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During my “Business oriented Silverlight 2 application” talk at DevTeach conference (december 2008) I used Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend to build an application that retrieves SQL server data (Beers!) through an Entity Framework model and exposes it to a Silverlight client via a WCF service and LINQ queries. I did some design and animation, added a ComboBox and DataGrid to display data and asynchronously update the model as users edit it. Then I showed how to use local cache on the client to optimize network traffic and finally applyed some Style to shape the UI.
Since Visual Studio 2008 SP1 you may have noticed 2 projects template for dynamic data:
This morning I did a Silverlight 2 talk at Microsoft Montreal, during a half-day briefing called Building Compelling Websites on the Microsoft Platform.
That was a 1 hour talk to present Silverlight 2, DeepZoom, Expression Blend and create from scratch a Silverlight 2 application which consume LINQ To SQL data exposed by a WCF service with VS2008.
I would like to thank Paul Laberge for offering me the opportunity to do my very first presentation in english...
Here are the links to the online demos I showed:
Performances comparison with DHTML/Flex/SL1.0/SL2:
Free charts controls:
Medical sample (amazing) application:
Here is a link to the powerpoint slides I used:
For the gentleman who asked the question I couldn't answer:
Question: "Can you customize the default Loading animation the user get while waiting for a Silverlight application to start ?"
Answer: "Yes! you can find a tutorial in the Quickstarts: http://silverlight.net/QuickStarts/BuildUi/SplashScreen.aspx"
Good deal: 3 free e-books from Microsoft Press!
Go to http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urvs5cn3s8 sign with your Windows Live ID and get
the full complete booksfree chapters and the full complete LINQ book!
Introducing Microsoft LINQ
by Paolo Pialorsi and Marco Russo
Introducing Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX
by Dino Esposito
Chapter 1: The AJAX Revolution
Chapter 5: The AJAX Control Toolkit
Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 1.0
by Laurence Moroney
Chapter 1: Silverlight and User Experience
[edit: only the LINQ ebook is fully downloadable, sorry for the confusion.]