I’ve received several requests for publishing the
on the MultiTouch Behaviors NuGet gallery so I created containing support for the Windows Phone and Silverlight platforms. a simple package
To enable your project for MultiTouch, just run the following command in the
Package Manager Console and all the libraries and dependencies will be added to the Visual Studio project:
PM> Install-Package MultiTouchBehaviors
Alternatively just search for the package selecting
Tools-> Library Package Manager-> Manage NuGet Packages for Solution from Visual Studio 2012.
If you are interested in creating a NuGet package for your open-source project, register an account
in the gallery and follow the instructions described in the section “ here Creating and Publishing a Package“: they are very clear and contain detailed information about the process.
The package definition for MultiTouch is also available in the
Source Code section on CodePlex.
A new version of
Expression Blend for Silverlight 5 is now available for with these features: download
Expiration date -
June 30, 2013;
Go-live license; updated
Silverlight 5 SDK.
by the Expression Blend Team and download the new bits from the original post . here
Prism provides guidance designed to help you more easily design and build rich, flexible, and easy to maintain Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop applications and Silverlight Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and Windows Phone 7.1 (“Mango”) applications.
The new version 4.1 released on February 2012 is available for download
Read the official announcement by Blaine Wastell:
. Prism for Silverlight 5 Ships
A new project has been recently announced in the “
” group on Linkedin by fellow group-member Silverlight Experts Laith Alasad:
contains “ The XAML Project Free vector design resources for XAML-based technologies such as Silverlight, Metro, WP7, and WPF. Search and download pure XAML graphics for your web, desktop, and/or mobile applications.“
It’s a very useful resource, I’ve already inserted it in my favorites!
Happy XAMLing everyone
Big congrats and kudos to all the Silverlight team:
Silverlight 5 RTW is now available for download!
Check out the
official site for a complete list of and updated documentation including feature list, download links Breaking changes and Release History.
Don’t forget to read the
official announcement, this is a special and fantastic release with : tons of new features
Improved media support
Low Latency Audio Playback
Variable Speed Playback
H/W Decode of H.264 media
DRM Key Rotation/LiveTV Playback
Improved Text support
Text Tracking & Leading
Linked Text Containers
OpenType and Pixel Snapped Text
Postscript vector printing
Performance improvements for Block Layout Engine
Building next-generation business applications
Listbox/ComboBox type-ahead text searching
Ancestor RelativeSource Binding
Added PropertyChanged to the UpdateSourceTrigger enum
Save File and Open File Dialog
Custom Markup Extensions
Binding on Style Setters
Silverlight 5 performance improvements
Parser Performance Improvements
Network Latency Improvements
H/W accelerated rendering in IE9 windowless mode
64-bit browser support
Improved Graphics stack
Silverlight 5 extends features of the “Trusted Application” model
Multiple window support
In-browser HTML support
Unrestricted File System Access
Visual Studio Team Test support
As usual go,
and Happy Silverlighting! grab the new bits
Today I’ve received the official communication: for the third year I’ve been awarded
for the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) expertise! Silverlight
It’s always a great honor to be recognized and having the possibility to be part of this group of awesome people sharing knowledge and… passion.
My heartful thanks to all the people who supported me: my family, the great
Silverlight team, my MVP lead Alessandro Teglia and all the community. You, all, rock!
I’m looking forward to a new year of amazing technologies: Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone, WinRT, XAML, Windows 8 –
As usual, happy Silverlighting all!
in Anaheim the release of Windows 8 Developer preview has been announced: you can download it from //Build conference . this link
To get started an impressive number of video tutorials is available in the official site of the conference:
Check out also this
by Michael for downloading all the Build videos in your pc. great post
Useful resources are available in the SDK: all the
XAML Metro style app samples are available following . this link
It’s possible to install Windows 8 side by side with your operating system using a boot from VHD: I’ve followed the instructions described
by Mister Goodcat and all went smoothly. here
The new platform and tools are well described in this “Big Picture” showed during the conference:
Laurent Bugnion, Rene Schulte and Doug Seven have great insights into the new platform and tools
Also available for download:
For those like me (also) interested in
WPF, a list of the new features is available here.
I’m pretty excited about all these news and I’m looking forward to all the great applications that will be built using XAML, Windows 8, Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone!
Great news today!
Silverlight 5 RC is available for download from the official site: Silverlight.net
This release contains a lot of new features including:
P/Invoke support for calling native functions
64 bit support
Vector (Postscript) Printing
Remote Control and Media Command Support
In-Browser Trusted Applications
Power awareness for media apps
Pete Brown has a great post
and “the big list of what’s new and improved” here . here
Some useful downloads and links:
Go, grab the new bits and Happy Silverlighting!
I’ve just published on
and the CodePlex a new release of the Expression gallery including these new features: Multi-Touch behaviors
Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 (refresh) “Mango”; added new property “
IgnoredTypes” for excluding particular control types from the manipulations (thanks to Richie for the suggestions, feedback and code samples); the “
Manipulation Processor” and “ Inertia Processor” are now exposed by the behavior in order to enable personalized manipulations and gestures; new properties:
CenterX, CenterY, Rotation, Scale permit to support custom gestures like “DoupleTap” zoom;
Silverlight 4 and Windows Phone 7.1 samples updated with a simple ” DoubleTap” zoom example using the new exposed properties.
The source code and samples are available for download
is a new Silverlight based web application for browsing the newly published Landsat imagery available in Landsat Touch for Silverlight ArcGIS on-line by Esri.
sample comes complete with source code and uses the available on Codeplex. Silverlight/WP7 Multitouch Behavior