You may know that Silverlight applications can run in three different security modes: In browser – the application runs as part of a larger webpage, and is subject to the same sandboxed protection as other web content. Out of browser – sandboxed – the application can run in browser, but it can also be installed onto the [...]

Windows Phone 7 is beginning to spread all over the world and modern developers need to make application more stylish. By default, Windows Phone page transitions really aren’t transitions at all. The new PhoneNavigationPage is just popped into the root PhoneNavigationFrame. The most common solution to this problem is to manage the transitions yourself. You [...]

What do we know about Hash codes? They based on hash functions which well-defined procedure or mathematical function that converts a large, possibly variable-sized amount of data into a small datum, usually a single integer that may serve as an index to an array (cf. associative array). The values returned by a hash function are [...]

As you already know (or just beginning to explore) MVVM is a way to separate data structures from UI. The basic idea of MVVM is that we would like to use data binding to connect our View to our Model, but data binding is often tricky because our model doesn’t have the right properties. So [...]

We know how to obfuscate our Silverlight code, but still it’s hard to debug it in browser directly. Silverlight Spy will help us in this. Silverlight Spy provides detailed runtime inspection of any Silverlight application. Use the built-in browser to navigate to a web page. Silverlight Spy automatically detects the applications embedded in the page [...]

You may heard about the Pivot control that helps us to provide statistical representation of some products. The combination of Pivot, Silverlight, and your websites will create unique and diverse experiences all over the web. As a developer, you can create collections of your own. New collections can be created with no code – they’re [...]

You know that Silverlight has a big even huge abilities in animation programming. Design-time or in code – creation of animation is very simple if we talk about small changes. Gradients, rotations or location changing. But what about programming of animation which duration is about 30 minutes? To make sure that everything will be fine [...]

Developing of RIA is always consist of deploying. You are uploading your XAP file to the server and adding the Silverlight object to your page mark-up. Other users always can see where is XAP-file placed. But don’t be afraid about your user code because now you can obfuscate it. Obfuscation is the concealment of intended [...]

In the latest Silverlight version you can manupulate XML data not just by XMLReader or XMLWriter objects, but with new XPath – the query language for XML. XPath, the XML Path Language, is a query language for selecting nodes from an XML document. In addition, XPath may be used to compute values (e.g., strings, numbers, [...]

Imagine, with one hand you can peek a color and with the other hand you can draw or even use every finger with it’s own color scheme. You may control different applications at the same time on the same computer or a website. It’s not the Hollywood movie. Microsoft Surface innovative computer and programming environment. [...]

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