Mix 08: Silverlight Sessions

Mix08 has started in Vegas!

Mix08

Below are some of the Silverlight talks given by members of the Silverlight development team (plus one from some friends who now work at IdentityMine). I highly recommend checking these out if you’re at Mix!

My talk – Building Rich, Dynamic User Interfaces with Silverlight 2 Controls – is on Thursday at 10:15am. I’ve been prepping it and I think it should be good…. but you can help me out by crossing your fingers just in case. 🙂

On a side note: The bags that usually are given away at conferences are super ugly. But whoever did the Mix08 bags did a great job. I’m actually going to use mine!

The Mix08 Bag

Silverlight sessions from the Silverlight development team:

**Wednesday, March 5**

T13
Working with Data and Web Services in Microsoft Silverlight 2

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM, Delfino 4105
Speaker: Eugene Osovetsky

Learn how easy it is to utilize POX, REST, RSS, ATOM, JSON, and SOAP in your Microsoft Silverlight mashup applications. Also learn how to easily access and display data with Silverlight using LINQ and databinding.

CT01
Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2, Part 1

March 5 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM, Lando 4201
Speakers: Mike Harsh, Joe Stegman

Learn how to use Microsoft Visual Studio to create applications, how to create UI using XAML markup and code, how to build a custom control, how to retrieve data from a Web service, and how to manipulate data with XML and LINQ. (Part 1 of 2)

CT02
Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2, Part 2

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM, Lando 4201
Speakers: Mike Harsh, Joe Stegman

Learn how to use Microsoft Visual Studio to create applications, how to create UI using XAML markup and code, how to build a custom control, how to retrieve data from a Web service, and how to manipulate data with XML and LINQ. (Part 2 of 2)

**Thursday, March 6**

BCT05
Integrating Media in Silverlight Applications

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM, San Polo 3501A
Speaker: Ed Maia

Come learn how to incorporate media into Microsoft Silverlight applications including video playback capabilities and programmatic control of the media display. Also learn about the new content protection features of Silverlight, including the proper workflow for implementing content protection and integrity.

T20
Creating Rich, Dynamic User Interfaces with Silverlight 2 Controls

Thursday, March 6 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM, Lando 4204
Speaker: Karen Corby

See how to use the Microsoft Silverlight 2 control model to efficiently design and develop custom controls, style existing controls, create control templates, and package your controls for re-use to develop Rich Internet Applications. Also hear about the capabilities for accessibility.

**Friday, March 7**

BC01
Nerd + Art: Ten Code Snippets to Empower Your Inner Artist

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM, Lando 4201
Speakers: Nathan Dunlap (Identity Mine), Robby Ingebretsen(Identity Mine)

Learn how to increase what a designer can do with Windows Presentation Foundation and Microsoft Silverlight 2 using our designer’s code “toolbox”-10 simple concepts that will give you an edge when making your best ideas a reality. We share the code, teach you how to use it and introduce the concepts behind it.

8 comments

  1. Karen,

    I read Laurent Bugnion’s blog entry (found here: http://geekswithblogs.net/lbugnion/archive/2008/03/05/mix08-working-with-data-and-web-services-in-microsoft-silverlight.aspx#358634) who attended the “Working with Data and Web Services in Microsoft Silverlight 2” session today presented by Eugene and yourself.

    In the presentation, you guys noted that to make a generic WCF service compatible with SL, change the binding to “basicHttpBinding.” I tried changing the binding in the Web.config and it broke my service now and I can’t fix it (giving this error: “Could not load file or assembly ‘App_Web_eu-uepf8, …’ or one of its dependencies.”).

    Can you provide an example of how to correctly modify the binding to a “basicHttpBinding” (and perhaps what is causing my assembly load error)?

    Thank you in advance.

  2. It appears the answer is just to use the WCF Config Tool under the Tools menu in VS 2008. It works great. Don’t try to do it manually in the web.config. I really messed things up when I did. Also, I chose to use a Web Application project, rather than a Web Site project like the Silverlight template gave me.

  3. I wasn’t able to make it to the conference, but watched the posted session. Excellent job! I’m curious what code snippet manager you are using. Much better than the one I have.

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