Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Performance Tips

This week on Silverlight TV: Performance is always a critical topic in development, especially when it comes to a mobile device. Jeff Wilcox shares several performance tips and dives deep into how he made the ProgressBar perform even better. Jeff retemplated the ProgressBar control via a style and made it very simple to apply to all instance in a project. Jeff and John also discuss the roles of the compositor thread and the UI thread on Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight.


Jeff covers several topics including these:

  • Flying pigs
  • 3 steps to apply the ProgressBar performance enhancements
  • UI thread and the Compositor thread
  • Cross thread issues
  • Styling the progress bar
  • Converters

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Hi, I'm John Papa. I author this blog, create courses for Pluralsight and am a Google Developer Expert and Microsoft Regional Director. I travel speaking at events and train technology thought leaders