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2008 December 17 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, CSS, jQuery, Silverlight, Surface, TDD, WPF with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by mga guy


Scott Hanselman posts a well articulated response to some of the community goings on in ASP.NET MVC Samples, Oxite, and Community


Dmitry Fadeyev on the Pressed Button State With CSS

Joren Rapin offers CSS Navigation Rollovers With Drop-downs

Sylvain Galineau  presents The CSS Corner: Alternate Style Sheets


Jon Hobbs-Smith offers Improve your jQuery – 25 excellent tips

NetTuts spotlight the rather nifty jQuery Cheat Sheet


The Microsoft SDL Threat Modeling Tool v3

Roger Johansson on how to Find inline CSS and JavaScript with Inline Code Finder

Shawn Wildermuth on ADO.NET Data Services for Multiple Databases?

Dirk Metzmacher presents 60 Beautiful Christmas Photoshop Tutorials 

Scott Koon highlights Wubi – Ubuntu Installer for Windows


Katrien De Graeve announces Unity for Silverlight by P&P group has been released

Jonathan van de Veen with his Adventures while building a Silverlight Enterprise application part #1

Page Brooks announces Silverlight Contrib 2008.0.0 – Alpha 3 Available!

Boyan Mihylov with Silverlight SEO

The Swiss MSDN team have release their thoughts on WPF vs. Silverlight for Intranet Line of Business apps

Koen Zwijstra released his Parts & States presentation

Karl Shifflett with details of a WPF Toolkit DatePicker Memory Leak Problem and Using WPF Binding StringFormat Property with Nullable Types

Rick Barraza writes (and subsequently revised by Adam Kinney) a tutorial with Silverlight Trigonometry – play with the demo in the middle of the article. It is stunning.

Timmy Kokke on Sending queryparameters to Silverlight

David Kelley on Scrubbing Timeline MediaElement

Derek Hatchard with an interesting sideline post on The Netbook Resolution Conundrum


Eric Havir highlights Surface in Day the Earth Stood Still and Spotted: Library with Microsoft Surface


Ivo Manolov with an Introduction to TestApi – Part1: Input Injection APIs


James Bacon with a Fix for invalid XAML error – the member is not recognized or accessible when using ControlTemplate

Dr Z on Building and Deploying WPF Applications Using the .NET Client Profile

Kurt Brockett with IdentityMine on Channel9 – XAML Guidelines, Part 1


2008 December 16 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, Surface, TDD, UX with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2008 by mga guy


Nick Berardi is Introducing the ASP.NET MVC (Part 1) – The Model-View-Controller Pattern

Scott Koon outlines some of the issues with Oxite in NEW ASP.NET MVC SAMPLE – OXITE – NEEDS SOME TLC

Karl Seguin lends his voice to those not most impressed by Oxite in Oxite – Oh Dear Lord Why?!


Jeffrey Way continues with jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 10

Brian Reindel on how to Create an Amazon Books Widget with jQuery and XML  thought this one might be good for a Silverlight widget too 🙂


Smashing Magazine with some stunning Light Blurs Brushes and Decoration Pack For Photoshop

Gotta love this one – Css Juice’s 13 Online Generators for Web 2.0 Design

W3C Web Standard Defines Accessibility for Next Generation Web

Jeff Attwood’s My Scaling Hero

Rick Strahl on Removing the .SVC Extension from WCF REST URLs

Glen Stansberry lists 10 Steps to Learn a New Coding Language Fast

Patterns & Practices

Davy Brion on The Importance Of Releasing Your Components Through Windsor

Rob Reynolds with The Real Reason to Use IoC/DI (Inversion of Control/Dependency Injection) and a Container Like Windsor

Microsoft’s Code Analysis Tool .NET (CAT.NET) v1 CTP – 32 bit – “a binary code analysis tool that helps identify common variants of certain prevailing vulnerabilities that can give rise to common attack vectors such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and XPath Injection”


Mike Demopoulos spotlight’s Mark Dawson’s work with Silverlight Photosynth Viewer

Tim Anderson’s First steps with offline Silverlight and Live Framework

Bryant Likes on Silverlight Dependency Properties


Jeff Wilcox on AutoCompleteBox without cycling navigation and Adding page up and down support to AutoCompleteBox

Dave Anson on Expanded access to Silverlight 2’s generic.xaml resources [SilverlightDefaultStyleBrowser updated for better compatibility!]

