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Simple Navigation In Windows Phone 7
Take the Slalom Challenge at www.slalomchallenge.com! When moving to the mobile platform all applications need to be able to provide different views. Navigating around views in Windows Phone 7 is a very easy thing to do. This post will introduce you to the simplest technique for navigation in Windows Phone 7 apps. Steps: 1. Create a new Windows Phone Application project. 2. In the MainPage.xaml file copy the following xaml into the ContentGrid Grid: <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" VerticalAlignment="Center" ......

Posted On Monday, May 17, 2010 10:35 PM

Silverlight MEF – Download On Demand
Take the Slalom Challenge at www.slalomchallenge.com! A common challenge with building complex applications in Silverlight is the initial download size of the xap file. MEF enables us to build composable applications that allows us to build complex composite applications. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a mechanism to spilt out components into different Silverlight applications in separate xap files and download the separate xap file only if needed? MEF gives us the ability to do this. This post will ......

Posted On Saturday, May 15, 2010 7:25 PM

Composing Silverlight Applications With MEF
Take the Slalom Challenge at www.slalomchallenge.com! Anyone who has written an application with complexity enough to warrant multiple controls on multiple pages/forms should understand the benefit of composite application development. That is defining your application architecture that can be separated into separate pieces each with it’s own distinct purpose that can then be “composed” together into the solution. Composition can be useful in any layer of the application, from the presentation layer, ......

Posted On Saturday, May 8, 2010 5:43 PM

Searching for context in Silverlight applications
A common behavior in business applications that have developed through the ages is for a user to be able to get information or execute commands in relation to some information/function displayed by right clicking the object in question and popping up a context menu that offers relevant options to choose. The Silverlight Toolkit April 2010 release introduced the context menu object. This can be added to other UI objects and display options for the user to choose. The menu items can be enabled or disabled ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 5, 2010 10:51 PM

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