Composite Application Guidance for WPF and SL 3.0

We’ve released an update to Prism (v 2.1) that refreshes the bits for SL 3.0.  You can find the updated MSDN download here. Most of the changes to this release are minor: Projects refreshed to target SL 3.0 The DelegateCommand and CompositeCommand no longer hold on to the CanExecuteChange handlers. The TabRegionControlAdapter was updated to…

Patterns of Parallel Programming at PDC 2009

Patterns & Practices is hosting a pre-conference workshop on patterns of parallel computing.  If you are attending, thinking of attending, or are intending to be convinced and then attend, check out what they’re planning to cover and provide your feedback to fine tune the event.

Want to know more about getting started with Prism in Silverlight?

Erik Mork has put together a nice series of posts and web casts as an introduction to Prism for Silverlight.  Here is what he has available: Videos Intro to Silverlight Prism – Testing/Module Catalog/Unity – Regions (including Region Scope, Region Adapter and Region Context) – Commanding (including creating new commands) –…

Enterprise Library 5.0: Some Architecture Changes

The Enterprise Library team has been hard at work on some of our initial stories. One of the bigger initial stories is what we’ve affectionately call ARC01. I know, very descriptive, so let me explain a bit of what this is about. The Doublemint Twins Enterprise Library 4.0 (and 4.1) actually had two ways of…


The Great Prism Poll of 2009

If you have looked at, thought about, dreamed about, forgotten about then suddenly remembered, used, or abused the Composite Application Guidance for WPF or Silverlight, please take our recently released poll to let us know how it has been working for you.  We are going to start planning the next release and we would love…

Enterprise Library Needs Your Vote

Grigori Melnik has posted a survey on features for Enterprise Library v5.  Please take a look and vote on your favorite features.


Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight, now in VB Flavor

Many have asked for a Visual Basic version of the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight (aka Prism v2).  We are pleased to offer the Hands-On Labs and Quickstarts in Visual Basic.  While the Composite Application Library is still in C#, the examples of how to use the library are in VB for this….


Building Outlook Style Applications with Prism

Erwin has posted on building an Outlook style application.  He shows a number of nice features in this that you might find interesting, particularly the UseCaseControllers and the ViewToRegionBinder. See his post to find out more.


Building a Prism Application: The Complete Series

The final two parts are available for the webcast Erwin and I were working on, links to the complete series are available below.  This web cast has 4 short videos on building a search aggregator composite application using the Prism library.  Through these videos we hope to give you an idea of how to put…


Building a Prism Application WebCast: Part II Available

The second web cast on building our Prism application is now available on Channel 9. Erwin van der Valk and I are building a sample Silverlight Prism application to aggregate Digg and Twitters searches.  It will look something like the picture below when we’re done: The first part of our web cast created a shell…