Whoohoo! Silverlight 2! RTW

  • William Dasilva
  • October 14, 2008
  • Jumping on the redundant blogging bandwagon. Congratulations to the team. Its an exciting day. Im downloading and installing right now: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c22d6a7b-546f-4407-8ef6-d60c8ee221ed&DisplayLang=en

    Create your custom font

  • William Dasilva
  • October 7, 2008
  • Ok im excited to get my website updated to be a cool Silverlight front end to WordPress… I recently wanted to create a twitter plugin using my own text similar to what Robby did with Ingebretsen Neato… Here is the tool from Philip Lanier to do just that: MyOwnFont If you dont have a Tablet PC […]

    Generating Data for Comping Purposes

  • William Dasilva
  • Blend allows you to actually design data much more easily than any tool I have used in the past. A long with the massive control you have in the platforms over presentation… You can actually see the data render at design time and changes you make to DataTemplates are reflected immediately across all the data. […]

    Silverlight Unleashed Laurent Bugnion

  • William Dasilva
  • SAMS publishing hit a home run with Adam William’s WPF Unleashed. So a lot of us have been really excited to get our paws on Laurent’s new book on Silverlight. Today Laurent twittered that his book was available online… http://safari.peachpit.com/9780768686845 My copy is downloaded to my phone and I know what I will be reading tonight.

    D3DImage WPF and DirectX Interop Sweet

  • William Dasilva
  • September 24, 2008
  • Ok so blogging about the Client Continuum everyday is going to be harder than I thought… So far I am on track to one a week… So maybe I will just commit to that… (My wife and I discovered ABC’s LOST and now my evenings are being distracted by the tube…) Anyway check out this […]

    A Client Continuum Post A Day until the PDC

  • William Dasilva
  • September 18, 2008
  • Adam is doing it… So maybe I will too. Ok well lets be realistic… I have 3 kids in the house under 18 months old… I am thinking it might not be realistic to do it every day… But the rumblings in the community and the new toys coming from Microsoft have me amped to […]

    Great article on custom window chrome

  • William Dasilva
  • September 9, 2008
  • http://blogs.msdn.com/wpfsdk/archive/2008/09/08/custom-window-chrome-in-wpf.aspx Not to totally do a shameless plug here… But I will anyway… The blendables essential mix has a set of attached properties called ChromelessWindow… For people who just want to spend their time actually creating custom window chrome and not spend their time reinventing the wheel this is a huge time saver… And its “blendable” http://blendables.com/products/productsEmix.aspx

    IE8 beta 2 Is it worth installing now?

  • William Dasilva
  • August 28, 2008
  • So far in the last couple hours I have found 3 great benefits of IE8 beta 2. First IE8 is launching really fast. This is great since I am doing a lot of Silverlight stuff lately… Build and run gets painful when you are doing it hundreds of times a day. IE 8 boots up […]