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This prior post described the code that is generated when you compile a Silverlight application that uses WCF RIA Services and your own plain old CLR objects (POCOs). This post provides some ideas if something goes horribly wrong and the compiler does...
This post provides a high-level description of what happens when you compile a Silverlight application that uses WCF RIA Services and plain old CLR objects (POCOs) and the resulting generated code. ( See this prior post for a code example .) After you...
The prior post here detailed how to build a Silverlight application using WCF RIA Services and your own plain old CLR objects (POCOs). That application displayed the data in a grid and allowed updates using a set of labels and textboxes. But the order...
The prior post here detailed how to build a simple Silverlight application that used WCF RIA Services to communicate with your server-side business layer to retrieve data and display it in a Silverlight DataGrid. This post adds to the prior post, providing...
This post demonstrates how to use Silverlight and WCF RIA Services to access YOUR server-side business objects to build a line of business application. This particular example is as absolutely simple as possible to help you get up and running with these...
When Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) and Silverlight first came out, the announcements happily proclaimed that it was even easier to have your visual design team build really nice user interfaces that we, the developers, could then enhance with code...
Depending on how you code the XAML for a RadioButton in Silverlight, you may not be able to get it to center. If you have simple RadioButton text, this issue is not noticeable. But if you include controls like a NumericUpDown as part of the RadioButton...
If you are starting a new Silverlight project, you may want to take a look at SketchFlow. SketchFlow allows you to easily build an interactive prototype. Building a Silverlight prototype with SketchFlow has several advantages: SketchFlow allows you to...
Yes, it is that time of the year when we put together our holiday wish list and hope Santa has us on his "nice" list. Here are some of the accessories that I really wish I would get for my Silverlight. NOTE: These are based on the Silverlight...
When last we saw our Silverlight ComboBox in this prior post , it was correctly populating, but as we paged through the records in our DataForm, the SelectedItem was not set correctly. In XAML: <ComboBox ItemsSource= "{Binding Data, Source={StaticResource...
Building a DataForm is quick and easy and is detailed in this prior post . Even customizing it is a breeze as was also shown in that prior post. But now the design calls for a ComboBox. Ready to walk off a cliff? It is surprisingly difficult to modify...
When building line of business (LOB) applications, a common feature is create, review, update, and delete (CRUD) operations on the data in the application. An easy way to provide this feature is using the Silverlight DataForm. [For an introduction to...
Every application has some type of codes: customer types, reason codes, states, and so on. Sometimes these codes can be hard-coded in an application as Enum values. But other times these codes are more readily stored in a table. This post details how...
Many Silverlight examples show how to build controls with XAML. But XAML does not support programming logic. So sometimes you need to build the controls with real code in C# or VB. This example demonstrates how to build a Grid and StackPanel with Buttons...
As WinForms and WebForms developers, we are used to building user interfaces (UIs) that look like this: Notice the rectangular header area and the rectangular link area and the rectangular data entry area. With Silverlight it is (relatively) easy to give...
I just needed to add a simple image to my Silverlight application to include a company logo. Three hours later … This post provides information on the image formats supported by Silverlight so that you don't run into the same issues and waste as much...
I mentioned in this prior post that RIA Services did not know how to handle properties that have an Enum data type. The problem is not really that RIA Services does not know how to handle the properties; rather it does not have any knowledge of the Enum...
So I have read in dozens of places that you can easily share a source code file between your business objects and your Silverlight project. So I thought I would try it. No go. [To begin with an overview of Silverlight, RIA, and your business objects,...
There may be times when you want RIA Services to ignore a property in your business object. This may be the case if you know you won't ever need to access the property from your Silverlight UI or if you can't make RIA services understand the property...
With RIA Services, it is easy to use your own business objects in your Silverlight application… once you have the basic plumbing in place. However, there are quite a few steps required to set up that plumbing. This post details the process of hooking...
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