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An ADO.NET Entity Framework / WCF 4.0 Version Of Silverlight CRUD

I decided to make a ADO.NET Entity Framework (EF) / Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) version of my tutorial: “RIATasks: A Simple Silverlight CRUD Example (using View Model and Rx Extensions)”. After doing so, I see that EF does not make much of a difference either way, but, while they ...

Physics Helper for Silverlight 4

Source Code available here: It took me awhile to realize that the latest Physics Helper release posted on codeplex,  Physics Helper 3.0.0.5 Alpha doesn’t support Silverlight 4. I couldn’t figure out why the physics behaviors were not available in new projects I opened in Blend 4, but if ...

A Simple Silverlight CRUD Example

Silverlight is different because it communicates with the website that launches it using asynchronous communication. Learning how to design applications this way can be a bit challenging.

New MEF Video Player Controls (1st Draft – Article to follow…)

Here is my first draft of producing the Video Player controls that will feature in Michael’s new article. This design is obviously open to reworks, as I’m not sure about the volume control at present. Looks like a Ventilation grill!!! It is possibly all a bit over the top, ...

My MEF Rant

This is my MEF rant. Let me say up front that I do not think that Microsoft is doing anything incorrectly. But I have had a chance to spend at least 10 hours working with MEF so I now feel that I am educated enough about it to post ...