Silverlight 4 Toolkit Drag & Drop

So I have been working with the Toolkit’s new Drag & Drop features. And design pattern aside, it’s pretty cool. I’m not sure why they had to implement the drag drop target as an actual set of controls vs attached behaviors but beggars can’t be choosers. <toolkit:ListBoxDragDropTarget AllowDrop="true" > <i:Interaction.Triggers> <i:EventTrigger EventName="Drop"> <mvvm:InvokeViewModelMethod MethodName="DropSOI" /> … Continue reading Silverlight 4 Toolkit Drag & Drop

Silverlight vs Flash/Flex/Air vs HTML5

Here is a matrix that compares these three platforms competing for the future of application development. Silverlight Flash/AIR HTML 5 MP3, AAC, WMA, WMV, VC-1, H.264 with DRM support MP3, MP4, M4V, M4A, 3GP, MOV, VP6 , H.264, Speex, with DRM support Fragmented: Ogg theora and H.264 XAML MXML HTML/XHTML C#/VB/IronPython/IronRuby ActionScript JavaScript UI Controls … Continue reading Silverlight vs Flash/Flex/Air vs HTML5

Silverlight + Citrix = Vindication

While combining Silverlight and Citrix together doesn’t take full advantage of the Silverlight platform in some organizations Citrix is more than just an option, it is the standard. Recently, at my client there was a lot of hub-bub about memory consumption of Silverlight spiraling out of control thus making performance planning impossible for Silverlight applications … Continue reading Silverlight + Citrix = Vindication

Experiencing an AddressFilter mismatch when deploying a service to Windows Azure

So I got my service all ready and working by setting the web role as the startup project. But when I wanted to go test my service in my local development fabric I kept getting the following error: DestinationUnreachable__V_V___xml_lang_en-USThe message with To 'http://mybox:82/Services/DataService.svc/binary' cannot be processed at the receiver, due to an AddressFilter mismatch at … Continue reading Experiencing an AddressFilter mismatch when deploying a service to Windows Azure

Silverlight & WCF Service Reference Weirdness: SOLVED: Custom tool error: Failed to generate code for the service reference ‘ServiceReference1’. Please check other error and warning messages for details.

Added a service reference as usual. Got a single error message that referenced “other errors and warnings”. No other errors and warnings : No code was generated in my service reference. Unchecked “Reuse types in referenced assemblies” check box. Service reference code gets generated! But why did this happen? I have another project referencing the … Continue reading Silverlight & WCF Service Reference Weirdness: SOLVED: Custom tool error: Failed to generate code for the service reference ‘ServiceReference1’. Please check other error and warning messages for details.