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Announcing Winner of Telerik RadControls for Silverlight Giveaway

On 11th November, I declared a Contest to giveaway a Developer License of Telerik RadControls for Silverlight which costs around $799. The contest ended on 25th December 2010 and as mentioned, I am going to announce the Winner of this contest in this post today.


I got a huge response in this contest and it was very difficult for me to chose the Winner but finally the Winner’s name is in my hand. Read to know who among of you will receive the $799 of Telerik RadControls License.

Silverlight-Zone is Live now

As predicted, the site is Live now (1st January 2011, Indian Standard Time) and you will find 100+ great posts on Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 already fetched from 2010 to start with the site.



I will daily add new Silverlight related posts in this site and the Twitter account @SilverlightZone will broadcast the news whenever a new post made. So, follow @SilverlightZone in your Twitter client to be updated on the latest Silverlight related stuffs.

Happy New Year 2011 to all my Followers and their Family

To all my followers: “Wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2011". May God make you more knowledgeable in the coming year and give you more prosperity than ever.”


The year 2010 is over. We did lots of things in 2010 and let us do more on 2011 and deliver our best to our work.


Thanks for all your support and vote to my articles. This gave me more energy to deliver more contents to you. Keep supporting me always in the coming year and I will try to deliver as much as I can. Stay in touch with me in the year 2011. Don’t forget to read the whole post to know more about my work in 2010.

Download VTD Video Session on LightSwitch: 23rd November 2010

Microsoft Virtual Techdays is the India’s Premier online Technical Event. This was the 10th edition of the series, started on 22nd November 2010 and continued for 3 days. On 23rd November 2010, I delivered my session on “Building Visual Studio LightSwitch Application” and the session video is online now.


If you missed to attend the session, you can view it online or download it from the given link.


Pune DevCon Event: Download Visual Studio LightSwitch Slides

It was a nice time to present myself to the audience to deliver my presentation on Visual Studio LightSwitch for Silverlight application development in Pune Developer Conference (DevCon) event organized by Pune User Group. Today my session was from 2:45pm. Though the count of attendees was low than the expected count but they really enjoyed to know about LightSwitch.


Thanks to all who attended my session. Those who were unable to attend it for any reason, can view the PPT online. You can also download it for your future reference.

Meet me at DevCon on 19th December 2010 – Speaking on LightSwitch

DevCon is a technical event to communicate, collaborate and connect with like-minded technology enthusiasts. The event comprises technology presentations, scenario showcases on the latest and most upcoming Microsoft Technologies.


Speakers focus on providing technical solutions for line of business applications allowing professionals to get insight into their structured learning experiences.


It is going to happen on 18th and 19th December 2010 in Pune, Maharashtra, India. I am going to speak on 19th December. Read the full post to know more about the session agenda and schedule. Don’t forget to register for the event.

Paginating Records in Silverlight DataGrid using PagedCollectionView

imageDo you have a huge collection of data inside your DataGrid and want to integrate Pagination to show records page by page and don’t know how to do? Then this article will help you to understand the same.


After reading this article, you will be able to integrate pagination to your DataGrid to do the paging automatically by using a simple trick. Read the complete article to know about it. Feedback/Suggestions are always appreciated.

Filtering Records in Silverlight DataGrid using PagedCollectionView


In my last article, we discussed about “Grouping Records in Silverlight DataGrid using PagedCollectionView” where we grouped our data records by column name using the PagedCollectionView.


In this article, we will see how this PagedCollectionView will help us to filter out the records based on the search keyword. Not much code but the trick done with the same class will do everything for us in some easy way. We will learn about this here in this article. Not only this, we will also see the filtering on top of the grouped records too. Read the complete article to see it in action.

Grouping Records in Silverlight DataGrid using PagedCollectionView


Do you work with Silverlight DataGrid and want to group your records inside the DataGrid in a proper manner? If so, this article is for you. Here we will learn about data grouping inside a DataGrid.


In this article, we will learn how to group data inside a Grid. We will discuss all these steps-by-step and with proper images, so that, you can understand it very easily.


The full source code has been attached. You can freely download it and that will be more helpful for you to understand. Read the complete article to learn it.

New Features Announced for Silverlight 5 Beta

Today is the 2nd December 2010, when ScottGu gave a Keynote on the future of Silverlight. There he spoke about the next version of Silverlight, yes, Silverlight 5 Beta. He gave a brief overview of the new & improved features which are coming in Silverlight 5.



Read the full post to know more about the features of Silverlight 5. Silverlight 5 Beta is not yet launched. This is just the preview of the features which are going to come in this new version.

Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch (Part–4)

image110Visual Studio LightSwitch is a new tool for building data-driven Silverlight Application using Visual Studio IDE. It automatically generates the User Interface for a DataSource without writing any code. You can write a small amount of code also to meet your requirement.


In my previous chapter “Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch (Part – 3)”, I described you how to create a DataGrid of records to insert/update/delete records.


In this chapter, I will guide you to create a List and Details screen using LightSwitch. This will show you how to integrate two or more tables into a single screen. Also, we will discuss on some custom validation. These all steps are without writing any code. We will use just the tool to improve our existing application. Read to Learn more about it.

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