20 March 2008
There’s been some sweet blog activity this past week, so in case you aren’t subscribed to all of these blogs, take a look:
Wilco Bauwer is the developer on our team who’s done much of the isolated storage API work that’s new to Silverlight, he has a quick look at IsoStore in the beta. Also check out his detailed interoperability post, all about the HTML DOM bridge feature that is much more powerful than that delivered last year in the v1.1 alpha.
Synchronous network stack
Although personally I’m a major fan of the asynchronous-only network stack exposed by Silverlight 2, some people are definitely in favor of synchronous calls, so this forum post on Silverlight.net by Jack Bond might get you where you’ll looking to go.
I’ll work to release my 100% asynchronous Flickr API implementation in the coming weeks, so look for that.
I’ve had a few people ask recently how to URL encode strings in Silverlight. Within the System.Windows.Browser namespace, there’s the HttpUtility type which is very similar to ASP.NET’s, so there you’ll find HtmlDecode, HtmlEncode, UrlDecode, & UrlEncode.
Jeff Wilcox is a Software Engineer at Microsoft in the Open Source Programs Office (OSPO), helping Microsoft engineers use, contribute to and release open source at scale.