I’ve landed in Orlando for the dev week of TechEd 2008! And it’s raining. (Seattle weather haunts me.)
Anyways, for those of you in Orlando, I’ll be giving two talks on the Silverlight Control Model:
WUX206 An Introduction to Microsoft Silverlight Controls Framework
(Wednesday 6/4/2008 2:45PM-4:00PM, Room: S230 A)
This session provides an overview of the Silverlight control model. We look at the fundamentals of how to use Silverlight controls and how to make minor visual customizations to them via Styles. In addition, we explore UserControls and how they make building Silverlight applications easier.
WUX326 Understanding the Microsoft Silverlight Control Skinning Framework
(Friday 6/6/2008 1:00PM-2:15PM, Room: S310 C)
This session provides an in-depth look at the Silverlight control skinning model and explores how to create a control in which visuals can be easily replaced. We’ll talk about ControlTemplate in detail, understanding it from both a designer and developer standpoint. In addition, we discuss how to structure your custom control and templates so that they are toolable with Microsoft Expression Blend.
If you’re familiar with the Silverlight Beta1 control model, then you’re going to be the most interested (and hopefully excited!) about the second talk. In that one, you’ll learn all about a new feature called VisualStateManager.