Build a Simple Application with .Net RIA Services (Silverlight 3) – Part 1

יום שבת, אפריל 4, 2009

Build a Simple Application with .Net RIA Services (Silverlight 3) – Part 1 This is the first post in a series of posts about building applications with Microsoft .Net RIA Services and Silverlight 3. In this post I will create a new application, create a simple data model and use the Domain Service and Domain Context to retrieve data and bind it to a DataGrid. Before you start, make sure you have Silverlight 3 Beta and .NET RIA Services March 2009 Preview installed, and you have already installed and configured SQL Server. In this sample I am using the Bank Schema...

Download MIX09 Sessions and Watch Offline

יום שישי, מרץ 20, 2009

Download MIX09 Sessions and Watch Offline personally prefer watching sessions regardless of my Internet connection status, so I decided to download MIX09 sessions and watch offline. I collected the list of available sessions from MIX 09, and they are easy to download. I personally use Free Download Manager for simultaneous efficient downloads - you can try it yourself. Just select all the text in this post, right click and select “Download Selected with Free Download Manager”. Note: Full details about the sessions, speakers, as well as user comments and feedbacks can be found at https://content.visitmix.com/2009/sessions/ MIX09-KEY01 - Day One Keynote (Video, Slides)Bill Buxton,...

ADO.Net Data Services Offline (“Astoria” Offline) – Alpha Preview

יום שבת, מרץ 7, 2009

ADO.Net Data Services Offline (“Astoria” Offline) – Alpha Preview While only a week ago, the Astoria team has announced ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1. Today, an alpha preview of Astoria Offline just became available. ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP1 is a tech preview of the next release of ADO.NET Data Services. It will initially target the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Silverlight 2 platforms in a future version support the .NET Framework 4.0 platform. “Astoria Offline” enables developers to add data-synchronization behavior between a client application and an ADO.NET Data Service,...

#DevAcademy3 is a Twitter Trend!

יום שני, דצמבר 15, 2008

#DevAcademy3 is a Twitter Trend! Today, in my Silverlight Session at Developer Academy 3 I had a Hash Tag contest, as I explained in a previous post. The contest was so popular, that the tag #devacademy3 became a Twitter Trend: The result of the content was: which means that Kobi Magnezi won a Microsoft ARC Mouse: Read all #devacademy3 updates on Twitter.
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Silverlight 2 Demo from Developer Academy 3: Part 1 – Anatomy of a Silverlight Application

Silverlight 2 Demo from Developer Academy 3: Part 1 – Anatomy of a Silverlight Application After Setting the environment with the Twitter Service, we can start building the SilverTwitter Application. Create a new Silverlight Application Create a new project, and select a Silverlight Application. Name it SilverTwitter and click OK. Confirm the creation of a Web Application that will host the Silverlight Application in it by clicking OK. Visual Studio creates a new Solution that contains the Silverlight Application (SilverTwitter) and a Web Application that hosts the...
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Silverlight 2 Demo from Developer Academy 3: Part 1 – Setting the Environment

יום חמישי, דצמבר 11, 2008

Silverlight 2 Demo from Developer Academy 3: Part 1 – Setting the Environment Downloads Visual Studio 2008 Trial and Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008  or Web Developer Express 2008 (SP1 inside). Microsoft® Silverlight™ Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Expression Blend 2 Trial and Service Pack 1 Twitter Service Since I didn’t want to spend time on dealing with the Twitter API during the session, I built a Twitter Web Service a few weeks back, and posted several posts while building it:...
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Who Tweets the Most About Developer Academy 3?

יום רביעי, נובמבר 26, 2008

Who Tweets the Most About Developer Academy 3? Developer Academy 3 Is just around the corner,  and in the last couple of weeks we’ve been updating our Twitters about it, tagging each update with #devacademy3. Using the Twitter’s API Search capabilities which I wrote about in my last post, I went to check who tweets the most about Developer Academy 3. The following chart is shown in a Silverlight application using the new Silverlight Toolkit Chart control. I’ll show this chart in in my Silverlight Session in Developer Academy and give a prize...
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Building a Twitter Client for my Silverlight Session @ Developer Academy 3

יום שבת, נובמבר 15, 2008

Building a Twitter Client for my Silverlight Session @ Developer Academy 3 On December 15, I will deliver an introductory session about Silverlight 2 in Developer Academy 3. Unlike many other Silverlight sessions I have attended in the past, this will be less-show-off-more-code session. Additionally, in order for it to be a very fun session, I will build a Twitter client application with Silverlight. I’ll use the next few posts to describe the work I’ve been doing in order to build this demo. Enjoy!
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Silverlight 2 Beta 2 with VS2008 SP1

יום שני, אוגוסט 11, 2008

Silverlight 2 Beta 2 with VS2008 SP1 Just spotted this on Amy Dullard's blog: Silverlight Tools Must be Updated After Installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1 If you previously had Silverlight Tools Beta 2 installed, after installing SP1, if you open or create a Silverlight project, a dialog will open stating:  Microsoft Silverlight Tools is unable to open the project due to a missing patch for Visual Studio. Please download the latest update from: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=120032. An updated patch that works with Visual Studio SP1 is included in the Silverlight Tools install at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=120032.  Once installed,...
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Slide Decks from my Silverlight Session @ Aluna Conference are available

Slide Decks from my Silverlight Session @ Aluna Conference are available Aluna is a Java consulting company, that runs Java developer conferences every once in a while. This Wednesday, the conference sessions were all about rich Internet application (RIA) technologies. They had a session about GWT (Google Web Toolkit), about JSF (JavaServer Faces Technology), and I had the privilege to talk about Silverlight.     In this session I have talked about what Silverlight is and showed some demo application built with Silverlight. Then, I talked about XAML and built a simple application that shows the Designer-Developer workflow. Then,...
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