Microsoft Live Labs :: VOLTA

Microsoft Live Labs Volta helps developers who build distributed applications on the .NET platform, using the Microsoft development stack (programming languages, libraries, and Visual Studio). This version of Volta supports applications that run on the Microsoft CLR, a JavaScript-enabled browser, or a combination of the two. First, this document introduces the Volta technology. Then, it…

Silverlight: A few thoughts on minimizing CPU usage

The first two suggestions will have the most drastic improvement on the performance of your Silverlight application, and can affect CPU usage, framerate, and application responsiveness.   1.       IsWindowless=false is faster Do not turn on isWindowless unless your design requires overlay of other HTML content on top of Silverlight content.   2.       Opaque Background is…

Deploying ASP.NET Applications

As an ASP.NET developer, we are always focusing on learning new ideas on design and development which made us to have less knowledge on deployment of applications in production. This article targets developer community to have some of the rudimentary knowledge on deployment of ASP.NET application on IIS 6.0. After reading this article a user…

Taifiti

Tafiti, which means “do research” in Swahili, is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft, designed to help people use the Web for research projects that span multiple search queries and sessions by helping visualize, store, and share research results. Tafiti uses both Microsoft Silverlight and Live Search to explore the intersection of richer experiences on…

Silverlight Hello World in C# from VS 2005

In VS2005 you can create a class library which will build against the Silverlight runtime, but it’s a little work. 1. Create a Class Library. 2. Remove all references from it. 3. Right-click on the Project and pick Properties. 4. On the Build tab, click Advanced and check ‘Do not reference mscorlib.dll’ 5. Manually add…