Friday, June 6, 2008

Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Download!

I just got my hands on the Silverlight 2 runtime and documentation beta 2 downloads, I'm trying to find the visual studio tools now, I'll post them for you as soon as I find them!

Here you go!

Silverlight 2 beta 2
Visual Studio Tools For Beta 2
Documentation beta 2

Update: Added the VS tools link.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

IE8 and Silverlight 2, is this Microsoft making it right?

Today Microsoft announced the first betas of Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 2! Let me tell you, I've barely downloaded both, but my experience so far is great! If you're looking for a platform to develop Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) you're looking for Silverlight 2! If you know WPF, Silverlight brings the most good things from WPF to the web on any platform (yes! this time it's almost everywhere, from PC, Mac, Linux to Windows Mobile and Symbian!!)Silverlight - Windows Internet Explorer I've started to develop some basic controls I had for WPF and the experience was no different from what I already knew about WPF. I haven't tried developing any Panel yet, but I intend to do so in the next few days. Templating and styles... everything you could wish for is there, I can't wait to unleash the power of this beast, now that I have a Mac I can't wait to run my WPF applications on the dark side!

Check out silverlight at

About IE8, I have to say it is a great step ahead for the Internet and not just Microsoft. Certainly it will break most websites (even Microsoft's own webpage is affected), but the advantages here are clear! I don't have to waste anymore time tweaking the standards compliant website to display nicely on IE. This is great news! Can't wait for the final version. By the way, the Webslices and Activities are a great deal!

Grab your copy of IE8 while it is hot at

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I'm creating a new application based on the BoxFramework that I'm building to test it and extend the framework even more.Capture Here's a screen of what it looks like right now. I would like you to suggest some features for it and maybe add some controls to the BoxFramework. Currently you have some basic graphic system, I plan to enhance that. Here's a list of features I've planned for the first release:

  • Monthly statistics
  • Category statistics
  • Data picker to filter by date
  • Globalization/Localization
  • Data encryption
  • Validation rules
  • Totals
  • Enhanced graphics
  • Reports
  • Printing

These are the features I plan to achieve for a first release, I hope I can get some feedback from you!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Web4Share Portuguese WPF Webcasts

Right now I'm listening to a webcast from Microsoft Portugal about WPF. The presenter is Nuno Filipe Godinho, he is an MVP, he should have an extensive knowledge of Microsoft technologies, it seems he’s a ASP.NET MVP. Why is a ASP.NET MVP presenting a WPF Webcast? Only ten minutes have passed since he started presenting and he has already said a couple of things dead wrong! I know it would be hard to find someone in Portugal with advanced knowledge about WPF here in Portugal, but it isn’t impossible. Hearing this webcast doesn’t surprise me why no one here in Portugal cares about WPF and new versions of the framework.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Welcome to blogger!

Hi everyone! for those of you following wpfbox on Wordpress, I'm moving here to blogger. I know this can be furstrating when keeping track of content but I'll try to setup a domain so you don't have to look for Wpfbox anymore.

Happy coding!