Silverlight 4 + RIA Services – Ready for Business: Starting a New Project with the Business Application Template


To kick off our series, I wanted to focus on our goal of helping you focus on your business, not plumbing code.  The first place you will see this in the pre-build components in the Business Application Template.  It describes a prescriptive application structure, looks great and is easily customizable.  

 

After you have successfully installed Silverlight 4 for developers (which includes RIA Services) you will have a couple of new projects in the Silverlight section.  We are going to focus on the Business Application Template.

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Notice this creates a single solution with two projects.  BusinessApplication1 is the client part of the application and BusinessApplication2 is the server part.  These are related projects that know about each other.

 

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And by default you get the framework for a great looking, professional application

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The starter application is fully localizable and customizable.   For example, I want to change the name of the application from “Application Name” to My Foodie Explorer.  This is easily done in the Assets\Resources directory be editing the ApplicationStrings.resx file. 

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Check out a deeper walk through, it is a bit older, but it is still valid and Tim recently posted SNEAK PEEK: New Silverlight application themes such as:

Grayscale Silverlight Theme

enjoy!

Comments (5)

  1. Todd says:

    Brad, your thumbnail image links seem to be pointing to local paths. so we cant see the screen shots very well.

  2. BradA says:

    @Todd — hmm.. i tried looking at this post from a different machine and they seem to work.  Let me know if you are still having an issue

  3. Alex says:

    Todd’s comment wasn’t that the images didn’t display, it was that the image link points to a local path on your computer so we can’t view the images full size.

  4. Thiago says:

    comment wasn’t that the images didn’t display, it was that the image link points to a local path on your computer so we can’t view the images full size [2]

  5. Marlon says:

    Brad – this may sound redundant, but the thumbs are pointing to a local file on your machine. I would really like to see the full size images =)

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