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XAPs Minifier. An Add-on to Visual Studio 2010 to Optimize and Minimize Size of Xap Files

Abstract I work at Silverlight applications every day and do releases every week or two. Some of them I publish on my blog other are published on other web resources. As a rule, I use MVVM as a basic pattern for Silverlight applications to divide them on logical parts, pack into XAP files and load on demand. XAP file is a logical item in any Silverlight application and it contains assemblies and app manifest. During the work I have noticed majority of XAP files contain duplicated assemblies. For example, if I...

Last Week Silverlight-Related Releases

Several Silverlight-related releases were being published during the last week. Expression Launch The last released product in line of 2010 releases is the Expression set. Microsoft is going to announce it on June, 7th at Information Week in New York. The product will contain updated version of Express Blend and Sketchflow. The trial version can be downloaded from the official web site. This release does not include any update for Windows Phone 7 add-in and is not suitable for Windows Phone 7 development. Continue using Expression Blend 4 and WP7 Developer Tools. See details here. Silverlight...