Here comes my Code Project MVP Certificate


Today, I received my Code Project MVP Certificate by courier. This is my first MVP Certificate from CodeProject. Feeling very proud to be part of the Global MVP team. I am happy that, my contribution towards community and their regular support gave me the chance to achieve this. This recognition I will contribute to each and every supporter of mine, who helped me in various way to achieve this award.

In this post find the certificate that I received.




Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 17-April-2011 to 23-April-2011


Here we have the weekly news digest of Silverlight-Zone.com. In this week, we have accumulated many posts (52) on Silverlight and Windows Phone 7. It's our effort to bring all good links for you, so that, you don't have to dig the internet for articles on the said technologies.

 

In this post find the most popular post of the week which were showcased in Silverlight-Zone.com. I appreciate everyone's contribution and support to Silverlight-Zone community. Thank you for your support all the time.



Issues with Multiple Click (ClickCount) in Silverlight 5 Beta


Today we already discussed about Multiple Click (ClickCount) in Silverlight 5 Beta, which was introduced recently. The step-by-step guide focused on how to implement the double click, triple click using the new ClickCount property. In that post we discussed that, there are some issues with this feature and in this post I am going to describe them for you.

 

Before working with this feature, you must know the pit-falls. This will help you to understand the issue and take care of your code. Read to know more about it.



Working with Multiple Click (ClickCount) in Silverlight 5 Beta


Some time you need to know whether your user clicked a control once or double clicked it. Sometime you need to know how many click a user did in the UI control. In this post, you will learn about it.

 

Silverlight 5 Beta has been announced with newly added feature called ClickCount. It's a property added to the MouseButtonEventArgs. Using this you will be able to find out how many multiple click happened by the user.

 

Read the complete post to know about the implementation and the issues. Don't forget to provide our feedbacks at the end.



Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 10-April-2011 to 16-April-2011


Here comes the Weekly Digest of Silverlight-Zone. This week was a great week. During the week Microsoft released a no. of products during the MIX11 event. Started with Visual Studio Async CTP Service Pack, Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview, Silverlight 5 Beta etc.

 

In this post find the most popular post of the week which were showcased in Silverlight-Zone.com. I appreciate everyone's contribution and support to Silverlight-Zone community. This is India's first only Silverlight portal.



Debugging Data Bindings in XAML with Silverlight 5 Beta


Microsoft Released Silverlight 5 Beta yesterday during MIX11 conference. It has a great new features set. Among them, most demanded feature was Debugging Data Bindings in XAML. In this article, I will step you through the complete debugging feature in Visual Studio for Silverlight 5 XAML page.

 

Read the complete article to know more about it and gather knowledge on the debugging feature with a simple code walkthrough. At the end, don't hesitate to leave your feedback. Queries are welcome. I will try to answer you as much as I can.



How to create a Silverlight 5 Project?


All of you are familiar with Silverlight and know how to create a Silverlight project. This post is not for the people, who already worked in Silverlight, but for the people who are very new in this technology and start to work as fresh to make their hands dirty. Also, creating this post to refer the project creation in my upcoming tutorial series.

 

If you are a beginner to Silverlight, read this post to know how to create a Silverlight  project.



Silverlight 5 Released - Download Silverlight 5 Tools


Scott Guthrie announced availability of Silverlight 5 Beta at MIX11 conference. We already know what is coming on Silverlight 5 beta during Silverlight Firestarter. It's time for us to download the first Beta of Silverlight 5 and make our hands dirty with those bits.

Read the post to get the downloadable links of Silverlight 5 Beta Tools for Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5. Install them and start doing your hands dirty with the bits.


Microsoft Released Visual Studio Async CTP SP1


Visual Studio Async CTP Service Pack 1 has been released which extends Visual Studio 2010 which provides a new streamlined syntax for Asynchronous development. This version of Async CTP is compatible with Visual Studio 2010 SP1.

 

Read the complete post to find out the download link and installation instructions.



Download Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview


Microsoft just announced Internet Explorer Platform Preview 1 in MIX11 keynote event. It is now available for download today. This will be the next version of Microsoft’s industry-leading Web browser and the deep native HTML5 support delivered in Internet Explorer 9.

 

Find more about IE10 Platform Preview in this post. Also find the download link at the end of the post.