Michael Washington with a great wee Silverlight Dashboard implementation

Robby Ingebretsen on Free Typefaces for Your WPF of Silverlight Project

Michael Wolf on a Silverlight ConfigurationManager

Andy Beaulieu announces the release of the Physics Helper Beta 3


Eric Havir on Hotel 1000 and Microsoft Surface


Jakob Nielson on Interaction Elasticity

Dmitry Fadeyev lists 10 Useful Techniques To Improve Your User Interface Designs

2008 December 10 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, CSS, jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, Surface, TDD, UX, WPF with tags , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by mga guy


Adam Kinney: Oh, Oxite, we love this open source .NET blog software


Stephen brings us the incredible CSS Stacked Bar Graphs

Smashing Magazine’s excellent list of 50 really useful CSS tools

Jacob Gube asks Six Questions: Eric Meyer on CSS3


Adrian Gondelle on how to Create a smooth tabbed menu in jQuery


Amirthalingam Prasanna looks at Offline data for occasionally connected applications

Kirk Evans on Understanding Persistence in Windows Workflow Foundation

Noupe presents the 50 Most Beautiful Icon Sets Created in 2008


Chris Anderson continues with Building a Silverlight Line-Of-Business Application – Part 5

David Kelley gives some Architectural Best Practices for Silverlight 2.0

Rob Zelt looks at Silverlight 2 Controls – Styles and Templates

Jonas Follesø releases code and video of his Silverlight Designer and Developer Network Presentation

Ruurd Boeke announces the Silverlight controls toolkit december released – expect a slew of similar announcements, but this is the first I saw.

Jeff Wilcox announces Silverlight unit test framework – updated source and binaries now available and Announcing the availability of the Silverlight Toolkit December 2008 release and on a different note Reid Borsuk releases an MD5 implementation for Silverlight 2 in pure open source goodness

David Anson details Silverlight Charting gets a host of improvements [Silverlight Toolkit December 08 release now available!]


Rodney illustrates Keywords, Brackets, Identifiers and Ridiculous


Darren Announcing ToneGrid – Collaborative Music Creation for Microsoft Surface


Jeremy Miller on Design and Testability


Glen Stansberry lists 10 Principles of the UI Design Masters


Radu Martin looks at the WPF content model and layout

Niamtu Dragos offers a XAML ComboBox Style

The guys at WindowsClient have released the WPF Application Quality Guide

2008 December 02 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, CSS, Design Patterns, jQuery, Silverlight, SQL, WPF with tags , , , , , , , on December 2, 2008 by mga guy


ranganh with an intro to Charting in ASP.NET, ASP.NET Chart Controls for .NET 3.5 SP1


Peter looks at The new features of CSS3


Jeffrey Way’s jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 5


Martin Hinshelwood announces the TFS Event Handler v1.1 released

Justin Etheredge is Taking the Magic out of Expression<T>

WebResourceDepot lets us know about E-Commerce Design Showcase: ecommr “presenting interface & design elements of e-commerce websites”

Jacob Gube has 40+ Useful Cheat Sheets for Designers

Ian Cooper gives us an Introduction to NHibernate, Part 1

Jonathan van de veen on Building maintainable code with Visual Studio 2008 Code Metrics

Patrick Smacchia gives us his Lessons learned from a real-world focus on performance

WebResourceDepot gives us Circular: A Set Of 100+ Icons

Jeremy Miller provides A Gentle Quickstart for StructureMap 2.5

CodeZest points us at the Signs of a GOOD Manager / Team Lead

Smashin Magazine presents 100 Free High-Quality XHTML/CSS Templates

Marcelo Ruiz looks into Depth vs. width in ADO.NET Data Services $expand

Patterns & Practices

Glenn Block on Export Providers and Custom factories with MEF

Oleg Smirnov with The story about Ninja, Unity Application Block and Contextual Dependency Injection.

