding to own property bug in Sliverlight 2.0 beta 2

16 ביוני 2008

Today morning, I come to my office. Alex, sitting there, was very tired. His eyes were red. I asked him: “What’s going on?” and he responsed: “I think, I’m sick. Something is broken in Silverlight”. “What’s the problem?” – I asked. And he explained me, that he want to create UserControl with some properties. Let’s say something like this: <UserControl x:Class="SilverlightControl1"     xmlns=""     xmlns:x="" ...
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Silverlight controls library has been upgraded to Beta 2

15 ביוני 2008

Finally this weekend I got  a time to upgrade one of my OpenUp submissions, Silverlight controls library to work with Silverlight 2.0 beta 2. It was very interesting to track changes between developer’s (beta 1) and production (beta 2) go-live licenses. Let’s try to understand what has need changed. Syntax of DependencyProperty registration. Now instead of DependencyProperty.Register(name, propertyType,ownerType,propertyChangedCallback) you should use DependencyProperty.Register(name, propertyType,ownerType,typeMetadata), which, actually receives only one parameter in constructor – propertyChangedCallback. This make Silverlight to...
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