Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Best Features in Silverlight 5

In this article we will explore the new features and enhancements in Silverlight 5. As of this writing, Silverlight 5 has been released. To execute the code examples illustrated in this article, you should have the following installed in your system:

Visual Studio 2010
Silverlight 5 SDK
Silverlight 5 Tools

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Silverlight Hosting :: How to Edit Silverlight page data using Domain Service

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.

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Silverlight Hosting :: Pitfalls of Deploying Silverlight Applications in Web Farms

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

Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Anchestor Relative Source Binding in 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 for a Button and . . . → Read More: Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Anchestor Relative Source Binding in Silverlight 5

WCF Hosting :: Understanding WCF Bindings and Channel Stack

In order to understand WCF Bindings in details, it’s important to understand the Channel Stack as part of the WCF runtime.

WCF binding is composed of binding elements and each binding element is corresponds to a specific channel in the Channel Stack. The Channel Stack can be categorized into two major areas i.e. Protocol Channels and Transport . . . → Read More: WCF Hosting :: Understanding WCF Bindings and Channel Stack

Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Rich Text and Overflow in Silverlight 5

In Silverlight 5 we introduce a new element, RichTextBoxOverflow. This allows one RichTextBox to have its contents “overflow” into another – excellent for multi-column presentation.

What is particularly nice here is that as you adjust the size of the browser window, the text reflows freely between the two RichTextBoxes, with the Overflow box picking up the extra.

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WCF RIA Hosting :: Use DomainServices as Service References

DomainServices was introduces as part of WCF RIA Services. WCF RIA Services offers a solution on how we can build a middle-tier having clients and servers.

Using a DomainService in a Silverlight client is very easy using WCF RIA Services – the WCF RIA Services link between the client and the server will automatically generate the client . . . → Read More: WCF RIA Hosting :: Use DomainServices as Service References

Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Combo Box Type Ahead in Silverlight 5

A nice, small feature in the new Silverlight 5 Beta is the ability to type ahead in combo boxes.

This makes choosing from long list far simpler.

You can see this at work by whipping up a very quick Silverlight 5 application.

On the Main page add a combo box,

<Grid
x:Name=”LayoutRoot”
Background=”White”>
<ComboBox
x:Name=”theComboBox”
Height=”40″
Width=”150″
Margin=”20″ />
</Grid>

In the code behind we’ll create some data to . . . → Read More: Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Combo Box Type Ahead in Silverlight 5

Silverlight Hosting :: Editing Silverlight page data using Domain Service

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.

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Silverlight 5 Hosting :: Basic About Silverlight 5

In this article we are going to explore the WCF Ria Services with Silverlight 5. Lets start with the basics for the first timers .

Create a new SL project as shown below :

Note the DLLs that are added when you enable WCF RIA Service support.

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