Brendan Enrick on Understanding the What and Why of the MVC Pattern

The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL): Resources and Training


Hannes Preishuber looks at B# and Silverlight Isolated Storage

Jesse Liberty thinks On C# and VB and SandDock for Silverlight – Commercial floating windows
and Simple Expander – Silverlight Toolkit

David Yack on Silverlight MeasureOverride Watch Your Size

Peter Bromberg on an Autocomplete TextBox Stock Symbols and Chart

Identity Mine presen an Interactive Silverlight Christmas Card

Shawn Wildermuth on Using Content in ControlTemplates

Adam Kinney with DeepEarth – Maps served using Deep Zoom in Silverlight

Page Brooks is Tweaking OnApplyTemplate Event Timing in Silverlight 2

The Microsoft Dynamics team provide a Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Silverlight 2 direct calls sample

Gregg Jensen’s Flex Anchored Layout in Silverlight

cokkiy shows us how to create a Vista busy cursor like Silverlight control

Jonathan van de veen has some Random hints and tips on Silverlight as well as a look at Silverlight 2 Datagrids RowDetailsTemplate and databinding radiobuttons and Using the popup element in Silverlight\

Stefan Olson on Single Sourcing WPF and Silverlight

Mike Snow’s tips: Creating an Efficient Random Generator and Animating objects with DoubleAnimation

John Stockton publishes a nifty little Silverlight Trick: Inline Silverlight Apps

CCARPER announces Two new Silverlight MSN sites live; Crisis and Recovery – The Dow Jones Industrials and Ahead of the Curve


Brad McGhee on How to Hone Your DBA Skill Set

David Penton’s Introduction to SQL Profiler


Adam Kinney on Extending the Surface experience in the BMW app


Sacha Barber on LINQ To Entities Using WCF/WPF demo code

Shivanand Kamath with WPF – Working with XML file using Linq to XML

Stefan Olson provides A better WPF splash screen

Boris Eligulashvili on Managing Your WPF Splash Screen’s Lifecycle

Josh Smith expresses The Philosophies of MVVM

2008 November 17 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, Silverlight, Surface, WPF with tags , , , , on November 17, 2008 by mga guy


Suprotim Agarwal with ASP.NET AJAX CollapsiblePanelExtender – Tips and Tricks

Vinod Unny helps with installing Charting in ASP.NET 3.5

Patterns & Practices

Vorleak Chy outlines the Strategy Design Pattern

Scott Mitchell gives us The Eight Commandments of Source Code Control


Boyan Nikolov with a Calculator for Silverlight

Scott Guthrie on Styling a Silverlight Twitter Application with Expression Blend 2

Ning Zhang details the NumericUpDown Control in Silverlight Toolkit and DependencyProperty: Validation, Coercion & Change Handling (Part III: Dependency Property Code Snippet)

Suprotim Agarwal DataBinding in Silverlight – Change property of a Silverlight UI Control at runtime based on another UI Control

Jeff Handley on Silverlight Airlines with a ViewModel

Mike Snow’s tip: Data Collection Support in Silverlight

Jeff Wilcox spotlights the tollkit team blog and introduces the members in Toolkit posts: “Silverlight in Style,” dependency properties in WPF and Silverlight, and TreeView expansion

Jeff Blankenburg on Embedding Fonts In Silverlight 2, Calling Javascript From Silverlight 2, Creating A Simple Silverlight Animation and from waaaay back – Creating a WCF Service For Silverlight 2 and SQL

Jeff Paries on Sending email from Silverlight

Silverlight show guys present How to create your own Visual WebGui Silverlight theme

Michael Schwarz shows how to Encrypt your AJAX traffic using Microsoft Silverlight and Ajax.NET Professional

Mark Johnston found a Design Experience video – Tricky Business session from Silverlight usergroup in UK

Ivan Dragoev answers What is control styling?


