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Using AgFx with OAuth

New Release First, if you wander on over to the AgFx CodePlex site, you'll see that there is a new...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 04/26/2011

AgFx now on CodePlex

Today, the CodePlex AgFx site went live, with a new updated release. Quite a few folks are now...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 04/01/2011

My Visual Studio snippets

One of the great features of Visual Studio, that’s been around for a while is snippets....

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 03/29/2011

Tutorial: Building a connected phone app with AgFx

Earlier this week I wrote a post detailing the application framework that I’ve been working...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 03/17/2011

Build great Windows Phone applications the easy way!

Introducing AgFx One of the things we’ve spent a fair amount of time on is working with...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 03/11/2011

Using ObservableCollection with the Portable Library Tools CTP

One of the main goals of the Portable Library Tools is to be able to implement your ViewModel in the...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 02/03/2011

3-Screen Coding Is Here: Portable Library Tools allow you to target multiple .NET platforms with one binary!

Earlier this week, we released the Portable Library Tools CTP.  You’ll need to install the VS...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 01/22/2011

iPhone SDK vs. Windows Phone 7 Series SDK Challenge, Part 2: MoveMe

In this series, I will be taking sample applications from the iPhone SDK and implementing them on...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 03/26/2010

iPhone SDK vs Windows Phone 7 Series SDK Challenge, Part 1: Hello World!

In this series, I will be taking sample applications from the iPhone SDK and implementing them on...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 03/23/2010

Silverlight Toolkit March 2009 Release

This week we released an updated Silverlight Toolkit - the Silverlight Toolkit March 2009...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 03/20/2009

WPF and Silverlight Toolkit Compatibility

General Compat Thoughts The majority of the controls in the Silverlight Toolkit November 2008 (PDC)...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 11/11/2008

A Veritable Cornucopia of Silverlight Toolkit Resources

The Silverlight Toolkit is off to a great start and lots of people have been spending time writing...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 11/07/2008

Having problems opening the Silverlight Toolkit Help file?

Today at lunch, Jeff mentioned to me that the default security policy on Windows Vista was causing...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 11/03/2008

PDC "Silverlight Controls Roadmap" talk and materials

Just arrived back home from a great few days down at PDC in LA. What a fun show to be at - even for...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 10/30/2008

Silverlight Toolkit Now Available For Download

On the heels of Scott Guthtrie's PDC keynote this morning, I'm very pleased to announce the launch...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 10/28/2008

Silverlight 2 Released - Silverlight Toolkit on the Way

As you know, today we released Silverlight 2.  Scott mentioned the Silverlight Toolkit in his...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 10/14/2008

MEF 'n IoC

If you understood the title of this post, then you'll understand the question that's been in my head...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 10/03/2008

Unit testing with Silverlight

One of the things I was most excited about when we shipped the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 controls was the...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 09/30/2008

Updated ExpandoHeaderControl sample for RC0

Here is the updated control sample for RC0. Just a few changes from Beta 2 - RCO: generic.xaml needs...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 09/28/2008

Control Freak.

Hmmm...no blogging lately...what has Shawn been up to?  Yes, guilty.  But here's what's...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 09/17/2008

Updated Silverlight Control Tutorial for Silverlight 2 Beta 2

I've finally gotten the Silverlight Control tutorial sample updated for Silverlight 2 Beta 2. There...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 07/09/2008

Building a Storefront using ASP.NET MVC

If you're interested in what's going on with the new ASP.NET MVC project, Rob Conery has just...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 04/09/2008

Tutorial: Writing a Templated Silverlight 2 Control

[UPDATE: For a Beta 2 version of this control, click here] We're going to create this control: It's...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 03/22/2008

Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Controls Available, including Source and Unit Tests

Get Silverlight 2 Beta 1 If you were watching the Keynote from MIX08, you know that Silverlight 2...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 03/05/2008

