Silverlight Dev Camp San Francisco, Saturday, The Main Show!

Day 2 (Saturday) was packed full of interesting presentations.  From about 4:30 to 5:00, I did a presentation on how to build animations with blend and use them in Silverlight.  Here is the description: … Continue Reading

Speaking Saturday 9/15 4PM at Silverlight DevCamp, San Francisco

Topic: Building animation into "Community Media Browser" for Leverage Software with Silverlight Alpha 1.1 … Continue Reading

Media Browser Using Silverlight 1.1 Alpha and Leverage Software’s REST API

Introduction Searchlight was born from the desire to show the outstanding ability of Silverlight to create a compelling web application using existing infrastructure technology.  The products was developed working with Leverage Software, a San Francisco company dedicated to delivering first class communities for it's customer's, Peter Kellner (the Silverlight technology guy), and Uday Gajendar, the design specialist.  Our efforts can be viewed by going to the LeverageSoftware Labs Link Here.  Simply follow the directions on that web page to run the web application. In this article, many of the Silverlight features in Searchlight are discussed. Background Searchlight was built to run with the first Alpha 1.1 version of … Continue Reading

Pro WPF by Matthew MacDonald Book Review

First, Matthew MacDonald is one of my favorite technical authors so I was very happy to hear that he was writing a book on WPF. I've been a big fan of one of his other books (Pro ASP.NET 2.0 in C# 2005) for many years. I use it like a bible. To cut to the chase, Matthew has done it again. Pro WPF, though doesn't fit in your pocket very well since it's 980 pages is great. It carefully explains topics in WPF that are not easy to explain. I have to say I did not understand dependency properties very well until I read that section and it really cleared things up for me. … Continue Reading


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