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Rundown of Silverlight 4 Beta Features and 6 Hands on Labs

November 18, 2009

As a welcome to Silverlight 4 Beta to the world and John Papa to the Channel 9, we put together a short video on the top features in Silverlight 4 Beta.

The video is a summary of John’s whitepaper entitled  What’s New in Silverlight 4 Beta. A document covering every new feature that’s been added to the beta along with a brief overview and code snippets.

We’ve also posted 6 Hands-On Labs on Channel 9 which demonstrate how to use some of the new features:

  • Webcam and Microphone Showcase 
    pixel shader effects, webcam access and capturing a snapshot from the webcam
  • Out of Browsertrusted out of browser application, automatically updating your out-of-browser application and using COM Automation to access Word and Excel
  • Data Validation, Binding, DataForm and DataGrid Featuresdata validation, IDataErrorInfo, Grouping support in the DataGrid, Binding to Dependency Properties, Fallback Values and String formatting
  • Image Browser 
    a multi-touch image browser application, drop target functionality, right-click support and handling multi-touch events
  • Rich Text Editor 
    the new RichTextArea control, programmatic clipboard access, bi-directional text, printing and FlowDirection
  • Picture Browser 
    asynchronously load images from a web server into the new ViewBox control, Implicit Styles, and MouseWheel support

You can probably tell by my emotion in the screenshot above, I’m very excited about Silverlight 4 🙂

  1. Jesse
    November 18, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Pretty much everything I have been asking for since version 1! I am very happy today 🙂

  1. November 19, 2009 at 7:18 am
  2. November 20, 2009 at 2:25 am
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