If you have ever worked with Microsoft Word then you will be able to understand what the GridSplitter looks like – it’s exactly similar to the Splitter seen in Word that is used to split a document view into two panes.
The GridSplitter control in Silverlight allows the user to split a Grid column or row at . . . → Read More: Silverlight Hosting :: Using the GridSplitter control in Silverlight
I wanted to make a few notes regarding my recent experience of deploying a Silverlight application in web farm environment. Here is what the topology looked like. It included load balancer appliance configured to redirect the traffic to one of three servers. There was also SQL Server cluster in active-passive configuration. The . . . → Read More: Silverlight Hosting :: Pitfalls of Deploying Silverlight Applications in Web Farms
I was doing some work with Silverlight the other week which involved using UserControls where the control named itself. That is, a situation such as;
<!—Content of control –>
and, under unpredictable circumstances I was finding that I kept hitting a semi-random error when running my code which was something along the lines . . . → Read More: Silverlight 4 Hosting :: UserControls and the dreaded “name already exists in the tree”
In my experience working with Silverlight applications, probably one of the most underused features I’ve witnessed is the ability to abstract application-level functionality using the IApplicationService and IApplicationLifetimeAware interfaces. This, in turn, results in the over-use (and abuse) of the Startup and Exit events in the Application object. Before you get angry with me shaking a . . . → Read More: Silverlight 4 Hosting :: Customer IApplicationService for Silverlight Applications
One feature I employ often in Silverlight projects is the ability to share a model between the client and the server. When you expose a model using a WCF service, you can consume it on the Silverlight side and indicate you want to reuse types in a referenced assembly, rather than having the proxy types generated. . . . → Read More: Silverlight 4 Hosting :: Data Contracts and Behaviors over the Wire Silverlight 4
This post discusses to edit the displayed data in Silverlight page and save the changes back to database. Insert, Update and Delete operations can be done using domain service object context. All the changes you made to this object are collectively submitted to the database when you call the SubmitChanges method.
This post requires to create a . . . → Read More: Silverlight Hosting :: Editing Silverlight page data using Domain Service
Why to use net.tcp binding ?
A key benefit of net.tcp binding is the performance. If you want fast Silverlight applications that communicate with your WCF service in your secure intranet environment you will probably use this binding.
This net.tcp binding for now is intended to be used in intranet environments. Because this protocol is build on top . . . → Read More: Silverlight 4 Hosting :: WCF NET.TCP Protocol in Silverlight 4
Silverlight provides several different networking classes that can be used to retrieve data from distributed resources such as Web services, REST APIs and even sockets. By learning to use these classes, you can access data from nearly any source without having to write a lot of custom code to do it. In this article, we’ll focus . . . → Read More: Silverlight 4 Hosting :: Using Silverlight WebClient’s Class
In this article, I have used ‘IDataErrorInfo’ interface which is newly provided in Silverlight 4.0 under System.ComponentModel namepsace. This interface needs to be implemented by the data entity class which helps in defining custom validations for data to be entered using Silverlight 4.0 UI controls.
Defining Data Entity class and implementing ‘IDataErrorInfo’
1. Open VS2010 and create a . . . → Read More: Silverlight 4 Hosting :: Data Validation in Silverlight 4.0
The PathListBox control is a cool new addition to the Blend 4 SDK, and allows the elements inside a ListBox to lay out along any Path control shape. You’ll need to install the Blend 4 SDK to get access to the PathListBox control, but note that this is available outside of Expression Blend 4 (you don’t . . . → Read More: Silverlight 4 Hosting :: PathListBox for Motion Path Animation in Silverlight 4