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Download Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta

Windows Phone 7.1 Developer Tools (code named "Mango") Beta has been released on 24th May 2011. It contains a no. of new features (more than 500) including Internet Explorer 9 and Skype inbuilt in the OS. Find more about the features here. You can use this new Beta Tools to develop applications targeted to both 7.0 and 7.1 OS version. Remember that, it is still in Beta stage (i.e. development stage) and hence you can't use it for production.

 

In this post, find the links from where you can download (both Web & Standalone/Offline installer) and install the Developer Tools 7.1 Beta release.



Silverlight 5 Window : The things those I did not like

In my previous post that I did yesterday, I discussed about the Multiple Windows Support in Silverlight 5 Beta and there I mentioned that though it is a wonderful feature but there are some things that I didn't like. Though it is still in beta, so it is currently in development stage and may be the team is working on it.

 

Let's read the post to know the points those I didn't like or want in the future versions. Those are my personal opinions only and looking forward to see them implemented in future releases of Silverlight 5.


Silverlight 5 Multiple Window Support

Multiple Window support is one of the important feature in Silverlight 5. Using this you can have additional top level Window on top of your trusted Silverlight Out-of-Browser application. Yes, you read correct. It only works in Out-of-Browser Silverlight application and hence you cannot open it inside a browser.

 

So, what is this new Window and how to use it in our application? Let's have some discussion on it. After it you will be able to know about it more.


My experience at MVP Open Day India - Day 3

Saturday, 21st May 2011 was the 3rd day at MVP Open day. We attended various sessions during the whole day. We had a lots of Fun there at night. Started the day at Microsoft India Development centre and ended at Ista hotel, as usual.

 

In this post, I will share some information of this day including some snaps. Session details will not be available due to Non Disclosure Agreement.


Weekly News Digest @SilverlightZone - 15-May-2011 to 21-May-2011

Here is the Weekly news digest at Silverlight-Zone.com and we have 56 new posts submitted during this week. By this week, we have completed 1,13,346 hit since 1st January 2011. Till now we have a huge 1587 posts in our database. We have collected all these links from various web sites and delivered to you daily as a news digest. It's our passion to deliver the good contents to you daily to a single location.

 

Follow us for daily news and keep supporting us. We share all these posts to Twitter and Facebook whenever a new link has been submitted. Follow us in Twitter @SilverlightZone to be up-to-date.


My experience at MVP Open Day India - Day 2

Yesterday (20th May 2011) was the 2nd day at MVP open day. It was with full of session in various tracks and also lots of fun during the whole day and night. We had a small trip to Golconda Resort at Hyderabad in the evening which was more entertaining and refreshed our energy.

 

In this post, I am going to share some info with you, so that, you will be able to know what happens at MVP Open day. BTW, the session details will not be covered here as they are part of MVP Non-Disclosure Agreement.



My experience at MVP Open Day India - Day 1

MVP open day is an exclusive event especially organized for Asia pacific and greater China MVPs. All MVPs from different region join there and have a great time with others. They enjoy attending some sessions, funs and networking between each other.

 

MVP open day was started yesterday (19th May 2011) at Hyderabad, India. This is my first time at MVP Open day and I really enjoyed it there. In this post, I am going to share my first day experience at the MVP Open day event.


Text Searching in Silverlight 5 ComboBox and ListBox

Do you know that, we can now search text present in ComboBox and ListBox? This feature was not available in earlier version of Silverlight. To implement it, we had to write custom behavior. Now if you are using Silverlight 5, you can easily use this feature without writing any piece of code.

 

In this Tip we will discuss about it. We don't have to add any extra code, because it is now the default behavior of those control. Read to know more.


Binding on Style Setter in Silverlight 5

Continuing to our discussion on Silverlight 5 features. In earlier post, we discussed about Text Advancement in Silverlight 5. In this post, we will discuss on another new feature called Binding on Style Setter. This feature is very useful for the XAML designer. If you are a XAML designer, you must be aware of this cool new feature.

 

Read the complete post where we will discuss how we can bind to a Style Setter.


Multi Column Text support in Silverlight 5

Silverlight 5 has now support for Multi Column Text. By using this feature you will be able to show your text content in column wise. If you are working for a news publisher company or want to publish your text content in column format, this feature will help you definitely. If you implemented this in your application, your text content will automatically position itself in next column if user resizes the application.

 

So, want to learn about it? Let's discuss on it with a simple example. Read to know more.


What is Line Stacking Strategy in Silverlight TextBlock control?

Do you aware of the Line Stacking Strategy of Silverlight TextBlock control? If not, this post will help you to understand it and after that you will be able to use it whenever require.

 

So, what is this strategy? Was it available in earlier version of Silverlight or a new feature implemented in Silverlight 5? Let us discuss it in depth.


 
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