Monthly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 28 February 2011



Today we have completed 2nd month of our activity in Silverlight-Zone.com and got a huge nos. of responses from the community. In two months we crossed 30K+ visitors count which is pretty good. Audiences are mainly from United States, India and United Kingdom, followed by France and Germany. I will appreciate everyone's contribution towards this blog to make it a great success.

 

Silverlight-Zone.com posts articles/news on Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, XNA, LightSwitch, XAML and Expression Blend etc. We are trying our level best to keep all of you updated on Silverlight-Zone.com. We are also publishing all those entries to Twitter and Facebook, whenever a new post has been submitted, keeping all followers up-to date. Find out more of February 2011 in this post.



Multi Targeted Add Reference Support in Productivity Power Tools



The Add Reference dialog is not a new one in Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools, but in this release they updated this dialog with Multi Targeting feature. What is this multi targeting feature? If you are using the new Add Reference dialog of Productivity Power Tools since it was released, you might find that, some dlls are not available there if your project is targeting Client Profile.

 

 

This post will discuss about this. Now, using the updated add reference dialog you can see all dlls which are not available in Client Profile framework. This also give you option to add those assemblies in your project. So, let's discuss on it.


"Quick Find" a better way using Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools



You might know about the Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools extension, which has several features on top of the Visual Studio's default IDE features. Recently, they released the new version which has some other benefits over the previous versions.

 

 

In this post, I am going to discuss on the Quick Find feature of the new Productivity Power Tools. Read the full post to know more about it.


Day 3: Working with Masked TextBox of Telerik Silverlight RadControls



This is my 3rd day when I explored the Telerik RadControls for Silverlight. Today, I explored the Masked TextBox control of Telerik. It's a good one and gives several options to use.

 

In this article, I am going to describe you all the APIs of Masked TextBox control and the ways to use it to mask your input. Hope this will help you to understand the control in depth. As always, your feedback and suggestions are always welcome to improve my article content.


Day 2: Working with BusyIndicator of Telerik Silverlight RadControls



Last week I started exploring Telerik RadControls for Silverlight. On Day 1 of exploration, I just gone thru the basic overview of Telerik RadControls and installation steps.

 

In this post, we will explore the BusyIndicator that comes with RadControls. The basic code is similar to what comes with Silverlight by default. The difference which catches the eye is the circular progress bar.

 

Let's start exploring it and see what are the properties available there and how to start working with this control.


Download Microsoft Imagine Cup Session PPT on Silverlight



On 12th February 2011, I attended the Microsoft Imagine Cup Championship event in Mumbai, organized by MSPs and delivered a full day session on Silverlight.

 

Thanks to all who attended my session. Those who were unable to attend it for any reason, can view the slides online or can download it free to view it offline. Read the full post to know more about the event and download the slides for your offline view.


Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 11 February 2011 - #27



Today, we have 12 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight, LightSwitch and/or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

In this issue we have again 11 Authors. Today's posts are from: Vikas, Mahesh Sabnis, Abhishek Baxi, Jesse Liberty, Owen Williams, Jeremy Likness, Dave Isbitski, Windows Phone Geek, John Papa, John-Daniel Trask and Travis Pettijohn.


Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 10 February 2011 - #26



Today, we have 13 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight, LightSwitch and/or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

In this issue we have again 12 Authors. Today's posts are from: Digital Sound, Kunal Chowdhury, Vasudevan Kannan, Peter Kuhn, Jesse Liberty, Oren Eini, Bill Wagner, Windows Phone Geek, Jeff Prosise, Abhishek Baxi, Beth Messi and Nipun Tomar.

 

We tweet whenever a new link has been submitted. Follow us on Twitter @SilverlightZone for regular news tweet delivered to your twitter account. Find all the Silverlight/WP7 related article links in this post.


Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 9 February 2011 - #25



Today, we have 13 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight, LightSwitch and/or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

In this issue we have 12 Authors. Today's posts are from: Asim Sajjad, Zamd, Shawn Wildermuth, Law Bot One, Damon Payne, Ben Willi, Rudi Grobler, Den Delimarsky, Andrea Boschin, Guardian, Doug Holland and Beth Massi.

 

We tweet whenever a new link has been submitted. Follow us on Twitter @SilverlightZone for regular news tweet delivered to your twitter account. Find all the Silverlight/WP7 related article links in this post.


