Shawn Wildermuth

My Rants and Raves about technology, programming, everything else...

New SL4 Feature: Commanding


SilverlightFor those of you who have been living in the world of WPF, this post will be old-hat, but for the purely Silverlight folks I am hoping to help you change the way you add functionality to your applications. To do this, I will use Silverlight 4's new support for Commands.

Speaking at MIX10!



Are ORMs Solving Anything?

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I like to write blog posts where I offer some pragmatic advice.  In most posts I try to include tons of code samples and example projects...but this post is different.  I am trying to get my head around something so I want to share what is in my head so I can get a conversation started with my readers to help me out.  Once you read this post, please comment...

Vote for My Sessions at MIX '10


Vote for MIX Sessions

Silverlight 4 Find: No More Whitelisting Fonts

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I just found out that in Silverlight 4, the fonts are no longer whitelisted to the ten fonts out of the box.  Silverlight will now use any font that it can find on a machine without embedding. For example, in my RIA Services sample, I changed the font to Elysian (a font I have installed) and it picked it up:

Architecting SL4 Apps with RIA Services, MEF and MVVM - Part 4 (of 3)


Silverlight Tour

Geek Dinner in San Jose


Silverlight Tour Announces Three New Cities


Silverlight Tour

Architecting SL4 Applications with RIA Services, MEF and MVVM - Part 3



XBoxGames Databases for SQL Server 2005 and 2008

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As many of you who've been following know, I use a simple database of XBox game data as my example database. I usually remember to include it on the server project but in some examples its been forgotten. In other cases I've shipped with a 2008 version of the database instead of the 2005 version. To address this, I've uploaded .zip'd versions of both the 2005 and 2008 databases for anyone to use for any reason. This includes my RIA Services sample (which is using a SQL Server 2008 version) or my MVVM MSDN article sample which also uses a 2008 version. They include a MDF and a LDF.  If you have trouble attaching them to an existing database, try deleting the LDF file.  Go grab there here:

Shawn Wildermuth
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