Thursday, October 30, 2008

First Look: SecondLight | Larry Larsen | Channel 10

Secondlight, turning anything into an interface.

So what does this mean? It means a doctor can use a sheet of paper to dynamically 'cut through' a 3D MRI, or you could even scoop up windows on a surface computer and then interact with them on this lightweight display without altering the original Surface image.

First Look: SecondLight | Larry Larsen | Channel 10

Friday, October 24, 2008

85turns presents Siverlight mad Simple

Accessing external data feeds with Silverlight 2.0

Along with this difference is the ability to access data.  ASP.NET applications can use the HttpWebRequest or call a web service not located on the same server.  Since Silverlight runs on the client, it is a potential security risk to access data from a server where the XAP did not originate.  SO, the introduction (it’s a standard practice for Flash) of the client access policy.  Briefly, create a file named clientaccesspolicy.xml with the xml content below, and your service/data is ready to be consumed by Silverlight.

85turns presents Siverlight mad Simple

Monday, October 20, 2008

Josh Smith : Introducing a new XamDataGrid Behavior: DisplayAdorningEditors

Master-Details datagrid with a twist.


In my previous post on this blog, I showed how to display an extra field of data in the adorner layer, instead of putting it into a XamDataGrid cell.  Since writing that post, I have spent the entire weekend blissfully working on and expanding that core concept.  I managed to extract all of the plumbing code that hosts an editor in the adorner layer into a reusable class.  I also vastly enhanced and thoroughly tested this functionality.  In this blog post, I am proud to present the fruit of my labor: a new behavior for XamDataGrid called ‘DisplayAdorningEditors’.

Josh Smith : Introducing a new XamDataGrid Behavior: DisplayAdorningEditors

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Balsamiq Mockups Home | Balsamiq

Doing mockups or wireframes?  Great napkin-style idea tool in Balsamiq.

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XAML Power Toys « Karl On WPF - .Net

I am a firm believer that code generation tools will one day make most software development projects obsolete, or at least force developers to start developing code generation tools. :)

Here’s a Silverlight/WPF code generation tool.

XAML Power Toys is a Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Multi-AppDomain Add-In that empowers WPF & Silverlight developers while working in the XAML editor.  Its Line of Business form generation tools, Grid tools,  DataGrid and ListView generation really shorten the XAML page layout time.

It’s accessed through commands in the XAML editor context menu and the Solution Explorer item context menu.

XAML Power Toys generates .NET 3.5 SP1 WPF compliant XAML and Silverlight RC0 compliant XAML. 

XAML Power Toys « Karl On WPF - .Net