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All of My Silverlight Video Tutorials in One Place (revised again 05.12.10)

This post was commented on by Microsoft’s own Scott Guthrie (the Gu) on 5.31.10

Hello All,

This is a post that keeps growing day by  day so I need to update its postion to be at the top of my blog as the content grows. So, here it is again by popular demand:

49. How to add multiple BitmapEffects to one object in Silverlight: http://wp.me/pxXri-7K

48. How to build a Slider with a ToolTip that follows the thumb button and displays the value of the Slider: http://tinyurl.com/37ms8fl

 47. How to build your very own TutorialCam like I use in my video tutorials! http://wp.me/pxXri-75

46. Fire one of two Visual States based on the value of a Boolean variable: http://wp.me/pxXri-71

45. How to add Fast Forward to the Silverlight MediaElement: http://wp.me/pxXri-6V

44. Create a custom ToolTip with a Delay: http://tinyurl.com/24cqcqu

43. Create a Silverlight Paging Systems to Load Pages on the Fly: http://wp.me/pxXri-6H

42. Create a Slide In/Out Navigation Panel: http://wp.me/pxXri-6B

41. How to use Joe Stegman’s PngEncoder to save an image from your Silverlight application: http://wp.me/pxXri-6y

40. How to create complex gradients: http://tinyurl.com/ycjcpd5

39. My Blend IDE series – Part 1 – the Blend Toolbar: http://tinyurl.com/yh48uh8

38. My Learn Blend IDE series Part 2 – Layout Controls and User Input Controls: http://tinyurl.com/yblcjyk

37. My Learn Blend IDE series Part 3 – The Properties, Projects and Data panels: http://tinyurl.com/ykvcdkk 

36. My Learn Blend IDE series Part 4 – The Objects & Timeline and States panels: http://tinyurl.com/y8ztcds

35. My Learn Blend IDE series Part 5 – Blend’s Animation Workspace – Everything you need to know to create Storyboard Animations –  http://wp.me/pxXri-56

34. How to make a 3 column ListBox in Silverlight: http://tinyurl.com/yhxspew

33. How to read XML into Silverlight and turn it into Native Silverlight Objects: http://tinyurl.com/ybm27su

32. Create a default Silverlight 4 Out Of Browser app that allows you to create new OOB apps in mere seconds: http://wp.me/pxXri-4h

31. How to make a forever scrolling Silverligh banner: http://tinyurl.com/ykkd7kl

30. How to create a Silverlight Color Resource in a ResourceDictionary: http://tinyurl.com/yhxc28z

29. How to make an Out of the Browser SL4 Web Browser Applicaiton: http://tw0.us/5jy

28. Use the new Silverlight 4 Webcam API to create a cool webcam app that even let’s you save images to your hard drive: http://tw0.us/5RD

27. Use the new Silverlight 4 COM API to make an Out of the Browser application that is able to open a MS Word document: http://tw0.us/5NN

26. How to make a Timer by using the DispatcherTimer class: http://tw0.us/4my

25. Create a Functioning Login UserControl: http://tw0.us/4o3

24. Use the FarseerPhysics Library to create a Ragdoll with simulated Physics: http://tw0.us/4pA

23. Create a Sortable ObservableCollection: http://tw0.us/5G0

22. Create a Silverlight Ragdoll with Simulated Physics: http://tw0.us/4pA

21. How to create a functioning Silverlight Login UserControl: http://tw0.us/4o3

20. How to create a Silverlight Timer using the DispatcherTimer class: http://tw0.us/4my

19. How to create custom RoutedEvents in Silverlight using Andrew Whiddett’s (IdentityMine) Eventing assembly reference: http://tw0.us/4cU

18. Use the Silverlight Toolkit’s WrapPanel to create a ListBox that displays three rows of Data: http://tw0.us/4aV

17. Create a Silverlight custom Silder: http://tw0.us/4LZ

16. How to create a Visual Tree Helper to locate FrameworkElements in the Visual Tree: http://tw0.us/46C

15. Using DataBinding to control the Visibility of any Silverlight Object using Blend and Visual Studio: http://is.gd/4jUYJ

14. How to create a complete Sketchflow Prototype in Silverlight: http://is.gd/41pjN

13. Creating a Custom Silverlight Button Just for Designers (using linear and radial gradients, the gradient tool and opacity masks): http://is.gd/3XAcr

12. Creating a Custom Silverlight Button: http://is.gd/3X1eZ

11. Creating a Storyboard Helper Class:  http://is.gd/3mjXW

10. Importing Photoshop PSD files into Expression Blend 3:
http://is.gd/3f53d

9. Creating Morphing Vector Path Storyboards in Blend
http://tw0.us/4oI

8. Re-Creating a Metallic Logo in Vector using Blend 3
http://tw0.us/4oL
 
7. Creating Timed Storyboard Animations
http://tw0.us/4oK
 
6. Using TemplateBinding to Replace a ContentPresenter in a Silverlight Button
http://tw0.us/4oJ
 
5. Working with Data in BLend 3
http://tw0.us/4oN
 
4. Silverlight 3 Behavior Tutorial Video
http://is.gd/3ajTP
 
3. This Tutorial will teach you how to create a Card Flipping Animation!
http://is.gd/3ajpa 

2. Observable Collection Tutorial
http://is.gd/3ajLK

1. Silverlight Extended Drag and Drop Behavior:
https://victorgaudioso.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/extended-drag-and-drop-behavior/q

Enjoy! Victor

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New Video Tutorial: How to Create Custom RoutedEvents in Silverlight

My Good Friend Andrew Whiddett, CTO of IdentityMine wrote a great solution to be able to make Custom RoutedEvents available in Silverlight (currently custom RoutedEvents are only available in WPF).  RoutedEvents as you may or may not know, are the backbone of what makes the Model View View Model development pattern work.  Now, because of Andrew’s genius you can use it in Silverlight too!