Day 1: Working with Telerik Silverlight RadControls



Telerik has a great collection of Silverlight controls named as "RadControls". These controls are built on Microsoft Silverlight and includes 40+ UI controls for building rich line-of-business Silverlight applications. They have some great themes to support those controls.

 

Some of my readers asked me to write articles on Telerik RadControls. As I received a couple of request, hence thought to start with that. I will write a series of articles on my exploration on that and this is the first one of them. Read to know more about it.


Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 8 February 2011 - #24



Today, we have 14 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

In this issue we have posts from: Abhishek Baxi, Telerik Silverlight Team, Oren Gal, Abram John Limpin, Rudy Grobler, Windows Phone Geek, Deborah Kurata, Ali Raza Shaikh, Gill Cleeren, John Garland, Dan Wahlin, Roy Dallal, Microsoft Expression and Laurant Bugnion.


Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 7 February 2011 - #23



Today, we have 13 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

In this issue we have posts from: Thomas Martinsen, Jeremiah, Vikram Pendse, Jeff Wilcox, Kirupa, Laurent Bugnion, Nigel Sampson, Jeff Prosise, Jaime Rodriguez, Dave Campbell, Deyan Ginev and Emmanuel Nuyttens.


Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 6 February 2011 - #22



Today, we have 9 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

In this issue we have posts from: Michael Washington (@ADefWebServer), Max Paulousky, Michael Crump (@mbcrump), Phil Middlemiss, Dave Campbell (@WynApse), @jprosise, @WinPhoneGeek, Peter Khun (@Mister_Goodcat) and Vikram Pendse (@VikramPendse).

 

We tweet whenever a new link has been submitted. Follow us on Twitter @SilverlightZone for regular news tweet delivered to your twitter account. Find all the Silverlight/WP7 related article links in this post.


Microsoft Imagine Cup Championship, Mumbai - 12th Feb 2011




Microsoft Student Partners, Mumbai is presenting the Microsoft Imagine Cup Championship 2011 on 12th February 2011, Saturday. There will be some Hands on Lab sessions, a city level coding and quiz competition. If you are interested, you can attend this event In-Person and it is absolutely Free. Read the full post for more details on the event.

Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 5 February 2011 - #21



Today, we have 14 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

In this issue we have posts from: C1_GregL, WinPhoneGeek, Bert ONeill, Jeremy Likness, Jon Galloway, Den Delimarsky, Resco Developer Tools, Dave Campbell (@WynApse), Mike Ormond, Levente Mihaly, Roy Dallal, @mattcasto and @cynergy_systems.

 

We tweet whenever a new link has been submitted. Follow us on Twitter@SilverlightZone for regular news tweet delivered to your twitter account. Find all the Silverlight/WP7 related article links in this post.


Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 4 February 2011 - #20



Today, we have 10 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

In this issue we have posts from: Yochay, Howard Dierking, @sorskoot, Mike Taulty, Charles Petzold, Greg Duncan, Jeff Prosise, Abhishek Baxi and John Papa.

 

We tweet whenever a new link has been submitted. Follow us on Twitter @SilverlightZone for regular news tweet delivered to your twitter account. Find all the Silverlight/WP7 related article links in this post.


Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 3 February 2011 - #19



Today, we have 11 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

Subscribe to our news feed and email digest to deliver it to your inbox. We also tweet whenever a new link has been submitted. Follow us on Twitter @SilverlightZone for regular news tweet delivered to your twitter account.

 

Find all the Silverlight/WP7 related article links in this post.


Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 2 February 2011 - #18



Today, we have 16 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

Subscribe to our news feed and email digest to deliver it to your inbox. We also tweet whenever a new link has been submitted. Follow us on Twitter @SilverlightZone for regular news tweet delivered to your twitter account.

 

Find all the Silverlight/WP7 related article links in this post.

 


Daily News Headline @SilverlightZone - 1 February 2011 - #17



Today, we have 15 news items posted in Silverlight-Zone. If you are a Silverlight or Windows Phone 7 application developer, follow Silverlight-Zone for daily news update.

 

Subscribe to our news feed and email digest to deliver it to your inbox. We also tweet whenever a new link has been submitted. Follow us on Twitter @SilverlightZone for regular news tweet delivered to your twitter account.

 

Find all the Silverlight/WP7 related article links in this post.

 
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