Tips: How to use Gradient Color Picker in Expression Blend?


In this post, I am going to give a Tip of using Expression Blend to create a Gradient color from any color pattern. Sometime, you might have a color pattern that you have to use in your UI and don't know how to pick the exact color to your UI. This simple post will help you to understand it properly.

After reading this post, you will be able to pick any gradient color from a pattern and use as easily as 1-2-3. Hope, this will help you. Feedbacks are always appreciable.


Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 03-April-2011 to 09-April-2011


In this post, I am going to share Top 5 posts of this week at Silverlight-Zone and the weekly digest of Daily News Headline. During this week top posts made by Michael Crump, Kunal Chowdhury, Paul Stovell, Dhanajay Kumar and Manas Patnaik. Good job guys. Read to find out the links.



So what's the difference between Custom Control and User Control?


That's a good question came up after the series in my blog. Someone asked why should one use Custom Control instead of User Control? Hence, let's extend the series and discuss about that. I apologise the delay of this post. I should explain this at the start of the series, but actually my goal was to explain you how to create and use Custom Control in Silverlight.

 

It is better to do it later than never. Also, you are now familiar with Custom Control creation. Hence, start describing it. You will come to know more about this here. As always, don't forget to share your feedback at the end of this page.



How to access Control Template parts from Code Behind?


Here is the last chapter of the series for Silverlight Custom Control. In this article, we will learn how to access the template parts from code behind to do various operations in the UI front.

 

Hope, you read the previous three articles and familiar with the Custom control as of now. This article will help you to understand accessibility of the template parts from the code. So, let's start discussing now. Appreciate your feedback as always.



Silverlight 5 Beta scheduled to Release during MIX11


Microsoft officially announced the expected release time for the Silverlight 5 Beta. Yes, it will be available next week during MIX11. This information was shared in Microsoft Silverlight Team's Blog post "Standards-based web, plug-ins, and Silverlight".

 

So a new era to this technology is coming next. Only few more days we have to wait before trying out the latest components which are coming in Silverlight 5. Read the full post to find out the link to Features list in Silverlight 5.



How to implement Template Binding in Silverlight Custom Control?


Continuing to our 2nd chapter of the series here on Silverlight Custom Control. In this chapter we will discuss on dynamically setting the Content and other properties to our Custom Control that we implemented earlier. After reading this article, you will be able to create properties and set content dynamically to your control.

 

So, lets start describing them and learn something again today. These series of posts are mainly targeted for beginners but anyone can read it to refresh their learning. Don't forget to leave your comment at the end of the post. Any queries, please drop a line. I will try to help you as early as I can.



How to design a Custom Control by editing the Part Template?


This is a continuation to my previous post "How to create a Custom Control in Silverlight?" In this tutorial part, we will discuss on the template and modify our basic template to give a better look as per our need. In this chapter, we will learn about template Part and how to modify the existing template.

 

Read out more to learn in depth about Custom Control in Silverlight. This will benefit you not only for Silverlight but for WPF and Windows Phone 7 development too. At the end, never forget to provide your feedback.



How to create a Custom Control in Silverlight?


I am working on Silverlight since 3 years and during the initial period I had a fear on creating Custom control. I was more confident creating UserControls during first one and half year of my job. But when I started working on custom controls, I came to know the power of custom control and all the fear gone out of my eyes.

 

It's around 2 years, I am working on it and every time I am exploring some great stuffs. Though it's a long time since Silverlight launched; still, I am seeing the same fear on others and hence decided to write a good series on it (explaining all the details), which will be beneficial for beginners.

 

In this tutorial part, we will discuss on "How to create a Custom Control in Silverlight". This is very basic and will be helpful for a beginner. Don't hesitate to leave your feedback at the end. If you have any query/suggestion/feedback drop a line here. I will try to answer you as early as possible.



A Complete Guide to Expression Blend 4 Shortcut Keys


In this post, I will share you some important Shortcut keys of Microsoft Expression Blend 4. If you are working with Expression Blend 4, this will definitely help you to improve your daily productivity work. Keep the list with you always to best use of the Shortcut keys in Blend 4 while designing your XAML page.

 

If you have more shortcuts, please share those to me and I will include them here as the key resource. Thanks for your support.


 
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