2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 13 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 84 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 18mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 15th with 134 views. The most popular post that day was Silverlight 4 Windows Authentication.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were channel9.msdn.com, twitter.com, blogs.msdn.com, healthfitnesstherapy.com, and forums.silverlight.net.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for silverlight 4 clock, silverlight clock control, silverlight menuitem control, silverlight clock, and silverlight 4 menuitem.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Silverlight 4 Windows Authentication July 2010


Creating a Silverlight 4 clock control May 2010


Silverlight 4 Custom MenuItem Control with Sub Items June 2010
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Creating a Silverlight 4 FileMenu control from a ComboBox June 2010


Creating a Silverlight 4 Duplex Application May 2010

Categories: Year review

IE9 Beta is out

Just installed the IE9 beta and looks way more cleaner and simple.

As from the past half year Microsoft is creating a new direction towards the future. Read more…

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Single/Double click Silverlight 4 trigger

This one’s about triggers…

Having as start point Shemesh‘s blog post http://shemesh.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/silverlight-double-click-trigger-call-method-action/ I modded his code to my own needs. Read more…

Silverlight 4 Windows Authentication

Today I’m going to talk to you about two simple ways to enable windows authentication in your Silverlight 4 apps.

Source code: here

1. First of all, you’ll need to create a new Silverlight application project in VS2010 Read more…

Every dev needs a blog

Hey all developers out there!

Today I watched an interesting keynote by Scott Hanselman here.

He’s basically talking through the reasons that, I quote: “every working professional developer who is interested in his career” would have to create a professional blog.

Yeah, Scott is a great guy. Congrats!

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Creating a Silverlight 4 FileMenu control from a ComboBox

Recently I had to create a simple FileMenu control. As you are all aware this is very similar to a ComboBox control.

The difference is that the ComboBox control cannot be used on the fly to contain a collection of MenuItems.

For this I had to create a custom ComboBox control which I called FileMenuItem. This control offers a Title dependency property to set the content for the Menu. Read more…

Silverlight 4 Custom MenuItem Control with Sub Items

In this post I tackle an inherent problem everyone faces with the Silverlight 4 Toolkit MenuItem.

Read more…