Today I wanted to add a bulleted list of text items in a xaml page, as there is no BulletedList control in Silverlight, you have to do it yourself. But I don’t need a databound list, just something simple in a TextBlock, so here is what I ended with, using <LineBreak> and <Run> elements:
Yesterday I did a Silverlight presentation at the Quebec User Group and my goal was to show the new features of Silverlight 3 to help build business app, so this was not quite an intro presentation with no animation and video...
I am very proud to announce that the Silverlight Tour is going to Switzerland.
Silverlight 3 Jumpstart by David Yack, Microsoft Silverlight MVP, is a small book designed to get you started with Silverlight. I think it was the first Silverlight 3 book available.
I really enjoyed reading this book, I like the format and the fact that it goes straight from XAML introduction to MVVM in less than 200 pages! The author doesn’t spend too much time explaining what a Rectangle is and how you can animate it… (we don’t really care, right) and focus more on features that will help you build RIA business application.
I really like the chapter on architectures presenting an overview of MVVM, Prism, CLSA, IdeaBlade and .NET RIA Services! I gives you a good starting point to learn about these new framework/pattern.
I definitely recommend this book for any .NET developer willing to quickly become up to date with Silverlight 3; in fact, as a Silverlight Trainer myself I bought several dozens to give to my students.
Note that this book is a premise of a next book focused even more on building business applications using Silverlight, so keep an eye on www.slria.com…Technorati Tags: Silverlight
"All-In-One Code Framework" delineates the framework and skeleton of most Microsoft development techniques using typical examples in different programming languages.
"All-In-One Code Framework" is a set of code samples available on CodePlex, the goal is to provide examples that are typical, extensible, structured, complete, well-documented and easy to understand.
The library covers many topics (COM, Windows 7, ASP.NET, Data Access, Office, …), and what attracted my attention is the Silverlight section!
Here is what you get in the Silverlight download for September:
As you can see some Silverlight 3 features are featured (PixelShader, PlaneProjection, WritableBitmap) as well as many other. For example the CSSL3CustomControl project is a good start is you want to learn how to build Silverlight custom control in C#.
Note: I am not involved in this project, if you have question please ask in the forum:
http://cfx.codeplex.com/Thread/List.aspxTechnorati Tags: Silverlight
The Activity control is an async/background activity indicator: it shows a progress bar while data is being loaded or work is being done in the background.