Monthly Archives: December 2008

New Year’s Greetings and Silverlight Greeting Card

.NET, Personal, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Website, Work
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Happy New Year to all. 2008 has been an amazing year, with many changes in my professional life (joining IdentityMine, publishing my first book Silverlight 2 Unleashed, etc…). It was a real pleasure to be in company of some of the brightest minds on this planet and to do my best to not seem to ridiculous next to them :) Privately, the highlight of this year has been our trip to Asia (Malaysia, Hong Kong) which will remain in our minds forever.

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Silverlight toolkit: Problem with the ViewBox, named elements, and a workaround

.NET, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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In the latest edition of the Silverlight toolkit (December 2008), there is a bug with the ViewBox control. First a reminder: A ViewBox is an element used to zoom a scene. For example, if the ViewBox’ content has a dimension of 800×600, and the ViewBox itself has a dimension of 400×300, the content will be automatically zoomed. For example:

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Microsoft Expression Studio available at 50%

.NET, Blend, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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Just heard through Chris Koenig that Microsoft Expression Studio is available for a limited time at 50% of the original price. This suite is a must-have for anyone doing serious design work with Microsoft platforms such as Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight or even ASP.NET. In addition you get great tool such as Expression Encoder, which can encode videos for multiple platform (including the Zune) and even (with the Silverlight Streaming Publishing Plug-In) directly to your Silverlight Streaming account, a great place to store video and stream them to your friends’ computers.

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Weird color effect with Windows 7 and LiveMesh

Technical stuff, Windows 7, Work
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I’ve been testing Windows 7 in real life conditions for the past few weeks, and am happy to report that I didn’t need to fall back to Vista at all so far. There are a couple of very small details that bug me a little, but I am not even sure if they’re related to Win7, so I just live with them for the moment.

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One week at IdentityMine

IdentityMine, Personal, Technical stuff, Windows 7, Work
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Today is the end of my very first week at IdentityMine. Let me just say that it was really great. In the same week I worked on a proposal for a client (maybe our very first project in the new European IdentityMine, crossing fingers) and prepared a presentation for next week. I’ll be flying to Vienna, Austria on Wednesday morning and will go back home on Friday evening. I will demo various technologies that IdentityMine is working on, and I am really looking forward to that experience.

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