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Flash Skills Applied to Silverlight session at MIX10

February 2, 2010

It’s official! I will be speaking at MIX10 presenting a session on applying your Flash Skills to Silverlight Design and Development.

The full session description:

If you know how to design and develop Flash applications, you are more than half the way there to creating Silverlight applications. Similar languages, graphic and animation features and skinnable controls, ease the training between the two technologies. Listen and learn how to add a new skill to your skillset and expand your opportunities.

I’m really looking forward to this talk as a continuation of the Flash to Silverlight Guide project I’ve been working on.

If you’ve done both Flash and Silverlight work before, let me know.  I’d like to hear your thoughts on how the platforms compare.

Also, if there’s something specific you’d like to hear about comment here and I’ll try and work that in to the talk.

  1. February 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    The biggest stumbling block I ran into moving from Flash/AS3 to Silverlight/C# was ARRAYS!

    Arrays in AS3 are pretty generic and can do lots of great things. Arrays in C# are hard typed and there is a bit of a learning curve for using them the same way you’re used to using them in Flash. Once I discovered List I was golden, as it behaves very similar to the Array in AS3.

    List array = new List();
    var array:Array = new Array();

  2. February 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    @Discorax besides List/List you might want to take a look at Dictionary as it will do what associative arrays offer.

    var myvalues = new Dictionary();
    myvalues[‘somekey’] = ‘some value here’;

    SomeField.Text = myValues[‘somekey’];

  3. February 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    grr, the typing was swallowed… Dictionary<string, string >

  1. February 2, 2010 at 5:03 pm
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