November 2011 - Posts

Still a few seats available for the next Silverlight Tour stop in Montreal, come and learn top Silverlight content from local experts!!!

  • What: Silverlight training
  • When: November 21-24 (4 days)
  • Where: Montreal, Qc
  • Registration/info

    Also note that we offer a free license of Telerik's RadControls for Silverlight to every attendee ($999 value)!!
    For more information on RadControls, visit:

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    Here are the slides we used for the “Back from BUILD” presentation at DevTeach Ottawa 2011 with Colin Melia (@colinizer).

    We talked about:

    1. The Windows 8 experience
    2. What’s new in Silverlight 5
    3. WinRT – the new cross-language Windows client platform
    4. Building a Metro Style app with XAML
    5. Building portable libraries for cross-platform apps



    I think attendees appreciated that we let them play with the new Windows 8 tablet…

    Posted by pluginbaby | with no comments


    Here are the slides we used for the “Silverlight 5 and HTML 5” presentation at DevTeach Ottawa 2011 with Frédéric Harper (@fharper):


    Download the demos:
    (requires Silverlight 5 RC)


    This time, I refrain myself from doing this kind of jokes:



    This week in Ottawa, I did a full day workshop on Silverlight, as a pre-conference of the DevTeach Canadian event.
    I showed how to build from scratch a business application, from the Db to the UI, covering these topics:

    • Entity Framework
    • WCF RIA Services
    • DataBinding
    • Sécurity (users and roles)
    • Validation
    • MVVM and Command
    • OOB
    • Animations, Styles and ControlTemplate in Blend
    • Silverlight Spy tool (


    Get my slides

    Get the code

    The app I built is from the MS hands-on-labs, you can get all the word doc and vs files there:


    If you are interested to learn more on Silverlight don’t forget the Silverlight Tour Training, a four-day course on Silverlight 5 with VS2010 and Blend.

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