Silverlight 4


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How to Open Websites from Silverlight 4 and NOT use OOB Setting As with all workarounds, they aren’t perfect implementations, this one is a start. [adrotate banner=”16″] The Silverlight 4 Application – Web Browser Running non-OOB The specific things that facilitated this particular workaround are pretty simple. First we add […]

Open Website From Silverlight 4 App – Non-OOB Workaround


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Using the SplitButton control in your Silverlight 4 Application What is the SplitButton? The SplitButton is a nice control that allows you to turn one button into many different click options.  For example, you might have a Save button, with a split section that drops down with options to Save-As, […]

SplitButton Control in Silverlight 4 – Silverlight Toolkit


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The Inversion of Control  (a.k.a. The Hollywood Principle) & ORM Panacea Inversion of Control (IoC) is old news for the Java community but it is the latest and greatest panacea for the .NET world. Inversion of Control actually first came to light way back in the late ’80’s when it […]

ORM & IoC – Hollywood Principle, Panacea or Fad?



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Learning Silverlight Checklist – Everything you’ll need to program Silverlight 4 Quick Intro of Silverlight 4 – for PowerBuilder Application Developers Silverlight 4 is a powerful development platform from Microsoft used for creating rich internet applications.  The free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices […]

Learning Silverlight Checklist, Must-Have Tools, SDK’s & Guides


Silverlight 4 with WCF RIA Services – Joining Tables . It should be easier to join tables… A simple Google search will show that it isn’t overly intuitive to join tables using the Entity Framework with Linq to SQL.  I’m not sure yet if I’m a fan of LINQ, have […]

Silverlight 4 with WCF RIA Services – Joining Tables


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Do any development technologies stack up to PowerBuilder? The question was almost rhetorical… but look at what I’ve done here. Converting PowerBuilder to C Sharp .NET, WCF RIA Services and Silverlight 4 I know it is hard for some people to watch the big guys win all the time, but Microsoft […]

PowerBuilder – Any real competition? Exploring WCF RIA & ...