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Async for .NET and Silverlight 4

by Jonathan Allen Follow 134 Followers on  Apr 19, 2013

Microsoft has released the final version of Microsoft.Bcl.Async. This package allows developers using .NET 4, Silverlight 4, and Windows Phone 7.5 to use the async features found in C# 5 and VB 11.

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Netflix Gives Up Silverlight, Chooses HTML5

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 18, 2013 1

Netflix has announced their intent to switch their video player from Silverlight to HTML5, the first implementation of the new player being done in Chrome/Chrome OS, with Windows and Mac OS X following soon.

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RadPivotGrid with Filters and OLAP

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 08, 2013

Telerik recently released RadPivotGrid control that enables you to build Microsoft Excel look and feel applications for WPF and Silverlight.

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NetAdvantage Reporting with Hierarchical Data and Enhanced Report Engine

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 02, 2013

Infragistics NetAdvantage Reporting 2012 volume 2 includes support for Hierarchical Data and Visual Studio 2012. It also ships with an Enhanced Report Engine and Pagebreak Control.

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Tools for Building Advanced Media Applications

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 27, 2012

In the //Build/, Mike Downey demonstrated the key technologies that are employed by developers to create advanced media rich applications using Windows 8.

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Silverlight.net Unplugged

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 10, 2012 4

Microsoft closed the official Silverlight resource site and redirected it to the MSDN developer center spreading rumours about the end of Silverlight.

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Math.NET Numerics with F#, Intel MKL and Vector Slicing Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 05, 2012

Math.NET recently released numerics library with improved F# including support for Windows Phone 8 and vector slicing.

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Studio Enterprise with Localization and Visual Studio 2012 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 03, 2012

ComponentOne has released Studio Enterprise 2012 V3 with new controls for Windows 8, WinRT and existing control suites with support for localization RTF and Visual Studio 2012.

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Async/Await Now Available for Windows Phone, Silverlight 4

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 26, 2012

An updated version of the Async Targeting Pack now provides asynchronous features to Silverlight 4 and Windows Phone 7.5. It also provides Portable Class Libraries targeting any of the supported platforms, including Silverlight 5 and .NET Framework 4.0.

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Async Features Now Available for .NET 4 and Silverlight 5

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 30, 2012 5

Microsoft announced the new Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11 Beta, which will allow developers to use asynchronous programming features in .NET 4 or Silverlight 5 applications. These features were previously provided in the Async CTP, which is now deprecated.

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A Native of Silverlight with Full Hardware Access

by Jonathan Allen Follow 134 Followers on  Mar 15, 2012 4

Silverlight for Embedded is not based on .NET; it is a native technology that is programmed with XAML and C++. But it isn’t Windows 8/WinRT either, as it has full access to the underlying hardware and Win32 APIs.

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Avoiding Performance Pitfalls With XAML

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 27, 2012

The DependencyProperty and DependencyObject which form the building blocks for most XAML features come with a performance cost. An MSDN article “Optimizing C# for XAML Platforms” discusses this in detail along with ways to minimize its impact.

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Undo-Redo Frameworks For WPF and Silverlight

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 31, 2012

Undo and Redo are commands that are commonly expected by end users and, when well implemented, can improve an application's usability significantly. At least two libraries exist that can help WPF and Silverlight developers for this purpose - a recently announced Undo-Redo framework from Infragistics (CTP) and an open source library called Undo.

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Silverlight 5 Security: Designed for the Intranet

by Jonathan Allen Follow 134 Followers on  Jan 04, 2012

Silverlight was originally seen as a Flash killer, but Flash itself is being replaced by HTML5. It was also seen as a way of delivering cross-platform applications, but iOS made that a non-starter as well. Surprisingly it is thriving in areas that were supposed to be the domain of WPF such as internal business applications and Silverlight 5’s updated security model reflects this.

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PhoneGap Now Fully Supports WP7

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 20, 2011 2

PhoneGap now supports all native functionality on Windows Phone 7 being on par with iOS and Android.

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