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  • Blog Post: Silverlight Claim-Based-Security Part-2

    In part 1 I talked about a simple approach to combine WCF Routing service and claims-based security and I got some questions about the sample code and routing service configuration. In this post, I’ll explain some additional scenarios and would provide link to the source code. In my original post...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Claim-Based-Security

    This would hopefully be a multi-part series showing some tricks to enable claims-based-security in Silverlight 4.0. Silverlight 5.0 would have a much better story around claim-based-security as mentioned here . In this first post, I’ll give you a high level overview of the solution. The main...
  • Blog Post: Future of Silverlight

    If you want to know more about the future of Silverlight, then the Silverlight Firestarter event today (2nd December 2010) is the event you want to attend. The event will be held at Microsoft Campus in Redmond but if you can’t be there, you can watch the live webcast. The registration for the event...
  • Blog Post: Bubbling PropertyChanged Events in Silverlight

    I’ve been working with Silverlight (specifically for Windows Phone 7) recently and something I’ve found useful is the ability to “bubble” PropertyChanged event up. So for example; 1: public class MainPageViewModel : INotifyPropertyChanged 2: { 3: public ObservableCollection<Person>...
  • Blog Post: Offline Data Cache in Windows Phone 7

    I’ve been building a Windows Phone 7 application that basically lets a user create records offline, and then pushes those up to a cloud service when network connectivity is available. These offline records are not as offline as I would like though – it’s never that simple is it? The...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Navigation With the MVVM Pattern

    I recently had a query from a customer that was one of those ones that you think “Aha! That’s easy, you just do this”. Then you think a bit more about it and realise that if you want to do it properly it’s not quite as simple as you first thought. This particular query related...
  • Blog Post: Template/ View Selection with MEF in Silverlight

    One of my favourite features in WPF is the ability to have it automagically wire up a databound object (often a ViewModel ) to a particular DataTemplate . A lot of people really miss this feature when using Silverlight as it's still missing from the latest version ( Silverlight 4 at the time of writing...
  • Blog Post: Flexible Data Template Support in Silverlight

    WPF has a great feature called data templates. These allow you to specify the visual appearance for a data object, you can either place them in a control or put them in a resources section to reuse them for multiple controls. The real benefit in my opinion of them is that you can tag them with the...
  • Blog Post: ADC Workshop: Silverlight Development Ramp Up (2)

    The ADC team is pleased to announce a new workshop. For existing customers, if you would like take advantage of this service within your organisation, please contact your ADC. If you are not currently engaged with Application Development Consulting and are interested in this service, please contact...
  • Blog Post: How to download and crack a Xap in Silverlight

    Sometimes it is useful to be able to download extra functionality into your application at runtime. It's always been possible to make a server call from Silverlight to download an extra assembly and load it into memory. But what if you'd like to download a bunch of assemblies in neat zipped up package...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight, MVVM and Validation Part III

    I've been working with Silverlight 3 in a number of LoB (Line of Business) scenarios for a while now and I'm consistently running in to a few dead ends with respect to Validation. Given I've posted twice before on Silverlight, MVVM and Validation: Silverlight Validation and ViewModel Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Binding Catastrophe

    You can tell it's the first day back after a 2 week vacation/holiday/beer-and-food-fuelled-break when it takes you an hour to work out why something like this isn't working... but on reflection, I decided that this was actually very tricky to spot once I'd made the original blooper, and nothing showed...
  • Blog Post: New snippets for Silverlight and WPF

    A while back I posted some snippets for WPF here: WPF Snippets for Visual Studio . I've been wanting to update these for a while now and finally got around to it this morning. Here are the new snippets. basevm This is a snippet that effectively replaces the inpc snippet (although that is still included...
  • Blog Post: A Suck Less Event Aggregator for Prism?

    I heard on twitter the other day (Yes, I now tweet occasionally. If you'd like to waste literally seconds of your day you can follow me at joshtwist ) that some folks at an Alt.Net UK event where giving P&P and Prism a rough ride. Specifically, they had some issues with the EventAggregator - citing...
  • Blog Post: How to work with PropertyChanged's smelly name string

    Karl posted an interesting article recently INotifyPropertyChanged – How to remove the Property Name String Code Smell . It'a nice implementation and the resulting code certainly looks a whole better. As Karl notes the biggest problem this approach faces is one with performance. Notably, the proposed...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight out-of-browser and initParams

    Silverlight 3 supports a very cool 'deployment model' where you can run the Silverlight Application 'out-of-browser' (OOB) and kick it off from your start menu. It even works offline. This is the future, get to like it. However, because the plug-in is no longer hosted in your page you lose all those...
  • Blog Post: Measuring the x,y distance between two elements in Silverlight

    This is a useful thing to know if you ever want to do anything funky with Silverlight layout (for example, create an HtmlHost control that floats an iframe in exactly the right place over the plug-in): Point point = element2.TransformToVisual(element1).Transform( new Point(0,0)); This returns a...
  • Blog Post: ADC SoundBytes: July – September 2009

    The ADC Team has three further SoundBytes scheduled over the coming months. Two are repeats of popular sessions by Morgan Skinner and Chris Barker, and the third is a new session delivered by Simon Ince. The titles, dates, and abstracts are shown below. The sessions are charged at the rate...
  • Blog Post: Build: Sharing types and instances between Silverlight and JavaScript

    This post by Salvador shows how to reuse current JavaScript functionality with Silverlight. The first thing that ASP.NET developers ask themselves is how to reuse the current existing JavaScript functionality with Silverlight applications. The good news is that the Silverlight team has delivered what...
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