Shawn Wildermuth


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

What Do We Want in Silverlight Validation?

Url: http://niagara.codeplex.com

Niagara Project

Speaking at TechEd Europe!

Url: http://www.microsoft.com/europe/teched/

TechEd Europe 2009

My Favorite Silverlight Extensions APIs - Part 1

Url: http://slextensions.codeplex.com

SilverlightAs some of you may know, I am a contributor to the SilverlightContrib open source project. Recently this project and the Silverlight Extensions open source project (also know as SLExtensions) decided to merge to create a single place for a lot of interesting functionality.

No longer a C# MVP...

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MVP

Less Than Two Weeks Left Before Silverilght Tour in Miami!

Url: http://agilitrain.com/workshop/info/Silverlight...

Silverlight Tour

Choosing a Data Access Layer for Silverlight 3

SilverlightIf you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll probably remember my pithy blog post where I stated that "It all depends..." to the question "Which Data Access Should I Use for Silverlight 3?"  The reality is that much like the similar question I am confronted with at user groups for the past decade ("What data access should I use in my .NET app?"). The reasons for picking a strategy are wide and varied so I will not try to analyze all possible outcomes, but I think the different strategies need to be explained better.

The three major candidates in Silverlight 3 are Web Services (WCF/ASMX), ADO.NET Data Services and RIA Services.  In any situation, any of these will work. But they are suited to different styles and requirements. Here's the abridged differences between the stacks:

Niagara's Validation DSL - First Pass

Url: http://niagara.codeplex.com

Project Niagara

Introducing Project Niagara

Url: http://niagara.codeplex.com

The NiagaraThe goal of Project Niagara is to democratize the validation support. The project wants to help developers add validation support to ADO.NET Data Services as well as Web Services in Silverlight. In addition, it has the goal of allowing multiple ways to supply the validation metadata to the different data access strategies. As it is my opinion that there are scenarios where attributes are not the best idea.

How Silverlight 3 Validation Works

SilverlightAs RIA Services is plodding towards a release, many people are looking at it to help them with validation of data in Silverlight. Using this validation in Silverlight 3 is pretty straightforward but there are some caveats.  I want to show you under the covers so you understand what is happening. In this first part of the series, let's look at what it means to use validation from the outside.

Back when Dynamic Data was being developed, a set of attributes was created to help tell the Dynamic Data folks about validation and other metadata so they could create smart scaffolds. These include:

Fall/Winter Silverlight Tour Schedule

Url: https://agilitrain.com/workshop/info/Silverligh...

Silverlight TourWe have made some adjustments in the Fall/Winter schedule for the Silverlight Tour. As Fall is often our busiest time of year, we decided to move some dates around to not conflict with the PDC and other conferences. Here is the new Schedule for the Silverlight Tour and the Advanced Silverlight Workshop:

Shawn
Shawn Wildermuth
Author, Teacher, and Coach




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Wilder Minds Training
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Intro to Font Awesome 5 (Free Course)
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Building an API with ASP.NET Core (New Course)
Building a Web App with ASP.NET Core, MVC6, EF Core, Bootstrap and Angular (updated for 2.2)
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Using Visual Studio Code for ASP.NET Core Projects
Implementing ASP.NET Web API

My Appearances

No Appearances in 2019
I'm taking a year off of conferences to finish my film, see you in 2020!

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