Category Archive: Silverlight 4

Jan 01

SplitButton Control in Silverlight 4 – Silverlight Toolkit

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, Save a Copy, etc.   …

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Dec 15

Web Development is Easy & Web Applications Are Boring

Web Developers aren’t really true programmers. Remember the old days, the mid 1990’s when Visual Basic (pre .net) and Front-Page were the tools of the web developer?   It wasn’t long after they were doing “shadow-IT” developing Clipper and Dbase programs that you ultimately ended up supporting or converting to PowerBuilder.   If you are …

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Dec 09

ORM & IoC – Hollywood Principle, Panacea or Fad?

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 was mentioned in Johnson & …

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Dec 06

Silverlight 5 Announced – 64 bit runtime

Silverlight 5 – Announced – 64 Bit Runtime The blogger on Silverlighthack mentions the advantages of a 64-bit runtime, which I found interesting – good stuff coming out of Microsoft.

Dec 06

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

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 and operating systems.  Silverlight 4 …

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Nov 03

Silverlight 4 Toolkit – WrapPanel Example

Using the WrapPanel of the Silverlight Toolkit The WrapPanel control doesn’t come standard in Visual Studio 2010, it has been removed and placed in the Silverlight Toolkit which can be downloaded from Codeplex Making a Windows Explorer “like” interface using the WrapPanel in Silverlight 4 The WrapPanel is a very useful control that allows you …

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Oct 26

Making DisplacedGuy More Useful, Please Let Me Know Here

Help Me Make DisplacedGuy Blog Better For You! Without your feedback I have no way of knowing what I’m doing right, and what I’m doing wrong.  If you tell me then I will do my best to make changes. What things would you like to see more of, and what would you like to see …

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Oct 16

PowerBuilder Poll – Using PB? Java? WaveMaker?

I decided to try out a WordPress plug-in for polls to find out what everyone is doing with PB, or what they are not doing with PB. The results are anonymous and you get to see the results immediately after taking. How are you using PowerBuilder, or replacements?online surveys

Sep 20

PowerBuilder to Silverlight 4 – The Retrieval Argument

Moving from PowerBuilder to Silverlight 4 – The Retrieval Argument . Similarities to PB Retrieval Arguments when using Silverlight 4 & WCF RIA Services This is for PowerBuilder developers who are learning Silverlight 4.  If you are simply looking to learn how to pass a value to a query and limit the result set in …

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Sep 08

Silverlight 4 with WCF RIA Services – Joining Tables

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 found myself making database views …

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Sep 03

WCF RIA Services – Manually Adding a View to existing Entity Framework

WCF RIA Services – Manually Adding a View to existing Entity Framework When the real-world automatic stuff doesn’t work… you can add entities manually Complex Views – Appear to get skipped upon “Update Schema from Database” I’ve got one database view that is more complex than the visual editor seems to be capable of handling. …

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Sep 01

PowerBuilder – Any real competition? Exploring WCF RIA & Silverlight 4

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 has been up to some …

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