January 2009 - Posts

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Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 6: "C" is for Create by Ken Cox [MVP]

In this episode, you build a XAML form that acts like a popup, modal window. The form validates user input with WCF callbacks to ensure that the customer ID is unique. By the end of the episode, you're able to add a customer to the NorthWind database...
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Silverlight Streaming Beta Outage by Ken Cox [MVP]

My apologies to those unable to access my screencasts on building a Silverlight 2 data form. The Silverlight Streaming service has been flakey for the last few days and, as I write this, it is non-existent. Given that the service is free and still in...
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Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 5: "D" is for Delete by Ken Cox [MVP]

In software development, learning the 'easy' stuff is a breeze. Pick up most any book or article, or browse to the online help and blogs. It's the hard stuff that authors and bloggers ignore or gloss over, at least in the first edition. It's not difficult...
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Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 4: 'U' is for Update by Ken Cox [MVP]

Here's Episode 4 of my series on creating a Silverlight 2 Data Form in Visual Basic. 'U is for Update' takes you through validating user input, handling button clicks, saving data changes back to the database, and canceling changes. The screencast shows...
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Silverlight 2 Data Form - Episode 3: Master/Details and ObservableCollection by Ken Cox [MVP]

In Episode 3 of my series on creating a Silverlight 2 Data Form, we display the details of the selected item and explore the DataContext property. I spend some time on the interesting and flexible ObservableCollection objects and configure automatic UI...
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Learning CRUD and Data Forms in Silverlight 2 (Screencasts) by Ken Cox [MVP]

Not much stuck with me from years of Latin in high school, but the motto “Docendo discimus” has always served me well. “We learn by teaching” expresses one of my motivations for writing tutorials and creating presentations on the latest Microsoft technologies...
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WcfDataSource and AstoriaDataSource Controls Coming by Ken Cox [MVP]

The guys at Intersoft Solutions are working hard on some interesting products for creating business applications in Silverlight 2. Among them are datasource controls for Silverlight 2, something that is sorely lacking in the Microsoft release. If you...
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