Making your Objects Serializable – Part 1 (Overview)

Before I get ahead of myself, lets start by defining what serialization is.  In a nutshell its basically a way to convert your object into another form such as XML or binary.   There is also the opposite notion of DeSerialization which is the act of taking your object that is in XML or binary form into an actual .Net object.  Here is wikipedia’s definition … Continue reading Making your Objects Serializable – Part 1 (Overview)

ASP.Net Tip – CSS Styles applied on Server Controls

In this decade of web development, there is beauty in the design and simplicity of CSS styles applied on HTML elements.  The ability to apply simple keywords over any element and change its graphical/textual properties is powerful and easy.  The code below gives an example of how CSS & Javascript events are so simple to apply At first glance, the ASP.Net controls that ship out … Continue reading ASP.Net Tip – CSS Styles applied on Server Controls

MEF Now Supports Silverlight!

MEF or the Managed Extensibility Framework has come out with Preview 6 and now supports the Silverlight platform.  This will allow some killer apps to take advantage of MEF capabilities. If you’ve been in the closet lately, MEF simplifies plug-in architecture for .Net applications.  And so imagine adding 3rd party extensions to your enterprise Silverlight application.  This takes Silverlight to a whole new level.  Try … Continue reading MEF Now Supports Silverlight!

RIA Services CTP Gripes

The latest RIA Services CTP came out in July to support the Silverlight 3 RTW.  Now before I start, let me say that I think the problem that RIA Services is trying to solve and the way its doing it is great.  Silverlight won’t be seriously considered for alot of business projects without RIA Services.  Namely the ability to easily communicate between server and client … Continue reading RIA Services CTP Gripes