Silverlight is quickly becoming my favorite tech toy I want to spend more working on in the future. New announcements regarding this technology, formerly known as WPF/E, were made at first day of this year's MIX, including:
- Silverlight community site launch: a lot of cool samples, videos, quickstarts and other info is already available
- New downloads: Silverlight 1.0 Beta, 1.1 Alpha, along with other designer/developer tools
- Silverlight streaming: free media storage and delivery for your Silverlight apps from Microsoft
- Other info: cross-platform version of .NET framework, built into 1.1 Alpha release, which means developing in a language of your choice (js, C#, VB, even Ruby and Python); VS "Orcas" and Expression Blend are *the* tools; go live license for 1.0 Beta; WPF-> Silverlight XAML conversion, ...
All this and more on just a first day... [see the MIX keynote here]
Infragistics released their NetAdvantage for WPF controls suite. There's just a couple of controls included, but they look mighty fine and powerful. You can take a look at their XAM Showcase in XBAP flavor here [.NET FX 3.0 is required in order to run the Showcase].
[Update: Infragistics offers discounted suite, along with free xamDataGrid, to current MSDN subscribers]
Here's the slide deck from my recent talk on Innovation Days/Imagine Cup event in Maribor. I won't be posting any sample code here; as promised, you'll be able to build sample apps, similar to those presented, at one of the Hands-On-Labs on the forthcoming NT konferenca 2007.
This is great! Not only this year started with the greatest award of them all - the DAD award
, now Microsoft presents me with the MVP award
for "Visual Developer - Client Application Development". Big thanks to Luka and Microsoft, fellow local MVPs for all the support and all of you who helped along!