Silverlight Cream for November 20, 2011 - 2 -- #1170

In this Issue: Michael Washington, Oliver Fuh, Jeremy Likness, Derik Whittaker, Jesse Liberty, Jeff Blankenburg(-2-), and Michael Crump.

Above the Fold:

Silverlight: "Handling Extremely Large Data Sets in Silverlight"
Jeremy Likness
WP7: "31 Days of Mango | Day #8: Contacts API"
Jeff Blankenburg
LightSwitch: "LightSwitch Chat Application Using A Data Source Extension"
Michael Washington

Shoutouts:

Michael Palermo's latest Desert Mountain Developers is up

Michael Washington's latest Visual Studio #LightSwitch Daily is up

Check out Shawn Wildermuth's take on the AppStore and WP7 in general: 40,000 Apps - What Does It Mean?

Be sure to check out Jesse Liberty & Paul Betts new book: Programming Reactive Extensions and LINQ, I've just had a little time to look at mine, but don't let the size fool you... this is the good stuff!

From SilverlightCream.com:
LightSwitch Chat Application Using A Data Source Extension
In his latest LightSwitch post, Michael Washington gives up code that will enable two people using the same LightSwitch app to chat. Great detailed tutorial as usual!
Handling AdControl Fetching Exception
WindowsPhoneGeek turns the blog reigns over to Oliver Fuh for this post about using the AdControl in your WP7 app and handling a common exception you get with the Microsoft AdControl
Handling Extremely Large Data Sets in Silverlight
In this excerpt from his book, Jeremy Likness discusses reading *LARGE* data sets with Silverlight using 3 different patterns: OData, WCF RIA Services, and MVVM.
Using MVVM with the AutoCompleteTextBox in Silverlight 4
Derik Whittaker takes a break from WinRT to discuss the Silverlight 4 AutoCompleteTextBox and MVVM ... including a custom Behavior to allow the backing property to be updated and a command to trigger background searches
Yet Another Podcast #52–Peter Torr on Windows Phone Multitasking
Jesse Liberty scored Peter Torr on his Latest Yet Another Podcast .. talking about Multitasking on Windows Phone including background agents, the backstack, and other Mango features
31 Days of Mango | Day #8: Contacts API
Jeff Blankenburg's Day 8 is about a new namespace on WP7: Microsoft.Phone.UserData ... now giving us the ability to treat the user's contact list like a local database
31 Days of Mango | Day #9: Calendar API
On Day 9 in his series, Jeff Blankenburg revisits the Microsoft.Phone.UserData namespace and looks at another set of data: the calendar
Want to Decompile Silverlight XAP files? Try JustDecompile Beta!
Michael Crump has a post up about the new free developer productivity tool from Telerik that provides assembly browsing and decompiling: JustDecompile ... Just download it!

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posted @ Sunday, November 20, 2011 2:28 PM
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