Posts Tagged ‘SilverLight 4’

Beware of Remote Desktop when developping!

January 9, 2011 Leave a comment

I am currently working on a modular Silverlight application using SIlverlight 4 and Prism v4. Once you get the hang of it Prism combine with Unity or Mef allow you to create really cool loosely coupled and highly testable apps. But after having set the modules and regions in my app, I was faced with a bizarre problem.

Some of the regions in my app would behave correctly in terms of binding and respond correctly to interactions of the user. But they wouldn’t allow a mouse click????

Yes that’s right the regions in question wouldn’t get the focus using the mouse but would get the focus with the keyboard after tabbing to them…

The sSilverlight app was hosted in the browser so I tought, may be by resizing, or minimizing the browser window it’ll fix the problem but no joy. That didn’t solve the issue.

After a couple hours researching left and right on this issue, I tried minimizing and restoring the remote desktop window to my dev station. And boom suddenly the “injected” region would behave!

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I’ve been busy…

November 23, 2010 3 comments

I know I did not post to my blog for the past few days. But in preparation to SilverLight FireStarter, I’ve been revisiting a few technologies that I had seen in the past.

Namely:  SilverLight 4, MVVM, WCF, BDD, PRISM, Unity, and MEF.

This will help me in the development of my next few applications that I’ve put in my queue. I have envisioned, planned and refined the scope for 3 applications on the WP7 and one on browser/desktop.

 As a developper, I like to envision, brainstorm and implement my own apps. I’ve seen a gap (or a niche if you prefer) and I am getting ready to fill it!

Oh yeah, BTW, keep a watchful eye on ASP.Net MVC 3 and Ruby on Rails 3! These are 2 technologies that finally look like what should web programming be theses days.

Why, because they both put the  focus on “convention over configuration” and the “DRY” principle!

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