Faisal spotlights SurfaceDJ from Vectorform

Adam Kinney announces Vectorform wins PhizzPop New York with Study Right


LearnWPF guys detail the XAML Compiler has issues with linked xaml files

Josh Smith recommends Using a ViewModel to Provide Meaningful Validation Error Messages

Rawwool Experiments with WPF animation to recreate some of Microsoft Health Common User Interface magic! 

Azam Sharp presents An article that gives an introduction to WPF templates

Mitsu’s WPF and Silverlight BookControls

Jeremiah Morrill announces a Small feature added to the WPF MediaKit

2008 November 14 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Design Patterns, Silverlight, UX, WPF with tags , , , , , on November 14, 2008 by mga guy


Dan Wahlin offers Code from My ASP.NET Connections Talks

Tobin Harris investigates ASP.NET MVC – Losing the CodeBehind


Positive Space list thier AMAZING WEBSITES ELEVEN: OCTOBER 2008

Shivprasad Koirala looks at The two interceptors: – HttpModule and HttpHandlers

Johnny Lee informs us of ever more ingenious input methods with Scratch Input and Low-Cost Multi-spectral material sensor

Patterns & Practices

Pat Tormey looks at the Singleton Design Pattern


Mark Smiths thoughts on Using the ImplicitStyleManager with Headered controls

qixing answers some Silverlight FAQ from TechDays

Lee continues Changing Styles using ImplicitStyleManager-2

Jafar Husain on an Auto-sizing Canvas for Silverlight and WPF

Karl Erikson details Limitations of Windowless mode for Silverlight


John Bowen releases some Presentation Materials for TechDays ’08

Beatriz Stollnitz answers How can I expand items in a TreeView? – Part II

Ruurd Boeke discusses Transitioning the content in a expander

Mike Ormond develops A Fun Little Silverlight Twitter Application

David Anson is Shamelessly benefitting from the work of others [Links to Silverlight Airlines and Surface samples for RTW!]

Pencho Popadiyn is doing some cracking stuff with Developing Silverlight AnalogClock – part 2 – Enhancing the view

Adam Kinney discusses Quickly Redesigning a Silverlight-based Twitter application

Craig Shoemaker has released a new interview on Silverlight: Live Mesh Integration, Surviving the Olympics and Future Expectations – Interview with Scott Guthrie

Laurent Bugnion is in a podcast at wiresidechat discussing Silverlight 2 Unleashed


VectorForm announces We have a PhizzPop Winner!

Brad Cunningham releases a Slide Deck and Sample App from Architecture SIG talk


SEO Blog lists 7 Usability Mistakes Usability Experts Commit


Brian Noyes with The Truth about Routed Commands Routing

2008 November 12 – Links for today

Posted in ASP.Net, Coding Standards, CSS, Design Patterns, Silverlight, SQL, WPF with tags , , , , , , on November 12, 2008 by mga guy


Mike Ormond has posted his ASP.NET Dynamic Data Demo source


John Resig looks at CSS3 Template Layout and CSS Animations and JavaScript


Should I be worried? Bruce Schneier announces WPA Cracked


Patterns & Practices

Jason Allor discusses some of the issues with Introducing StyleCop on Legacy Projects


Andrew Stopford details a new release of the StyleCop and Resharper

Jeremy Miller on the Evolution of a Developer (in regards to DI/IoC)


Dan Wahlin has an article on Dr Dobbs going through the Silverlight Toolkit
Matthew Casperson brings us a Silverlight Game Programming Tutorial – Getting Started

Azret Botash looks at Silverlight Menu Control: Customizing Appearance

Kathy Kam’s Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2 deck and demo


Scott Guthrie annouces the ASP.NET Chart Control and there are a bunch of samples available


Microsoft Surface Demo of Stimulant’s Tone Grid


Shaw Burke discusses WPF and Silverlight Toolkit Compatibility