Silverlight, .NET 4.0 and LINQ Articles Link List

Posted by: Admin , on 7/10/2010, in Category General Topics
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Abstract: This week, we will be covering articles on Silverlight, .NET 4.0 and LINQ published during the last 6 months on DotNetCurry.

A couple of days ago, we had posted a Link List of ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET and jQuery Articles published on DotNetCurry in the last 6 months. This week, we will be covering the articles on Silverlight, .NET 4.0 and LINQ. This list should help you stay updated with the content you might have missed on this site. Most of the articles in this list are authored by Mahesh Sabnis and Suprotim Agarwal. Here’s the list:

Silverlight Articles


Silverlight 4.0 - Using Commanding Feature to Fetch data from a WCF 4.0 service (Part I) - Command is a class that supports the ICommand interface and lets you data bind specific operations in your application.  In Silverlight 4, there is a new pair of properties added to the ButtonBase and Hyperlink classes named Command and CommandParameter that lets you do so.

Silverlight 4: Using Commanding Parameters for Performing Insert Operations (Part II) -In this article, we will explore how to use the Commanding Parameters to perform DML Operations (Insert).

Right Click a TextBox and Display a ContextMenu using Silverlight 4 - In versions prior to Silverlight 4, when you right clicked an UI Element, the events were handled by the Silverlight plug-in internally to display the Silverlight configuration dialog.

TreeView Drag Drop in Silverlight - This article shows you how easy it is now to do a Drag Drop operation on a TreeView in Silverlight.

Simple Databinding and 3-D Features using Silverlight in Windows Phone 7 (WP7) - In this article I will explain the basic Databinding as well as 3-D feature on Windows Phone 7.

Printing Support in Silverlight 4 - In this article, we  will see how to use the printing API in Silverlight 4.

Consuming Binary Encoded WCF 4.0 Service in Silverlight 3.0 Applications - This article demonstrates how a binary encoded  WCF service can be consumed in Silverlight 3.0 client for messaging optimization.

Performing DML Operations using WCF REST Service and Silverlight - WCF REST has provided a mechanism for developing loosely coupled applications.    Using Silverlight 3.0 as a client, a light weight consumer of WCF REST service can be created without adding a proxy into the client application.

Exchanging Data between XAP files using Local Collection API in Silverlight 3 - With the LocalConnection API, Silverlight 3 has provided a cool feature for sharing data across  XAPs hosted on the same .aspx page.  In this article, we will explore how to use this feature.

Silverlight 3 – Open, Edit and Save a Text File to a Location outside the Isolated Storage - In this article, we will see how to Open, Edit and Save a Text File to a Location outside the Isolated Storage

Silverlight 3 - Populate a ListBox and AutoScroll to an Item - In this short article, we will see how to populate a ListBox and AutoScroll to a given ListBox item


.NET 4.0 Articles


Retrieve Security Information of Files using .NET - In this article, we will see how to display security information of files kept in a directory

Protecting your .NET applications - This article demonstrates how to use Dotfuscator which is shipped freely with Visual Studio 2010 to protect .NET assemblies and making the process of reverse engineering difficult.

Consuming WCF 4.0 REST Service in Windows Phone 7 - In this article, we will consume a WCF REST service in a Windows Phone 7 application

Parallel Tasks in .NET 4.0 - The Parallel class found in the System.Threading.Tasks namespace “provides library-based data parallel replacements for common operations such as for loops, for each loops, and execution of a set of statements”. In this article, we will use the  Invoke method of the Parallel class to call multiple methods, possibly in parallel.

Parallel Tasks in .NET 4.0 (Part II) – Methods that Return value - In one of the previous articles we used the System.Threading.Tasks.Parallel.Invoke() to call methods that did not return a value. However for methods that return a value, you would need to use the Task(TResult) class which represents an asynchronous operation that can return a value. We will explore how to use this class in this article.

Cancelling Tasks in .NET 4.0 - In one of the previous articles Parallel Tasks in .NET 4.0 (Part II) – Methods that Return value, we used the Task(TResult) class which represents an asynchronous operation that can return a value. In this article, we will see how to cancel a task/operation.

Implementing Transport Message Security with WCF 4.0 and VS 2010 RC - This article is Part 1 of a two part series where I will demonstrate how to create a certificate, create a WCF 4.0 service that uses this certificate and finally host a WCF service on IIS 7.5 with SSL. In this article, we will see how to create a certificate and create a WCF service that uses this certificate.

Hosting WCF 4.0 Service on IIS 7.5 with SSL - This article is Part 2 of the two part series where I demonstrate how to create a certificate, create a WCF service that uses this certificate and finally host a WCF service on IIS 7.5 with SSL. In this article, we will see how to host a WCF service we created in Part 1, on IIS 7.5 with SSL

Weather Application for Windows Phone 7 - In this article we will learn how you can build a Weather application for Windows Phone 7. If this is the first time you are developing for Windows Phone 7, then I strongly suggest you to read this tutorial by ScottGu. The tutorial also talks about the tools required for developing Windows Phone 7 applications.

Consuming WCF 3.5 REST Service in Windows Mobile 6 Emulator and Windows Mobile Device - Using WCF REST provides greater flexibility for developing applications. If the device is connected to the internet, then a mobile application can be connected to the service from any part of the world. This article shows how to create and consume WCF REST Services in a Windows Mobile Emulator as well as on a Mobile Device.

Creating Routing Service using WCF 4.0, .NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 RC - The Routing mechanism WCF 4.0 provides an excellent feature for developing SOA based application. Now the client application is free to send request to any WCF service based upon filters.

Creating a Weather Gadget for Windows 7 - In this article we will see how you can develop a Weather gadget for Windows 7 which uses Yahoo Weather API for fetching Weather data. The application will also have some of the latest exciting features of Windows 7 like Thumbnail Toolbar and Progress bar.

Creating WCF Service using Workflow 4.0 - In this article we will see how to create a WCF service using Workflow 4.0 Beta 2. This article is based on a Beta version and could possibly change in the future.


LINQ Articles

Querying a Hierarchical Parent-Child Structure in LINQ - I was recently going through the forums and found some developers struggling with queries involving Classes with One-To-Many Relationship. In this article, I will demonstrate how to query a Hierarchical Parent-Child Structure using LINQ.

Querying a WebService using LINQ – LINQ to CountryInfo - This article demonstrates how to query a Web Service’s public API using LINQ

Using LINQ to represent XML data as an Object containing Master-Detail records - In this article, we will read an XML file containing Master-Detail records and represent it as an object using LINQ

Sort Items in an XML file using LINQToXML and Load it in a Dictionary - I was recently working on a requirement where I had to read a XML file and then identify a key, value pair and load it into a Dictionary object. I used LINQToXML to solve this requirement.

Some Common Operations using List <string> - Part I - In this article, I will demonstrate some common operations on List <string> using LINQ

Some Common Operations using List<string> - Part II - In Part I of this article, I shared some common operations on List<string>. In this article, I will share some advanced examples that demonstrate common operations on List<string>


I hope you liked this list. In the coming weeks, we will be publishing similar lists on Visual Studio and Expression Web

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