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.
Janete Perez has posted a few blog posts on
Photoshop Import in Expression Blend 3 and recently one on
Importing Adobe Illustrator files in Expression Blend 3. The posts are definitely worth checking out if you think will ever need to import graphics into Blend.
Rick Barraza from Cynergy has been doing some great work showing how to use WritableBitmap and PixelShaders to create some very interesting effects in Silverlight. Check out both
his recent posts Advanced Render Techniques with WriteableBitmaps and
Fluid Dynamics in Silverlight.
Dan Wahlin has posted a tutorial on Cleaning Up the Disabled State of a Silverlight
Control using Expression Blend. He shows how simple it is to update a control's template when it doesn't match the look of your UI.
Chris Cavanagh always seems to pick interesting projects. This time he's created a new WPF Web Browser control that plays nice with the WPF layout
system and can be transformed.
Grab the source code or take a peek at his
3D Browser in the works.
Peter Blois has posted a technique for creating Silverlight control templates from Illustrator artwork. In order to make the custom artwork
scale appropriately he makes use of his
Silverlight Nine Grid.
David Isbitski demonstrates how to install
the PDC2009 font and then embed it in a Silverlight application. The nice thing is that the Font embed work can be done and customized with just a few clicks in the Font Manager tool in Blend.
6 tutorials on Web Slices
have been posted to MSDN.
"In these short lessons, you will learn how to add Web Slices to an existing Web page. You start with a Web page that contains a fictitious conference schedule, a weather report, and ticket auction for a hit Broadway musical. Initially,…
Charles Petzold posted a Flag Effect sample with source code for Silverlight. The image is diced up into many small square
representations of an area of the image that is then transformed in coordination with all of the other elements.