A Dullard's Guide

Information on development, Silverlight, HD DVD, HDi, and whatever else Amy feels is missing from the interblags.

I Guess This Is Goodbye

The doctors predicted my expiration for August 2018 and much to my delight and surprise, they were...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 11/29/2018

Response 400 (Bad Request) on Long Url

My team owns a REST service that takes a series of IDs as input and responds with documents....

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 02/06/2014

Unblocking Build Failure When Moles Not Installed

I have a solution that references a framework project and its tests. The test project uses Microsoft...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 01/26/2012

Silverlight Runtime Install Failure in VS2010 RC

If you have the latest version of the Silverlight end user runtime installed, you may see the...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 02/10/2010

Visual Studio 2010 RC Now Available

You can now download the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate at...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 02/10/2010

Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 3 SDK

Visual Web Developer in Visual Studio 2010 has support in box for Silverlight 3 development and...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 10/21/2009

Silverlight 3 Tools Prerequisite: Visual Web Developer

Technorati Tags: Silverlight Tools,Visual Studio 2008 One of the prerequisites for Silverlight 3...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 07/17/2009

Michael Jackson's Memorial

1.6 million people registered for tickets to the service in which Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey,...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 07/07/2009

Silverlight Tools Installation Error Codes

[Edited to included updated Silverlight 3 Tools] When the Silverlight Tools fail to install, a log...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 03/19/2009

Upgrading a Web Project from Silverlight 2 to Silverlight 3

When upgrading a project from Silverlight 2 to Silverlight 3 Beta, the asp:Silverlight and object...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 03/18/2009

Switching from Silverlight 3 Tools to Silverlight 2 Tools

Silverlight 2 projects can't be created with the Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio 2008. When...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 03/18/2009

ASP.NET Web Development Server Stops Working

A Windows Defender and Microsoft Forefront Client Security signature file (1.53.256.0) was released...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 03/13/2009

Trouble installing Silverlight Tools

The reported issues with installation of Silverlight Tools has been relatively low. But, there have...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 10/17/2008

Check This Box

You've seen the checkbox on nearly all products from Microsoft. "I would like to improve the...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 10/09/2008

Installing Silverlight Tools RC0 Without English Visual Studio

The release candidate for Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio is currently available for the English...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 09/30/2008

Silverlight Tools Release Candidate Now Available!

The first release candidate of Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is now available for...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 09/26/2008

Silverlight Help in Visual Studio

The Silverlight SDK comes with a large collection of help documents to help you get started writing...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 09/09/2008

Problems Creating a New Silverlight Project after Tools Installation

SYMPTONSWhen creating a new Silverlight project or opening an existing Silverlight project, you...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 08/21/2008

Silverlight Tools Must be Updated After Installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Today, Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 was released. This service pack includes support for SQL...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 08/11/2008

Blackjack, Silverlight 1.0 Edition, Part I

One of my favorite HDi apps was blackjack, so I have been just itching to turn it into a Silverlight...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 05/16/2008

Sliding Puzzle, Silverlight 1.0 Edition

If you're an HDi developer who spends anytime reading this blog or the MSDN forum, you've probably...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 04/25/2008

A Year

Today is my one-year anniversary at Microsoft. There have been a lot of changes for me in the last...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 04/09/2008

Tokens Gone

Wow. The Xbox 360 HD DVD emulator was WAY more popular than we had imagined. Josh processed...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 03/18/2008

Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator Request Update

Any of you who made requests for the Xbox 360 HD DVD emulator last week should have received at...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 03/11/2008

Overwhelmed

Okay, so it turns out that offering the emulator for free was WAY more popular than we had...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 03/05/2008

Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator - Now Free

UPDATE 3/18: The Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator is no longer available. For more information, please see:...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 03/04/2008

No Regrets

Yesterday was some day, huh? Even though rumors have been rampant for over a week now, it doesn't...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 02/20/2008

Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator Now Available

The Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator is now available! The emulator is downloaded through Xbox LIVE...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 12/13/2007

Exception Handling

An HD DVD player may throw exceptions during the execution of script, and if not caught will result...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 12/07/2007

Error Codes, Toshiba Edition

If you know what an error code means, it can be immensely helpful in diagnosing the problem with...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 11/27/2007

Error Codes, Xbox Edition

If you know what an error code means, it can be immensely helpful in diagnosing the problem with...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 11/27/2007

Advanced Subtitles

In HD DVD subtitling can be done via a subpicture stream or an Advanced Subtitle. An advanced...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 11/21/2007

Virtual Keyboards

The input tag has four options for mode: password, singleline, multiline or display. When an input...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 10/24/2007

HD DVD Script Object Model

Have you ever been working on an HDi project and needed to look up a method name in Annex Z, but you...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 10/24/2007

Dynamic Content

Today's sample was created upon a request from my very nice and hard working office-mate Chris. Last...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 10/18/2007

HD DVD FAQs

General Why is Microsoft involved in HD DVD?Microsoft supports HD DVD because the mandatory player...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 10/17/2007

Saving Resume Information, part II

In a previous post, I stated that when you press the stop button on your player, you have 2 seconds...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 09/24/2007

Very Simple Network Example

I have received a couple requests for an example of networking, so I put something very basic...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 09/20/2007

Saving Resume Information

If you've purchased a DVD player in the last few years or used a software player, likely you've...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 08/19/2007

Persistent Storage Management

One of the great features mandatory on every HD DVD player is at least 128 MB of persistent storage....

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 08/15/2007

Blackjack

Today's game example is inspired by Ocean's 13 (available on HD DVD this fall). Blackjack is one of...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 07/31/2007

Making the Most of Markup

Before I started working on HDi, I was a web developer. I found the transition to HDi pretty easy...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 06/26/2007

Sliding Puzzle

There have been a lot of JavaScript games created for the web. And, because HDi is based on web...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 06/01/2007

Launching the Simulator from Visual Studio

When you're building your HDi applications, you can use the BUILD_PROJECT.BAT file you downloaded...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 05/15/2007

Have you noticed I like Batch Files?

I am a big fan of automating where I can. I am not a big fan of remembering command line arguments....

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 05/14/2007

ACAs are Your Friend

As you have noticed, every resource that you use - script, markup, images, audio, etc - must be...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 05/09/2007

IntelliSense - It's a Good Thing.

As you begin working on your playlists, manifests, and markup xml files, you will find attaching the...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 05/07/2007

Dissecting "Chapters"

Hello World is a very basic application. But, now let's take a look at one of the samples that has a...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 05/04/2007

Regarding Fonts in HD DVD

In my last post I mentioned that you can use an OpenType font if you wish to include dynamic text in...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 05/03/2007

Dissecting Hello World

Lets open up the Hello World sample that came with Jumpstart and go through the components that make...

Author: Amy Dullard Date: 05/03/2007

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