Archive for March, 2011

Silverlight TV by Channel 9

March 3, 2011


As the website says:

Go behind the scenes at Microsoft with John Papa and learn what the Silverlight product team is dreaming up next. See exclusive interviews with the Silverlight product team, watch how community leaders are using Silverlight to solve real problems, and keep up with the latest happenings with Silverlight. Catch the inside scoop on Silverlight with Silverlight TV every Thursday at 9am PT! Follow us on Twitter @SilverlightTV where you can send us questions and requests for future shows.


Microsoft Design .ToolBox Website

March 3, 2011

This is a training website for Designers and Developers of Silverlight and Expression Blend for the .NET environment.

You use you Windows Login account to sign in and create a profile.  After that you use the Courses and Tutorials as needed.  It does track the courses and tells you how you are advancing.  You start off as a “Rookie” and advance to “Captain”.


The site is located at:


Good Luck.

How To: Turning On or Off a Control with IsEnable and the “Not” Command

March 2, 2011

You can simplify the following VB.NET code snippet by using NOT instead of IIF

Code Snippet
  1.        DeleteButton.IsEnabled = IIf(DeleteButton.IsEnabled = True, False, True)

can be restated in a simplified syntax as

Code Snippet
  1. DeleteButton.IsEnabled = Not DeleteButton.IsEnabled