February 2009 - Posts

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Silverlight 2 Update - Get the Developer Version by Ken Cox [MVP]

The latest Silverlight 2 update (Silverlight 2 GDR 1 (2.0.40115.0)) failed to install on my machine because it detected that I already had the developer version. The error message and redirect to the correct file are well engineered, but developers can...
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Source Code for Creating a Silverlight 2 Data Form Released by Ken Cox [MVP]

I've release the source code from my screencast series on Creating a Silverlight 2 Data Form at the MSDN Code Gallery . On the Downloads tab, you'll find several files for VB and C# projects. The basic source code is the same, but the large downloads...
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Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 8: Client Storage by Ken Cox [MVP]

In Episode 8 , we continue working with the AutoCompleteBox control that we implemented in Episode 7 . This time, we fetch a long list of country names as XML from a third-party Web service, cache the file on the client using isolated storage, and harness...
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A Better Way to do Silverlight Databinding by Ken Cox [MVP]

The guys at Intersoft Solutions are ahead of the curve again with their Intersoft Data Source control for Silverlight . The CTP includes the AstoriaDataSource that connects cleanly to an ADO.NET Data service. Rather than jumping through hoop after hoop...
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Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 7: Adding Some Style by Ken Cox [MVP]

Episode 7 of my series on creating a Silverlight 2 data form concentrates on adding visual appeal. You implement rounded borders, gradient effects, and import professional styles from the Silverlight Control Toolkit . You also learn how to use the AutoCompleteBox...
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