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Xamlathon unLIVE '10

It's been pretty quiet here for most of this year. Sorry about that, there's a stack of stuff I want to write about but I've just been crazy busy with work commitments of late.

So busy that I have, as yet, failed to deliver on a promise made to the beautiful folk of the dotnetdevnet group in the South West. About 5 months ago I presented a session called Xamlathon LIVE '10. This was a very fast-paced experiment to create an interesting UI for a simple application right before their eyes in Expression Blend and Silverlight. The session was intended to be more inspiration than education but a number of people have since asked for a recording (or a write up) as it was hard to keep up and they'd like to see it again.

Well, at last, I come good on that promise. Recorded as the original session was intended - fast, rough, real, with mistakes and corrections, the lot. Hope you like it.

For the best quality you could download the Original WMV file (1024x768, 214MB) - the link to download the video is at the bottom right.

If there's enough interest in this I may well find time to do more in a similar vein so please leave a comment and forward to others who you may think would be interested.

Note, the original source code is available here,

Josh Post By Josh Twist
1:20 PM
28 Jun 2010

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Posted by Pete @ 29 Jun 2010 4:13 AM
Hi, I can't see the video - I've logged into Vimeo but it tells me I don't have permission to view it?

Posted by Josh @ 29 Jun 2010 4:14 AM
Apologies - I've had to take the video down temporarily. It will be back up in a few hours. Thanks

Posted by Josh @ 29 Jun 2010 6:09 AM
OK - we're back up again. Sorry about that - my bad.

Posted by mike @ 29 Jun 2010 10:47 PM
Simple amazing. thank you for sharing this. this video can really can kick off ideas on what SL4 can do and how easy Blend can create those effects.

Posted by Matt @ 30 Jun 2010 7:11 AM
Awesome video, do you have the source available?

Posted by Scott Bussinger @ 30 Jun 2010 12:59 PM
Thanks for sharing! It's great to see a designer working at full speed for a change instead of in the typical ultra-slow demo style.

Posted by Josh @ 30 Jun 2010 2:13 PM
Thanks for the kind comments.

The Source Code is available as linked in the post (added) or here: http://www.thejoyofcode.com/DotNetDevNet_Xamlathon_Live_10.aspx


Posted by Pete @ 02 Jul 2010 2:38 PM
Awesome! Thanks so much!

Posted by Josh @ 20 Jul 2010 9:59 PM

Posted by Kiran S @ 25 Aug 2011 6:04 PM
Hi Josh, nice articles, thank you.

It may be very simple for you but its killing my time. I have a requirement to merge 2 or more XPS files in first XPS file. for example, my application creates and place 4(number can change) XPS files in specifc folder. I need to merge all the last three XPS files into first XPS file.

Please try to help me.

Posted by Josh @ 25 Aug 2011 9:19 PM
Hey Kiran, have you seen http://www.thejoyofcode.com/Merging_XPS_Documents.aspx

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