Welcome back Master Chief!
Welcome back Master Chief!
I was looking for the latest Blendables release
from Identity Mine (The
“Love Your Software” people) and noticed this contest. It’s hard not to create amazing
applications with their WPF controls, so if you’re doing cool things be sure to enter.
(But not too many of you because I want to still have a chance to win too!)
If you’re looking to get some great hands on Silverlight training, Wildermuth
Consulting in cooperation with Dunn Training is
bringing Shawn Wildermuth‘s Three Day Silverlight
Workshop to a city near you!
includes learning the ins and outs of XAML, hosting in the browser, the tools and
using Silverlight on the server. The class utilizes Silverlight 1.0 and Silverlight
1.1 Alpha as well as the latest toolset from Microsoft (including Visual Studio 2008
Beta 2 (Orcas) and Expression Studio).”
Tell them Rob sent you!
Not to be outdone by San Francisco, Chicago ,
or even Dublin, Ireland Frank
is putting together a Silverlight DevCamp up in the DC area on November 3, 2007. I
am so there!!! If you’re in the Carolina’s and want to head up let me know. I’ve offered
to present, but mostly look forward getting a group of excited Silverlight enthusiasts
Congratulations to all of the new speakers that have been added to the INETA Speaker
J. Ambrose Little
Todd C. Bleeker
At last nights Triangle .Net User Group meeting, during the opening code sharing session
I showed one of the demos from www.silverlight.net site.
(If you are doing anything with Silverlight, or wanting to understand more of what
Silverlight can do this site is a must!)
One of the videos posted by Laurence
Moroney shows the use of using query string parameters to generate dynamic Silverlight
XAML. There is a VIDEO and the original sample here: http://silverlight.net/learn/learnvideo.aspx?video=113
I modified the original demo to also dynamically modify an image control to display
the appropriate flag of the country of the customer queried from the NorthWind database.
To do this I simply added an image tag and placeholder information to the XAML template:
<Image x:Name="imgCountry" Source="images/ms.jpg" Width="155" Height="155" Canvas.Left="8" Canvas.Top="72">
I then modified the code in the data.aspx.cs file to include:
xNode = xmlDoc.SelectSingleNode("//d:Image[@x:Name='imgCountry']", mng); xNode.Attributes["Source"].Value = "images/" + myReader["Country"].ToString() + ".jpg";
These changes instruct the Silverlight template to point to the appropriate flag image.
I downloaded a number of flag images from wikipedia.
I further modified the XAML template to include a basic animation of the flag that
results in the following (XAML template is here)
I do not want us to dwell, but we should never forget. I took this picture at the
ExpressionSession event held in NYC back in January high above the World Trade Center
site. Seeing the void in the city skyline is powerful. My heart goes out to all of
those that have a void in their lives because of that day.