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The Guide of a MOSSLover Becky Isserman's Blog

I know I'm a little slow in doing so, but today I finally sat down and went through all the Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1.0 Templates.  I was incredibly impressed with some of it and sorely disappointed with other parts.  Everyone has said it is really easy to use this technology and I agree.  I have a little PhotoShop experience from my web design days.  I have dabbled in some animated gifs, Flash Creations, PDF Creations, Corel Draw, Paint .Net, and who knows what else.  I opened up the VS 2008 Template and I was banging away in XAML.  It's ten times easier than the good old days with HTML 3.0 writing all my code in notepad and hitting F5 on IE.  I like it, however there was one pet peeve I had with it.  You can't double click on an item in the display and have the Code Behind Open up with a click event or another event.  It took me about 30 minutes to realize I just couldn't do it, then I moved on and realized it's not so bad typing Cick and the equals and quotes displaying and a popup asking me if I would like to create a new event handler.  I also wish that pasting code into the XAML would ask me if I wanted to create the event handler in the Code Behind.  It would save me some time deleting lines of text and re-typing Click....I guess you win some and you lose some.  The next thing I am going to play with is some Windows Applications in WPF.  I did a little preliminary what are the objects playing around with them type deal.  I like the scroll bar and document viewer.  I can definitely see some uses for them.  If you haven't already played with WPF 3.5 and Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1.0 I would recommend going out there and attempting to play around with some of the tutorials.  At the bare minimum you don't need to be a hardcore programmer.  I know I'm a little above the normal administrator/designer.  You don't have to be nuts like me where you touch everything that you see, including a skateboard, nunchuks, flash, Java, PHP, calculator programming...You can just be a regular Administrator or designer who knows a bit of XML, ASP, or HTML.  I am pretty sure you could pick these skills up.  Here is the Silverlight Link: Silverlight.Net. Happy playing guys!

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 3:15 PM .Net , Life, The Universe, and Everything | Back to top

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