1 November 2010
Next week in Malmö, Sweden, there will be several great sessions on Windows Phone and Silverlight development at the Øredev Conference. I look forward to having a chance to present on some great topics and have some fun conversations as well. There’s a good presence of Microsoft presenters at the event, and I wanted to highlight the phone and Silverlight sessions today.
Monday, 8/11, all day
Tim Heuer, Jeff Wilcox, and others
Firestarter session on Silverlight
In this Firestarted themed session, Tim Heuer and Jeff Wilcox will give you the quick ramp up on creating Silverlight applications for the web, the desktop and the Windows Phone 7 platform. This day-long session will cover the basics of XAML, the programming model and how Silverlight differs from traditional .NET development.
Wednesday, 10/11, .NET Track, 14:15-15:05
Come hear about some of the history, a look ahead, and a tour of advanced Silverlight topics that should be intriguing to everyone and insightful to advanced Silverlight developers. Learn about why Silverlight has a native core, what AG_E_UNKNOWN_ERROR means, the importance of look-less controls (and how they differ from user controls), and what makes XAML rock. Learn about some of the great and not-so-great things that people do in their applications paired with recommendations and ideas for developers.
Wednesday, 10/11, Smart Phone Track, 16:40-17:30
With Windows Phone 7 launch happening, developers should be informed on how to build applications for the platform. If you know Silverlight, you know how to write an application for Windows Phone! This session will cover the core specifics of the Silverlight platform on the device and you'll leave with some tips and tricks on creating the best experiences for your applications.
Thursday, 11/11, Smart Phone Track, 11:20-12:10
Learn about intermediate Windows Phone concepts including the application lifecycle model, data binding, navigation system, and how to build the best app experience through 10 very useful tips.
Hope to see some of you there! Oh, and p.s., it ain’t dead.
Jeff Wilcox is a Software Engineer at Microsoft in the Open Source Programs Office (OSPO), helping Microsoft engineers use, contribute to and release open source at scale.