Very excited to have worked on a product that just released today. It is a product called Zendio, a Microsoft Outlook plugin. My role was to build the email stationery builder and the email tracking UI. The email stationery creator (…)
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Last week when Google had the Les Paul doodle my son Vincent was so impressed by it he was playing and recording songs for 2 days. When Google removed the guitar app he was so upset and everyday has been (…)
On August 31st NewTeeVee wrote an article that is my opinion was simply incorrect – Video: Flash on Android Is Shockingly Bad. The article was written by Ryan Lawler and in all fairness he did not say things that were (…)
Most will not realize what happened today, but the release of the Droid 2 today changes everything in the Technology space. Today the mobile wars just got very serious. The IPhone/IPad which has been the darling of the press for (…)
In the following tutorial I will show how extensive the font capabilities in Silverlight are. Being able to display beautiful fonts within xaml allows the ability to programmatically alter a designed font with gradients and drop shadows applied.
This is a tip for developers using Expression Blend creating effects. Effects do not render if you are zoomed in above 400%. More times than not I am zoomed in well above 400% when I am designing UI components.
In this tutorial we will have a Silverlight application take up the entire webpage and have the capablity to go fullscreen. This will allow you to create Silverlight applications that take up 100% of the width and height of html (…)
This is part 2 of “Building a Windows Phone 7 Twitter Application using Silverlight in Blend 4″. In this tutorial we will build a Twitter user profile screen. You will be able to display the user image, follower count, friend (…)
This is a tip for developers using Blend 4 to create Windows Phone Applications. By default it seems that the ability to rotate the emulator and it contents is not set. A bit of code is necessary to have the (…)
First I would like to say that the code is from Scott Gu’s article Building a Windows Phone 7 Twitter Application using Silverlight. I am very excited that Silverlight will soon be capable of working on Windows Phones.
A few days ago Steve Jobs said that Adobe is lazy and that the new iPad doesn’t have Flash because ‘whenever a Mac crashes, more often than not, it’s because of Flash”. “No one will be using Flash. The world (…)
Jobs recently held a town hall meeting at Apple and said that Adobe is lazy and that the new iPad doesn’t have Flash because “whenever a Mac crashes, more often than not, it’s because of Flash”.
In this tutorial we will scale an image with a slider control.
In this tutorial we will edit a slider control and use it as our volume slider control. This volume slider will allow the user the ability to scrub the volume from 0-100%.
To me, it is the little things that make you more productive within a given environment that I constantly search for. Since I have only been working with Silverlight for less than 2 months there are cool things I find (…)
This is part 6 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. In this tutorial we will be building the slider time display control.
In this video I show how to drag and drop images from the filesystem into a Silverlight 4 application. On an image component simply add a drop event and set AllowDrop=”True”
For the past 2 weeks I have been saying Adobe Flash is done because of Silverlight 3 part1 and part 2. Now, Microsoft releases the beta of Silverlight 4 and I can honestly say that Adobe Flash should get out (…)
In the following video I will show how to Databind a progressbar’s width to the position of a video. The Databinding feature in Microsoft Expression Blend 3 allows this interaction without the need to write one of code.
This is part 4 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. In this tutorial we will be building a download progress bar.
This is part 3 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. In this tutorial we will be building a progress bar.
This is part 2 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. This tutorial may well be the most important in the process of building a Silverlight video player.
In the previous example “Creating thumbnails of video frames with WriteableBitmap in Microsoft Expression Blend 3″ the user was able to create thumbnails by clicking on the video display. The following example shows how thumbnails could be dynamically created by (…)
Click on video to create thumbnails The following example shows how to create thumbnails by using the WriteableBitmap class.
In this video I discuss a few keys topics of animation in Microsoft Expression Blend 3. Topics include storyboards, creating keyframes, setting transforms on objects and previewing within the Blend IDE.
The following video shows how to work with the gradient tool in MIcrosoft Expression Blend 3. The video goes in depth of gradient stops, reversing gradients, and the xaml output.
This video will show you how to use the canvas control in Microsoft Expression Blend 3. The canvas control allows for absolute positioning and the ability to stack objects on top of each other. This control is the designers best (…)
This video will show you how to add a video player in Microsoft Expression Blend 3. Adding video to Silverlight projects ia as simple as placing a media element control from the assets panel on the stage and setting the (…)
This video tutorial will show how to create a resource dictionary for your Microsoft Expression 3 projects. In this video you will see how a gradient could be externalized into the resource dictionary and be used by other objects in (…)