Live Demo of ScottGu's Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Digg Application

This afternoon I made a second pass through ScottGu's 8 part tutorial on Silverlight 2 Beta 1.  This time around I downloaded his demo application, browsed the source code and played around with the app a little bit.  It was all very impressive.  And to be honest, a little bit overwhelming - everything is new again.

I didn't see any live demo links on Scott's blog, so I thought I would upload his digg demo app to my web server.  So if you want to view his app without downloading the code (or if you don't have VS 2008), you can view the live demo here.  Hopefully Scott won't mind ...

Also, the search box does a search for digg stories based on topic so if you enter a topic that doesn't exist nothing really happens.  Some good search terms to use are

  • basketball, baseball, golf
  • programming, hardware, microsoft

Live Demo

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That's it.  Enjoy!


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Posted by: krunal on March 13, 2008 12:00 AM

bug :

click on any dig link...

the popup with dig link with blue in center window will open.

now close it. then click again on the same dig link ... the popup will not open again...!!

Posted by: Ade on March 13, 2008 12:00 AM

Hi Matt, Nice article. Nothing appears on my screen apart from the UI layout. Do I need to download another pluggin for it to work?

@Ade -

When the app first loads, you should see an empty screen, except for the header seach bar. Enter in a topic keyword like basketball, then click the search button. The grid should populate.

There is nothing more you need to download.

Matt.

@krunal -
Yep - looks like a bug. I wonder if Scotts blog has a QA staff? I know I wish mine did.

Matt.

Posted by: Nisar on March 13, 2008 12:00 AM

after i install the sliverlight, i dont see anything

Posted by: Tim on March 13, 2008 12:00 AM

Its weird, I can get to the page, but when I try searching, nothing happens. Same thing happens when I try the code on my local machine, although on my local machine I can see whats happening. No matter WHAT URL I try downloading the WebClient ALWAYS says "Download Failure"

@Tim -

Did you make sure you entered one of the topic keywords I mentioned above? The digg topic search service seems to be pretty sensitive about what topic keywords are used. I tried basketba and I also recieve the Download Failure exception. But when I use basketball it works fine.

HTH,
Matt.

Posted by: Mike B on March 14, 2008 12:00 AM

It doesnt seem to be returning any results in IE6 with for me with "basketball" but in Firefox 2 it works just fine.

Posted by: Jeremy on March 15, 2008 12:00 AM

Im running IE6 works for me. Matt thanks for posting this!

Nice idea, but...

When I run this in Firefox, I get an error message "The plug-in performed an illegal operation. You are strongly advised to restart Firefox."

When I run it in IE 7, I get the search bar at the top, but nothing else. Typing in the search box, and hitting the search button, nothing happens...

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