August 2009 - Posts

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Cleaning Up the Disabled State of a Silverlight Control using Expression Blend by dwahlin

Silverlight provides the ultimate in flexibility when it comes to styling controls.  If you don’t like how something looks you can tweak the template in a tool like Expression Blend quickly and easily and get something completely different. ...
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Requiring SSL For ASP.NET MVC Controllers by dwahlin

There are quite a few posts out there about switching to SSL when a user visits specific areas of a website but I figure the more the merrier so here’s yet another one. My company is in the process of rolling out an ASP.NET MVC site for a client and specific...
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Creating a Silverlight DataContext Proxy to Simplify Data Binding in Nested Controls by dwahlin

Data binding is one of my favorite features and something that I use a lot while building Silverlight applications.  Silverlight makes it really easy to bind data to different controls and move data from controls back into the original bound object...
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Building Line of Business Applications with Silverlight 3 – Pros and Cons by dwahlin

I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about how Silverlight 3 can or can’t do various things lately throughout the blogosphere and Twitter . The sad part is that some of the people giving their two cents about what Silverlight can’t do haven’t built...
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So What’s a Silverlight Value Converter Anyway? by dwahlin

Silverlight has an excellent data binding engine that allows data to be bound through XAML or programmatically with code. My number one reason for using Silverlight on client projects is the data binding support. Once you get into it and understand how...
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