Silverlight TV Episode 1: The Joys of Trusted Out-of-Browser Applications

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I am proud to announce the premier of Silverlight TV airing on Channel 9! You can watch the first episode right here where Keith Smith (Silverlight Group Program Manager), along with host John Papa (Silverlight Evangelist), discuss Silverlight 4's out-of-browser applications. Keith demonstrates how to set up a Trusted application using the out-of-browser features, interact with the file system, integrate with COM and debug out-of-browser applications!
The mission of Silverlight TV is to provide premium Silverlight content through exclusive interviews with the members of the Silverlight product teams, partners and community leaders. Please help us get the word out about Silverlight TV by blogging, tweeting, emailing and shouting out loud! (I can't hear you!) 

I’ve included a list of important links for Silverlight TV as well as a FAQ. Feel free to forward this information.


Key links for Silverlight TV

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Watch Silverlight TV Shows on Channel 9

Watch shows and catch the latest news in our Silverlight TV blog

Silverlight TV RSS Feed

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@SilverlightTV on Twitter

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FAQ about Silverlight TV:


Q. What is Silverlight TV?

A. Silverlight TV is a new show in Channel 9’s lineup. Go behind the scenes at Microsoft with John Papa and learn what the Silverlight product team is dreaming up next. See exclusive interviews with the Silverlight product team, watch how community leaders are using Silverlight to solve real problems, and keep up with the latest happenings with Silverlight. Catch the inside scoop on Silverlight with Silverlight TV!


Q. Where can I watch Silverlight TV?

A. Silverlight TV airs on Channel 9


Q. Who would benefit from watching Silverlight TV?

A. Anyone interested in technical “how-to’s”, key Silverlight features, experiences from the real applications, and great examples of Silverlight.


Q. How long is each show?

A. Each show lasts about 10-15 minutes, depending on the topic.


Q. How often will Silverlight TV air?

A. Silverlight TV runs on an bi weekly schedule, however bonus shows will air prior to major events and announcements.


Q. How do I request a topic for Silverlight TV?

A. Send a message to @SilverlightTV on Twitter.


Q. How can I help Silverlight TV?

A. Blog, Tweet, Email, and Shout! Let all of your channels know about the new show! Feel free to forward this information to anyone who might be interested in Silverlight.




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The Discussion

  • User profile image

    Since I'm using Silverlight on a daily base, I looking forward to this series. Nice Cool

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    Great first show and look forward to future episodes.


    Just one suggestion: Can you put the "Media Downloads" section underneath the video? I missed the fact a download version was available because it was there way down the page from the "in page" video in the right-hand column. At its default "in page" resolution the screencast is impossible to read and on other videos the download options are usually much more visible directly underneath the video.




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    Ian - I will share that with the team. I think what happens is that the lengthy introduction post pushed everything down. So in other words, future shows won;t have this problem since they will have short posts. Smiley But either way it would be nice to have the links directly below the video.


    Thanks for tuning in!

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    Loved the relaxed atmosphere and the honest presentation. Those goofs in starting the application from the debugger are very useful because we will all hit them, and seeing what to do is just as useful. Very nice! Thanks John for this great idea.


    Now if you guys would only stop teasing us with this MIX will the awesomest thing ever, ever.... (just kidding, but the anticipation is building.)



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    Ben Hayat

    John, well done man! I liked the mood and perhaps it could be longer to cover more and deeper stuff. I'd rather see these series to be more on education side than marketing side.


    It was also great that you notified us on the Insiders today. Please remind us for the next ones as well.

    For future, as Prism 4 and MEF beome more integrated, it'd be great to have some sessions on Prism+MEF+RIA




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    David - Thanks for the feedback


    Ben - We are planning some deeper looks into more advanced topics as well as panel discussions (from questions posed from viewers on Twitter). But first we have some introductory topics. So the theme is basically "everything Silverlight" and we will have several series of topics so beginners and experts alike can find something that interests them.


    Thanks for watching!

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    Very good show! I learned a lot! Also very good that you didn't try and cut off the show or retape it because the demo didn't work immediatly because it might be something developpers run into. Great show!

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    Ben Hayat

    John, I like your new title: "Silverlight Shaker" Smiley

  • User profile image

    Ironically, silverlight is not compatible with my sound card, or my soundcard is not compatible with silverlight.



    That fix worked. Someone should probably fix that, it was a bad experience. Asus or Microsoft.


    I do like this show though.

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    I love the format of the show.  It's short, sweet, and the mistakes are still in there ... so it's not just an info-mmercial.


    I want to see the test cases/experiments of the Silverlight team trying to incorporate XNA (the 3D parts) or WPF 3D into Silverlight.


    Thanks In Advance.



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    Jorge Levy

    As a workaround you can donwload the wmv file, clicking right mouse button and selecting 'Save target as...' option. Function will be available just in the play button in the image cover...

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    Burkholder - Thanks for the feedback. We like our mistakes too ... makes the show more realistic. We all encounter these things so it's nice to see it unscripted.


    Maybe we should have named the show "Silverlight Unscripted" Wink

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    Great show Silverlight TV.

    great job Jpapa

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    Is there any way to download the code of the out-of-browser / powerpoint application ?

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