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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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What's the recommended control naming convention for XAML markup?

When working with WPF or Silverlight, how should one use control naming conventions? Do you name the controls in XAML markup? I have seen samples of projects at codeplex with control names such as ...
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Is creating a full application in Silverlight advisable?

Is creating a huge public site fully in Silverlight really advisable? for eg. an ecommerce site. I don't want to start any debate but actually I feel Silverlight shouldn't be used for full website ...
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What does Windows 8 mean for the future of .NET? [closed]

Microsoft showed off a demo of Windows 8, including a new platform that allows developers to use HTML5 and JavaScript. Is this new platform the main way to develop for Windows 8? Is Microsoft ...
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What are the rules for coupling a ViewModel and a View in the MVVM pattern?

So given the Separation of Concerns, how coupled should the View and ViewModel be? For example, I want the visibility of a Control in the View to be databound (databinded?) to a flag in the ...
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More Powerful language for client-side web apps: JavaScript or C#?

Concerns over Microsoft's future with Silverlight, HTML 5 and Windows 8 have led me to reconsider plans to develop a business app over the next few years in Silverlight. It can be difficult to define ...
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Is “VS Lightswitch” the “Oracle APEX” from Microsoft?

What do you think? Is "Visual Studio Lightswitch" becoming the "Oracle APEX" for SQL Server in the futrure? Are these two technologies comparable?
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Choosing colors for application [closed]

What is the best way to choose colors for LoB app, i need to style TreeView, dropdown's, textboxes and a pivot grid, so i need a bunch of colors, tried Kuler but it gives only 6 colors. So the ...
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What should I consider before creating a Silverlight website?

I have opted to use silverlight for a website. This runs in all major browsers. The application could be highly graphically intensive. What have I missed? Edit: It runs on Android and other mobile ...
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What is the most pragmatic & basic UI pattern to follow for Silverlight and/or WPF

Here is the context. The apps will: consume existing (and standard) web services. app is UI intensive (UI updated frequently and lot of data to display). development team experience level is ...
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XAML - Like/Dislike? [closed]

After bashing my head against the brick wall that is XAML, I've decided to come here and ask other people if they are as frustrated as I am. So, Do you like XAML? Please justify. Is XAML the ...
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Can I use silverlight for building SocialNetworking applicaiton?

I am wondering: how feasible it would be to start developing a social networking website entirely based on silverlight; This has been fairly discussed over the years in favor of HTML. Has something ...
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In general, which is better: Nested Grids, or Grids that include controls using Column/Row Spans?

This question has been in the back of my mind since I started with WPF and Silverlight. In general, is it better to use nested grids, or just set the Column/Row Span properties in a single Grid? ...
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Need clarification concerning Windows Azure

I basically need some confirmation and clarification concerning Windows Azure with respect to a Silverlight application using RIA Services. In a normal Silverlight app that uses RIA services you have ...
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Windows Phone 7 dev: C# or silverlight for a simple app?

I'm about to hire a programmer to develop Windows Phone 7 apps. The current app that shall be developed is quite simple. The app will download content from a Web-API. There are two lists to ...
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Starting on Web Project now - Do we choose HTML5/JS over Silverlight? [closed]

we are about to start on a Web Development project (the planning starts early 2011). Do we choose HTML5/JS over Silverlight? Are there any applications which now run on HTML5? Samples? A simple ...
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.NET silverlight development tools

What tools are necessary when developing efficiently with Silverlight 4? VS 2010 is a gimme, but what version? Is Pro enough? Premium? What about Expression Blend/Web/Both? When considering VS 2010, ...
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I need help deciding between silverlight/silverlight out-of-browser/wpf

I'm in the initial planning phase of a re-write project and I'm deciding between silverlight/silverlight oob/wpf. TL;DR at the end. It's a LOB app that handles leads/customers/appointment calendars. ...