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II. Prism solution based on the Biz App Template

A couple words on Silverlight & Modularity

If you browse the web you would find few articles on modular RIA Services applications.
Even if you visit the blog of Brad Abrams and open Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services you will notice the post about Modular Development is not written yet.

This post belongs to RIA Services MVVM Prism LoB Application series, read Introduction post to find out more about it.
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I. RIA Services MVVM Prism LoB App – Introduction

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Translated to “human language”, a part of my bachelor thesis is implementation of modular business silverlight application build upon MVVM (Separated presentation) pattern and WCF RIA Services (simplifies the development of n-tier RIA solutions).

Application is published under open-source license and is located on CodePlex so you can download the source code and explore how this or that was done.

I decided to write a few separate articles to describe the solution.

List of articles

Note: I plan to publish at least one article every week, so come back in month or two if you are interested.

Teleco Systems Login Page

Teleco Systems Login Page

How to: Create an advanced SketchFlow Prototype

Login view sketch

I’m working on a Silverlight demo LoB application as a part of my bachelor thesis and I made a UI prototype with a couple of screens containing sample data and some basic functionality like navigating through screens, autocomplete boxes, some pop-up windows…

At first, check out the SketchFlow prototype (or just PDF exported document) which I’m going to describe here, to see whether the rest of article is interesting for you.

Download the source code of the project.

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Enable associated entities to load with base entity

Associated entitites I encoutered a problem, when I wanted to load Employees entities also with some associated entities at once, from the well-known AdwentureWorks database model (in Entity Framework) via DomainService/Context in a .NET RIA Services SL Application.

So if you encountered the same problem, that initially your associated/referenced entities are null when loaded, read more to see how to solve this issue.

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Localization of Silverlight Business Application (sample)

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Illustration

Although it looks that localization of Silverlight Business Applications is not worth of writing a post, there are some really inconspicuous problems which you have to resolve.

If you want to localize the application by creating resource files of strings for a particual language (AppStrings.sk-SK.resx, AppString.de-DE.resx) you should definitely read this post (with sample source-code) to not get into trouble.

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Silverlight Application: Google Search (updated)

This application uses Google Search API and behaves like Internet Search Application with option to preview desired page in web browser directly in this application.

Layout

Layout

Out of Browser

Out of Browser

Installation

Installation


Read more to get know how I built it and download the source code.
Update: The project was published on CodePlex: slgooglesearch.codeplex.com

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