A gathering of posts covering what's going on in the world of the Microsoft Client Continuum. Client Technologies include Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, WPF, Silverlight, Expression Studio, ASP.Net and Live Services.
Ward Bell demonstrates how to
disable image-based buttons in LOB apps with a Grayscale Pixel Shader in WPF. Not only does this save you from twice the image assets to maintain, but its also very simple to do. And you feel cool, because you're using Pixel Shaders.
Kirupa has written
a tutorial that provides a basic overview of how to write a simple application that supports dropping of files into it. The tutorial is based on Blend 3 and the source
code is included.
Scott Hanselman provides
a whirlwind tour of the Demo Dashboard VS2010 extension. Based on how much easier it is to build extensions in the new VS2010 shell, I'm guessing we'll see a lot more of these "casual" extensions in the future. Screenshot depicts the Demo Dashboard…
As a result of an exploration in Resolution Independent Icon Design, Thomas Immich demonstrates how Deep Zoom can be
leveraged for rendering different image versions of an icon. I love the idea of resizing an application that adapts to the new space while maintaining crisp icons. Check…
Janete Perez covers in detail
the process of importing a Photoshop (.PSD) file into Blend 3. Its really great to see the new amount of information that is persisted during the import, including detailed functionality like Maximize Compatibility. Looking forward to Part 2 which will
be posted on…
Nikhil Kothari has posted a a sample application that demonstrates a
ViewModel with MVC/Navigation in Silverlight. As an added bonus the sample uses the
New York Times Newswire API, and is running on teh Silverlight.FX framework.
Michael Wolf from Cynergy takes on
a tour of the new Out of Browser functionality in Silverlight 3. After explaining the concept, how to customize the install and storing data, Mike discusses at a high level the difference between Silverlight OOB and AIR.