Shawn Wildermuth


My Rants and Raves about technology, programming, everything else...

I'll Be At TechEd, Will You?

Url: http://northamerica.msteched.com

TechEd

Silverlight Tour coming to Lima, Peru - May 26-28th, 2010

Url: http://silverlight-tour.com.mx/Registro.aspx?cu...

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My Thoughts on the Windows Phone 7

Url: http://wilderminds.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/xboxbrowser.zip

Android

Updated RIA Services + MVVM Example

Url: http://wilderminds.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/RiaXBoxGames.zip

Silverlight Architecture

Back from DevConnections with SourceCode

DevConnections 2010I just returned from DevConnections and had a great time. This year it was also the launch of Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010 so it was a big party. You should consider coming next time if you didn't make it this time.

I had the pleasure of doing four talks.  Here are the talks, the slides and the code:

My Article on SketchFlow is Up

Url: http://www.devproconnections.com/article/silver...

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My MIX Talks' Source Code

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I've been severely remiss in failing to get my source code released for my two MIX talks early this month. I apologize (there is a good reasons, but I can't talk about it).

My First WP7 Application

Url: http://wilderminds.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/phonexboxbrowse...

Windows Phone 7 Series

SQL Azure's OData Support

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I've ported my XBoxGames Database (see this blog article for copies of the .mdf files) to SQL Azure and added OData support. You can find the feed here:

The Global Silverlight Tour!

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Over the next several weeks the Silverlight Tour is having a lot of stops around the world. If you're a reader of my blog but not in the U.S., now is the time to get your seat at the Silverlight Tour in your country.

My 0reDev Video Is Up

Url: http://www.oredev.org/videos/whats-new-in-silve...

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MIX 10 Wrapup

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MIX 10 is over and lots of blogs are listing all the interesting links and discussions that happened at MIX. I don't want to duplicate that, but instead thought i'd tell what I think are the big stories.

AgiliTrain Announces Two New Windows Phone Courses

Url: http://agilitrain.com

AgiliTrain

AgiliTrain is Giving Away Three Seats to Silverlight Courses

Url: http://twitter.com/agilitrain

AgiliTrain

The Busy Developer's Guide to SQL Server Modeling

Url: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ff472347.aspx

SQL Server Modeling

Where to See Me At MIX10

MIX10 Love Fest!

This weekend i am headed to Vegas for a week of designer/developer love. I plan to spend a lot of time in the phone sessions as well as in the Commons visiting with people.

My "What's New in Silvelright 3" Video from 0reDev Last Fall

Url: http://vimeo.com/9931529

Last fall I visited 0redev in Sweden and gave a "What's New in Silverlight 3" talk. THey've just released the video if you interested in wathcing it:

This Week in Silverlight

Url: http://www.sparklingclient.com/silverlight_augm...

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Portland Silverlight Users Group

Url: http://wilderminds.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/PortlandGameEdi...

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WCF Data Services and jQuery

Url: http://wilderminds.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/dataservicejque...

ODataI'd recently been asked by Chris Sells to help him with a simple WCF Data Services/jQuery example so I thought I'd share it via my blog as well. The basic idea is to use jQuery's AJAX functionality to retrieve JSON instead of the usual OData and consume it on a web page.

The State of Data Access in Silverlight

SilverlightI've said much about my opinion of Silverlight data access. Currently this is Web Services, WCF Data Services and WCF RIA Services. Let's talk about Data Services and RIA Services and how they are related:

WCF Data Services

Motorola Droid - First Impressions

Url: http://www.motorola.com/consumers/US-EN/Motorol...

Motorola Droid

Help Me Figure Out What to Write

Url: http://www.survsoft.com/esurv.php?s=27432&k=128...

I am going to be writing a book on Silverlight Architecture.  I'd like to get my readers/followers to help me figure out what is most important to write about. Please take the following survey if you don't mind:

Upcoming Appearances

Shawn Wildermuth

Since I am never at home anyway, I figured it would make sense to more conferences this year.  I love doing talks at these conferences and getting the hard questions from attendees. If you're at any of these events, don't be shy about coming up and saying hi. I'll be at a number of events talking my favorite topics: Silverlight and Data!

Handing Events with Care?

Url: http://wilderminds.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/HandledWithCare...

SilverlightThe way that events are handled in Silverlight occassionally surprises people.  For the uninitiated there are two types of events in Silverlight, direct and routed. Essentially direct events are events that one one type of element can fire and do not support any type of bubbling.  The MediaEnded event on the MediaElement is a good example of this. The other type of event is a routed event.  In this type of event, the event is bubbled through the visual tree. In Silverlight, the way it works is exactly the opposite of what you might expect from Win32 programming (e.g. WinForms, VB6, MFC, etc.) Routed event bubble from the most deeply nested element to the shallowest element.  For example, when a MouseLeftButtonUp event is fired (mouse and keyboard events are routed events), the item directly under the mouse gets the event first, then its parent and so on:


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