Silverlight is Microsoft's cross-browser, cross platform plug-in for media experiences and rich interactive applications.

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Silverlight Mobile Compatibility [closed]

I am wondering to publishing silverlight project on android, ios etc. Mobile devices are not supported silverlight. If phonegap, xamarin or etc. use, maybe it will run, actually I don't know. It is ...
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Online vs Web - write once application

I have been asked to write an application (visual application) that can be run both online and locally. This application contains a lot of external data (video, images and audio) files so the main ...
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Making a business case for a future proof Silverlight application [closed]

I have recently started working for a pretty big bank writing internal apps. I am being subcontracted out by the company I work for (who I have also recently started working for). This bank has ...
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Modern web application development! Is flash and silverlight still relevant?

When building an application one considers the appropriate technology of choice for best long term impact and scalability. If building a media streaming application for mobile and desktop should one ...
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Monitoring App: Client side or Server Side?

I have a monitoring web application which has a .Net Backend and a Silverlight frontend. The application crunchs big chunks of data, process them and presentates to user. Then user can interact with ...
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Best Way to Access Hardware per COM Serial Port over USB Adapter

We are starting a total new Branch at our firm. I am usually developing database interfaces or internal server/client applications/tools for our company, but I never had to do something with hardware. ...
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What capabilities of Adobe Flash are not present in the WinRT API?

As from March 2013, Microsoft allows Adobe Flash content to play by default on its immersive Internet Explorer 10: http://redmondmag.com/articles/2013/03/11/new-ie-10-flash-policy.aspx When asked ...
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Silverlight support from Microsoft [closed]

I heard Silverlight will not be supported any more by Microsoft. It is true? If so, could anyone share with me Microsoft announcement? And if there are already application developed by Silverlight, ...
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Does Silverlight5 provide anything new for WCF

From WCF standpoint, just wondering whether I can leverage anything after upgrade from Silverlight 4 to Silverlight 5? I did some research regarding new features of SL5 and cannot find anything about ...
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Ria service security

I have a silverlight app that connects to a entity framework over WCF ria service. These calls have to be secure. What can I do so only valid users can call the ria service, and to make the call ...
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Secure silverlight WCF calls

I have a Silverlight application that uses Entity Framework. The application are protected with a login made in ASP, so only valid users get the xap file. Have do I secure the WCF calls to the ...
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Silverlight, one database per user

I have a Silverlight application with WCF and entity framework. Is it possible to have one database per user. So when the the user log in, the user will use his own database?
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Dependency Injection/IoC container practices when writing frameworks

I've used various IoC containers (Castle.Windsor, Autofac, MEF, etc) for .Net in a number of projects. I have found they tend to be frequently abused and encourage a number of bad practices. Are ...
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Cross platform or web development with .NET

With iOS and Android soaring on mobile devices that become ever more pervasive, every other year being the 'year of Linux on the desktop' - which is somewhat snarky, but they are getting there -, OSX ...
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how to move Silverlight app to Html5 [closed]

I have been working with Silverlight 5 application for a while. I liked this technology and I was captivated to the point to get certified in Silverligt development. However, Html5 gained momentum ...
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.NET app - Should we use SQL Server and duplicate some reference data from an external Oracle DB? Or use Oracle and have a DB link?

We're looking to migrate some existing Excel/Access processes into a new system which will provide the users with a Silverlight frontend to run and view the reports instead of using MS Access. The ...
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What strategies are you using to migrate your web site from Silverlight to HTML5 + JavaScript?

Microsoft released Silverlight 5 but there has been no news of any future versions (except service releases) being released. Combined with the increasing visibility of HTML5 and modern JavaScript ...
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Solutions for software using many calls to a server

I am developing software that uses many calls to a server. On a client side it's a Silverlight application. Almost every time a user clicks on a button in it, it sends 1-5 WCF calls to a server. There ...
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Are RIA plugins a thing of the past?

In the not-so-distant past our department was touting Silverlight as the de facto standard for corporate intranet applications. A robust framework that allowed us to implement SOA while leveraging our ...
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Advice on caching/updating data in memory for silverlight client

Currently in my Silverlight app I'm polling the database for changes to cached objects and am looking for advice on how to update the views that are displaying these lists. Example: I have a static ...
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Is HTML5 more secure to develop for than Silverlight? [closed]

I'm learning Silverlight, and I know that if I master it, I can apply the same concepts to WPF, which means I can do either web or desktop development pretty easily. But I've read articles and ...
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How extensive is the difference between building a WPF app and a Silverlight 5 app?

I have a fair amount of experience with WPF (C#) and XAML. I might soon be asked to create a Silverlight 5 application. I have no experience with any version of SL. What sort of learning curve could I ...
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How should I handle multi-tasking in a WPF application?

In most of the multi-tasking CRM applications I've seen, MdiWindow is used to allow users to open multiple windows at the same time. But MdiWindow doesn't seem to be commonly used in WPF. Looking ...
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Creating controls dynamically in the code-behind or ViewModel?

Right now I'm working migrating an app I made entirely using code behind to MVVM and had a question on where I'm supposed to be creating controls dynamically. Basically I have a web service that ...
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Is it possible to integrate UDP file transfer into a .NET web application?

