What is the Silverlight Naviation Application Template used for in WCF RIA Service Applications?

What is the Silverlight Naviation Application Template used for in WCF RIA Service Applications?

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We have added some reference documentation for the WCF RIA Services application templates with out latest msdn update. It seems the Navigation template was the one that puzzled people most. But the best way to understand the templates is to examine the lot together. Note that the Business Template builds on the Navigation template. The follow up topics for each template are linked from the MSDN topic here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh180771(v=VS.91).aspx

Silverlight Application Template

The Silverlight Application template is the most basic application template. It provides the basis for the other Silverlight Application templates available.
Use the Silverlight App template for projects that require only a single Web page and do not require any authentication, or when you just want to design everything from the ground up.
Silverlight Navigation Application Template
The Silverlight Navigation Application template adds features that implement the Frame and Page controls, URI mapping, Web browser integrated navigation, and browser history integration. Use the Silverlight Navigation Application template for projects that require integration and navigation between two or more web pages.

Silverlight Business Application Template
The Silverlight Business Application template builds on the Silverlight Navigation Application template, adding built in authentication services, user registration, and localization. Use the Silverlight Business Application template for projects that require these features, as well as integration and navigation between two or more web pages.

WCF RIA Services Class Library Template
 
The WCF RIA Services Class Library template is an extended Silverlight Library template which is setup to work directly with RIA services. Use the WCF RIA Services Class Library template to develop reusable RIA Services code that is likely to be reused by other RIA Services enabled applications that have Silverlight clients.

--Brad

  • Tim Heuer had an excellent video on the Silverlight Navigation Application Template that demonstrates the new navigation framework in Silverlight, showing Frame, Page and how they can be used to provide deep linking support in Silverlight applications. It's available here: www.silverlight.net/.../navigation-framework

  • will silverlight enable installation of microsoft updates?

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