Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone 7 all from one codebase? Is it possible? Well, Colin Eberhardt gave us an hour worth of hints, tips and examples of how you can manage your XAML applications to fit these different software platforms. He’s an eager blogger, so his Colin Eberhardt’s blog has many more WPF and Silverlight tips. Please remember to post any feedback about the evening on twitter using our hashtag #SLUGUK, and thanks for all that came along on the night.

I normally give a shout out to the other user groups that are running events in the area, so here is an excerpt of those I put into my introductory slides at the start of the evening.

Windows Phone 7  
London .NET  
Canary Wharf .NET  
Bing Maps June 30th
F#unctional Londoners July 4th
SharePoint UK  
UX Sketch Club  
The Fantastic Tavern July 7th

One of the best resources to look at or subscribe to is MSDN Flash.

Slides: Silverlight UK User Group Introduction – by Mark Mann.

Install Microsoft Silverlight


Slides: Cross Platform XAML Applications – by Colin Eberhardt.
Colin has also written a blog post with his sample code here

Install Microsoft Silverlight


With thanks to the cleanup crew that helped to put the EMC meeting rooms back in order —  Paul Stancer, Paul Lo, Mike Taulty (whom selflessly put chair-shifting duty before worrying about catching a train back to Manchester!), plus EMC Consulting for providing venue and beers.

EMC Consulting



 Want to join the discussion?
The event is geared to please/interest/inform both developers and designers alike, so if you are interested in coming along then please contact either myself or Michelle Flynn (here) and we will be glad to add you to our events mailing list.

Want to present or showcase?
We are always on the lookout for presenters for future sessions – whether it be a high or low level coding walk through, a workflow perspective or showcase demo. If you think that you have a topic/presentation that ought to be shared with the community then please contact me (here) and I’ll see if I can get you scheduled in!

This is a cross post from my EMC blog, mainly for backup duplicity and to aggregate some of my past postings. My EMC blog used to be under the Conchango brand but was acquired by EMC so I’ve also retrospectively refreshed some of the old links and maybe a tweak a bit of content too.
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