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Published on January 26th, 2010.
The Microsoft Silverlight 4 Beta Client for Facebook has been released as a developer preview sample. In order to use it you must have Silverlight 4 developer builds installed. There is a sample application which does the same things you can do when using Facebook web version. There are a lot of cool ways to explore your Facebook information. It supports some kind of Outlook integration - if you right-click on events that you may have to send an email and such.
You can download the application and try it yourself. It can also be intalled on Mac but only if Intel is inside. Enjoy!
Published on January 4th, 2010.
The latest release of Json.NET has a lot of improvements which make it preferable to other techniques. The team has done really a great job to increase the speed of both serialization and deserialization.
Download the latest release of Json.NET and try it yourself!
Published on October 22nd, 2008.
New great debugging tool has come to the web. Crack .NET allows you to go through the managed heap of your Windows Desktop application (Windows Forms or WPF) and see what it contains. Not only you can see what’s inside, but you can modify it using IronPython scripts.
Published on October 7th, 2008.
Silverlight Write & Win Contest was carried out for the second time. It is a interesting contest. You only have to write an article about Silverlight (application, control, game, web services, Blend, design, example, problem solution, etc). The first contest was organized by Michael Sync. Now, SilverlightShow take this initiative. They really did a great job in the organization.
- Telerik – RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Developer Subscription and Source Code License ($999 value). This license includes all 23 Telerik ASP.NET AJAX controls, a Gold Support Package and free product updates for a period of one year. The winners will also receive complimentary licenses for Telerik RadControls for Silverlight
- SilverlightShow – $100 in Amazon Gift certificate or cache
Cool, right? The one who get the first prize is Alexey Zakharov with his article – Virtual earth deep zooming.
SilverlightShow announced that they intend to organize another contest, so I am waiting for it.
Published on September 26th, 2008.
Good news for the Silverlight fans – the first Silverlight release candidate is released. Note that this is not the final runtime, it is developer only. It is released to let developers get into the changes and reform their Silverlight beta 2 applications. There are some breaking changes between Beta2 and this RC. You can take a look at this great article for most of them. As such, you can only use the RC for development right now – you can’t go live with the new APIs until the final release is shipped (which will be soon though).
You can download today’s Silverlight Release Candidate and accompanying VS and Blend support for it here. Note that Expression Blend support for Silverlight 2 is now provided using Blend 2.0 SP1. You will need to install Blend 2.0 before applying the SP1 service pack that adds Silverlight 2 support. If you don’t already have Blend 2.0 installed you can download a free trial of it here. (more…)