ServerQuest Gallery is up, 16 Silverlight Game finalists chosen
Average: 0The ServerQuest Contest Gallery has opened to display the 16 finalists in the Silverlight Game building contest. There is a variety of games for the panel of judges to choose from. I haven't tried them all yet, but I did get stuck on the Boss Launch game for awhile. Into the pizza boxes, you…
"Silverlight Math Creativity" series begins
Average: 0Rafe Kemmis picked up an old familiar book called Flash Math Creativity and has decided to exercise his animation skills by rewriting them in Silverlight. I look forward to seeing his results from some of the more complex examples in the book.
Silverlight Kit for the New York Times API has been released
Average: 0The goal of the Starter Kit is to make it easier for designers and developers to use the APIs very easily. Design-time data is included as well to help build the experience in Blend or Visual Studio. Michael Scherotter has posted the full details behind the New York Times Silverlight Kit.
Silverlight-based Sharepoint Controls are showing up for work
Average: 0IDV Solutions announced their Visual Fusion product today which integrates SharePoint data with Virtual Earth and Silverlight. Other SharePoint controls are available from ComponentOne, who is offering a DataGrid, Charts and Maps. Perpetuum Software is offering Report Sharp Shooter which is…
How to use SVG in Silverlight and WPF Applications
Average: 0Frank La Vigne demonstrates how he is using CC licensed SVG files from Wikipedia in his Silverlight and WPF applications. To spoil the ending for you the secret ingrediant in this case is Mike Swanson's excellent AI to XAML plug-in.
Silverlight 3 Links from Pete Brown
Average: 0Pete Brown, a bona fide Silverlight Wizard, must have had a great talk at the Reston DevDinner, based on the Silverlight 3 Links he posted. If you haven't taken the time to look at Silverlight 3 yet, this is a fun way to start.
Adobe and Microsoft take on the Wheel of Fortune Challenge at WEB09
Average: 0At the WEB09 conference, a challenge was issued to both Adobe and Microsoft speakers at the event: What can you build in 2 hours using your tools of choice? Nigel Parker has the full story including video.
Microsoft Previews WPF and Silverlight Apps for Facebook
Average: 0In accordance with Facebook announcing their new Open Stream API, Microsoft previewed a WPF and Silverlight applications visualizing the freshly made available data. Rafe Needleman captured a good video of the Silverlight and WPF Facebook Open Stream API demos.
Silverlight 3 Hidden Features: TextBox.CaretBrush
Average: 0Shawn Wildermuth takes time out to remember the little features in Silverlight 3. Everyone talks about Pixel Shaders and RIA Services, but who remembers to talk about the simple but important CaretBrush?
Microsoft putting the I in Rich International Applications. Go RIA France!
Average: 0You see a lot about RIA online these days, even debates on the 3 letters, but Christophe Lauer has taken the initiative one step further and produced a RIA focused blog but in French (http://www.riactu.fr) I have absolutely no clue what the heck he's saying in his blog posts as I'm limited to a…