June 2008 - Posts


Pros and Cons of the Sprint Instinct Phone by dwahlin

There’s been a lot of hype over Apple’s new iPhone 3G coming out on July 11th as well as Sprint’s recently released Instinct phone. I was originally going to switch over to AT&T and get the iPhone but it meant switching my wife over as well since...
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Pushing Data to a Silverlight Client with a WCF Duplex Service – Part II by dwahlin

In Part 1 of this series on pushing data to a Silverlight client with a WCF polling duplex service I demonstrated how service contracts and operations can be defined on the server.  WCF has built-in support for duplex communication (two-way communication...
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Pushing Data to a Silverlight Client with a WCF Duplex Service - Part I by dwahlin

Silverlight provides several different ways to access data stored in remote locations.  Data can be pulled from Web Services and RESTful services and even pushed from servers down to clients using sockets (see my previous articles on sockets here...

Creating a Silverlight 2 Client Access Policy Socket Server by dwahlin

Silverlight 2 provides built-in support for sockets which allows servers to push data to Silverlight clients. By using this feature clients can avoid polling the server on a timed basis to ensure that clients are kept up-to-date. If you're new to the...
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New Features in Silverlight 2 Beta 2 by dwahlin

Bill Gates and S. Somasegar announced several new features at TechEd for Silverlight Beta 2 that are great additions to the existing functionality.  Here's a list of the highlights in Beta 2: UI Framework: Beta 2 includes improvements in animation...
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