• .NET

    Silverlight Recruiting Application Part 3.5 - Prism Background and WCF RIA [Series Intermission]

    Taking a step back before I dive into the details and full-on coding fun, I wanted to once again respond to a comment on my last post to clear up some things in regards to how I'm setting up my project and some of the choices I've made.  Aka, thanks Ben. :) Prism Project Setup For starters, I'm not the ideal use case for a Prism application.  In most cases where you've got a one-man team, Prism can be overkill as it is more intended for large teams who are geographically dispersed or in applications that have a larger scale than my Recruiting...
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    How to activate a pane in the Telerik Docking control for WPF and Silverlight?

    One very requested scenario when the developers are using a Docking control is to activate a pane on certain user action. For example we may have a pane that contains some kind of output like the one in Visual Studio and when a message is added, the pane should pop-up wherever it is. Another example is the 'Find' dialog of the Visual Studio when the user preses Ctrl+F. This feature could be easily archived with the Telerik Docking control for Silverlight and WPF. In this blog post I will guide you through the implementation of a simple method that accomplishes this task and...
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    Silverlight Recruiting Application Part 3 - Creating our Prism Shell and Code-Behind Project Setup

    Now we're starting to dive into the world of Prism and modular development as well as a very standard, event driven, code-behind way of handling this project- meaning now we finally get to see some code!  To start things off, we'll look at the slightly more in-depth approach of beginning an application using Prism/MVVM and what it entails.  Also, to make one distinction early on, since I'm using the same database and WCF RIA Services to handle my data transfer, I've created the code-behind project within the same solution, so when I am in the Recruit project or any module, I'm...
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    Oh Canada - The Canadian Mini-Speaking Tour

    Hey everyone!  This past week/weekend I was in Canada to speak at two user groups and a code camp (could be a sitcom title) on some Silverlight related topics.  It was very exciting to be heading to the country where the Winter Olympics were happening.  Above and beyond that, according to my community manager (a Canadian) I was going to get to experience the rich culture that Canada has to offer and get a lifetime of experiences in my short time there.  So what did I show up to? Canada is cold!!!  Late February in Saskatchewan is not the balmy beach...
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    Internationalization/Globalization in Silverlight 4

    I recently published a blog post series on the Silverlight Show site regarding Internationalization/Globalization in Silverlight. As a follow up to this series, I would like to address a couple of Telerik-specific approaches to this topic. One thing to note is that the source code that I have attached above is written in Silverlight 4, using VisualStudio 2010 Beta 2, so if you are developing with Silverlight 3 you could copy the code into a Silverlight 3 solution.  In part 5 of the Silverlight Show series I provided a step-by-step example of how to set up an internationalized version of a...
    March 01, 2010