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Jul 27

Visual Studio beta 2 is out

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Get it from here.

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Jul 25

Even though the Xaml”s XamlUrl porperty seems to indicate that it can only load XAML from an existing url, the truth is that you can also pass it a reference to a XAML excerpt which is embeded on the page. here”s a quick example of how you can do this: <%@ Page Language=”C#” AutoEventWireup=”true” CodeFile=”Default2.aspx.cs” Inherits=”Default2″ […]

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Jul 25

Silverlight: building a simple progress bar

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When you”re developing a Silverlight application, you”ll surelly be in a situation where you need to download stuff before starting your app. In these cases, you should play nice with the user and give them some indications regarding what”s going on. The most common thing to do in these scenarios is to show a progress bar. […]

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Jul 24

A cool reference about the errors you might get on silverlight pages can be found here. Enjoy!

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Jul 23

Quick tip: if you have this error, then you”ve got the wrong name for your assembly in the xmlns namespace introduced on the xaml file. Quick example: xmlns:la=”clr-namespace:Silverlight.Controls;assembly=ClentBin/SilverlightProgressBar.dll” Notice the ClentBin (instead of ClientBin) typo…

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Jul 23

IronRuby''s first source code drop is out

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And John Lam gives you more info about it here.

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Jul 22

Book review: Don''t make me think

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This is really a cool book by Steve Krug. Even though some years have passed since the release of the 1st edition, this second one maintains the level and adds 3 new chapters. The book is very well written and has lots of good advices. Another thing: it”s short and you can read it in […]

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Jul 18

Another experience I”ve run today was related with compensating direction changes on animations. Here”s the scenario: suppose you”ve got a rectangle and you want it to move from x to y when something happens and then from y to x when another thing happens.  The main problem is that the change in direction might happen […]

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Jul 18

Silverlight: the parenthesis () do matter!

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Today I needed to animate a Rectangle so that it moved from left to right. Like all sane people, I”ve right clicked the xaml file and chose open in blend. Building the animation was really a complex operation: I only needed a pair of clicks and the rectangle was moving :,,) . Unfortunately, the code […]

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Jul 17

Protected: Thinking about building your own AppDomainManager?

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Jul 16

Silverlight Astoria client add on

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Pablo Castro announced the Silverlight client add on a few days ago. If you”re into Astoria and Silverlight, then go get it!

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Jul 16

Protected: We need a new release of Siverlight right now!

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Jul 16

Today I”ve seen an interesting question on the Silverlight forum. The question was: how to change the MaxJsonLenght property of the JavaScriptSerializer object that is used on the serialization of the objects that are passed to the web service? Answer: well, you need to use the BrowserHttpWebRequest object and create a custom JavaScriptSerializer object. Here”s […]

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Jul 13

In the last days I”ve been working over remote desktop and today i”ve needed to send CTRL+ALT+DEL to the remote machine. I”ve ended up discovering (by pure luck, I must say) that you get the same menu by using the combination CTRL+ALT+END…

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Jul 12

Silverlight: Beta vs Alpha

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Sorry, but to me only the manged version matters :,,) Just for fun i”ve tried porting some of the beta samples to managed code. Against all odds, i”ve ended up enjoying the simplicity of Javascript and I”ve tested different approaches for encapsulating xaml content. When i ported the beta samples, i wanted to do it as […]

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Jul 12

8C Competizione

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If you”re into cars, then it”s impossible not to like the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione…My good friend Alberto sent me this link with some cool desktop pictures of the car. This is my favourite one.

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Jul 10

Silverlight: Dowloading several images packaged on a ZIP file

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2011-01-12 08:51:46

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Jul 03

Silverlight alpha gotchas

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[Update: I must have been drinking when i wrote this :,,) It should be local domain because you cannot get objects from a remote host through the BrowserHttpWebRequest] These 2 just made me loose +45 minutes: 1. if you”re using the BrowserHttpWebRequest to download files from a remote domain, then make sure you”re testing your […]

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Jul 03

Protected: Book review: Designing Interactions

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Jul 02

Buying a new toy

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One of the things i did last week (while the site was done) was buying a new camera. I really didn”t need anything too fancy, but I wasn”t interested in getting the cheapest of the store too. so, I”ve ended up buying a Canon Powershot S3. I”ve been running several experiences with it and I […]

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