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  • Silverlight
    Declarative Interactivity with Actions & Triggers in SilverlightPreview
    The Expression Blend design tool aims to keep designers productive by giving them access to pre-packaged components that enable common interactive tasks to be performed without writing additional code.Read More…
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    Understanding Visual States in SilverlightPreview
    User interfaces change state. An email client might have online/offline views and might display emails in full/collapsed views. At a more granular level, a CheckBox control might have states like checked, unchecked, enabled, disabled and so on. This screencast looks at how the Silverlight UI model handles state changes.Read More…
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    Navigation Capabilities in SilverlightPreview
    Much like a regular HTML application, a Silverlight application can be structured as a set of pages with navigation links between them. This allows not only for navigation within the Silverlight content but also for applications to surface their inner content via hyperlinks in just the same way as any other web content.Read More…
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    Weekend Lecture: Silverlight Firestarter Keynote with Scott GuthriePreview scott guthrie
    Just because you missed that awesome conference, doesn’t mean that you can’t still watch the lectures! This weekend, we feature an inspiring talk by Microsoft's Scott Guthrie as he presents Silverlight 5.Read More…
  • Silverlight
    Animation in SilverlightAnimation
    Silverlight has an animation system whereby most properties on user interface elements can be animated – properties like width, height, rotation, color and so on can all be targeted in a consistent way regardless of the type of the content itself. Let's take a look at the basics of animations using Expression Blend.Read More…
  • Silverlight
    Download and Read an XML File Over HTTPCross domain preview
    One of the defining characteristics of a RIA is the ability to cross the network and grab resources. There are many ways to do this in Silverlight, but here we'll write a little code to illustrate just about the simplest: an asynchronous request across the network for an XML file.Read More…
  • Silverlight
    Create a Wallview for Images with Silverlight: CodePreview
    Welcome to the second part of creating an iTunes-inspired Wallview. In this part we are going to write the whole code in C# for the two UserControls that we created with Expression Blend in the previous tutorial. Read More…
  • Silverlight
    Create a Wallview for Images with Silverlight: DesignPreview
    As the title states, we're going to create a Wallview inspired by iTunes. This tutorial is split up into two parts - one for the design in Blend and the other one for the code behind in Visual Studio. Read More…
  • Silverlight
    Silverlight for In-Browser, Out-of-Browser and Elevated ApplicationsPreview2
    Silverlight is known as a "browser plug-in" but it can easily be used to build 3 different kinds of applications cross-platform. There's the browser app, the out-of-browser app and the elevated-trust out of browser app. Here we'll take a look at how you build all 3.Read More…
  • Silverlight
    Introduction to Control Templating in SilverlightPreview
    One of Silverlight's most powerful features is that the built-in controls have a look-and-feel that comes from a template. These templates can be replaced to provide completely different visuals onto a control which still behaves the same way. In this video we'll use Expression Blend to replace the look and feel of a simple control, see how the control still functions correctly, then how we can set up the different visual states and transitions.Read More…
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    Design and Build a Silverlight 4 Translator App200x200
    Yesterday, Carlos examined the Google AJAX API and Flash. Today, we're going to look at creating a Silverlight Translator Application using the Microsoft Translator service. We'll begin with interface design (in Photoshop) and move into implementation using Silverlight 4 (including its most recent features) as a web application framework.Read More…
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    How to Build Silverlight Video Players with Expression EncoderPreview
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    The Silverlight category over at Activetuts+ has been steadily gaining momentum over the last couple of months. However, the world of RIA's covers a broad range of subjects, so we thought it fitting that Nettuts+ readers enjoyed a slice of the pie too. Dig into this screencast and, if you're interested, pay a visit to ActiveTuts+ for plenty more Silverlight content when you're done!Read More…
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