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Flash and Silverlight Coverflows

After reviewing a few different flash coverflows, stumbled across the following:

Flash gallery:
http://flash-gallery.com/?c=104&gclid=CPTvuPDCj6cCFUHt7QodfwQFbw

Weber Design Labs:
http://www.weberdesignlabs.com/blog/2007/09/flash-itunes-cover-flow-version-2/

Flash XML:
http://www.flashxml.net/cover-flow.html

Flash Components.Net:
http://www.flashcomponents.net/components/flash_galleries_and_slide_shows/flash_stack_and_coverflows.html

If you’re not opposed to silverlight however, I encourage you to check this one out by Telerik:
http://www.telerik.com/products/silverlight/coverflow.aspx

Quick Silverlight References

Most of the links below are relatively introductory, but they do serve as a quick refresher if it has been awhile since you have worked with Silverlight.

Though not all of the links are specific to SL4, I would recommend a path of RIA services in conjunction with ADO .Net Entity framework for your business apps as these new process flows simplify the project structure and are improvements upon their predecessors.

For quick “agile” development, Linq to SQL is still the way to go IMO, but ADO .Net is also great nonetheless.

Walkthrough creating a silverlight business application (4.0 or later) and retrieve data using WCF service.
http://www.silverlight.net/learn/tutorials/silverlight-4/aspnet-and-silverlight/

Using ADO .Net Entity Model / Framework with Silverlight (4.0 or later)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee796239%28v=vs.91%29.aspx

Silverlight custom data forms (3.0 or later)
http://www.silverlightshow.net/items/Creating-Rich-Data-Forms-in-Silverlight-3-Customization.aspx

Basic Animation in Silverlight
http://www.silverlight.net/learn/videos/silverlight-videos/basic-animation-silverlight-3/

General Reference (all versions)
http://www.silverlight.net/learn/

Run Silverlight on Desktop (Out of Browser Application)
http://www.silverlightshow.net/items/Silverlight-3-as-a-Desktop-Application-Out-of-Browser-Applications.aspx