Silverlight 2 beta1? Yes. I know Silverlight 2 beta2 is out but let me post this one as the last post of Silverlight 2 beta1.
I’ve been reading Dave’s Silverlight Cream since long time back and I have the list of links that I like the most from his blog. I don’t want to throw away those valuable links even those are no longer with with Silverlight 2 beta 2 (the latest version of SL 2 so far).
So, I create this post and I will try to port those samples to Silverlight 2 beta2 if the original developers haven’t converted them yet. You can also participate in converting those samples. I really appriciate your help and it will be more faster and more helpful for our community. So, please feel free to let me know if you know any link of latest source code or you want to participate in converting those samples.
The following links are the best link (in my opinion ) from Silverlight Cream.
InnerGlow Effect For Silverlight 2 Beta 1
Tim wrote great article about creating “Inner Grow” effect in Silverlight. You can also take a look at the demo in his blog. He also wrote a few great articles Scale 9 Image for Silverlight, Spline Based Animation Helper, Drop Shadow Effect for Silverlight 2 Beta 1,
Dynamic Image Generation in Silverlight
Joe Stegman came up with really amazing trick that generate the image dynamically with Silverlight. His trick is totally awesome and unique within our Silverlight community. Noone has even done that kinda trick like that before.
Note: The code is updated for Silverlight 2 beta2. Here is new updated sample.
Water Ripples with Silverlight 2
Lars Godejord created this great demo “Water Ripples with Silverlight” based on Joe Stegman’s Dynamci Image Generation Technique, 2D Water Algorithm and Rick Barraz’s Decode BMP Algorithm.I would say this demo is really impressive. Good Job, Lars!
Rich Text Editor
This control is created by David Anson for showing XPS document on Silverlight application. You can also use this control for showing Microsoft Office File after converting them as a XPS document.
HTML Text Block
This is another control created by David Anson for displaying HTML on Silverlight object. It’s pretty cool. I wanna extend some features from this control. maybe, we create HTML-to-XAML converter Library or something in future.
Glowing Glass Buttons
Windows Media Skin
VISIFire – Silverlight Chart Control
Tutorial: Writing a Templated Silverlight 2 Control : Shawn Burke
Silverlight Control Contracts
Silverlight Control Hierarchy
Developing a Custom Control for Silverlight 2.0 : Attila Hajdrik
Note: I got those images from this link.
This site is completely written in Silverlight 2. If you have Silverlight 2 beta1 installed, you can play the live demo here. You can also download the whole source from this link. Here is the video about this application.
Silverlight Session Scheduler
Tools and Libraries
Silverlight Spy provides detailed XAML inspection of any Silverlight application. Use the built-in browser to navigate to a web page. Silverlight Spy will automatically pick up any Silverlight application embedded in the page and display it in the XAML Explorer. The XAML Explorer presents the UI element..
Note: This code is already updated for Silverlight 2 beta2.
agTweener provides a toolkit for Silverlight designers and developers to achieve animation and transition effects similar to toolkits currently available for Flash/Flex developers by defining transition effects in .NET code and applying these effects to any FrameworkElement.
Note: This code is already updated for Silverlight 2 beta2.
SharpZibLib for Silverlight
Do you want to play with zip files in Silverlight? Please take a look at the link above. I think this is the one that you are looking for. Thank you, Rob!
SilverlightDefaultStyleBrowser is a simple application that automatically extracts the default styles from an assembly’s generic.xaml, lists the available control styles, and presents them in an easy-to-browse manner with syntax highlighting, automatic formatting, and expandable/collapsible nodes. The common scenario of copying a Style or Template is made easy by two dedicated buttons that do just that!
Silverlight HTTP Networking Stack
The following is the tutorial series written by Karen Corby.
- Silverlight HTTP Networking Stack – Part 1 (Site of Origin Communication)
- Silverlight HTTP Networking Stack – Part 2 (Cross Domain Communication Overview)
- Silverlight HTTP Networking Stack – Part 3 (Configuring a Cross Domain Policy File)
Pushing Data to a Silverlight Client with Sockets
Do you want to learn about how to use Socket in Silverlight? I’d like to recommend you to take a look Dan Wahlin’s tutorial part1 and part 2. Additionally, you can also check-out Mike Taulty’s article “Silverlight 2 & Sockets” that he wrote when you was bored in his hotel room. :)
My Silverlight application cannot access my service! : Tim Heuer
Unit Testing with Silverlight : Scott Guthrie
Siverlight Security : Joe Stagner
Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Path and File Resolution : Pete Brown (POKE)
Xap! App! Pow! Packaging and Application Startup in Silverlight 2 Beta 1 – Part 1 and 2 : Pete Brown
Tip of the Day: Routed Events – Bubbling and not… : Jesse Liberty
Using HitTest Method in Silverlight 2 for Collision Detection : Andy
Silverlight 2: Demystifying URI references for app resources : Ashish
built-in Styling and generic.xaml : Jaime Rodriguez
How does the Canvas control deal with the Measure/Arrange process : Nikolay Raychev
Embedding fonts in Silverlight 2 : Tim Heuer
Using and embedding fonts in Silverlight 2 : Rob Houweling.
Silverlight cross domain policy file helpers: Tim Heuer
Silverlight Dynamic Languages in Visual Studio : Laurence Moroney
A deepzoom primer ( explained and coded).. : Jaime Rodriguez
A carousel control in Silverlight 2…: Jaime Rodriguez
Awesome panoramic view : Martijn Croezen
IsolatedStorage in Siverlight 2 Beta 1
Layout controls in Silverlight 2 Beta 1 (Links for Canvas, StackPanel and Grid) : Nikolay Raychev
Defining Columns for a Silverlight DataGrid : Scott Morrison
Using The Silverlight DataGrid : Scott Morrison
Silverlight 2 Map / DataGrid Demo (Part 1) : Jason Zander
Configuring IIS for Silverlight Applications : Walter Oliver
Configuring a Web Server to Host Silverlight Content : Tim Sneath
Note: All of graphics from this post are from original article. So, All credits go to the original creator of those images.
Yes. That’s all. All of those links are from my bookmark list. If you like to share your favorite link, please let me know.