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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 11, 2010 (2 days ago)
    Tim Heuer is discussing the issue of hosting Silverlight applications (XAPs) on your site that are from a different domain.

    What I mean here is that your site ( has an <object> tag for Silverlight plugin that has the Source parameter set to  This is essentially the cross-domain hosting situation.  What happens in this situation is that the plugin loads but the app does not, presenting in just a big blank space where the app should be.

    A recent head-banger sent me a note and I sent him my items to check on how to solve this.  I thought I’d share.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 11, 2010 (2 days ago)
    There is a great post written by Emiel Jongerius who describes a walk-through of the steps to perform in order to localize XAML files in Silverlight.

    This post is based on Silverlight 4, but all the steps do also apply to Silverlight 3. The full source code of the resulting project can be downloaded here. The language C# is used throughout this post, but the steps are easy translatable to VB.NET.

  • Q1 2010 SP2 (version 2010.1.603) of Telerik XAML controls is now live

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 07, 2010 (6 days ago)
    Nikolay Atanasov from Telerik announces the release of the latest Service Pack which now includes a lot of fixes and improvements in their XAML controls.

    With this release we uploaded the brand new WPF QSF, whose design is now analogical  to the RadControls for Silverlight online demos, thus once again demonstrating the code re-usability between the two suites.

  • Silverlight Tip of the Day#27 – Displaying Special Characters in XAML

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 04, 2010 (1 week ago)
    Tags: XAML , Tips , Mike Snow
    In his latest Silverlight tip, Mike Snow explains about encoding special/reserved characters in XAML.

    If you try to use the special/reserved characters in a string in XAML you will get a slew of errors in your Error List.

  • Silverlight Tip of the Day #26 – Changing the Startup Class

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 02, 2010 (1 week ago)
    Tags: Tips , XAML , Mike Snow
    In his latest tip, Mike Snow demonstrates how by following some simple steps you can change the startup class of your Silverlight application.

    When a Silverlight application is launched the entry point is a class that inherits from System.Windows.Application. By default, when you create a new Silverlight application project, this would be your App class which gets defined in App.xaml.cs. You can, however, change which startup class you want to use. In fact, if you do not plan to use XAML at all you can reduce the size of your application by deleting the Page and App classes including the XAML and code behind files.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 31, 2010 (1 week ago)
    In this post Matthias Shapiro discusses the ability to use the StringFormat feature when binding in Silverlight 4.

    Previously, if I wanted to have a piece of text that said “Your name is [username]” I could either use the old Horizontal-Stack-Panel-And-2-TextBlocks trick or write a value converter (not going to be seen below because there’s a great example of it over here. Incidentally, that example is totally irrelevant if you’re going to use StringFormat, but more on that in a second).

    The StringFormat option in Silverlight 4 allows you put all that information into a single field, which is extremely useful not only for TextBlocks, but for Content fields in a Button. In fact, let’s use that as an example.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 25, 2010 (2 weeks ago)
    Take a look at this post in which Michael Sorens presents a collection of little known but useful utility applications that can assist you as you learn and develop WPF code.

    Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is simultaneously enticing and intimidating. It offers potential for amazing flexibility in UI design but there is a mountain of learning to climb. At the time of writing I am still very much in the foothills, gazing upward. This is my second article on WPF wherein I attempt to give both you and me a “leg up” on the WPF climb from a unique perspective.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 18, 2010 (3 weeks ago)
    In this post David Kelley talks about MEF, how to get started with it and what can MEF really do.

    Microsoft Extensibility Framework or MEF is one of the great features in Silverlight, designed around making Silverlight applications more extensible generally and provides a much more complete story for the separation of concerns. MEF then begs the question 'Why we care?' and 'What can MEF really do?' and we will address that here.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 17, 2010 (3 weeks ago)
    This post of Antoni Dol is dedicated to QuoteFloat - an animation for TextBlock elements, inspired by the way the HTC Touch HD shows SMS Text messages.

    It moves the text up and rotates it at the same time resulting in a spiraling effect. It is done by giving the TextBlock elements a PlaneProjection each and animating the RotationY and GlobalOffsetY properties.

    The TextBlock elements are positioned below the bottom of the Canvas. The Canvas has a Clipping Mask so no one will see them until the animation starts.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Phil Middlemiss  on  May 10, 2010 (1 month ago)
    Have you ever used Photoshop (or similar) to give a button or panel a 3D appearance using inner-bevels etc?
    Phil Middlemis describes an easy way to achieve the same thing but with 100% XAML and completely scalable.

    Some of the graphics were understandably left as raster since there would be no equivalent way to achieve the same result in Blend. But the elements that bothered me were usually simple panels or buttons [...] had rounded corners, and they had some kind of bevel that made them appear raised or lowered.Image

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