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SilverlightCream grew out of a series of blog posts of the same name to try to bring the best of the community Silverlight code to the forefront for developers.

This site is simply an aggregation of links and information about Silverlight applications, code, games, tutorials, or resources produced and hosted by others. The "Search" link on the left provides multiple options to search through the stored information.

If you're a developer and want to contribute your links to our database, please select the "Submit" link on the left and follow the instructions on that page.

As material is submitted (and moderated) I will post links and information about them based on submittals to this site.

Please feel free to contact me with suggestions or problems

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Using AppBarButton in Windows 8.1
Author: Tim Heuer
Date Added: 20140313

I thought I’d dig a little deeper quickly on the use of AppBarButton since I received a few pieces of email about it.


Conditional Includes with Visual Studio Project Files
Author: Nick
Date Added: 20140313

the differences between a debug and release build can lead to some confusion as it can be hard to tell whether you’re using a debug or release build of an application


The role of Behaviors and UserControls in the MVVM paradigm
Author: Andrea Boschin
Date Added: 20140313

the aspects of MVVM programming have been consolidated and it is often clear what goes in the View and what goes in the ViewModel but, as usual, there are a number of degrees of gray between the white and the black


Windows 8 XAML Tips - Conditional Behaviors
Author: Fons Sonnemans
Date Added: 20140313

A new feature that is added to the Behaviors SDK is that Actions can return results as well as have its own ActionLists


Windows Phone 8 Blank Project Template for Visual Studio 2013
Author: Michael Crump
Date Added: 20140313

A lot of people were happy with the blank Windows Phone 8 Project Template that I created for Visual Studio 2012


Visual Studio 2013 Tips & Tricks – Incremental search
Author: Senthil Kumar
Date Added: 20140313

Incremental Search is one of the nice little feature that is available in Visual Studio 2013. This is available in previous versions of Visual Studio as well.



I created my HintBar control, which is actually laughably simple


Event Bubbling and Capturing in JavaScript
Author: Kirupa Chinnathambi
Date Added: 20140313

An event isn't an isolated disturbance. Like a butterfly flapping its wings, an earthquake, a meteor strike, or a Godzilla visit, events ripple and affect all elements that lie in their path


Using the Windows 8.1 Hub as an ItemsControl
Author: Diederik Krols
Date Added: 20140313

This article presents a Windows 8.1 Hub control with ItemsSource and ItemTemplate properties, making it easily bindable and more MVVM-friendly



It’s pretty easy with Azure Mobile Services to build either a custom end point or an end point that exposes tabular data and to require users to authenticate before they can access that end point


Detecting if the Windows Phone has Front Facing Camera
Author: Senthil Kumar
Date Added: 20140312

If you want to programmatically detect if the Windows Phone has the front facing camera , you can easily do it using the Microsoft.Devices.Camera.IsCameraTypeSupported method



This is a bit of an odd post – it’s the things I learned while porting SilverlightSerializer 2 from Windows Phone to Windows 8 Store apps code.


Introduction to Objects in JavaScript
Author: Kirupa Chinnathambi
Date Added: 20140312

JavaScript is known as an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) language. You may have heard that before.


Making Async Popups in WSAs
Author: Mark Smith
Date Added: 20140312

The async and await keywords are awesome and allow for a much easier style of async programming over the traditional callback approach


Using Lex.DB as a local storage in a Windows 8 Store app
Author: Diederik Krols
Date Added: 20140312

Lex.DB is a lightweight, in-process database engine, completely written in C#



In this session we'll see how to add a cloud-based backend service to a Windows Store app using Windows Azure Mobile Services



Back here in 2013, it’s nice to see Blend for Visual Studio 2013 bringing back some of its behaviors to Windows 8.1 app development


Simple F# REPL in WPF - part 4
Author: Ollie Riches
Date Added: 20140312

This is the final post in this mini series, I'm going to show the finished UI user control and how simple it is to host inside a WPF app



When you start your web application in previous versions of visual studio and then stop debugging, the IIS Express would still remain running.


Visual Studio 2013 Tips & Tricks – Enable / Disable Code Lens
Author: Senthil Kumar
Date Added: 20140312

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 has a new feature called Code Lens which shows the reference count of the methods along with the other information like Show Authors, bugs, work items etc.


Creating LightSwitch HTML Reports using ComponentOne Active Reports
Author: Michael Washington
Date Added: 20140311

You can create fully integrated HTML reports using ComponentOne’s Active Reports.



This article will explain how to disable the preview of the file from opening in the preview tab from the Visual Studio Options Screens.



In Visual Studio 2013, the file opens up in the Preview page when you single click on the file in the Solution Explorer.


Visual Studio 2013 Tips & Tricks – Disable All Caps in Menu title
Author: Senthil Kumar B
Date Added: 20140311

In Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, the menu titles are shown in caps by default.If you want to display the menu tile in lower case or in Pascal casing, here’s how you do it.


Creating Reports in LightSwitch HTML Client
Author: Michael Washington
Date Added: 20140311

You can embed reports into the pages of your Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML Client applications and allow your end users to print them and export them to PDF, Microsoft Word and Excel.


Using SQLite in a Windows Store MVVM App
Author: Diederik Krols
Date Added: 20140103

I decided to test-drive SQLite: a free, technology neutral, self-contained, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine.



In order to have a High Quality application you should know Blend for VS2013 tips & tricks


Windows 8.1: Search Contracts and Search Boxes
Author: Mike Taulty
Date Added: 20140103

One of the more obvious changes around Windows 8.1 is the change to the way in which search is handled