Monthly Archives: February 2010

Silverlight MVP of the year

.NET, MVP, Personal, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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MVP_Horizontal_FullColor_cc[1] Here is a quick news from the MVP summit in Redmond. Things here are amazing, with a lot of good news (that will be made public at MIX, so in the mean time I cannot say anything more about it, except that it is awesome). The summit is, amongst other things, an amazing way to connect with other MVPs and with the product group. This is an amazing community to be a part of, full of really smart people.

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Setting up icons for a Silverlight OOB application

.NET, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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In Silverlight 3 and 4, it is possible to create a Silverlight application and to have the user install it on the desktop (aka Out Of the Browser OOB). This is a great way to offer a “light desktop” experience, where the application can be started from a shortcut on the desktop or the Start menu, but running on Silverlight so that you don’t need the full .NET framework, and can run it on PC and Mac as you like. You can even use the application when the PC is offline, which is not possible with an in-browser application. I am very excited about this feature, because I was one of the first to talk about how great such a feature would be to add a piece to the .NET continuum of client applications.

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Quick tip: Commenting out properties in XAML

.NET, Blend, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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Often when you write XAML, you wish you could ignore a property temporarily. In code, it is easy to do: Just comment out the line where the property is set, and you are good to compile.

LayoutRoot.Background = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red);
//LayoutRoot.DummyProperty = "Ignored";
/* LayoutRoot.Another = "Ignored too"; */

In XAML it is not so easy, because XML (of which XAML is a dialect) does not have line comments, but only block comments. You can comment out a whole XAML element, but not just one property.

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