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    The LOB Chronicles Episode 12 : Looking at a (Rad)GridView

    During the previous episode we explored some of the controls that are being used within the CRM demo, including RadDomainDataSource, RadSparklines, RadUniformGrid, and RadCoverFlow, but don’t think we stopped there with uses for the RadControls for Silverlight suite. All of those were found within a single view of a single module, helping to better streamline development and provide the performance and functionality we are looking for, but that leaves quite a few other modules to cover. Since we’ll be seeing it pop up more than a few times, I thought it would be best to take a look...
    October 27, 2011
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    LOB Chronicles Episode 11: Bringing in the Controls

    After a long journey through building up various aspects of the CRM demo here in the LOB Chronicles, we’re finally at the point that we can start talking about the different controls that we are using to better display and organize data within the application. If you recall the last episode in which the topic of UI consistency was discussed, these are going to be working within that uniform model for displaying content, providing a uniform (and downright good looking) experience for users. This time around we’re going to start taking a closer look at what controls from the RadControls...
    October 20, 2011
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    The LOB Chronicles Episode 10: UI Consistency

    We have taken quite an adventure in chronicling the new Silverlight CRM demo and all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making new demos for our site, but now we finally get to talk about the really fun stuff – UI. I know, I know, depending on what hat you are wearing at your company you may be thinking “Hey, I loved the previous posts on MEF (here and here) as well as what you were saying about the Repository Pattern, what’s all this UI business?” As it turns out, Telerik sells a wide range of UI components that are used...
    October 13, 2011
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    The LOB Chronicles Episode 9: The Repository Pattern + Source Code Is In!

    In the last episode we were exploring how MEF created a unique issue in loading assemblies and missing dependencies as well as how we utilized a creative synchronous approach to ensuring assemblies were downloaded before loading modules. This week we’re pushing full speed ahead with the application and what we have to show (more on that later), but before we start highlighting the UI work being done I thought it would be good to take an episode to discuss how we’re handling data within the application. As you might have guessed from the title this involves the Repository Pattern. Repository Pattern...
    October 05, 2011
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    Boldly Looking Forward with Silverlight, WPF, WP7, and Xaml

    Now that the dust has settled from Build, we’re all back to our day jobs and still working on the same Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone projects that we were working on before Build. As you might have read from Todd, Doug, Vassil, Steve, or Silverlight experts like Jeremy, Dan, and Laurent, the sky has in fact not fallen and the future for .Net development on the non-Metrofied Windows 8 desktop is alive and well.  On top of that, since most of us are working on projects in the here and now and want support for multiple versions of...
    October 05, 2011