Kyle McClellan

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  • Blog Post: Writing a Custom CollectionViewLoader for the DomainCollectionView and MVVM

    The question I’ve been fielding most lately is how to write a custom CollectionViewLoader . Once you see it done, it’s a pretty simple task. Without an example it’s hard to know where to start. In a previous post, I discussed how the view, loader, and source related to each other . In this post, I’ll...
  • Blog Post: MVVM Pattern for RIA Services

    At the Silverlight Firestarter ‘10 , John Papa did a great talk on MVVM Patterns for Silverlight and WP7 that featured WCF RIA Services as the data layer. For that talk, I helped him streamline the service layer abstraction to correctly work with the RIA client. However, there were a number of great...
  • Blog Post: DomainCollectionView Updates for Mix ‘11

    To correspond to the new RIA Services build we’ve released at Mix, I’ve made some updates to the DomainCollectionView . I updated select API, fixed a few bugs, and updated the sample as well. If you’re not familiar with the DCV , here’s my original post introducing it . For the sake of brevity in this...
  • Blog Post: Collection Binding Options in WCF RIA Services SP1

    One of the most common tasks when developing a RIA Services application binding to a collection of data. There are some declarative options that include binding directly to your DomainContext or DomainDataSource . These options are great for spinning up applications quickly, but don’t translate well...
  • Blog Post: Introducing An MVVM-Friendly DomainDataSource: The DomainCollectionView

    [This sample references out-of-date API. This newer post discusses the updates made for the V1 SP2 Preview and shows how to implement filtering.] There’ve been plenty of talk about an MVVM-friendly DomainDataSource . I’m pretty sure it means completely different things to different people. I even took...
  • Blog Post: My Thoughts on an MVVM-friendly DomainDataSource

    The DomainDataSource (DDS) could be a great example of an aggregate component . It has a simple public API and does a lot of awesome things at the flip of a switch. The only problem with the thought is there’s little-to-no aggregation going on. All the composition that occurs is hidden behind a wall...
  • Blog Post: What is an MVVM-friendly DomainDataSource?

    The second most requested feature on our WCF RIA Services Wish List is an MVVM-friendly DomainDataSource . The neat part about this request is that it means many different things to many different people. The challenge in addressing it is to figure out what are the most valuable changes that will satisfy...
  • Blog Post: Authorization Sample 304 – MVVM Authorization for Silverlight

    In Authorization Sample 301 I explained the ins-and-outs of the authorization sample and offered a few hints as to how it could be used. In this post, I will show a specific example where I put together an authorized form using the Model-View-ViewModel pattern . For this form, I created a simple view...
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