If like me you are following the Silverlight trail, you are more than likely to be reading Silverlight Cream and the Silverlight Show and their daily posts which provide a great way to stay on top of the daily Silverlight news. Not only do I subscribe to this sites via RSS but also their twitter feeds which I take advantage of as my RSS reader tends to get a little swamped with unread posts. I have yet to reach this stage with Twitter I am sure the time will come but for the moment the new entries appear in twhirl and its a joy to go and instantly have a read of the news. Recently, I have been posting about styles and control templates in Silverlight 2 Beta 2 and posting up the code for other people to take a look and comment on. Over the weekend Rajeev from Silverlight Nuggets contacted me asking if I would be interested in posting my source up onto the site, which I gladly agreed too.
Silverlight Nuggets is a great site built using Silverlight which hosts working demos of Silverlight controls and styles that you can find on the Internet. There is a complete listing of the controls that you can dig into with a brief overview of what each UI control does. Once you have found the control that you would like grok there are a range of different community built styles that have been built. You can select the individual styles and view live what they look like and more importantly interact with the controls. All this is great but Silverlight nuggets also pull apart the Visual tree for the styles and control templates use d in the sample so that you can get an in-depth view of the UI controls used to create the visual metaphor. Awesome..
If you are building styles and control templates in Silverlight 2 Beta 2, Silverlight Nuggets is a great place to share you code.