April 2008 - Posts


Silverlight - The Song by dwahlin

About 6 months ago my good friend Spike Xavier and I got together on a Saturday to work on a new song since we like to get away from programming now and then and mess around with music for fun. It'd been awhile since we released our last song titled No...
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Orlando 2008 DevConnections Talks by dwahlin

I'm in Orlando this week speaking at the DevConnections conference on 3 different topics.  It's my personal favorite as far as conferences go and features a lot of cool technologies, people and events.  This week I'm covering custom ASP.NET...

Pushing Data to a Silverlight Client with Sockets: Part II by dwahlin

In Part 1 of this two part series on socket support in Silverlight 2 I discussed how a server could be created to listen for clients using classes in the System.Net.Sockets namespace. In that post the TcpListener class was used to listen for client connections...
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Pushing Data to a Silverlight Client with Sockets: Part I by dwahlin

Silverlight 2 has built-in support for sockets which creates some interesting possibilities.  If you've ever worked on a client-side application that needed to receive up-to-date data then you're probably used to solving the problem by polling. ...
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Silverlight 2 Networking Options by dwahlin

I've been spending my nights working on a new book covering Silverlight 2 and have been focusing on the new networking features that are available in the System.Net and related namespaces.  Silverlight's great at animating objects, performing transformations...

Using Silverlight 2 ItemsControl Templates by dwahlin

Building Silverlight 2 applications reminds me of the first time I built an ASP.NET application.  There are so many new features and controls that it takes a little time to get up-to-speed with what's available and how it can be used.  It's...
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Video: Silverlight Rehab by dwahlin

I just watched a new video called Silverlight Rehab that's pretty dang funny (heard about it through Adam Kinney who's on the Silverlight team). Even my wife laughed which is saying a lot since she doesn't typically appreciate "geek" humor much. I'm not...
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