Archive for the ‘XAML’ Category

Yeahhh! Silverlight 5 is in RC!

September 2, 2011 Leave a comment

For those who tought that Silverlight was dead and that the announcements made last year were just a hoax.

There you go:’s-new-in-silverlight-5

Keep in-touch I feel that there will be some nice announcements during the month of September!

UPDATE Sept. 3th, 2011:

I have got the confirmation that Silverlight 5 will be released with a go-live license be for the end of this year!


All MIX 11 Session Video via RSS, iTunes, Powershell or Juice!

Thanks to Scott Hanselman, who brought this up!

Like Scott said, If you really want iTunes in your life…you can subscribe in iTunes from Advanced|Subscribe to Podcast (look for MIX11 Sessions)

But I find it cooler with Zune! The video is super crisp in MP4 High! 🙂

Tell me the ones you liked the most! There is soooo much information. Almost everything applies on technologies available today!

My best (in descending order) are :

  1. An Overview of the MS Web Stack of Love,
  2. NuGet In Depth: Empowering Open Source on the .NET Platform
  3. ASP.NET MVC 3 @:The Time is Now
  4. Fun with ASP.NET MVC 3 and MEF
  5. Deconstructing Orchard: Build, Customize, Extend, Ship
  6. Good JavaScript Habits for C# Developers

My worse is:

  1. Application Design for Windows Phone (She is so nervous and thirsty…)

Silverlight / XAML Tools and Resources

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

This is a work in progress but here’s a list. If you find more of them let me know!

SWF2XAML A free tool that converts Adobe/Macromedia Flash files to XAML
VisioExportToXAML An Add-in to Visio 2007 to create XAML directly. (Source code avail.)
XamlTune A svg to xaml conversion library.
XamlPadX 4.0 XamlPad is a basic visual editor for Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).
ViewerSvg svg to xaml converter.
XAML Power Toys VS 2008/10 Add-In for form generation tools, Grid tools, DataForm, DataGrid and ListView generation really shorten the XAML form layout time.

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Beware of Remote Desktop when developping!

January 9, 2011 Leave a comment

I am currently working on a modular Silverlight application using SIlverlight 4 and Prism v4. Once you get the hang of it Prism combine with Unity or Mef allow you to create really cool loosely coupled and highly testable apps. But after having set the modules and regions in my app, I was faced with a bizarre problem.

Some of the regions in my app would behave correctly in terms of binding and respond correctly to interactions of the user. But they wouldn’t allow a mouse click????

Yes that’s right the regions in question wouldn’t get the focus using the mouse but would get the focus with the keyboard after tabbing to them…

The sSilverlight app was hosted in the browser so I tought, may be by resizing, or minimizing the browser window it’ll fix the problem but no joy. That didn’t solve the issue.

After a couple hours researching left and right on this issue, I tried minimizing and restoring the remote desktop window to my dev station. And boom suddenly the “injected” region would behave!

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A good XAML starter up!

February 17, 2009 Leave a comment

These days I play a lot with SilverLight and while looking up something on the net.

I found the following 2 webcasts highlighting the strength of XAML!

It really shows a homogeneous XAML is.

The speaker, Billy Hollis is very good…

Categories: XAML