Silverlight Cream for May 25, 2010 - 2 -- #870

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Published on Wed, 26 May 2010 04:13:11 GMT Indexed on 2010/05/26 5:21 UTC
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In this Issue: Kirupa, Matthias Shapiro(-2-, -3-), Giorgetti Alessandro, Kunal Chowdhury, Mike Snow, and Jason Zander.


This looks like a really nice WP7 app done by a team of folks for Imagine Cup 2010: Ahead ... I hope to see some blog posts and code on this!

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Control Storyboards Easily using Behaviors
Kirupa is following through on a promise to discuss the Behaviors that come on-board Blend. He's starting with two to help deal with Storyboards: ControlStoryboardAction and the StoryboardCompletedTrigger.
PHP, MySQL and Silverlight: The Complete Tutorial (Part 1)
Matthias Shapiro has a 3-parter up on PHP, MySQL, and Silverlight -- wondered how I missed this first one until I realized they all posted in 2 days... this first post sets up the MySQL database to be used.
PHP, MySQL, and Silverlight: The Complete Tutorial (Part 2)
In part 2, Matthias Shapiro writes a PHP web service that grabs the data from the database and sends it in JSON format to the Silverlight app (see part 3).
PHP, MySQL, and Silverlight: The Complete Tutorial (Part 3)
Matthias Shapiro's part 3 is the Silverlight part that reads the JSON produced by the PHP webservice from Part 2, to provide display and edits of the data... and this whole series includes source.
Silverlight: adding an IsEditing property to the DataForm
Giorgetti Alessandro laments the lack of an IsEditing property in the DataForm, then goes on to demonstrate his path to a suitable workaround.
Step-by-Step Command Binding in Silverlight 4
Kunal Chowdhury has a nicely-detailed post on Command Binding in Silverlight 4 and builds up a demo MVVM app in the process... source project included.
Silverlight Tip of the Day #24 – Resolving Unknown Objects in VS
I'm not sure I would call Mike Snow's latest Silverlight Tip 'Silverlight' ... but if you don't know it, you need to.
Sample: Windows Phone 7 Example Application with Landscape Layout
Whoa... check out the WP7 app Jason Zander did with landscape mode defined... you're going to want to refer back to this one...

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