This is a video demonstration of how to create a basic Web Part for SharePoint 2010 using Visual Studio 2010. The intent of the video is to showcase how easy it is to create, package and deploy a Web Part into a test environment with the latest tools. The demonstration was done on a Virtual Machine running under Hyper-V with Visual Studio installed along side SharePoint. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment below. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »
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Check out this video demonstration on using the Silverlight DataForm control and the DomainDataSource control with WCF RIA Services. Read the rest of this entry »
Check out this video demonstration on using WCF RIA Services in Silverlight 4 with Visual Studio 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
Check out this video demonstration of how to use the SharePoint 2010 and WCF Data Services API with Microsoft Silverlight. WCF Data Services is also know as ADO.NET Data Services and is an easy way to implement REST in the .NET Framework.
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Check out this video demonstration of how to access a SharePoint list using Microsoft Silverlight. In this video I retrieve data using the SharePoint 2010 Web Services API.
Check out this video demonstration of how to create and use a client access policy in Microsoft Silverlight using Visual Studio 2010. Client access policies are necessary when Microsoft Silverlight makes a call to a website other than the site the Microsoft Silverlight application originates from.
This is a video demonstration of how to view data validation exceptions in Silverlight 4. Silverlight silently suppresses exceptions that occur when invalid data is applied to a bound object. Setting the binding expressions ValidatesOnExceptions to true will cause the UI controls to automatically display any validation errors generated by the bound data.
This is a video demonstration of how to create a custom theme for use in a SharePoint 2007 installation. Custom themes are one way to brand your SharePoint site without having to write any code and offer easy reusability across multiple sites.
I have posted several short video demonstrations of various aspects of building a Silverlight application. The application was purposefully simple in order to highlight some of the new tools and techniques in Visual Studio 2010 as well a one video using Expression Blend 4. The main functionality of the Silverlight app was to make a call to a WCF service that returned back a collection of employee objects with data from the Employees table in Northwind’s database. In my first few videos I was only getting a few fields of data. In my last video I wanted to add the Photo field from the Employees table. It seemed like an easy task but as is the case with many things it turned out to be a bit more complicated in the end. Read the rest of this entry »
In this video I demonstrate how to create and add a value converter for a Silverlight application. The converter receives a byte array that is a JPG image from a web service call and converts the bytes into a BitMapImage that is bound to an Image control in the Silverlight control. Creating and using a value converter allows you to do the binding in XAML and reuse the conversion code.
The images are coming from Northwind’s employee table via a Web service. I had to do a bit of work on the image in the Web service to convert the BMP image, the format it was stored in the database as, into a JPG format that Silverlight could work with. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog article on the code I used to do the converting in the Web service.