Prism Training Classes

Due to popular demand, and hopefully signs of a recovering economy, the Rolling Thunder chaps are running another online Prism training course. It’s a 3 day course and runs from October 27th to the 29th. Full details here:


Prism And .Net RIA Services

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on a sample that shows how you can use Prism and .Net RIA Services (I’m going to call it .NRS for short) together. In this post I’m going to walk you through the sample and show how you can structure a Prism & .NRS solution that…


Prism Quick Start Kit Update

As promised, I have updated the Prism Quick Start Kit and added a WPF quick-start solution and WPF project templates. You can download the latest release here. In the zip you’ll find four project templates (Shell and Module templates for WPF and Silverlight) and two quick-start solutions, one each for WPF and Silverlight. To install…


Prism Training Course

David Platt of Rolling Thunder has just announced another 3 day Prism training course to be held July 7th-9th. You can find all of the details here. It’s web delivered so you don’t even have to travel! It looks like it covers a lot of material – there’s a detailed syllabus here – from the…


Prism Quick Start Kit

Building applications from scratch starting from a blank page or screen in Visual Studio is a frustrating, time consuming and intimidating task. Instead, most developers like to start with a working application that they can modify, tweak and extend to suit their needs. Far too often though, developers take a demo or a sample as…


ViewModel and Dependency Injection

In my last post – Silverlight Navigation Part 3 – I outlined a mechanism whereby you could navigate to a View and have the application create and wire up the associated ViewModel automatically. I also showed the inverse of this, where you could navigate to a ViewModel and have the application automatically create and wire…


Silverlight Navigation Part 3

Welcome to the third post in my series on navigation in Silverlight! The goal of this series of posts is to provide a simple to use framework (called Helix) for building Silverlight applications that are based on a flexible navigation mechanism and the ViewModel separated presentation pattern. This post is long and was a tough…


Mix 09!

Mix 09 starts today! There have been a number of key announcements made at Mix, especially concerning Silverlight 3.0 and Blend 3.0. If you are at all interested in Web and Silverlight development then be sure to check out the "Gu’s" keynote highlights here. The next releases of Silverlight and Blend have lots of interesting…


Prism 2.0 Refresh

We just posted a refresh to the Prism 2.0 bits. You can download the latest release from the same location on MSDN here. The recent release of the GDR update to Silverlight 2.0 (which takes Silverlight from version 2.0.31005 to version 2.0.40115) causes a problem when building the Composite.Silverlight.Tests project. This issue only affects the…


Prism 2.0 Is Live!

WooHoo! Prism 2.0 is done and is now live on MSDN! You can access the Prism 2.0 documentation here, and download the code from here. Prism is a library of patterns that help you build robust, flexible and modular WPF and Silverlight applications. These patterns also support unit testing, separation of concerns, loose coupling and…