mix11

A 5-post collection

Silverlight TV 72: Windows Phone Tips for Optimizing Image Quality

Want to optimize how a list of images loads and scrolls in your Windows Phone application? Jobi Joy, UX Architect with IdentityMine and key contributor to the IRC chat app in the MIX11 Day 2 keynote, returns to Silverlight TV to discuss with John how he handles image scenarios such as this, as well as how he ekes out extra performance. Jobi has a blog post that explains how such optimization works by using virtualization, caching via Isolated Storage, and working with both preview and full size images. I won’t spoil the episode (it's pretty cool), so you'll have to watch! Relevant links: John's blog and on Twitter (@john_papa) Jobi'...


Silverlight TV 71: Laurent Bugnion, Luigi Rosso, and Ward Bell Talk Silverlight 5 at MIX11

This week on Silverlight TV, Laurent Bugion of IdentityMine, Luigi Rosso of Archetype, and Ward Bell of IdeaBlade join John Papa at MIX11 to answer questions about Silverlight 5 from the live viewers of Channel 9 Live. The questions span a wide range of topics but these guys cover it all, from Luigi and his deep 3D knowledge to Laurent and his MVVM roots and Ward with his solid business and customer experience. Definitely an episode to watch! Relevant links:   John's blog and on Twitter (@john_papa) Laurent on Twitter (@LBugnion) Luigi on Twitter (@luigirosso) Ward on Twitter (@wardbell) Awesome 3D Housebuilder that Luigi developed for a MIX11 keynote Follow us on Twitter @SilverlightTV or on the...


UX Lightning and the Pecha Kucha Format

Please take a moment to take this quick survey about the UX Lightning sessions at MIX11 and the Pecha Kucha format we used. The survey (which ends in a few days)  is 5 questions and only takes a minute, but will be very valuable for future event planning. Thanks!...


MIX11 Silverlight Bootcamp Slides and MVVM Demo

Mike Taulty and I hosted a 3.5 hour Silverlight bootcamp at MIX11 this year (Mike will be posting all of the slides and demos on his site soon, including mine. I’ll link to it when it is up. For the record, I held him up .) The topic for the last hour of the bootcamp was MVVM and “Hooking Up”. I demonstrated some quick tips on MVVM concepts and then walked through a scenario where Mike played the designer (who was actually my friend and colleague Arturo Toledo) and I played the developer. This was a real story where where Arturo and I worked through the MVVM demo in a matter of 3 days.  The...


Silverlight 5 3D Housebuilder Project Shown at MIX11

I presented this application during the MIX11 Day 2 keynote to demonstrate the new 3D features in Silverlight 5 along with a few other new Silverlight 5 features including RelativeSource Ancestor, Data Binding Debugging, Implicit DataTemplates, and Binding in Style Setters. Download it now You can download the source for the 3D Housebuilder on the MSDN Code Sample Gallery Application workflow Select a type of house to start from a base model Add details like doors and windows and customize their color Change the camera angle using the arrow keys The brick house has layering, so you can remove layers and view the interior of the house View the final price list of materials Technical topics Integrate Silverlight UI with...