Showing posts from 2010

Microsoft Communities in Saudi Arabia 2009/2010 Story in Pictures

It' has been two years since I started working with the DevLifeStyle community in Saudi Arabia. The best thing about working the communities is that you get to meet with great people who share with you the same passion to technology. I’m really looking forward to continue our community efforts in the next year. In celebration of this occasion, I collected all the communities events pictures that I can get and put them inside the great Silverlight Pivot Collection Viewer. Have a look

Join us at Riyadh Community Summit 23 December

Are you ready to attend our next community summit and have a chance to win XBOX or KINECT? Detailed agenda can be found here what do you think of this Silverlight invitation

Silverlight 4.0 Tutorial (10 of N): Working with the PathListBox

You can find a list of the previous tutorial posts here Continuing our RegistrationBooth Application, In this post we will make a change to the way we display the list of attendees. Currently we display them in a standard ListBox, we will replace this with a PathListBox, the PathListBox is a new customized control that comes with Blend SDK. From its name this control is a list box however its elements are placed on whatever path you draw so instead of having our attendees placed vertically in the ListBox we will have our attendees placed along the path we will draw, let’s start by deleting the existing ListBox. First thing is to draw the path on which we will display the attendees, we will draw a big arc and place it in the left corner, drag an arc shape from the assets window Drop it on the left column and set the StartAngle to 0 and the EndAngle to 180 to make the arc like a half ellipse To convert this into a PathListBox, right click on the arc and select Path->Make

Silverlight 4.0 with SharePoint 2010 (2 of 2)

In the previous post we set the stage for how can we start building Silverlight applications for SharePoint 2010 You have three options to actually program against the SharePoint from Silverlight: First there’s the SharePoint web services that have been there for a long time, Second there’s the new REST APIs that is suitable for working with strongly typed lists and the final option is the Client Object Model. The Client Object Model is a simple to use API that can be called from .NET CLR, JavaScript or Silverlight, we will stick with the Client Object Model cause this is the most suitable one to use from Silverlight, If you are familiar with developing for SharePoint on the Server Side (using SPWeb, SPList, etc.) then you will find that the COM (Client Object Model) mirrors a subset of the objects that are on the server. For Silverlight applications you need to reference the COM APIs there are two DLLs that you need to reference in your Silverlight project Microsoft.SharePoint.

HTML5 and Silverlight: The hype is over. Thanks Bob!

After a long week full of confusion, controversy and anger, Bob Muglia provide more clarification . Kill Silverlight?! what did you think guys?! For GOD’s sake Silverlight is not the Ugly Kin to simply terminate like this. By the way, too many “Is Silverlight Dead?” screams out there but no “Is Flash Dead?” ! does this tell anything?!

Silverlight 4.0 with SharePoint 2010 (1 of 2)

It’s been a while since I used SharePoint as I was focusing lately on Silverlight, In this post I will start exploring how to use Silverlight 4.0 with SharePoint 2010, I must mention that I’m not a SharePoint expert so please feel free to update me if there’s something mentioned that is not correct. What I like about SharePoint 2010 is that Silverlight comes right out of the box. The first thing you will note when you access SharePoint2010 sites (assuming that you have Silverlight installed) is that SP2010 makes use of Silverlight in many places, for example the Create Dialog is a just a Silverlight application Also the videos you upload to SP2010 assets libraries are played using a Silverlight media player the entry point for you Silverlight application into SharePoint is the Silverlight Web Part which is built into SP2010, you can insert this web part into any web page Let’s try to use this web part, first we will create a Silverlight application, Start Visual Studio –&