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Silverlight Crossdomain Access Workarounds

I was testing out some typography with Silverlight and figured I’d try grab some text from Wikipedia. I started with the naive approach: private void GetText() { WebClient webClient = new WebClient(); webClient.DownloadStringCompleted += new DownloadStringCompletedEventHandler...

Looking back at MicrosoftPDC.com (from the inside)

I had the privilege of working on the MicrosoftPDC.com website as lead developer for the past several months. The process hasn’t been kind to my blogging schedule lately, but the experience definitely taught me quite a bit: working with the top-notch...
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Running Silverlight 2 on Google Chrome using the Chrome Dev Channel

When Google Chrome first came out and I read that it used Webkit, the same rendering engine that powers Safari, I tried browsing a few Silverlight 2 sites. It kind of worked, as long as the sites didn’t exclude browsers that weren’t on Microsoft’s official...

Silverlight and Relative URI’s for Image and Video Sources

One of the main use cases of Silverlight is to enable rich media experiences, which requires referencing media files (images, audio, and video). That’s a little trickier than you’d expect, and it’s not very clearly documented. For instance, we ran into...
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Speaking at the So Cal Code Camp on 6/29/08: Deep Dive Into Deep Zoom

I'll be speaking at the SoCal Code Camp in San Diego on Jun 29, 2008. My session’s titled Deep Dive into Silverlight Deep Zoom . We'll look at the code that runs the Hard Rock Memorabilia site, then build a site on the fly that takes advantage of Deep...
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Silverlight 2 (beta 2) and Firefox 3... so happy together...

If you've been holding off on using Silverlight 2 or Firefox 3 because they weren't playing well together , it's safe to come out now. One of the best "undocumented" features in Silverlight 2 Beta 2 is that it now works with Firefox 3. I've...

TechEd 2008 Keynote Summary

Here are the highlights from the TechEd 2008 Keynote (as seen from afar by watching the TechEd 2008 Keynote and reading posts and press): Via Microsoft PressPass , here are the key announcements (with my notes): Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 will be available...

Why Silverlight 2 Deep Zoom Really is Something New

The Hard Rock Memorabilia site got a lot of press MIX 08; TechCrunch called it the coolest part of the MIX keynote . It takes advantage of a new Silverlight 2 feature called Deep Zoom, which allows for smooth zooming and panning over a large collection...
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What's been announced about Silverlight 2? See ScottGu's "First Look" post

I've had a lot of people ask me for hints about what's in Silverlight 2. My general strategy is to tell them to read Scott Guthrie's blog, then fake a seizure. That strategy will work even better starting today, since Scott just posted a First Look at...
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Using Windowless Silverlight Controls To Blend HTML and Silverlight Elements

Silverlight 1.0 has no intrinsic controls. Forget about dropdowns and sliders, Silverlight 1.0 doesn't have textboxes or buttons. That doesn't mean you can't build and deploy advanced Silverlight 1.0 applications today, though. [ Sheesh, that sounded...
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