When Silverlight Isn’t Available: A Backup Plan – Billy Hollis
Silverlight Backup Plan
What if you have to ship an application immediately, but you need Silverlight-like features? Is there an option? Billy explains how XBAP might be a viable alternative in this week’s show. Here are some of the topics we discuss:
– It is so critical in Silverlight, but how do you get started? Can anyone do it? Billy helps us out with these questions.
XBAP in place of Silverlight
– Sometimes Silverlight isn’t a viable alternative (after all it’s in Beta). There is a trick, though, that you can use: deploy as an XBAP application initially and then (when Silverlight 2 is released) role that code into Silverlight. However, it is a tricky process. Billy’s doing it in his consulting business, and he tells us some of the things to consider.
Billy’s upcoming WPF book
– Billy tells us about his book and how it’s different than the other books that are out there.
Useful links for the show:
Billy Hollis’ site – http://www.dotnetmasters.com/ http://shrinkster.com/x7q
Billy’s WPF book (not yet released) – http://www.amazon.com/Windows%C2%AE-Presentation-Foundation-Pro-Developer/dp/0735624186 http://shrinkster.com/x7r
Music for the show:
Lido In The Morning by General Fuzz from the album Messy’s Place
I Believe In You by YACHT from the album Instrumentals 2007
Sidetrack by Lisa DeBenedictis from the album Fruitless
Don’t Stay In Bed by YACHT from the album Instrumentals 2007