Here is a link to the video showing you exactly how to use it: http://tw0.us/4oC

The URL to the dll: http://tw0.us/4cS

The URL to my project: http://tw0.us/4cT

Have fun and Enjoy!  And a Special thanks to my good friend and former mentor, Andrew Whiddett.

Victor

New Silverlight Video Tutorial: How to Make a Slide In/Out Navigation Bar – All in Blend

In this video tutorial I show you how to use Behaviors and the Visual State Manager to create a navigation bar that slides in when the user places their mouse at the top of the page and then slides away when they move their mouse away from the navigation.  You can see it yourself in action Here.

Video: http://tinyurl.com/26bj94d

My Source: http://tinyurl.com/296dqog

Enjoy! Victor Gaudioso

Los Angeles Silverlight Usergroup Meeting: Presenting Windows Phone 7 – Event-In-a-Box – June 16, 2010

 Hello All!

The June 16th Los Angeles Silvelright Usergroup meeting is going to be a very special one.  Not only will one of the foremost experts in the world, Jason Cook, present on Behaviors but yours truly will present on Windows Phone 7!

Microsoft has sent me a special materials dubbed Event-In-a-Box.  This special promotional material includes a pre-defined training regime as well as some pretty cool stuff to give away!  There will be free shirts, mobile cases, USB drives and Window-Clings!

Make sure and join the LA Silverlight Usergroup if you have not done so already and attend our June 16th meeting!  You can join and get meeting details at www.laslug.com

See you there!

New Speaking Event: Microsoft Book Signing/Silverlight 4 Presentation

Hello All!

On Saturday June 19th, 2010 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (PST) I will be signing copies of my latest book Foundation Blend 3 with Silverlight and presenting/demoing the new features of Silverlight 4 at the Microsoft Store in Mission Viejo, California! 

Join me as I show how to use the new Webcam and COM APIs, show how to build Out-Of-Browser (OOB) Silverlight applications and talk about Sketchflow Prototyping with Silverlight.

There will be plenty of prizes and give-aways from our sponsors.  Microsoft will be giving away copies of the Expression Blend Suite, Apress will be giving away some of its most popular book titles based on .NET technologies and finally DevExpress will be giving away copies of its popular Silverlight Tools.

Join us for an evening of book signing, food and drinks, presentations and everything Silverlight!  attendance is free but RSVP as space is limited. 

See you there!

Just some of the free give-aways from DevExpress:

Just some of the free give-away prizes from DevExpress.

 Sponsored By:

 

New Silverlight Video Tutorial: How to create a Slider with a ToolTip that shows the Value of the Slider

Hello All!

Recently I was asked to make a ToolTip that now only followed the Thumb of the Slider but also showed the value of what the slider was (see image above).  I thought about this and I came up with a pretty quick solution.  There may be other ways to do it but watch the short 1o minute video to see how I did it.

See it in action: http://tinyurl.com/39mbakt

Video: http://tinyurl.com/2wjzcps

Source Code: http://tinyurl.com/2wxln7j

Enjoy!

My June and July 2010 Speaking Schedule

Hello All,

As always I like to keep you all informed of where/when you can come and see me present on Silverlight.  So, here is my current speaking schedule for the months of June and July 2010.  Please note that some of these dates are tentative and subject to change.  If they are tentative I will mention it.  Thank You and I Hope to see some of you at these events.  Be sure to come up and say hello if you do come!

Sat. June 19, 2010: Book signing/Silverlight 4 presentation – The Microsoft Store – Mission Viejo, CA: 
This event is sponsored by Microsoft, Apress and DevExpress and held at the Microsoft store in Mission Viejo, CA.  There will be food and lots of free stuff.  DevExpress will be giving away free copies of their very popular Silverlight Controls like the AgDataGrid SuiteApress, will of course be giving away books on Silverlight, WPF and .NET development.   I am sure there will also be free copies of my last book, Foundation Blend 3 with Silverlight and possibly even advance copies of my next book Foundation Blend 4 with Silverlight 4.  I will also be signing books and then doing a presentation right on stage.  Will be showing off some new features of Silverlight 4 including but not limited to the Webcam and COM Interop APIs!

Sat. June 26: SoCal Code Camp – San Diego, CA
SoCal Code Camp is a place for developers to come and learn from their peers.  I will be speaking on new Features of Silverlight 4, but this time with an emphasis on building Out Of Browser applications.  Join me as I build right on stage an OOB Chromless application with Elevated trust.  I am going to show you how to build the TutorialCam that I use on all of my free Silverlight video tutorials.

Friday July 23 – RIAPaloosa 3 – Chicago at the Illinos Technology Association:
RIAPALOOZA is a community-driven, non-profit, day-long event for professionals who design, develop, customize, maintain and maximize business value using rich platforms like Flash, Silverlight and HTML5.  Join me as I present on Building RIAs without writing code with Silverlight 4 (session link coming soon).  During this session I am going to show how to build Silverlight games using the Farsser Physics Library.  More specifically, I am going to show how to build the popular 80’s game Asteroids all without writing a single line of code!

 Wed. June 16 – Los Angeles Silverlight Usergroup – June Meeting
The Los Angeles Silverlight usergroup is a group created by myself and Jason Campbell so that interaction designers and developers can come together to learn about Silverlight, Expression and creating rich internet applications.  Join us for some free food, free prizes and some great presentations. I say that because Yours Truly is going to present at this meeting and show how to develop Windows 7 Mobile applications using Silverlight!  For this event Microsoft has sent me some Win7 Mobile swag that you’ll just love to have and I will love to be giving away!

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