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Hi folks - for the few followers I have, I thought it was about time to get back to you. My blog will be interspersing my traditional .NET focussed entries with some more less traditional, but important to my day to day focus at work, entries about such crazy things as technology strategy, management challenges, program management learnings or reminders ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

Before Silverlight 4 to bind a data object to the UI and display a message associated with either a null value or if the binding path was wrong, you would need to write a Converter. In Silverlight 4 we find the addition of the markup extensions TargetNullValue and FallbackValue that allows us to display a value when a null value is found in the bound ......

One of the simplest tasks in business apps is displaying different types of data to be read in the format that the user expects them. In Silverlight versions until Silverlight 4 this has meant using a Converter to format data during binding. This involves writing code for the formatting of the data to bind, instead of simply defining the formatting ......

The Slalom Consulting San Francisco Custom Dev Challenge is live at www.slalomchallenge.com!!!!! Slalom Consulting employs world-class technical consultants who take on ground breaking projects. Please take the Slalom Custom Dev Challenge to see how you compare to the level of knowledge we look for in our technical consultants. The online quiz is focussed ......

So you have the power of SharePoint 2010 as a platform. What are you going to do now? How about build upon the power of the SharePoint product and implement solutions to business problems that are intuitive, easy to use, integrated, have a rich user experience and delivered over the web? Sounds good doesn’t it! Come to the April East Bay .NET User Group ......

The most exciting announcements from Mix 2010 last week for me were the release of the Windows Phone 7 Series SDK and the news that the platform utilizes Silverlight for the application development technology. From the press and exposure that the platform is being given and the experience that is promised it looks like the Windows Phone 7 Series could ......

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