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Drag and Drop Operation in Silverlight ListBox

In this article, I am going to discuss with you regarding the Drag and Drop functionality inside a Silverlight ListBox control. This article will also cover the Drag and Drop operation between two ListBox control. We will use here the Silvelright 4 Toolkit to implement the feature.


Drag & Drop functionality is not present in Silverlight ListBox by default. Hence, there was a big problem implementing the feature. We had to write a huge code for this feature. But using Silvelright Toolkit you can do it very easily. You can download the Silverlight 4 Toolkit from the CodePlex Silverlight Toolkit site.



How to work with the Silverlight BusyIndicator?

Silverlight BusyIndicator is not a new thing in Silverlight. It was first added in Silverlight 3 Toolkit in November 2009 release (if I am not wrong). In this post I will describe about this for those who wants to know about it.

So, What is this Busy Indicator? Busy indicator is a tool which you can add in your Silverlight application to show a loading indication to your user while saving some sort of operation in database. Generally it is useful when you calling your WCF Service to store something in server or retrieving some data from server.


Tips & Tricks: Incremental Search in Visual Studio 2010

You all know that Visual Studio 2010 is now available in its RTM version. There are lots of features available in Visual Studio 2010. In this tip, I will talk about the incremental search functionality available inside it, which is very useful in day to day life of coding.

So, what is the incremental search? Incremental search is a mechanism in Visual Studio 2010 by which you can search and focus on the searched keyword without any UI blocking from the user end. You don’t have to open the find dialog while searching for a specific keyword in your editor window. Interested to know how it works?


Silverlight Tutorials Chapter 3: Introduction to Panels

In my last chapter i.e. "Silverlight Tutorials Chapter 2: Introduction to Silverlight Application Development" we discussed on how to create a new Silverlight project, the structure of the project solution and later in this chapter we discussed on UserControls and various ways of development. After reading that chapter you are now comfortable to create Silverlight application and UserControls for your application.

Today I am publishing the 3rd Chapter i.e. "Introduction To Panels". In this Chapter I will describe about different Panels available in Silverlight. After reading this chapter you will be familiar with various types of Silverlight Panels. As this tutorial is mainly targeted for Silverlight 4, hence you will find some panels unavailable in the earlier versions of Silverlight.



Command Binding in Silverlight 4 (Step-by-Step)

Silverlight 4 now came up with the support of Command Binding. Using Command binding you can easily develop your Silverlight MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) applications where your view will not know about data. In this article, I will describe you the Command binding feature in Silverlight 4 Step-by-Step.

In this example, I will create a Customer View which will load the customer information from the code behind once we click the button “Load Customers”. The button will have a command associated with it to load the records instead of loading on click event. This ensures that the view will have less code & no relation with the data.


Silverlight Tutorials Chapter 2: Introduction to Silverlight Application Development

Hope, you read my first chapter of the Silverlight Tutorial “Silverlight Tutorials Chapter 1: Introduction to Silverlight”. In that post, we learned about the very basic informations on Silverlight, it’s System Requirements, pre-requisite to create a Silverlight application, XAP file, XAML file and hosting a Silverlight application.

In this chapter we will first discuss on how to create a new Silverlight project and the structure of it. Later in this chapter we will discuss on UserControls and various ways of development. After reading this chapter you will be able to create a HelloSilverlight application and UserControls for your application.



Silverlight Tutorials Chapter 1: Introduction to Silverlight

Couple of days ago, I started working on writing Silverlight Tutorial for Beginners on request of Mr. Sheo Narayan (Web Master) from DotNetFunda.com. I was busy for last few days to publish it online. I was really excited for it. Today, I am announcing my first Chapter of the Silverlight Tutorial for the public view. It will be a continuous process to complete the full tutorial. Please keep an eye for the next publication.

Please don't forget to provide your comments or suggestions.

In this chapter of the tutorial, you will learn about the very basic information on Silverlight i.e. what is Silverlight, what is the System Requirements for installing Silverlight and the pre-requisite to create a Silverlight application. After reading this chapter you will come to know about XAML, XAP file, Application XAML and how to host a Silverlight application.

Silverlight 4: Installing Out-of-Browser application silently

Silverlight 4 now has support for installing out-of-browser application silently. If you are new to Silverlight Out-of-Browser application development, you can read the complete guide in “How can you implement the Silverlight 3 Out Of Browser feature?” Also have a look into the following article to get the basic understanding of Silverlight 4 Out Of Browser feature “Silverlight 4: How can I create customized OOB Window?

Hope, you read my previous articles on the Out of Browser application development and have confident building application. In those articles you have seen that I wrote code for installing the OOB application from browser window. Now imagine some scenarios where you want to install the Silverlight application (XAP) using your Installer silently without the user interaction. How can you do that? Silverlight 4 now came up with that feature for you. In this article I will describe it and after reading it you will be able to install your Silverlight OOB Application (XAP) silently in your local drive and can run it from the desktop or startmenu without opening the browser.


Silverlight 4.0 – Launch Event

Silverlight 4 is going to be launch today, the 13-April at 8:00 AM PST by Scott Guthrie. Come and join the Launch of Silverlight 4.

There he will provide updates on the progress made in Silverlight 4 and will provide the details of availability of the developer tools, runtime and other news. After the live event Channel 9 will be hosting interviews with Scott and other key members of the Silverlight and Expression teams. Don't miss the opportunity to see it online.

Microsoft Released Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4.0

Microsoft released the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4.0 yesterday. It was a long time we were actually waiting for it. Visual Studio 2010 is an IDE developed in WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) for developing .Net Application.


Count down starts for the big Launch

The long waited count down has been started for the big Microsoft Event. Is it big? I don't think so. For me it is the biggest event. What's that? That is the launch of Microsoft .Net 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010, which will be held on 12th April world wide.



 
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