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  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Navigation: Dynamically Loaded Pages… Now MEF Powered!

    Recently David Poll posted a very cool technique for navigating to dynamically loaded pages and on demand downloading of pages in a Silverlight 3 application .  It was very cool but the explicit wire up of each page can be a pain in large applications.  So having just posted about MEF on Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Simple Example of Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) in Silverlight

    As you may have heard, we recently shipped MEF support of Silverlight in our CodePlex drop .. I wanted to give you a very simple introduction to MEF and how to use it in Silverlight. This example will show how to use lose coupling, dependency injection and delay loading of components. This is also an...
  • Blog Post: Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) Preview 6: V1 Feature Complete Silverlight Support and Much More!

    Today we released MEF Preview 6 on codeplex .  Not only is this the feature complete build for MEF V1.0 (which will ship with .NET Framework 4) but it also has the first drop of MEF for Silverlight!   Nick has the best summary of what is new .. but a few highlights: Silverlight support Lazy<T>...
  • Blog Post: The DZone interviews Hamilton Verissimo on MEF

    The DZone has a nice interview with Hamilton on MEF .  Microsoft MEF Q&A with Hamilton Verissimo de Oliveira Hamilton is one of our PMs here at Microsoft as well as the creator of the very popular Castle Project and he will tell you what the core value of MEF, tell you if MEF a DI container...
  • Blog Post: Redmond Developer: Working with MEF in VB and WPF

    Kathleen Dollard has a very good article on  that talks about using Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to  allow customers to add their own forms to our Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) app?   In this simple example she show adding custom defined forms into the standard menus...
  • Blog Post: dnrTV Does MEF!

    Glenn Block recently did a great screen cast on the Managed Extensibility Framework: Show #130 | 11/26/2008 Glenn Block on MEF, the Managed Extensibility Framework Glenn Block shows you how to use MEF to allow a plugin architecture in your .NET applications. The framework is extensible enough to...
  • Blog Post: MEF Preview 3 Shipped!

    I am pretty excited to see MEF preview 3 ship on codeplex today! Please check out Glenn's post for all the details... This is a release where we really focused on getting in your feedback... We are 100% MSPL, we are shipping our own unit tests, we have made several design changes based on feedback around...
  • Blog Post: Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) Demo

    The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) is a new feature of .NET 4 (and will work on 3.5 as well) that makes it significantly easier to extend applications and generally support application composition patterns.  What does that really mean?  Well, take 6 mins and 5 seconds to watch this excellent...
  • Blog Post: Repeat of the MEF talk at PDC2008

    After the amazing great reception MEF got during ScottGu's keynote yesterday we had tons of people ask about a MEF session.  So we are VERY happy to be able to repeat Glenn's MEF session... Please come if you can. TL33-R Managed Extensibility Framework: Overview [REPEAT] Wed 10/29 | 4:45 PM-6:00...
  • Blog Post: Simple Introduction to Extensible Applications with the Managed Extensions Framework

    Recently my team has been working on the Managed Extensions Framework (MEF)... I have gotten a chance to explain the concept to folks and I think I have discovered a way to talk about MEF that folks can easily get. So I thought I'd spend a little time walking through a *very* simple MEF example as a...
  • Blog Post: PodCast: Glenn Block on Prism, Unity, and MEF

    HerdingCode has recently posted a PodCast with Glenn Block where he talks about Prism , Unity and, of course MEF ! Episode 11: Glenn Block on Prism, Unity, and MEF (part 1)   You gotta love the fast forwards in here.. I wish I had those in my meetings, of course i would never fast forward Glenn...
  • Blog Post: Managed Extensibility Framework

    Krzysztof recently announced on his blog that we have begun working on an extensibility framework for .NET..   We will blog more details about MEF in the upcoming months, but here are some early details (subject to changes, of course): MEF is a set of features referred in the academic community...
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