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  • Pete at Microsoft: WCF RIA Services Team Interview

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 21, 2010 (8 hours ago)
    Tags: WCF RIA Services , Interview , Videos , Jeff Handley , Deepesh Mohnani , Dinesh Kulkarni , Pete Brown
    Don't miss this awesome interview of Pete Brown with Jeff Handley, Deepesh Mohnani, and Dinesh Kulkarni.

    While on campus in May, I met with the WCF RIA Services team at Microsoft. We discussed both the awesome parts and the difficult parts of the recent product release.

    Microsoft WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes, and custom operations. It also provides end-to-end support for common tasks such as data validation, authentication, and roles by integrating with Silverlight components on the client and ASP.NET on the mid-tier.

  • Silverlight Tip: Using LINQ to Select the Largest Available Webcam Resolution

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 16, 2010 (5 days ago)
    In this tip, Pete Brown explains how to find the largest possible webcam resolution using LINQ.

    Sometimes in Silverlight, you just want to get the largest possible webcam resolution. This snippet shows how to obtain that using LINQ.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 08, 2010 (1 week ago)
    Tags: Text , Fonts , WPF , Pete Brown
    Take a look at this cool post by Pete Brown on using fonts wisely across multiple platforms.

    WPF 4 has Great Font Rendering. So, what are you waiting for? There are so many great WPF applications out there that just need these simple text options changes (which can be put into global styles) in order to go from awesome to truly friggin awesome.


    WPF has gotten a lot of abuse about its font rendering over the years. While I understand why the rendering was the way it was, I'm one of the people who complained about it. WPF 4 totally changes that. It has font rendering that is as good as any native Windows application, and better than most every other developer platform. Pick good fonts (a must in any case) and set the right options to take the fuzz out of your WPF applications.


  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 18, 2010 (1 month ago)
    While working on the Printing chapter of his Silverlight 4 Book, Pete Brown decided to build a simple report writer.

    The book chapter goes into great detail on the printing API. I won't duplicate that here. However, you can find additional information on MSDN.

    The goal of the report writer is to create a simple way to print reports in Silverlight. A non-goal was to create a report designer or similar. I'll leave that to you all and to the vendors.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 23, 2010 (1 month ago)
    Pete Brown posted an interview with Josh Blake about NaturalShow, his multi-touch not-PowerPoint presentation approach, written in WPF.

    Josh uses multi-touch to navigate through a really clever way of presenting material. I'd try and describe it, but it's really best if you watch it. 

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 21, 2010 (2 months ago)
    At MIX10, Pete Brown caught up with Emil Stoychev from SilverlightShow to talk about the new corporate website of CompletIT.

    ImageCreating your whole website using Silverlight isn't usually the approach you'll take--unless you happen to be a company specializing in Silverlight development.

    At MIX10, I caught up with Emil Stoychev, founder of SilverlightShow. His company, CompletIT, located in Sofia, Bulgaria, created a very slick animated website entirely in Silverlight. It has everything from background animation, to cool folding effects, to a full portfolio to...flying pigs!

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 20, 2010 (2 months ago)
    Tags: Listbox , WPF , Tips , Pete Brown
    If you have problems with fitting items into a Listbox in Silverlight or WPF, take a look at this solution provided by Pete Brown.

    One layout issue many folks run into in WPF and Silverlight is the problem of ListBox content not automatically sizing to the width of the ListBox.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Apr 09, 2010 (2 months ago)
    Tags: Layout , WPF , Pete Brown
    In this post, Pete Brown talks about layout rounding, which has nothing to do with using rounded corners.

    WPF now has a great UI feature that Silverlight got back in the SL3 timeframe: Layout Rounding. Layout rounding lets you specify that you want the shape to snap to the closest whole pixel. Rather than have a double-width gray line, you'll get a single-width black line, but it may be a partial pixel off from where you thought it would be. That's the trade-off, and it's one that many folks are willing to make.

  • author  Pete Brown  /  released on  Jun 28, 2010
    Silverlight 3 in Action
    Coming soon...

    Product Description

    Silverlight 3 in Action is a fast-paced, comprehensive tutorial that guides the reader from creating "Hello World" to coding production-quality, data-driven rich internet applications with graphics, audio, and video content. Written for a developer who already knows how to code in C#, this fluff-free book covers the basics quickly and dives into the heart of Silverlight development using XAML (a language for creating user interface elements), Visual Studio 2008/2010, and the Expression design suite.

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  • Value Converters and Extension Methods in Silverlight Binding

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 09, 2009 (more than a year ago)

    Pete Brown will show you some options of Value Converters and Extension Methods in Silverlight Binding.

    I love binding in Silverlight, but sometimes you need to do things with binding that you know how you would do in inline code, but maybe aren’t sure how to handle in binding. Nine times out of ten, a value converter can help you out.

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