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My new Silverlight Blog

Cristian Merighi () 4.44

Visible and browsable on ryoushin.com. Other used technologies: WCF, AJAX, Linq.
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I've been neglecting to post on my blog for a long time (3/4 months!) and that's due to many factors: vacations, distressing projects and self-paced learning process on new technologies (Silverlight, WCF, Linq to Anything...)
The RTW version of Silvelright 2 - in particular - pushed me to get engaged in a test project with the goal to examine lacks, strenghts and everything connected to this "tasty" technology...
...What project?...
...my new Blog application!

I'm "moving" from http://www.pacem.it/cmerighi to www.ryoushin.com :) (Ryoushin means "conscience" in japanese)...

The interface is developed entirely in Microsoft Silverlight 2.0.
It gets fed via HtmlBridge and WCF and comes along with the unavoidable limitations of Silverlight itself (one for all, I had to use plugin's Windowless mode to get an immersive experience: that's only for IE and FF on Win).

This project brought me to a new experience level. It hasn't been an easy path, crooked sometimes, but I learned a lot. Looking back I can now easily see different, more attractive and elegant roads.
They'll be good for the next RIA projects...

Take care. Bye.

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  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    David Roh Monday, November 24, 2008 5.00

    Awesome Silverlight app! I really like the design - it's great! I could make a comment on your SL web site because it keep saying that my email address was invalid.

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    CMerighi Monday, November 24, 2008 0.00

    Uhm, that was due to case sensitive regex... now fixed. I should mark tha App as alpha or Beta ^_^; Thank you for the kind feedback!

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    amilcara Wednesday, November 26, 2008 0.00

    i am starting with the blog

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    stone Thursday, November 27, 2008 3.00

    that's very cool :) but cpu occupancy rate of over 57% :(

  • Re: Nuovo Blog in Silverlight

    Cristian Merighi Thursday, November 27, 2008 0.00

    Hi Stone, there are certainly some heavy animations/calculations: -> see the real-time 3D carousel (double-sided faces + reflected!); On my desktop (4core 2.4GHz 4GB-ram) CPU keeps around 15-22% depeding on the layout. On my lap-top (2core 1.66GHz 4GB-ram) there are peeks around 50%. If you rollover the carousel and pause the animation you'll see the usage go down back to 5-10%. I'm sorry for that, but I wanted to give some sort of new interactive experience using 3D... that'll be better when, on Silverlight 3, I'll lean on GPU rendering... ;) Thank you for the feedback!

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    Martin Kirk Thursday, November 27, 2008 5.00

    The new layout is AWESOME ! and the new 3D animation looks really good ! I'd like to know what kind of elements you are using for the render ? - at the moment im struggling with UIElements being too heavy so im converting everthing to non-UIElement (eg. Geometry objects) CPU usage drops from 40% to 0% !!! on static object rendering !

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    CMerighi Thursday, November 27, 2008 0.00

    Hi Martin, Thank you. I'm using Polygons (hence UIElements) for rendering btw. They're cozy for the interactivity events and they support filling and can be texturized, How do you handle that with geometries? Do you clip underlying areas?

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    David Roh Friday, November 28, 2008 5.00

    Really awesome web site - I wish I new how you managed to do the rotating polyhedrons - they are really great.

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    rad Sunday, November 30, 2008 0.00

    So you say you load HTML that I can see when going View > Page Source and render it as XAML? Rly?

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    CMerighi Monday, December 01, 2008 0.00

    Where did I say that?! ;) No. I just overlay (when necessary) some html content to the silverlight plugin. The html you see in the source code is for SEO and for Browsers that can't support silverlight in windowless mode.

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    paul Wednesday, December 03, 2008 3.00

    Good.

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    Steve Friday, December 05, 2008 0.00

    The text is blurry and uncomforable to read - please fix! Is there a reason it's so blurry - or is it my video card? Other blogs I visit aren't blurry

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    sf Saturday, December 06, 2008 0.00

    momentarily amazing

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    Leo Saturday, December 06, 2008 4.00

    good,bless

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    Сашка Saturday, December 06, 2008 5.00

    Very cool!

  • Re: My new Silverlight Blog

    dei Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5.00

    OOOOOOOH

  • Re: Nuovo Blog in Silverlight

    >Lucky Tuesday, January 06, 2009 5.00

    Eccellente!!

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