Silverlight Episodes


# 202
9/9/2011
Level: Beginner
Tags: Windows Phone 7 Silverlight
Views: (378)
Watched: (865)
Author:
Derik Whittaker


This episode we are we are going to take a look at how to use and harness the power of Value Converters.

A Value Converter (IValueConverter) allows for you to perform custom logic during Bind time in XAML based applications. With a value converter you can implement pretty much any type of complex logic you want (bool to visibility, changing styles, etc) at runtime and have this logic extracted away in a stand alone class.
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# 201
8/29/2011
Level: Beginner
Tags: Windows Phone 7 Silverlight
Views: (1043)
Watched: (934)
Author:
Derik Whittaker


This episode we are we are going to take a look at how to use and harness the power of Behaviors.

A Behavior in Silverlight is a way to extend an existing UI element in order to add additional state or actions to it. We can create these Behaviors and attach them to pretty much any UI element you could hope for.
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# 195
7/18/2011
Level: Beginner
Tags: Windows Phone 7 Silverlight
Views: (167)
Watched: (849)
Author:
Derik Whittaker


This episode we are we are going to take a look at how we can use Live Tiles in WP7 (Mango).

WP7 Mango has introduced not only the ability to create Application Tiles via code but they have also added the ability to create Secondary Tiles, tiles which can deep link into your application. These Secondary tiles can also be created, updated and deleted in code and can provide a very powerful feature for your application.
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# 194
7/11/2011
Level: Beginner
Tags: Silverlight MVVM
Views: (164)
Watched: (993)
Author:
Derik Whittaker


This episode we are we are going to take a look at how we can create a simple ViewModelLocator to inject our ViewModel into our DataContext at runtime via conventions.

The ViewModelLocator Pattern will allow you to create a very flexable application because it will decouple your Views from your ViewModel. The approach in this episode will take a convention based approach to determine which ViewModel should go with a given View.
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# 192
5/9/2011
Level: Intermediate
Tags: Windows Phone 7 Silverlight
Views: (145)
Watched: (861)
Author:
Derik Whittaker


In this episode we are going to take a look at how to use the Location Services (GPS) built into the Windows Phone 7 platform.

We will first take a look at how we can use the location servcies library on the phone to get the phones current GPS information. We will then take a look at how we can use that information in conjuction w/ the Bing Services to get the street address for the GPS coordinates
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# 191
4/4/2011
Level: Intermediate
Tags: Windows Phone 7 Silverlight
Views: (353)
Watched: (944)
Author:
Derik Whittaker


In this episode we are going to take a look at how to read and write data to Isolated Storage for Silverlight on the Windows Phone 7 platform.

Since the WP7 platform does not have a built in RDMS system you must utilized Isolated Storage in order to persist data between runs. We will look at how to both read and write data using 2 different techniques in this episode.
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# 178
7/5/2010
Level: Intermediate
Tags: Silverlight
Views: (361)
Watched: (1525)
Author:
Derik Whittaker
 
Presented By:
Codebetter.com


In this episode we are going to take a look at how we can use the take our in-browser silverlight application and allow it to run Out of Browser (OOB).

We will take a look at how we can let silverlight perform the lifting as well as how we can provide coding to create the OOB application.
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# 174
5/13/2010
Level: Beginner
Tags: Windows Phone 7 Silverlight
Views: (322)
Watched: (2417)
Author:
Derik Whittaker
 
Presented By:
Codebetter.com


In this episode we are going to continue taking a look at the Windows Phone 7 Api.

In this episode we are going to focus on learning about the various ways you can navigate from page to page within your application. Because WP7 is based off of Silverlight 3.x you are able to utilize all the native silverlight navigation techniques such as static routing (hard wiring the .xaml path), using routes and using the NavigationService.
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# 173
5/6/2010
Level: Beginner
Tags: Windows Phone 7 Silverlight
Views: (305)
Watched: (1633)
Author:
Derik Whittaker
 
Presented By:
Codebetter.com


In this episode we are going to take a look at how to create the Application Bar for Windows Phone 7
When creating an application with Win Phone 7 you may need to create an application bar which contains menus or icons. In this episode we will show you how to create both global app bars as well as local app bars.
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# 169
4/1/2010
Level: Beginner
Tags: Silverlight Windows Phone 7
Views: (294)
Watched: (1688)
Author:
Donn Felker


In this episode we are going to take a first look at Windows Phone 7 Development.

In this episode we will walk through creating a simple hello world application as well as give a quick tour of how to use the emulator.
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# 162
2/10/2010
Level: Intermediate
Tags: Silverlight
Views: (1052)
Watched: (1263)
Author:
Scott Seely
 
Presented By:
Codebetter.com


In this episode we are going to take a look at how you can setup and use a web camera in Silverlight. We will walk you though how to capture both the raw video as well as how to take snap shots of the video.
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