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Northeast Roadshow – see you all there!

Posted by Igor Moochnick on 05/27/2008

I’m planning to visit the Roadshow on May, 29th in Waltham – I’m really excited that such events are happening on frequent occasions. I wish such events would be organized for the Alt.Net and Java community as well.

Here is a small list of topics to be covered:

  • LINQ to SQL & LINQ to Entities
  • Silverlight 2
  • Visual Studio Tools for Office
  • The ASP.NET MVC Framework.

For more info check Chris Bowen’s and John McClelland’s posts.

Posted in Community, LINQ, Silverlight, Thoughts, Tutorials | Leave a Comment »

How does my Silverlight app finds it’s web services?

Posted by Igor Moochnick on 04/18/2008

In a simple case, your Silverlight app will be connecting to the same Web Site for the web services that hosts the app itself. So the app can take it’s Uri and replace the trailing document name with the WebService address.

Uri docUri = HtmlPage.Document.DocumentUri;
Uri svcUri = new Uri(docUri, "ServiceAdress.svc");

Note that this is a simplified code that explains the idea, so, please, do not hardcode any string constants in your code – it’ll be pretty hard to reconfigure your application later. Use configuration files.

Posted in C#, Silverlight, Tutorials, WCF, Web | Leave a Comment »

Where is my Silverlight DataGrid in Expression Blend 2.5?

Posted by Igor Moochnick on 04/01/2008


I was asking myself the same question, but thankfully there is a pretty simple solution – just add correct references from the Silverlight SDK folder (C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Silverlight\v2.0\Libraries\Client).


More info can be found:

Tips/Tricks: Where is DataGrid in Microsoft Expression Blend 2.5?

Blend 2.5 march preview: Where is the Silverlight DataGrid ??

Posted in Silverlight, Tutorials | 1 Comment »

Great source for graphical widgets – ideas for XNA Games

Posted by Igor Moochnick on 03/19/2008

map elementsCheck out the OpenClipArt collection of SVG files. You can find a lot of great widgets there. You can easily enjoy them in WPF/XAML as well by converting them.

One of the resources, that impressed me a lot, is a collection of the RPG items. You can see (and download) all of them on Nicu’s site. He even shared how it was made  in a nice tutorial.

This can be a great start for an RPG game for the newly released XNA SDK.

If you’re curios – come to the next XNA User Group meeting. On the next meeting we’re starting to learn how to create XNA Games from the very beginning. No previous game development experience is required. If you want to learn and have fun – it’s for you.


Posted in Games, Silverlight, Thoughts, Tutorials, WPF, XNA | Leave a Comment »

Free Silverlight training at Lynda.com

Posted by Igor Moochnick on 01/12/2008

lynda.comThanks to Mike Taulty’s post, I can add yet another great training video collection to my library – Silverlight Essential Training on Lynda.com.

I’ve already pointed your attention to Lynda.com’s free WPF training videos in one of my previous posts, so keep an eye on evergrowing great training resource.

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