Silverlight 5 Hosting – Text Clarity and Pixel Snapping in Silverlight 5

One of the best improvements in WPF 4 was fixing the text clarity issue once and for all. It may seem trivial, but in a system that supports a vector-based scalable UI as well as animation of text elements, it’s not quite as easy to solve it seems. Once we get PC displays with DPI similar . . . → Read More: Silverlight 5 Hosting – Text Clarity and Pixel Snapping in Silverlight 5

Silverlight 5 Hosting :: How to Enable GPU Acceleration on PivotViewer

This is going to be a quick post on using the PivotViewer (both the v1 and the SL5 version).  Every once and a while you realize that you do something out of habit and forget to mention it to anyone, and that was the case here.

I was doing some research into another PivotViewer . . . → Read More: Silverlight 5 Hosting :: How to Enable GPU Acceleration on PivotViewer

Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Cache System in Silverlight 5 RIA Application

In this article I will explain how I chose to implement the global caching mechanism of the application data that I put in some projects of mine developed in. NET. The scenario consists of three projects that were created in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012:

A WCF project in which I have implemented all the services and technical data . . . → Read More: Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Cache System in Silverlight 5 RIA Application

Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Ancestor Relative Source Binding Silverlight 5

Silverlight 5 has another new feature called Ancestor Relative source binding. It was already available in WPF and has been newly introduced in Silverlight 5 beta. Using this, you can now bind to the relative ancestor elements very easily.

Let’s discuss it with a small example where we will create a Control Template . . . → Read More: Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Ancestor Relative Source Binding Silverlight 5

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Silverlight 5 Hosting :: How to Send Email (Yahoo! SMTP) with Silverlight 5 WCF RIA

I just want to share my own code to sent emails in Silverlight 5. I hope it can help other developers to sent emails easily.

Using the code

I will go straight to the code. Just include this code in your Web Services:

public partial class . . . → Read More: Silverlight 5 Hosting :: How to Send Email (Yahoo! SMTP) with Silverlight 5 WCF RIA

Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Binding on Style Setter Silverlight 5

As you already know that, it is a new feature in Silverlight 5 and hence was not available in earlier version of Silverlight. So, how did we implement the style setter in previous versions? Let’s start from the scratch, where we will know how to use a Setter in Style and then we . . . → Read More: Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Binding on Style Setter Silverlight 5

WCF 4.5 Hosting :: Windows Identity Foundation 4.5 in NET 4.5

Windows Identity Foundation 4.5 (WIF) is a framework for building identity-aware and more specifically claims-aware applications. It furthermore provides an abstraction  to the underlying protocols (ex: WS-Trust, WS-Federation, etc …) and therefore encapsulates and standardizes application security.

Developers do not need to know how to exactly implement and use those protocols anymore. . . . → Read More: WCF 4.5 Hosting :: Windows Identity Foundation 4.5 in NET 4.5

Silverlight 5 Hosting :: How to Convert Silverlight 4 Application to Silverlight 5

When we open Silverlight 4 application in Silverlight 5 we get following errors

1> error : Unable to read the project file ‘Silverlight4App.csproj’.

2> Silverlight4App.csproj(137,3): The imported project “C:\Program Files\MSBuild\Microsoft\Silverlight\v4.0\Microsoft.Silverlight.CSharp.targets” was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

This error . . . → Read More: Silverlight 5 Hosting :: How to Convert Silverlight 4 Application to Silverlight 5

Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Simple Sample PivotViewer App in Silverlight 5

I’ve been hoping to share a super simple sample app to showcase PivotViewer in Silverlight 5. I hope this walk through is something you will find useful!

First, let’s take care of the pre-requisites:

Install Visual Studio 2010 SP1:

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=23691

Notes for the RC of Silverlight 5:

http://www.silverlight.net/learn/overview/what%27s-new-in-silverlight-5

Download and install the Silverlight 5 Runtime and Tools for Visual Studio using the . . . → Read More: Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Simple Sample PivotViewer App in Silverlight 5

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