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Using IIS Express to Secure Silverlight and WCF Applications by dwahlin

I’ve been using IIS Express lately with Silverlight and WCF services and have learned to appreciate the “real-world” advantage it gives you versus the built-in Visual Studio “Cassini” server. Although I’ve always preferred to use IIS whenever possible...

Integrating Security Roles into Silverlight Applications–TechEd 2011 Talk by dwahlin

I had the opportunity to give a talk at TechEd 2011 about integrating security roles, user names, etc. into Silverlight applications which is always a fun experience. Because Silverlight runs in a sandbox and doesn’t have direct access to the IPrincipal...

Working with User Names and Roles in Silverlight Applications by dwahlin

Security is a key component of applications and something that developers often struggle with to get right. How do you authenticate a user? How do you integrate roles and use them to show or hide different parts of a screen? These and other questions...
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Syncing Data with a Server using Silverlight and HTTP Polling Duplex by dwahlin

Many applications have the need to stay in-sync with data provided by a service. Although web applications typically rely on standard polling techniques to check if data has changed, Silverlight provides several interesting options for keeping an application...

Top 10 Posts in 2010 by dwahlin

Blogging’s a lot of fun and a great way to share what you’ve learned. It’s also a great way to learn based upon comments people leave that help you see things in an entirely new way in some cases.  Since we’ve now moved on to 2011 (Happy New Year...

WCF RIA Services DomainContext Abstraction Strategies–Say That 10 Times! by dwahlin

The DomainContext available with WCF RIA Services provides a lot of functionality that can help track object state and handle making calls from a Silverlight client to a DomainService. One of the questions I get quite often in our Silverlight training...

Code and Slides from DevConnections Las Vegas Talks by dwahlin

Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions this week at DevConnections in Las Vegas. I had a ton of fun hanging out with friends and meeting new people at the different talks. Next up is DevConnections Orlando in March of 2011 – looking forward to it...

Code From My Silverlight Workshop at DevConnections Las Vegas by dwahlin

Thanks to everyone who attended my Silverlight workshop at DevConnections in Las Vegas and to John Papa for taking the time to come talk with me. I always have a lot of fun meeting new people and hearing about applications people are building. The sample...

Silverlight Firestarter Event on December 2nd–Streamed Live! by dwahlin

If you’re interested in getting started with Silverlight development or enhancing your existing skills check out the upcoming Silverlight Firestarter event running December 2, 2010. The event can be attended live in Redmond, WA or viewed online (both...

Tales from the Trenches – Building a Real-World Silverlight Line of Business Application by dwahlin

There's rarely a boring day working in the world of software development. Part of the fun associated with being a developer is that change is guaranteed and the more you learn about a particular technology the more you realize there's always a different...
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