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Posts Tagged ‘Silverlight’


Some Silverlight 4, WCF, and EF Rookie Mistakes

Today I am just making some notes to myself about mistakes I’ve made in the past 24 hours with Silverlight. I had things so twisted that I started again from scratch. The initial issue (that I’ve not yet completely solved) was that of using an Enum in a class that is used in a WCF […]

Silverlight AND WPF–Table of Contents

This post is a table of contents for posts I have regarding my project that attempts to provide both a Silverlight and a WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) application with similar if not identical functionality. I’m currently using Visual Studio 2010 with .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4. I don’t know if you call it writing compatible […]

WPF and Silverlight – Same Namespace, Same .dll name, Different Projects

As I work with the two technologies I would like to minimize any code differences I have. Looking at Microsoft, other companies like Telerik (more on them in another post), and CodePlex projects like Caliburn.Micro it seems the evolving best practice is in the title of this post. References I searched some, and could not […]

Silverlight 5 Announcement

I was glad to see Scott Guthrie’s blog post Announcing Silverlight 5 posted last Thursday. If you have read my recent posts you know there are many points of Silverlight that have disappointed me. As someone that only has 64-bit computers, believes in TDD (Test Driven Development), and appreciates the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) pattern, Silverlight seems […]

Overview of Silverlight and WPF Projects

Headline: I’m trying to develop a new version of the FamilyShow that will use MVVM and work in both Silverlight (what I care about) and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) (what it was originally written in). I’ll start having a lot more posts about the differences between the two. I wish I’d started writing the differences […]

MVC Team Should Rule

Headline: I don’t think I’ve seen a team more focused on testability at Microsoft than the ASP.NET MVC (Model-View-Controller) team. I sure hope their unit testing philosophy starts to influence other teams more. Entity Framework If you use any of the patterns for the Entity Framework (one of the early versions of .NET 4.0 that […]

No Silverlight Unit Test Integration with TFS?

Well, the excitement of the last post lasted about 18 seconds. Now I need to slog through this post about “Integrating Silverlight Unit Tests into Build Process”. Must Use Silverlight Unit Tests In the last post I was doing unit testing with a regular unit test project. That integrates with TFS (Team Foundation Server) quite […]

Reusable Library Naming

I plan to call my projects KarlZ.Silverlight.* while the assemblies they produce will be called KarlZ.*. Then I’ll link from the Silverlight project to the existing files in the normal .NET projects. The Problem – Different CLRs I’d like to use both MVC (Model-View-Controller) and Silverlight presentation tiers. My development and test environment for MVC […]

Silverlight is Hard–It is moving faster than I am

When will Silverlight slowdown? I’ve been trying to pick up Silverlight on the weekends ever since 1.0. However, just as I’m starting to catch on, all my code is obsolete. I thought that with Silverlight 4 things might slow down a bit. However, it seems that the RIA (Rich Internet Applications) Services are pretty key […]

Getting Silverlight 4 Business Application to Run on TFS Build Server

Headline: There is a folder that does not display by default in a Silverlight Business Application project called Generated_Code. That has to be added to the project and checked into the solution in order for your Silverlight application to run on your TFS Build Server. I was trying to get my Silverlight 4 test application […]