• .NET

    MEF to the rescue in Task-it

    March 17, 2010 Share
    Task-It Series This post is part of a series of blog posts and videos about the Task-It (task management) application that I have been building with Silverlight 4 and Telerik's RadControls for Silverlight 4. For a full index of these resources, please go here. One of the posts listed in the index provides a full source download for the application. Intro to MEF One of the frameworks that I chose to leverage in the development of my Silverlight 4 Task-It application is MEF, the Managed Extensibility Framework. Actually, that decision came while I was at a Silverlight ‘Deep Dive’ session on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, and...
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    Changing Silverlight application themes at runtime

    We have received a lot of questions how can the application theme be changed at run time. The most important thing here to mark is that each time the application theme is changed all the controls should be re-drawn. Without going into too much detail, we could explain the application themes as a mechanism to replace the content of the Generic.xaml file in every loaded Telerik assembly at runtime. This does not affect the controls that already have default style applied, hence the need to create new instances. Because in the Silverlight applications the RootVisual cannot be changed at run time, we...
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    Introducing Task-It. A real-world application using RadControls for Silverlight 4

    March 15, 2010 Share
    Task-It Series This post is part of a series of blog posts and videos about the Task-It (task management) application that I have been building with Silverlight 4 and Telerik's RadControls for Silverlight 4. For a full index of these resources, please go here. One of the posts listed in the index provides a full source download for the application. Introduction This is the first in a series of blog posts based around an application called Task-It that I have developed in Silverlight 4. Task-It is real-world application designed for people that need a simple way to manage the numerous tasks that we all strive to accomplish on...
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    Silverlight Recruiting Application Part 4 - Navigation and Modules

    After our brief intermission (and the craziness of Q1 2010 release week), we're back on track here and today we get to dive into how we are going to navigate through our applications as well as how to set up our modules.  That way, as I start adding the functionality- adding Jobs and Applicants, Interview Scheduling, and finally a handy Dashboard- you'll see how everything is communicating back and forth.  This is all leading up to an eventual webinar, in which I'll dive into this process and give a honest look at the current story for MVVM vs. Code-Behind applications.  (For...
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    Intro to Task-It Teaser Video

    March 11, 2010 Share
    I have posted a teaser video that introduces an application I have developed in Silverlight 4 (using RadControls for Silverlight 4). You can view it here: http://bit.ly/bgUP4I Next Thursday, March 18th (11am - 12pm EST), I will be hosting a webinar focused on the Task-It application: Building a Real-World Application with RadControls for Silverlight 4 Sign up to attend this webinar at: http://bit.ly/aauKbT Please add comments to this post if there is any material you would like to see covered in the webinar!