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Semantic Zoom with Silverlight 5 PivotViewer

September 5, 2012

If you have visited this blog before, you might have noticed a few posts on the Silverlight PivotViewer. The September issue of Visual Studio Magazine includes my first published article, which maybe fittingly is centered on PivotViewer. The article introduces the concept of semantic zoom with PivotViewer and how to get up and running with […]

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Enabling GPU Acceleration on PivotViewer

December 12, 2011

This is going to be a quick post on using the PivotViewer (both the v1 and the SL5 version).  Every once and a while you realize that you do something out of habit and forget to mention it to anyone, and that was the case here.

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1st Day of Silverlight: Native Windows

December 11, 2011
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Silverlight 5 has just been released and it’s a couple of weeks before Christmas, so what would be than to start a new blog series on the “12 Days of Silverlight”?  This series is an introduction to some of the new Silverlight 5 features that I find interesting.  This is by no means an exhaustive […]

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PivotViewer Basics : Dynamic Collections

December 5, 2011
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One of the features that prevented many projects from using the original PivotViewer was the static nature of the collection.  Once a collection was loaded it was not possible to modify any of the trading cards within that collection.  This limited the potential workflows that PivotViewer could be used to implement.  The Silverlight 5 PivotViewer […]

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PivotViewer Basics : Semantic Zoom

November 29, 2011
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Continuing with the series on PivotViewer, the next new feature to look at is the concept of semantic zoom.  “So what is semantic zoom” you ask?  Semantic zoom is showing different visual information at different zoom levels.  In the case of PivotViewer, the trading card image will change based on how large the trading card […]

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PivotViewer Basics : Client-side Collections

November 21, 2011
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With the release of Silverlight 5 just around the corner, I thought I would start a series on the new PivotViewer and how to get up and running with it.  We will start the series off by exploring how to create a client side collection. One of the most anticipated features of the new PivotViewer […]

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PivotViewer Lessons Update

April 26, 2011

Today I released a new lesson on the PivotViewer Lessons (http://pivotviewerlessons.codeplex.com) project.  A commonly asked question I receive is “how do I change the font in the filter pane?”  The latest lesson shows an example of how to tackle that specific problem.  You can also take a look at the new release here : http://pivotviewer.championds.com […]

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PivotViewer vNext Preview

April 17, 2011

As you might have guessed, I am pretty excited about the next version of the PivotViewer.  We received the first glimpse of it during the keynote of the Silverlight Firestarter last December (http://www.silverlight.net/news/events/firestarter/).  During MIX last week, Nick Kramer gave a talk on “Advanced Features in Silverlight 5” where we saw the new PivotViewer in […]

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MIX 11

April 15, 2011

Well I just made it back from MIX 11 and it was truly an amazing time. If you were unable to go, make sure you check out http://live.visitmix.com for links to all of the sessions and keynotes. I meet a ton of great people this week and got to reconnect with some old friends.

So where do I begin? Well, let’s start at the beginning:

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Deploying Silverlight with WCF Services

February 1, 2011

So I know that this topic is nothing new, however, this is still one of the most common deployment issues that people ask me about.  That being the case, I decided to add a post on the topic to demonstrate my approach. I love the work the Silverlight team has put in to generating client […]

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