First time here?

You are looking at the most recent posts. You may also want to check out older archives. Please leave a comment, ask a question and consider subscribing to the latest posts via RSS or email. Thank you for visiting!

I just saw two links that I simply have to promote as they are very helpful to people doing Silverlight development and one specifically with ASP.NET.

The first is a site on silverlight.net (you should bookmark this site as a resource and subscribe to all the feeds), there is now a Silverlight 2 Beta 1 control sample page, which hosts all the new Silverlight controls on the site.  It shows some different usage of all the controls:

Silverlight Controls Sample

Very cool to see all the controls implemented in one section, play around with them and see different styles in some as well.

The second link is awesome because when I read it I laughed out loud.  The reason wasn't because of the post, but because of a conversation I had with Pete Brown over email.  It is best described simply by showing you the email (privacy information blurred to protect the innocent):

Alas, Cameron Albert created an <asp:Silverlight> override control that enables using the control and supplying a splash screen XAML file and event handler.  This is great!  It enables you to still use the server control with ease but adds some customized functionality so that you can enhance the user load experience.  Essentially it boils down to:

<lg:Silverlight ID="silverlight1" runat="server" Source="~/ClientBin/Perenthia.xap" 
                Version="2.0" Width="800" Height="500" SplashScreenSource="~/Common/Xaml/Splash.xaml" 
                OnSourceDownloadProgressChanged="onSourceDownloadProgressChanged" />

Anyhow, I couldn't help but laugh when I saw that -- but it is a great post and control!  Great job Cameron!

3/11/2008 9:40 PM | # re: Awesome Silverlight Samples
ok, i'll bite. i've heard enough about silverlight and talked to enough people today. I'll give it a spin and put up some silverlight toy on my site. ..just don't know what to build for a toy.
3/12/2008 4:27 AM | # re: Awesome Silverlight Samples
We need a silverlight control for a carousel
3/12/2008 4:46 AM | # re: Awesome Silverlight Samples
3/12/2008 7:05 AM | # re: Awesome Silverlight Samples
Thanks Tim! After reading Pete Brown's post about setting up a custom splash screen I wanted to be able to do that with a control. The guys who built the asp:Silverlight control made it very easy to be able to override and add custom properties and parameters.
3/12/2008 7:20 AM | # re: Awesome Silverlight Samples
lol! In my defense, I was looking for something out of the box, since I knew that was the question I knew I would get :) In your example (overriding Render), I thought I'd have to do *all* the tag generation, browser/os detection etc.

Cameron's example is cool. Nice and short and easy to implement. Thanks Cameron (and Tim <g>)
3/12/2008 12:02 PM | # re: Awesome Silverlight Samples
Hey would you mind updating your blog with the actual link to the control sample page? Looks like the content must have changed or I'm just a blind old fool.


P.S. Would be nice if you could send it to me too! ;)
3/12/2008 3:02 PM | # re: Awesome Silverlight Samples
Found the site at


Please add 1 and 2 and type the answer here:


The opinions/content expressed on this blog are provided "ASIS" with no warranties and are my own personal opinions/content (unless otherwise noted) and do not represent my employer's view in any way.