Silverlight TV 54: New Silverlight Training Series

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This week on Silverlight TV, John introduces a brand-new Silverlight Training Series first announced at the Silverlight Firestarter. Created by John Papa and Silverlight MVPs Corey Schuman and Dan Wahlin, this eleven lab series includes hands-on labs and video walk-throughs by Corey and Dan, as well as:

  • Lab source code in both VB and C#
  • Step by step lab documents
  • Offline kit containing all 11 labs, lab documents, source code, and links to videos
  • Videos with Dan, Corey, and John walking through the labs and offering tips

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    Billy

    Thank you very much !
    Can't wait to try this !

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    HenryM

    Thank you a lot!
    A Silverlight fan!

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    dwahlin

    Glad to hear the excitement over the labs! We had fun building them and filming the videos and hope they serve as a good resource for people interested in getting started with Silverlight development or wanting to enhance their existing skills.

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    Macaruchi

    Thanks for the series, had been waiting for something like this for a while.

    One thing I would love to see in trainings like this is an offline version with the videos in it. I downloaded the offline version and was dissapointed to have to watch the videos online.

    Sometimes it's just easier to download a big file and then be able to watch the videos while away from an internet connection.

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    Greg

    This is just what I need to get going with silverlight - Thanks guys... I have downloaded the starter kit but Im getting errors straight off the bat in most of the modules. (Even when runing the Completed solutions). Is there any more detail on how to set up these projects to get them working or even how to handle errors that might occur when first running them? 

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    nhwilly

    Great stuff.  Thanks.

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    dwahlin

    Greg,

    Sorry to hear you're running into problems. I'd recommend a couple of things:

    1. The labs using a database all reference SQLEXPRESS as the database name in the web.config files since that's the default name. Make sure you don't have a SqlExpress database with a different name. If you do you'll need to update the connection string in each lab's web.config file. I'm assuming you have SqlExpress installed but double-check that as well.

    2. Post any specific errors you may see in the appropriate lab's comments area (not here though). We've had a lot of people get through the labs successfully but if you're not able to run the solutions then there must be something configured a little bit differently on your machine. Seeing the errors will hopefully help narrow down the issue.

    Thanks,
    Dan 

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    Greg

    Hi Dan - I have SQLExpress installed with default instance name. Will post errors Im getting on Lab site comments - thanks

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    regine

    merci

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    sekharonline

    Very Existing Labs will be working on that and will be updating soon koodos john papa

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    Titicaca

    [quote]
    5 days ago, Macaruchi wrote
    Thanks for the series, had been waiting for something like this for a while.
    One thing I would love to see in trainings like this is an offline version with the videos in it. I downloaded the offline version and was dissapointed to have to watch the videos online.
    Sometimes it's just easier to download a big file and then be able to watch the videos while away from an internet connection.
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    I second that.
    Was expecting to see videos offline too. I guess I see your dilemma - so many formats to choose from.
    I'd suggest a separate offline archive with videos included. Videos can be in the most generic format for Windows player, low to medium quality. I personally never cared of watching developer videos on iPood-o-Zune-o-boxes.

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