Tag Archives: JavaScript

Underscore: LINQ (almost) for JavaScript

As part of my emerging series on LINQ from Scratch, I’d like to take a small detour today  into what you do if you need the functionality of LINQ in your JavaScript program.  You can read my solution here. 

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4th Pluralsight Course: JavaScript From Scratch

Incredibly proud to say I’ve released my 4th Pluralsight course: JavaScript From Scratch.  JavaScript is one of the most popular languages on the planet. In this course, you will learn all you need to know to get started programming with … Continue reading

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How do I Write that In JavaScript?

A comment was left in response to Master Detail in Silverlight 2 asking "Any hint how to create such a sample with Java Script instead C#?" I thought the answer was important enough to post to the blog in general… … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day – Popfly

Mix is fast upon us, and to be perfectly honest, I'm preparing frantically. That means that I've been behind in my Tip of the Day. Rather than closing it down, I want to take the three weeks between now and … Continue reading

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Adam Kinney’s Too Great To Miss Tutorial on Making a Chart In 1.0

Do not miss Adam Kinney's excellent tutorial on creating a bar chart in Silverlight 1.0; it is brilliant, and it is a great staring point on working with XAML, JavaScript, JSON data and many other interesting aspects of Silverlight. Also, … Continue reading

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Tips of the Day: Setting properties in custom controls in 1.0

Got a nice international email today that said in part… …things get more interesting it is a common scenario to write custom controls….I need to specify the parameters in code behind. Can I create custom xaml tags which are connected … Continue reading

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Did You Know… How to create XAML objects in Javascript?

I have had a very strong positive reaction to focusing on the Javascript in code behind for Silverlight 1.0, and so will devote not only today's Tip of the Day to a bit more on the topic, but will make … Continue reading

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Did You Know That… The Code Behind is Just… Code?

A very insightful reader sent me email that I'm going to respond to here. To protect his identity let's call him Bob. I'm going to excerpt Bob's  email and rephrase a bit so that this becomes a more general discussion. … Continue reading

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Did You Know That… you can create Silverlight objects programmatically?

In both Silverlight 1.0 and Silverlight 2.0 it is possible to create Silverlight objects programmatically, in the former using JavaScript and in the latter using, for example, C#. Creating objects programmatically in Silverlight 1.0 is non-trivial, as demonstrated in this  How … Continue reading

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Did You Know That… for full JavaScript debugging you must uncheck “disable script debugging”

Whether or not you set on error handler, be sure to open up Internet Explorer's options panel and uncheck Disable Script Debugging in the Advanced tab, to enable full debugging of your JavaScript with Visual Studio 2008.

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Did You Know… (2) you can easily re-format your code and XAML in Visual Studio

You might begin by opening the tools menu and selecting options followed by text editor. For each language, especially JavaScript and HTML and C# pay special attention to "new lines", the format choice (including insert attribute value quotes when typing), … Continue reading

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Should I (Still) Learn 1.0?

We recently announced that we will have a Beta version of Silverlight 2.0 ready for Mix in Q1 of 2008, complete with managed code, many drag and drop controls and a host of other advanced features. Let's be honest: just … Continue reading

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