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This is Windows Client Developer Roundup #57.
The Windows Client Developer Roundup aggregates information of
interest to Windows Client Developers, including WPF, Silverlight, Visual
C++, XNA, Expression Blend, Surface, Windows
7, Windows Forms, Windows
Phone, Visual Studio, WCF RIA Services,
sometimes even a little jQuery and HTML5. I also include fun
non-Windows client tech like th...
Monday, January 31, 2011 |
.NET, WPF, Silverlight, Expression-Encoder, Expression-Design, XNA, Visual-Studio, WindowsClient, WindowsClientRoundup, Windows-Phone |
Congratulations to the Microsoft Expression teams for another great release! If you are an MSDN Premium subscriber, you’ll probably want to wait a week or so until Expression Studio 3 show up on MSDN. That will take about a week or so. The exciting news buried in that sentence is that MSDN Premium Subscribers will get all of Expression Studio 3 (including SketchFlow) as part of their subscript...
Thanks again to Marc Schweigert for hosting last night’s DevDinner in Reston. My blog is at www.irritatedVowel.com/Blog and you can follow me on twitter, or message me on twitter via @pete_brown. Below are demos I used and links I mentioned or wanted to mention. Tons of good Silverlight links and information below, even for folks who didn’t attend the DevDinner. Introduction The “Hello Wo...
Thursday, April 30, 2009 |
.NET, Silverlight, Events, RIA, Expression-Encoder, Expression-Blend, Business-Applications, Seema-Ramchandani, Silverlight-Business-Applications, scottgu, WorldWide-Telescope, Marc-Schweigert, MIX09, Synthesizer |
Three makes it a meme, right? :) Shawn and John recently posted about their Silverlight toolkit, so I thought I’d do the same. These are the tools and products I use on a regular basis when working in SL. There are others that pop up now and again, but I figured I’d only list the things I really rely on daily. I try to keep my working set fairly small so I can stay focused. Visual Studio 2...
This one almost slipped past me. Lots of folks have asked about ways to automate encoding videos for Silverlight applications both on the client and on the server. Ben Waggoner just announced that Expression Encoder 2 includes a .NET object model for automation. The code in the SDK example looks really simple and straight-forward: static void Main(string args)
MediaItem mediaItem ...
I'm still adjusting to the 3 hour time change plus 1 hour daylight savings time (why do they even bother with that any more?) However, here are some useful sites and links that came out of MIX08:First, of course, is the Microsoft Silverlight Community site. This is the first place to visit if you are at all interested in learning Silverlight. Visit the getting started section, and then head...
Now this is coolMichael Scherotter (Synergist) is doing a webcast on how to create a Workflow Foundation (WF) activity for encoding video. If you're trying to do any automated media submission workflows on your site (a la YouTube), this is a nice way to go about it.Be sure to check out the webcast information here. The webcast is tomorrow at 1:00pm Eastern Time so sign up soon :)
Microsoft Expression Encoder includes a number of attractive templates for creating quick media players for video and audio run through Encoder. A side effect of that is that you get access to unmanaged Silverlight source for some slick media players. However, that source could be hard to follow until now, and there was no guidance for creating your own templates.The debug version of the base p...