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  • Blog Post: Become a patterns & practices Developer!

    I have an opening on the patterns & practices team for a developer. Patterns & practices works towards helping those developing on the Microsoft platforms more successful.  We produce books, reference implements, and libraries that help people in developing web, client, and mobile applications...
  • Blog Post: Want to know more about getting started with Prism in Silverlight?

    Erik Mork has put together a nice series of posts and web casts as an introduction to Prism for Silverlight.  Here is what he has available: Videos Intro to Silverlight Prism - http://development-guides.silverbaylabs.org/Video/Silverlight-Prism Testing/Module Catalog/Unity - http://development-guides...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 5.0: Some Architecture Changes

    The Enterprise Library team has been hard at work on some of our initial stories. One of the bigger initial stories is what we’ve affectionately call ARC01. I know, very descriptive, so let me explain a bit of what this is about. The Doublemint Twins Enterprise Library 4.0 (and 4.1) actually had two...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library Needs Your Vote

    Grigori Melnik has posted a survey on features for Enterprise Library v5.  Please take a look and vote on your favorite features.
  • Blog Post: Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight, now in VB Flavor

    Many have asked for a Visual Basic version of the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight (aka Prism v2).  We are pleased to offer the Hands-On Labs and Quickstarts in Visual Basic.  While the Composite Application Library is still in C#, the examples of how to use the library...
  • Blog Post: Building a Prism Application WebCast: Part II Available

    The second web cast on building our Prism application is now available on Channel 9. Erwin van der Valk and I are building a sample Silverlight Prism application to aggregate Digg and Twitters searches.  It will look something like the picture below when we’re done: The first part of our web cast...
  • Blog Post: Prism V2 Refreshed

    We’ve refreshed the Prism V2 release bits on MSDN due to a couple issues we found and decided were worth updating the bits. The first problem related to how regions worked with the TabControl.  In Prism V1, you could activate a view in a TabControl region, like such: 1: var view1 = new TextBlock...
  • Blog Post: Building a Prism Application WebCast: Part I Available

    Erwin van der Valk and I have worked up a four part web cast on building a Prism application. The first of these has been posted to Channel 9, you can find it here . We kept these intentionally short, about 10-20 minutes, and centered around a single topic. Our hope is this lets you quickly get through...
  • Blog Post: Composite Guidance for Silverlight and WPF (aka Prism V2)Released!

    We are very proud to release the Composite Application Guidance for Silverlight and WPF (which we often refer to as Prism V2).  This release takes the composite story we developed for WPF and brings it to Silverlight.  Additionally, we have some good guidance (and a little tooling) to help...
  • Blog Post: Prism V2 – Drop 10 Now Available

    The latest Prism drop is out on Codeplex.  You should get it.  Right now. Dinner will wait.
  • Blog Post: Prism V2 – Drop 9 Now Available

    The 9th drop is now available for Prism V2 and you can find it here .  We are approaching the end of the Prism V2 project, targeting mid-February for the final release.  So now’s a good time to download it and take a look. One of the big items we’re working on is re-skinning the reference implementation...
  • Blog Post: Common Service Locator for Silverlight Now Available

    One of the goals of Prism was to avoid coupling too closely with any particular Dependency Injection container.  To that end, the first version of Prism had defined an IContainerFacade that anything from the library side of Prism would interact with and we supplied an adapter for Unity Prism. It...
  • Blog Post: Got Blog?

    Alright, it’s been years since I had a blog and I finally decided to start again. I work on the Microsoft patterns & practices team and have worked on such projects as the Web Client Software Factory , Web Service Software Factory and, currently, Prism .   At p&p, we tend to work in...
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