Beta 2 Month

Beta 2 has been announced, and as you may know from Tim’s post and Karen Corby’s, one of the big and wonderful additions to Beta 2 is a new model for skinning Silverlight controls. There are a lot of other new additions as well, and I'd like to dedicate June to tutorials, videos and blog posts about some of the most exciting.

The timing is good, because I just finished updating all the tutorials for Beta 2 (watch for them to be posted shortly after Beta 2 is available) and the one I did not update is #3 Styles and Templates. 

I chose not to update that one because the new model is so much better there was no point in fixing up a tutorial on typewriters when computers are about to land on your desk.



The Plan

During June I'll release

  • A new tutorial that covers Styles, Templates and the VSM in great detail
  • How Do I videos on Styles, Templates, Visual State Manager, and tying it all together
  • Videos on Animation, new controls, Data Binding improvements, and much more
  • Multiple “digging deeper” blog posts and…
  • June 18 – Round Buttons with Visual State Manager The first in my new series of Web casts unlike any I’ve tried before: much higher value, much more information, much more use of the medium.

This should just be a blast. 


So, sign up for the June 18 WebCast and don’t forget to join SLMicroBlog to be kept up to date.










About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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