While building POC with SilverLight, we were helped by the work done and shared by the community. This blog is to thank to all the help and book marking the links for my future reference. I would keep updating this blog with more links as I go forward.
MVVM : This is pattern recommended for silverLight. Please remember that silverLight calls to Web services is asynchronous and that brings rise to lot of fun
- Model-View-View Model In Silverlight 2 Apps
- ViewModel Pattern in Silverlight using Behaviors
- ICommand for Silverlight with Attached Behaviors
WCF Service and Handling WCF Exceptions in silverLight 3.0 : Handling WCF exceptions is tricky still in silverLight 3.0
- StackOverFlow: Net WFC/Web service exception handling design pattern
- Creating and Handling Faults in Silverlight
- Writing a WCF Message Inspector
- Creating a command manager in Silverlight 2
- Silverlight clientaccesspolicy.xml files for the Enterprise (Part 1 of 2)
- My Silverlight application cannot access my service!
- Enabling cross-domain calls for Silverlight apps on self-hosted web services
- Making a Service Available Across Domain Boundaries
64 bit support
SilverLight is not supported on 64 bit machines.SL in 32-bit mode (and not have a 64-bit native version).But 64-bit operating systems have 32-bit browsers that should work just fine with all these web plug-ins.
Even in 64 bit machines, we can have Sidebar Gadgets that use Silverlight. The Windows Sidebar application (sidebar.exe) runs by default in 64-bit mode and in order to use a Silverlight-based gadget you need to run sidebar.exe in 32-bit mode.
- Unit testing in Silverlight
- RIA services approach is cool. we felt RIA Services need to mature more. We need to be able to upgrade the service as we progress in the software development and there was no inheritance of entities support with RIA services and Entity Framework. Then read Microsoft .Net RIA Services: Not until 2010 and stopped. Silverlight 3 and RIA Services – The advanced things.