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Silverlight Firestarter Labs
If you missed the Silverlight Firestarter event back in December here’s a couple of links to get you started. If you are asking what’s Silverlight Firestarter, here’s a brief description: The Silverlight Firestarter is a one day, global, live streamed and on-demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie on...
13 Jan 2011
Silverlight 5 Improves Experience for Application Developers, ISVs
The next version of Silverlight will target numerous improvements for application developers and in media improvements. Scott Guthrie announced the next version of Silverlight at the keynote to the Firestarter Event in Redmond, WA. The entire day’s events were also streamed on the Internet....
2 Dec 2010
WCF RIA Services Updated for Silverlight 4, VS 2010
WCF RIA Services has been updated for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010. You can get the update from WCF RIA Services V1.0 for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010 . WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms...
18 May 2010
MSDEV Updates Visual Studio 2010 Developer Training for RTM
MSDEV offers a new series of videos that update some of the changes in the final Release to Market RTM of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. It includes ten short demonstration videos, each of which focuses on one feature that's new in the RTM. You can see the videos at Visual Studio 2010 RTM Update . New...
17 May 2010
ISV Video: QuarkPromote Lights Up on Windows 7
QuarkPromote incorporates Windows 7 light up features for its Rich Internet Application (RIA). Users customize promotional material, business cards, and fliers using the QuarkPromote. You get the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client that from the QuarkPromote.com website. The thick clients allows...
16 May 2010
Download, Participate On-Demand New Silverlight 4 Training Kit
We’ve just released a new free Silverlight 4 Training Kit that walks you through building business applications with Silverlight 4. You can also download the entire offline version of the kit here . Use the 8 modules, 25 videos, and several hands on labs online or offline from links on the Channel...
21 Apr 2010
See How to Tell Your Story in RIA Design Tool
MSDEV offers a series of videos for designers and developers on using Expression Blend to tell your ISV and line-of-business stories. These 15-minute videos show how you can build interactive animations, manage content and storyboards, Microsoft Expression Blend: States Story Behaviors . Learn to use...
17 Apr 2010
Silverlight 4 is Now Available
You can get Silverlight 4 now online at Get Microsoft Silverlight . Tim Heuer has put together a blog post that describes the tools that are available, See Silverlight 4 released. Availability of tools announcement on Tim Heuer’s blog. Here’s some helpful quick update information for you: Download the...
15 Apr 2010
Business-Ready Silverlight 4 Ships April 15
Silverlight 4 ships April 15. Silverlight 4 is “Business Ready” with the features ISVs need to build rich Internet applications. Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating rich media applications and business applications for the Web, desktop, and phone. Based on the Microsoft .NET framework...
13 Apr 2010
p&p Provides Application Architecture Guide Layer Diagrams
patterns & practices has released Application Architecture Guide Layer Diagrams for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition. The diagrams includes custom toolbox items for Layer Diagrams and Layer diagrams from Microsoft Application Architecture Guide 2nd Edition. This extension package contains five...
11 Apr 2010
For Those New to Programming -- Build Your First Application in Silverlight
If you’ve been wondering how to write your first application with Silverlight , Dave Campbell has put together an article for DZone, Your First Silverlight Application . He explains, “Only 4 lines of real code stand between you and having a Silverlight application running. Join me as I begin a series...
10 Apr 2010
12 Days of RIA – Day 7 – Search
I got a bit ahead of myself with my desire to move on to styling the app, and decided instead to focus on a few more pieces of business app functionality first. And so, I’d like to show an approach for doing searching on more than one attribute. I want to disclaim this a bit, as I haven’t completely...
16 Dec 2009
12 Days of RIA – Day 6 – Pagination
Even though we parameterized the query for Artists in the last step, it could still return a large number of entities depending on the data in question. RIA provides a means to handle this via the DataPager control and what Brad Abrahms calls “connect-the-dots” data binding. I wanted to do the same for...
14 Dec 2009
12 Days of RIA – Day 5 – Read Only Data
Opening Artists.xaml, I’d like to make it so I can search for an artist, and then see all their associated albums and tracks. This is a simple 3-level hierarchy as evident in the data model and the object model created from it. Accordingly, I’d like to start with this by adding 3 data grids to view before...
11 Dec 2009
12 Days of RIA – Day 4 – Navigation
Now that I had a model built over the Chinook database tables, the next step I planned to take was to make use of it in the client. The client app generated by the Silverlight Business Application template functions just as the Silverlight Navigation apps do on Silverlight 3. The white area of MainPage...
10 Dec 2009
12 Days of RIA – Day 3 – Domain Service
Now that we have a model built over the Chinook database tables, the next step to take is to build a domain service that exposes those entities to the client tier (as I mentioned in my previous post.) The RIA services team encourages you to do this in the Services folder of the server-side project, so...
10 Dec 2009
12 Days of RIA – Day 2 – Model
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ll be using the Chinook Database for this series. Chinook provides a nice set of tables dealing with music, each with non-trivial data and non-trivial relationships (as shown below): It’s not quite an ERP system, but it’s not as small or overused as some of...
10 Dec 2009
12 Days of RIA – Day 1 – Solution
ISVs I work with have expressed a lot of interest in the recent announcements about building Line of Business applications on the RIA stack, and so I thought it would be a good idea to blog about building a simple app that demos how to do RIA from the ground up, and points out obstacles and workarounds...
10 Dec 2009
.NET RIA Services Simplifies Web Development Efforts
Microsoft .NET RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. It...
13 May 2009
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