Silverlight 2 is here

Delivering on the earlier promise, here are some links to Silverlight v2. Silverlight home page Silverlight 2 Launch page Dowload ScottGu’s blog has the details you have come to expect. Cool SL2 page: HardRock Memorabilia site. Note, I had to close my browser after installing SL2. Enjoy.

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Process Creation and Coordination

In some previous posts (Out of Process IPC/TCP Remoting code, .Net Remoting (AppDomains, Out of Process, Two Way, etc..)) I showed some sample code using .Net remoting over a process boundary. As a result, I received a few questions about the process creation and how to handle the process coordination (i.e., The Host/Master process waiting…

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RTM of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (Client App Deployment)

I wanted to thank all the ISV’s, VAR’s, and SI’s I have spoken with and those who have replied to my requests for soliciting feedback on Client Application Development (e.g., Software as a Service (SaaS) and Rich Internet Applications (RIA)). This release has a number of significant features and bug fixes. The RTM announcement may be…

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Silverlight 2, Beta 2 and the 2008 Olympics

Some time ago I wrote a post about the announced Silverlight 2 product. While I received a number of favorable comments, I also received some skepticism. We have been working hard on delivering on our goals in the form of providing an amazing media experience for the 2008 Olympics. Here is a link to the NBC…

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Configuring Visual Studio to Debug .NET Framework Source Code

Earlier I posted a link to the announcement on ScottGu’s blog about the framework source availiability for debugging. I wanted to follow-up with my experience using the reference source. I found the installation instructions on “Configuring Visual Studio to Debug .NET Framework Source Code” on Shawn Burke’s blog. I assume there is some official MS site…

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Extensibility; Clients and Services calling each other

In this post I will be showing sample code (also found on our CodePlex site) as well as an execution sequence diagram. I will show sample code addressing some frequently asked questions; A Host calling AddIn services, AddIns calling (aka. Automation) a Host, AddIns calling AddIns, Managing AddIns (utilizing LINQ), which assemblies are loaded (Per…

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Microsoft announcement of Silverlight 2 (Devices/RIA/Client)

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a significant technology advancement in Rich Internet Application (RIA) platform development. This announcement was significant on many levels from my perspective.  It solidifies (beyond SL 1) the ability to use .Net to develop richer (beyond video and media) web client applications. As you may know, I have had strong opinions on the…

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You asked for it (AddIn pipeline generator)

After all, our job is to make your life easier.  I have received a *lot* of requests for a tool that can generate the Add-In pipeline segments.  Ever since we mistakenly left comments in our MSDN articles code about the pipeline source being machine generated, some of you noticed that we may have been working on…

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Winforms, WPF and AppDomain isolation

We just posted a solution to consider for the F.A.Q. of how to enable isolatable WinForms applications.  Check out this link.  This solution may be considered relative to my previous post and subsequent comments.  Note that WPF startup performance costs may be mitigated by applying the [LoaderOptimization(MultiDomainHost)] attribute to the main method.  This tells the loader that the…

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