Speaking at MIX!

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Sunday I leave to Vegas to attend my first MIX. It’s exciting to finally attend this event that has such an air of mystique around it. I’ll be speaking on how you can use MEF in SL4 to partition your applications across many XAPs in a fairly seemless fashion. My talk is short, but it’s going to be very focused. If you’ve heard of MEF but are not sure what to do with it, or you know MEF and want to see some new ways it can help you make your Silverlight apps offer a better user experience, come to this talk.

Microsoft Silverlight Optimization and Extensibility with MEF

Glenn Block in Lagoon B on Tuesday at 3:35 PM

Wouldn't it be nice if your team could add new features to your applications without all the headache they have to deal with today? With the Managed Extensiblity Framework (MEF) in 4.0 you can bolt your apps together dynamically on the fly. Adding new modules and features is as simple as deploying a new binary, you don't have to touch the existing code. You can even deploy those features as separate XAP files which can be loaded on-demand! Come to this talk for a quick tour of what MEF is, and learn how you can use it to beat out your competition.

Comments (4)

  1. Pavan Podila says:

    What I would really like to see is updating the XAP on the server and seeing the parts getting updated as well without any restart of the app.

  2. Zoltan Arvai says:

    I loved that talk! Could you upload the demo code? It would be really useful! (no problem if it's buggy :D)

  3. Zoltan Arvai says:

    Hi Glenn!

    You did a demo on mef at mix using a demo from mike (maybe?). It was a windows 7-ish sl desktop. Can you share that one with us?


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