Silverlight / WPF

W7 Light up on Windows 7 with Silverlight and WPF


11:25 AM - 12:40 PM

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Pete Brown

XAML and Gadget Guy


Silverlight and WPF applications can both light up on Windows 7, using things like taskbar pinning, speech synthesis, and the sensor and location API. In this session we'll see how to make your Silverlight apps look great and look native using COM, platform API calls, and the Native Extensions, and tap the power that used to be available only to WPF developers.

You will learn:

  • How to use COM from Silverlight
  • How to call the Windows 7 specific APIs from WPF
  • How to call the Windows 7 specific APIs from Silverlight



Keynote Announced!

Cameron Skinner

Visual Studio 11: Turning Ideas into Software

The world of software today is defined by the word “Experience”. You can see it in the way people have adopted new experiences for devices of different form factors, you can see it in how people want to experience their information and you can see it in the context of how people interact to build software solutions. Regardless of the solution you’re building, the fundamental need for a compelling experience exists. In Visual Studio 11, Microsoft aims to ensure that developers have all the tooling to create compelling user experiences, an IDE that sets a new bar for the developer experience and a family of products dramatically improves the team experience for everyone.

Cameron Skinner, General Manager, Visual Studio Ultimate, Microsoft


Make sure you're a part of Visual Studio Live! for our 2nd year at Microsoft HQ in Redmond! Expand your .NET skills, learn how to build better applications from the pros, and experience the Microsoft campus like an insider.

Our last event SOLD OUT, so you'll want to register now to secure your place.

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