Silverlight

A 284-post collection

Silverlight 5 Released to Web

Silverlight 5 was released to the web yesterday, finalizing the feature list that many of us have been tinkering with in 2011. I’m excited that a product I had a very small part in shaping is now out. The team members are amazing and did a fantastic job amidst unusual circumstances over the past year, and I applaud them all. Fantastic job Silverlight crew! The question many have already asked me is if they should install this release. If you are a Silverlight dev, then absolutely you should install this! There are a ton of great features in here and the backwards compat is solid., as usual Download Silverlight You can download Silverlight 5  from this page....


JavaScript, MVVM and Silverlight - Papa's Perspective

I’ve been writing again after what amounted to a 2+ year break. In the past 3 months I’ve written 10+ articles, many of which are published for Visual Studio Magazine in my new 1 page editorial column Papa’s Perspective. I’m enjoying the column so far as I get to write about a variety of technologies and burning hot topics, all from my view in the cheap seats. The deal is that I write 1 article for the print magazine of Visual Studio Magazine each month and I write 2 for the online magazine. They all end up online, which is cool since I can link and share them all. Again, I love...


All Good Things

Short version: My family and I are moving back to Florida, I’m leaving Microsoft, heading to Disney World, and we’re doing it to be near family. I’ll still be VERY active in the community and hopefully with Microsoft What’s up next? I’ll be working for Disney, but also writing articles for Visual Studio Magazine, doing videos, hosting some shows (TBA), and speaking at events. Wanna stay in touch with me? Follow me on Twitter at @john_papa Longer version … (with a bit of a rambling) It’s only been 2 years for me at Microsoft, but man it’s been a great 2 years! The day I...


Silverlight 5 RC is now Available

The Silverlight 5 Release Candidate (RC) is now available for developers to download. This is a developer release, so there is no go-live license (you’ll want to wait for final release before deploying production apps). As we previously announced, the RTM is targeted to be out later this year.  I’ve blogged about the features before but here are the newest features added since Silverlight 5 beta: P/Invoke for calling native methods 64-bit support for the plugin Vector printing Capabilities to support remote controls (for media) In-browser trusted apps PivotViewer now a part of Silverlight (with new features) You can check out the great post by Pete Brown for more details....


Silverlight TV 82: Custom Markup Extensions

This week on Silverlight TV, Sundara Kumar and Mark Harper work on the new custom markup extensions (CME) feature in Silverlight 5. They explain how CME's allow you to extend XAML so that you can run any custom code. These guys (along with some other members of the team) literally wrote the feature. Mark was also instrumental in writing the CME that I used in many Silverlight 5 demos to hook events up to a method in a ViewModel. Relevant links: John's blog and on Twitter (@john_papa) Custom Markup Extension sample Follow us on Twitter @SilverlightTV or on the web at http://silverlight.tv...