March 2011 Contest Results

First of all, thanks goes to everyone who has contributed to SilverlightXAP.com.  This site has been a vision of mine for over a year and I’m excited to see it come alive. The contest was a bit ambitious as it turns out.  There have been 19 products submitted to the site coming from 3 people.  But there was only one sale.  A single license of the excellent Silverlight Wizard Carousel by Bob DeCuir was purchased about a week ago. With that said, I can announce a winner… 1st place Bob DeCuir Tampa, FLwww.neufundmanager.com…

Read More
Announcements 

Introducing XAML Illustrations, Increased Payouts to Contributors, and More

For the past couple months I’ve been working on a new design for SilverlightXAP.com.  And today I’m proud to say it’s done! It’s a completely new look, but beyond that I aimed to make a number of improvements and solve a number of problems. XAML Illustrations First and foremost, I knew I needed to expand the product range.  The most logical step was to add XAML illustrations to the mix.  The idea is to provide royalty-free illustrations in 100% vector format and coded in XAML.  This makes things extra easy for developers to…

Read More
Development 

Silverlight 5, HTML5, and what the future may bring

Ever since PDC last year there’s been stirring talk about Silverlight’s future.  Some people think Silverlight’s days are numbered with broad HTML5 support just around the corner.  These rumors have been perpetuated even today by those anxious to see HTML5 come to fruition.  And some irresponsible journalism may have been at play as well. The controversy stemmed from three things at PDC10: Microsoft showed off IE9 and their commitment to HTML5. Other than Silverlight’s involvement with Windows Phone 7, there weren’t any major Silverlight announcements. In an interview Bob Muglia…

Read More
Development 

Silverlight in Windows 8

I’m watching the BUILD conference online and they’ve just covered some details about the new Windows 8 Platform and App Store. There have been rumors about this store and what technologies it will support. It turns out the developer has a number of options. There are two categories of apps: Metro style apps Desktop apps Desktop apps are what we’re all familiar with now in Windows 7 and past versions of Windows. Metro-style apps are touch-enabled and have fluid interfaces that mimic Windows Phone 7. As for the technologies that these apps…

Read More