Silverlight Integration Pack for Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 released!

  Today we are releasing the Silverlight Integration Pack for the popular Microsoft Enterprise Library application blocks. This release provides guidance and reusable components designed to encapsulate recommended practices which facilitate consistency, ease of use, integration, and extensibility. It also addresses the needs of those who would like to port their existing LOB applications, that…


Preview Drop #3 of Enterprise Library Silverlight Integration Pack

Third drop of the Enterprise Library 5.0 Silverlight Integration Pack is now available on Codeplex. What’s in the drop? – Validation Application Block for Silverlight (details, video1,  demo1, video2, demo2)  – Caching Application Block for Silverlight with support for:   — in-memory cache   — isolated storage cache – Logging Application Block for Silverlight (video,…


Interception in Silverlight demo

Interception has been released as a Unity container extension since v1.2 (October 2008). However, it was not available on Silverlight. Until now. In this Channel9 screencast, we discuss interception as a code modularization technique for dealing with cross-cutting concerns.  We contrast 2 types of interception – instance and type interception. Using the newly implemented interception…


Validation Application Block ported to Silverlight

Earlier this week, we published a code drop of the Enterprise Library 5.0 Silverlight Integration Pack. It contains: port of the Validation Application Block new pieces of the infrastructure to support XAML-based configuration async configuration loading Note there is also a conversion tool to facilitate the reuse of your Enterprise Library existing configurations and convert…


Preliminary Enterprise Library for Silverlight backlog is published. Vote now!

Greetings, Silverlight LOB developers! We’ve published our preliminary backlog for the Enterprise Library 5.0 Silverlight Integration Pack, based on numerous discussions and user feedback. It also includes stories for the update of Unity 2.0 for Silverlight. You can find it at It’s rather a comprehensive list of stories, some of which are mutually exclusive….


Validation Application Block for Silverlight – open question

As we are spiking on the EntLib Silverlight Integration Pack, we can use some feedback on the validation story. With the recent addition of DataAnnotations and RIA Services to the framework stack, we would like to avoid adding confusion to the Silverlight platform by introducing yet another validation framework. At the same time, we’d like…


Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Silverlight – what do you want to see in it?

Update 12/09/2010: Thank you all who posted their thoughts in response to this blog and in the forums. A preliminary backlog of stories is now posted and available for voting. — Silverlight, originated as a rich media platform, is emerging as a business application platform too. Enterprise Library has traditionally supported line-of-business (LOB) application…


Just Released: Unity Application Block 1.2 for Silverlight

If you are building rich application experiences in Silverlight, you can now use the power of dependency injection. It was possible to use Unity on Silverlight before, but you had to make some tweaks since Silverlight has some differences from the desktop common language runtime (CLR). We are happy to announce the official release of…