Background I have recently been tasked with designing a rebuild of an existing .NET web application that currently uses a third-party company to handle large file transfers (as big as 50Gb). ...
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Why do we have so many flavors of .NET? Is it a good thing? [closed]

There are many "flavors" of the .NET Framework: Full ("normal") Client profile subset Silverlight in web browsers "Silverlight" on Windows Phone Compact framework WinRT When C# code is needed on a ...
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How can I best prepare for building Windows Phone 8 Apps

I'm interested in learning to develop for Windows Phone down the road a bit, and am mostly interested in developing Metro Apps for the Windows Phone. It seems like there is some basic info for Metro ...
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HTML5 hype as native app replacement - reliable analysis and sources [closed]

I am asking this as an objective question and have no interest in inciting a flamewar. My point here is to gather some evidence to assist in decisionmaking and communicating with non-technical folks ...
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What type of applications Silverlight is designed for?

I have 3 years experience in ASP.NET with C# and now I am learning Silverlight with Beginning Silverlight 4 in C# book. As I have completed my first 4 chapters, I am getting the feeling that ...
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Is Silverlight suitable for an enterprise class web-based product UI?

Our team is currently working on building our next generation HIS (Hospital Information System) comprising of over 30 modules (currently estimated at 400 man months), to be possibly hosted in a ...
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Developing workflow for existing silverlight and WCF application

I have an already existing application in Silverlight 4.0 with WCF services. Now what I want is a workflow to be integrated along with the above application. The workflow will be a simple approval ...
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Showing real time data using WCF call (silverlight)

Currently I have a WCF method which brings back all the data from the db and binds it to a grid, but I would like to call this method regularly to get the updated data back each time, to show the user ...
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Who should control navigation in an MVVM application?

Example #1: I have a view displayed in my MVVM application (let's use Silverlight for the purposes of the discussion) and I click on a button that should take me to a new page. Example #2: That same ...
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What are Silverlight, WCF RIA services or applications?

I asked a question here on programmers yesterday about learning HTML & CSS and the community was pretty generous to provide great answers. One of the answers was given by Emmad Kareem and that was ...
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Silverlight UI and PRISM - how to properly break down components?

This is how my solution looks like right now. And it get's to the point where my Controls need reference to Model. It get's real tough to keep Infrastructure, Constants, Controls and Model separated. ...
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How to use Blend sample data as real data?

I am trying to do some design in Blend 4. The sample data function of Blend is nice to have during design time, but it could be much more better to see the design in browser. Can anyone help me to ...
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Are value converters more trouble than they're worth?

I'm working on a WPF application with views that require numerous value conversions. Initially, my philosophy (inspired in part by this lively debate on XAML Disciples) was that I should make the view ...
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Best option for PDF viewer embedded in web app [closed]

I have a web app that needs to be able to display a PDF. It needs to allow the user to page through the PDF, and my application needs to be able to know which page is currently being viewed, because ...
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Document management system frameworks?

I'm working on an enterprise LOB software. The next piece that will be added to the system is document management. Most entities throughout the system will have documents attached to them. I clearly ...
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How can I use Windows Workflow for validation of a Silverlight application?

I want to use Windows Workflow to provide a validation service. The validation that will be provided may have multiple tiers with chaining and redirecting to other stages of validation. The ...
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What are common Silverlight specific mistakes/pitfalls developers should avoid? [closed]

What are some common mistakes/pitfalls, specific to Silverlight development, that developers should avoid? PS: Please, if you don't have hands on experience with Silverlight and want to simply state ...
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Why so many layers with domainobject like objects in an application?

Take a typical Line-of-Business Silverlight applicatioin for example.First,We have a Product table in database,which has fields of ID,Name,Price,etc; Then, on the server side,we should have a ...
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What is the difference between the Controller in MVC and ViewModel in MVVM?

I can't see the difference between MVC and MVVM clearly. I feel the Command in a ViewModel is just like the Action method in a Controller. And both the Controller and ViewModel will notify the View to ...
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Silverlight - modularity. Best way to physically separate binaries?

We are working on LoB app with lot's of content. XAP download will be rather large I think for one time download. I'm planning to break solution into separate projects. Not sure why - but I DO NOT ...
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New Silverlight app. MVVM. RIA Services vs CSLA

Another 2 days of reading and watching demos and here we go. For my enterprise LoB Silverlight app I'm going to use: Prism for UI aspects and modularity. MVVM pattern (using Prism) ??? to bring ...
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Silverlight 5 In or Out of Browser?

I'm deciding which I need for my new LOB application. I will list PRO's of each and if I'm wrong - correct me please as this is how I see it. In Browser Users can navigate using URL's. I see it as ...
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Silverlight 5 and MVVM. Do I really need other frameworks? What is the best way for rapid development?

I've been reading and watching videos on MVVM and Silverlight.. I'm pretty new to Silverlight but not new to .NET. Interesting that I used MVVM in my WPF apps without knowing that it's MVVM. I was ...
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When does implementing MVVM not make sense [closed]

I am a big fan of various patterns and enjoy learning new ones all the time however I think with all the evangelism around popular patterns and anti-patterns sometimes this causes blind adoption. I ...
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How can a Silverlight app talk to another app on a Mac?

Is there any way that a Silverlight out-of-browser app can communicate with another app (for example an Objective-C app) installed on a Mac? Any help or suggestion will be highly appreciated.
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The correct choice of tools for a new Deep Zoom application

I want to create a new application. It will basically be a Deep Zoom application that users can draw annotations on (that will save to a DB so other users can see those annotations.) At first it will ...