XAML improvements in Silverlight 4.0
Even though I’ve been stuck in .NET 3.5 land in these last weeks, I've managed to fins some time to watch some of the MIX 2010 videos and read some blogs about it (btw, I’m still not sold on the Windows Phone 7 – the lack of “real” multithreading is something for which there (*really*) is no good excuse – I’m sorry, but I’m already too hooked up in doing some backups while browsing the web and I don’t want to change to a phone which doesn’t allow me to do that – yes, that means you too iphone!). But I digress…I can’t really tell you how happy I am to see the new XAML improvements in Silverlight. The content problem was really something which bothered me a lot (note that I’m not a designer and that means using Visual Studio for everything!). The good news is that it’s gone with SL RC!
SL 4.0’s support for the XmlnsDefinitionAttribute is a real savvier! No more lists of XML namespaces are needed to access different code namespaces. A final note to another improvement which will make several guys happy: support for attached properties which don’t depend on dependency properties for storage (as was the case with SL 3.0).
There are another couple of interesting improvements which you can read here. I’ll try to return to my Silverlight series on the next days, but at this moment I can’t really tell you if I’ll be able to post daily or if I’ll only be able to write a couple of posts per week…