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Easy property validation for Caliburn Micro

Caliburn Micro (CM) is a great, lightweight MVVM framework for WPF, Silverlight and WP7. While CM will enable Binding.ValidatesOnDataErrors if a view model implements IDataErrorInfo automatically, it does not provide any specific support for property validation. This post is about an extension to CM which makes it possible, just by dropping a couple of ‘black-boxes’ […]

Silverlight: Managing large applications

Silvelight is no longer new. Even so, example applications are usually small illustrating some specific feature. Many real Silverlight applications can also be small. However some can also be pretty big and this poses some challenges for Silverlight development. Like any .NET development, a Silverlight application can be composed of components and services implemented tightly […]

Silverlight Generic Xaml causes VS2008 to quit

I have a reproducible case of VS 2008 just exiting without provocation, warning or information. It’s begun occurring since I installed the latest Silverlight 3.0 Tools for VS and let the Windows automatic updater installer install IE 8. The step to reproduce and a workaround follow:

Silverlight: snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

We’ve started to use Silverlight which is a great idea hampered by terrible execution. Here’s a link to a control we’ve created and made a available (see previous post or goto And this is part of the problem. Why is it necessary for a company to have make available something as fundamental as a […]

Vista-style message box for Silverlight

Background Silverlight seems to be missing many controls which is surprising given its 2.0 designation.  Among the facilities I want to use is a modal message box but the only built-in options are to use the alert method or MessageBox.Show.  Neither of these is appealling and both seem to go against my perception of the […]

Mix keynote video

The MIX 08 conference videos are available here.  The announcement of Silverlight 2.0 was in the Keynote talk that starts with a boring talk by Ray Ozzie and then someone apologizing for IE 7.  But the stuff on Silverlight is presented using examples from NBC (their Beijing Olymics web site), Hard Rock Cafe showing their […]

Silverlight 2.0 beta 1 here soon!

I’m really looking forward to being able to use Silverlight.  We’re using WPF and though resource hungry its a great tool to use to create application UI.  Silverlight is a sub-set of the full WPF including, it seems, the important layout, styling and templating features plus all the new stuff in .NET 3.0/3.5 such as […]