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Silverlight

Silverlight – Wire up your form for programming

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, learning Silverlight is a lot more about relearning some basic assumptions than it is about learning a new language.  We’ve already looked at the basic layout managers available and how that impacts putting a screen together. … Read the rest

Silverlight – Navigating Data

color-07 Last week I demonstrated how to access data from a web service in Silverlight and display it on the page.  Today we are going to continue on with that demo and look at how to navigate through our data.

As I’ve stated in previous posts, Silverlight doesn’t work quite the same way as we are used to in ASP.NET or in Windows Forms.  But if you’ve been following along, you’ve seen that much for yourself.… Read the rest

Silverlight – Databinding to a Web Service

misc_vol1_049 In the last several posts, I’ve demonstrated various ways of getting data onto the screen.  What I’ve purposely omitted up until this point is how to update this information.

So let’s start by going back to the demo we created in Febuary.… Read the rest

Silverlight, Web Services and Datasets

G05B0037 I sat down today to learn about using Silverlight and Dataset from a Web Service.  Something you’d think would be rather trivial.

I mean, seriously folks.  We use Datasets as a means of transporting data up and down the tiers of just about everything we do in .NET.  It would stand to reason that using DataSets as our transport mechanism in Silverlight would be a given.… Read the rest

Silverlight – RESX Files and Internationalization

FANT0062 One of the toughest things to get your head around in Silverlight is Internationalization and Localization.  But once you figure out the quirks and the parts that are missing in Visual Studio 2008, it’s not that bad.

In this post I hope to explain step by step what you need to do to have this work reliably and share some of the mistakes I made along the way.… Read the rest