Here we build a syndicated news reader application to illustrate the use of isolated storage and data syndication in Silverlight.
MSDN Magazine February 2009
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Let go of your traditional relational database thinking if you want to understand how Windows Azure Table storage works, says Julie Lerman. Luckily for you, she's done the hard work to grasp the new concepts and help you get up to speed.
MSDN Magazine July 2010
In this month's column, John Papa shows you how the DataForm control works and how it can be customized.ÃÂ He presents in detail a sample application that uses several features to bind, navigate, edit and validate data using the DataForm.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
In this month's column, the author shows how binary encoding works, the effect it has on an application's performance, and how it behaves by demonstrating it in action.
MSDN Magazine August 2009
Silverlight 2 applications are restricted to running inside a browser. However, Silverlight 3 applications can run inside the browser or out. Here we build a social networking app as a standalone Silverlight 3 application.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
ADO.NET Data Services and Silverlight make a powerful combination, but to make them work well together, there are a few things you need to understand. Here, John Papa explains.
MSDN Magazine April 2009
John Papa tackles questions about calling services from Silverlight 2 applications.
MSDN Magazine November 2008
Here John Papa demonstrates how to build a Silverlight 2 user interface that communicates through WCF to interact with business entities and a database.
MSDN Magazine September 2008
How do I display ALL of my saved items of different list from the isolated storage?
Eg. I created a list named "Breakfast" with 2 Bandung and 3 Water inside.
Created another list named "Lunch" with 5 Bandung and 2 Hot-tea inside.
When I click to view "Lunch" list, it will display out the list with "5 Bandung and 2 Hot-tea".
However, I can only manage to display "Hot-tea" without the quantity, and unable to display 5 Bandung as well.
How do I go about displaying all of the items inside the selected list?
// SAVE DIFFERENT (MULTIPLE) LISTS OF DRINK ITEMS
private void addListBtn_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
using (IsolatedStorageFile storage = IsolatedStorageFile.GetUserStoreForApplication())
StreamWriter writeFile = new StreamWriter(new IsolatedStorageFileStream("ListFolder\\savedList.txt", FileMode.OpenOrCreate, storage));
for (int i = 0; i < (Application.Current as App).userDrinksList.Count; i++)
String drink = (Application.Current as App).userDrinksList[i].ToString();
XDocument _doc = new XDocument();
Julie Lerman shows database administrators how to limit access to databases from the Entity Framework by allowing it to work only with views and stored procedures instead of tables-without impacting application code or alienating developers.
MSDN Magazine August 2010
LINQ's ability to project randomly shaped data into anonymous types can be a blessing and a source of frustration, says Julie Lerman. It's great when you just need to grab a special view of your data, but it can be problematic in certain circumstances. She explains what the limitations are and how to get around them.
MSDN Magazine May 2010
Adaptive streaming addresses the problem of smooth content delivery and decoding. We walk you through the basics of IIS Smooth Streaming and demonstrate how you can manipulate audio, video and caption data in your own Silverlight projects.
MSDN Magazine March 2010
Did you know that by precompiling LINQ queries you might actually be degrading your app's performance if you're not careful? Julie Lerman explains how to ensure you're not re-precompiling queries each time and losing the expected performance benefits across post-backs, short-lived service operations and other code where critical instances are going out of scope.
.NET RIA Services provides a set of server components and ASP.NET extensions such as authentication, roles, and profile management. We'll show you how they work.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
See how to get the most out of isolated storage in Silverlight to keep your applications safe.
Justin Van Patten
MSDN Magazine March 2009
ADO.NET Data Services provide Web-accessible endpoints that allow you to filter, sort, shape, and page data without having to build that functionality yourself.
Here we build a solution that fits the Entity Framework into an n-tier architecture that uses WCF and WPF and the MVP pattern.
MSDN Magazine July 2008
The Entity Framework is a hot topic, but how do you know when to use EntityClient, Object Services, Entity SQL, or LINQ? Find out here.
MSDN Magazine May 2008