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Silverlight - Loading Control Libraries On Demand
As with any client delivered over the browser, one key part of user experience is enabling the user experience to start – i.e. not having the user wait 10 minutes until they can do anything. The flip side is that RIAs many times have large assemblies and content that needs to be downloaded for to put the Rich in RIA. Silverlight achieves this by allowing the developer to use a WebClient object to download a stream of whatever resource it has at a known Uri. In our situation we want to download a ......

Posted On Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:15 PM

Silverlight – Escaping the browser experience
Silverlight apps have the wonderful ability to be installed locally and run from the desktop. This allows Silverlight apps to be deployed very easily over the web and allow thick client like deployment and operability. Just with detached applications if you expect client server behavior – such as connecting to a network resource or service - you need to handle the situation when there is no network. Also if you are running the application outside of the browser then you need to ensure you either ......

Posted On Sunday, August 9, 2009 9:59 AM

HTML Bridge - Silverlight JavaScript Interop
When building RIAs there is sometimes both the need for complex rich interfaces and simpler standard html interfaces. This is more common when introducing the rich experience into an existing web application where it makes sense to maintain some of the existing functionality and introduce the power of Silverlight in targeted functions. In such a circumstance when we have business functionality in Silverlight and in ASP.NET/HTML pages - wouldn't it be great if we had the ability to interop between ......

Posted On Saturday, August 8, 2009 12:38 AM

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