Silverlight 4 – Presentation and Code Samples


Thanks to everyone who came out to the MSDN TIKI Hut Road show event in Ft. Lauderdale on 12/02/2009 where the topic was Silverlight, Silverlight, and more Silverlight.  Joe Healy did a great job with the Silverlight 3 content and I was fortunate to be able to present on what’s coming in Silverlight 4.

Speaking of Silverlight 4 – there are just a few new things coming your way such as:

  • Tooling
  • Printing API
  • Right-click event handling
  • Webcam/microphone access
  • Mouse wheel support
  • RichTextArea Control
  • ICommand support
  • Clipboard API
  • HTML Hosting with WebBrowser
  • levated trust applications
  • Local file access
  • COM interop
  • Notification (“toast”) API
  • Network authentication
  • Cross-domain Networking changes
  • Keyboard access in full screen mode
  • Text trimming
  • ViewBox
  • Right-to-left, BiDi and complex script
  • Offline DRM
  • H.264 protected content
  • Silverlight as a drop target
  • Data binding
  • IDataErrorInfo and Async Validation
  • DependencyObject Binding
  • StringFormat, TargetNullValue, FallbackValue
  • Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)
  • Data Grid enhancements
  • Fluid UI support in items controls
  • Implicit theming
  • Google Chrome support

You can download my slide deck and all the cool demo code samples from my SkyDrive folder at:

Take a look and start playing with Silverlight 4 – gets started at


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