Colorado Springs User Group Meeting

First Tuesday of the month - Moving more resources to this location for community activity items. - Silverlight search engine demo site

Speaker: Dave Milner
· sr. Software Engineer - Apollo
· President - Deluk Solutions
· Blog -
· Co-leader - SCDNUG

Topic: Light up the Web with Microsoft Silverlight

Rich Interactive Application: Web and Desktop
The client side development with web and desktop have generally been apart

Four Categories of Silverlight

Silverlight is a Cross Platform, Cross Browser plug-in that renders XAML and exposes a programming model
Cross Platform: Runs in multiple OS's
Cross Browser: Any browser that can render Java script

XAML - Extensible Application Markup Language
· Build WPF applications (client) - full range
· Build Silverlight applications (web) - subset

New XAML Tools
· Expressions - Designer (drawing)
· Expression Blend 2 beta (manipulating Silverlight)
· Expression Media Encoder (handle media)

Silverlight Deployment
Visual Studio 2005
Expression Blend 2 August Preview
Visual Studio Extensions for Silverlight

Getting Ready for 1.1 Development
· Silverlight v1.1 Alpha SDK
· Visual Studio 2008 Beta 1
· Silverlight Tools Alpha for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 1
· Expression Blend 2 August Preview
· ASP.NET Futures

Demo 1
Silverlight.js - This file is attached to every Silverlight project, manages your Silverlight page, manages user experience.
Silverlight v1.0 - has no components available.
Expression Blend: Timeline - allowing the ability to create/record events on screen and capture.

Key Feature Comparison: 1.0 vs . 1.1
Differences between SL and WPF
MS Expression Media Encoder (May Preview)


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