MIX08 in Vegas this week

I'll be headed down to Las Vegas this week to attend the MIX08 show. This is the third year of MIX...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 03/03/2008

Updated AJAX Control Toolkit release

As you know, the team has been very busy working on controls for the upcoming Silverlight 2 Beta 1...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 02/29/2008

Getting to know Silverlight 2 Beta 1

What we've been up to in DevDiv... Today, Scott put up a mammoth post introducing the upcoming...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 02/22/2008

.NET Framework Source & Symbols available for Windows Server 2008 & Windows Vista SP1

The build of the .NET Framework that we recently released source for was 2.0.50727.1433, which was...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 02/15/2008

You can't domisticate a server!

Someone just pointed me at this "Stay At Home Servers" website. Y'all know I'm a big Windows Home...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 01/29/2008

How to disable optimizations when debugging Reference Source

When you debug code in the .NET Framework using the newly available Reference Source functionality...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 01/29/2008

Configuring Visual Studio to Debug .NET Framework Source Code

It's finally here - the launch of the .NET Reference Source project. This post (hopefully!) contains...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 01/16/2008

Setting up a Windows Home Server

I've been on a Windows Home Server kick for a while.  I originally set it up on an old laptop I...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 12/26/2007

VS2008/.NET 3.5 Ships...sooooo...where's the source?

By now I'm sure you've heard that Visual Studio 2008 & the .NET Framework 3.5 shipped on...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 11/20/2007

Growing the family

It's a boy! No, no, no not that. If you're a SubSonic fan, you may have seen Rob Conery's blog today...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 10/26/2007

OSI Approves Microsoft Shared Source Licenses

On Friday, the OSI approved two of Microsoft's Shared Source licenses, saying that these licenses...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 10/17/2007

The power of simplicity

JFo - who used to work with me on the Windows Forms team before she fled moved do Australia, just...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 10/08/2007

Channel 9 Video, more details on Reference Source

Yesterday afternoon I did a Channel 9 video talking about the Reference Source program we announced...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 10/04/2007

Making .NET Framework Source Available to Developers

For any of you that have been following my blog, you may remember that I made a splash with a post...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 10/03/2007

AJAX Control Toolkit 10920 Released!

I know, I know, we were a whole week late from our original date. What kind of show are we running...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 09/21/2007

Yes, my blog's been quiet for a while

But I have a good reason. Well, a couple of good reasons, actually, but one in particular. I should...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 09/07/2007

Are you using the Toolkit on your website?

We're working on making the Toolkit home page better, and one of the things we're going to add is a...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 09/07/2007

Toolkit refresh release

We releases a Toolkit Refresh (10618) on Monday to address some issues we missed with the 10606...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 06/20/2007

Flashback: Windows Forms Parking Window

I've been doing some research around component models for Silverlight. Since Silverlight brings us...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 06/20/2007

Toolkit 101: How the Toolkit project works

The AJAX Control Toolkit has been out there for over a year now, and we've picked up a lot of new...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 06/15/2007

How To: Make Tab control panels load "on-demand"

Several people have asked about how to make the contents of their tabs load when the user first...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 06/13/2007

Interview posted on howsoftwareisbuilt.com

The website is called How Software Is Built, and it's an investigation of the similarities and...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 06/12/2007

Apple releases Safari for Windows

Huh, interesting. Seems like I heard some rumors about this, but I didn't see that one coming....

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 06/11/2007

Updated Toolkit Release Now Available

We had a bit of a haitus from Toolkit releases when we were focused on MIX. Since the show, though,...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 06/06/2007

MIX Keynote Demo "Silverlight Airlines" app source posted

A little more than 24 hours after ScottGu did his keynote, David has the bits posted for download....

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 05/01/2007

Slides and Demos for MIX Toolkit Talk

Had a great time at my MIX talk today - I think it went well! Here's the slides & demos!...

Author: Shawn Burke - MSFT Date: 05/01/2007

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