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Client Server Communications - April 7, 2011

"This time i’m going to talk about some of the technology we created for our game PuzzleShare; the client->server communication system. The system we created uses silverlight on the client, but the code and techniques are applicable to all .net languages."

Silverlight Top 10 of 2010, A Year in Review - Jan 12, 2011

"For the Silverlight team, 2010 was a year when lots of hard work came to fruition. We launched Silverlight v4, announced 5, went mobile, went social and delivered transformative media experiences around the world."

Silverlight on XBox? - Nov 27, 2010

Although not officially announced, its a pretty sure thing: "Microsoft is looking to expand its rich-media Silverlight platform onto the Xbox 360, in an apparent bid to increase the options for third-party developers on the device."

Microsoft:Our strategy with Silverlight has NOT shifted - Nov 01, 2010

"Make no mistake; we’ll continue to invest in Silverlight and enable developers to build great apps and experiences with it in the future."

Windows Phone 7 Launch Events - Oct 6, 2010

"October 12th is the big day. That’s the date for the Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch events and the MSDN Simulcast event you can sign up for, that'll be a full day of training on writing Windows Phone apps."

How does Silverlight compatibility work? - 20th September, 2010

"Compatibility is extremely important to Silverlight, so how exactly do we achieve it?  Before we get into that, we need to take a moment to define different types of compatibility."

3D Dice Sample - Jul 31, 2010

"Just for fun, I've put together this dice simulator in C# and Silverlight. Each vertex of each die has its own XYZ velocity vector, each of which is initially upwards and to the right, but with some random variations."

Silverlight 4 MSDN Offline and Online Docs Updated - Jul 14, 2010

"Just uploaded new versions of offline and online MSDN documentation. The offline CHM is great for fast offline access and best of all, it's just Silverlight docs. You won't get any other technologies mixed up in your search results, index, etc."

Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta Released - Jul 14, 2010

"Its time to start building more applications and games for Windows Phone 7. Developer tools beta for Windows Phone has been released. Few important updates in the beta are..."

File Explorer using Silverlight 4 COM Interoperability - Jul 10, 2010

"You all know that, Silverlight 4 has the feature to talk with COM APIs. In my earlier posts I already mentioned various Interoperability functionalities of Silverlight."

Silverlight Media Framework 2 released–integrate with Live Writer - Jul 9, 2010

"Yesterday (7-Jul-2010), the Silverlight Media Framework v2 was released on Codeplex (yeah, it’s Open Source).  If you aren’t familiar with it, it is a Silverlight framework encapsulating the best practices for media playback for Silverlight applications."

Silverlight is the way to go... - July 8, 2010

"Okay, I am totally biased toward Silverlight; I could tell you a million reasons why you should be building Silverlight apps, all of which you can take with a grain of salt due to my bias as part of the Silverlight developer content team."

Silverlight PivotViewer Control is Here! - Jun 29, 2010

"Many of you have been waiting in anticipation for the Silverlight PivotViewer to build collections and embed them on your website, and today this control is available to Silverlight developers."

Silverlight powers the new Windows Live Hotmail - Jun 24, 2010

"With the public beta availability of the new Windows Live Hotmail on June 15th 2010, the service’s more than 360 million active users can enjoy several key features that are powered by Microsoft Silverlight, mostly around sharing documents and photos"

I am not able to set minimize panel option while loading. Its giving object reference exception.

Any one please get me a solution.

Thanks in advance


Silverlight 4 Tools for VS 2010 and WCF RIA Services Released - May 18, 2010

"The final release of the Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 and WCF RIA Services is now available for download."

Silverlight 4 Ships Today! - 15th April, 2010

"We shipped today!  WAAHOO!!!  And this time, we’ve packaged up all the dev tools (including the runtime) in one package."

Backward Compatibility with Silverlight 4 applications - 16th April, 2010

"Each release of Silverlight it is the goal to make sure existing Silverlight applications continue to work.  Since I think what this means causes some confusion I’m going to do my best to explain what we mean by this."

VS 2010 XAML Editor IntelliSense Presenter Extension v2 - April 14th, 2010

"I’ve come to appreciate the new Visual Studio 2010 code editor IntelliSense features like Pascal case lookup and the narrowing list that is presented as you type.  Unfortunately, these new code editor features did not make it into the XAML Editor."

Silverlight Manic Miner - April 13th, 2010

"This game has been around for a while on Silverlight but I love this classic ZX Spectrum remake."

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