Silverlight 4 Firestarter Series #3: How to work with Panels, XAML, and Controls in Silverlight

I am back with details on how to work with Panels, XAML, and Controls in Silverlight. In this walkthrough, we will see how to work with Panels, XAML, and Controls to create a Data-Driven Silverlight Interface. During this walkthrough we will cover the following topics: How to use the Visual Studio 2010 Silverlight Designer, Cider… Read more

Silverlight 4 Firestarter Series #2: How to migrate an ASP.NET Web Forms Application to Silverlight

In this walkthrough, I will demonstrate how to convert an existing ASP.NET/jQuery application that consumes data from a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service to Silverlight. Here are some topics that we will cover: How to use the Visual Studio 2010 Silverlight Designer XAML and Silverlight control concepts How WCF services can be integrated into Silverlight… Read more

Silverlight 4 Firestarter Series #1: How to migrate a Visual Basic Windows Form Application to Silverlight

In this walkthrough, I will demonstrate how to convert an existing Windows Forms application that consumes data from a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service to Silverlight. Also in the process of conversion we will ensure that the existing functionality is preserved. Here are some topics that we will cover: How to use the Visual Studio… Read more

Community Article: Using Windows Communication Foundation with Windows Workflow Foundation – Part 1 (Beth Massi)

This week on the VB Dev Center we’re featuring another community submitted article by Maurice de Beijer (VB MVP) on Using Windows Communication Foundation with Windows Workflow Foundation. Maurice has a great wiki as well that you should check out if you’re doing Windows Workflow development. In this article he shows you how to use SendActivity… Read more

New Community Article – Using Business Objects with WCF (Beth Massi)

There’s a new article up on the VB Dev Center by Rob Windsor, a follow up from his first Getting Started with WCF article, called Using Custom Business Objects with Windows Communication Foundation. Rob explains how to serialize your own custom business objects using WCF DataContracts and what issues you may run into in Visual… Read more

Channel 9 Interview – John Stallo on Building N-Tier Applications in VS 2008 (Beth Massi)

I just posted an interview on Channel 9 with John Stallo talking about some cool tools in Visual Studio 2008 that will help you build simple N-Tier applications. Thanks to Kathleen again for helping with the shoot! This time we got fancy and used two camera angles ;-): Building N-Tier Applications in Visual Studio 2008In… Read more

A Walkthrough of WCF Support in Visual Studio 2008

One feature in Visual Studio 2008 I would like to highlight is our support of Windows Communication Foundation. WCF was introduced with .NET Fx3.0 as a next generation communications API. Previously if you wanted apps to talk you needed to make a lot of up-front decisions: o How important is transmission speed?o How will apps… Read more