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 […]
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 […]
One of the added API features of the new Silverlight 5 PivotViewer is the ability to define a custom detail pane.  It is rather simple to replace the style with your own, however, then you are left with the task of implementing several features that you most likely want to […]
Houston Tech Fest was another great time this year.  The event continues to grow every year and there was right about 1000 folks there this year.  I had a lot of great conversations with attendees and received a ton of feedback on people’s thoughts about Silverlight, Windows 8, etc.  I […]
In my last post To CXML or not to CXML I mentioned that I found a nifty little user control being used in the single ItemTemplate being returned from the CxmlCollectionSource.ItemTemplates, the PivotViewerMultiScaleSubImageHost (yep, that’s a mouth full).  For a brief recap, this control uses the DeepZoom information for each […]
[Updated: 09/03/2011] ————— So it didn’t take me long to find out that this could have been done better.  So code and explanation has been updated. ————— After what has seemed like forever, the new Silverlight 5 PivotViewer is now available to the public.  As most of you probably know, […]
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 […]
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 […]
This past weekend I gave a talk at Houston Tech Fest 2010 about the Silverlight PivotViewer.  For a couple of demos in my talk, I used a collection generated for the MIX 10 video sessions that are online.  I decided to move that collection to our labs server and thought […]
I had a great time presenting at Houston Tech Fest this weekend.  As promised, below is a link to all of my presentations and the demos we covered during them. The one change is, that due to size, the MIX 10 Collection data is not included in the PivotViewer demos.  […]

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