I’m very pleased to say that my first two Silverlight Toolkit videos are now available.
The first is a gentle introduction to the Silverlight Toolkit, how to get it, what it’s for, how to set it up, and so forth.
It is only a little over 8 minutes (had I thought of it, I’d have added 17 seconds in homage to one of my favorite directors) and there is no code – it is just a road map to get you started.
The second video begins the series proper with the AutoCompleteBox control.
The video begins by showing, very briefly, the multi-page application that will be used throughout the series to obtain the data needed by many of the controls as explained here.
The bulk of the video explains how the auto-complete box works, and the code is available in both C# and VB.
Try It Out! (It doesn’t quite fit, but this will give you a sense of what we build in the 2nd video…
To try it, click on load data. When you switch to the load data page, click on Load Words. Once the words are loaded click on Return To First Page (in the lower right). Back here on the first page notice that it now tells you that it is holding 492 words and now the first button is AutoCompleteBox and it is enabled. Click that and start typing in the text box. You should, after the second letter, see choices pop up. Whatever you choose will be passed back here when you click Return.