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In ASP.NET 2.0, we introduced a very powerful set of application services in ASP.NET (Membership, Roles and profile).  In 3.5 we created a client library for accessing them from Ajax and .NET Clients and exposed them via WCF web services.    For more information on the base level ASP.NET appservices that this walk through is based on, please see Stefan Schackow's excellent book Professional ASP.NET 2.0 Security, Membership, and Role Management. In this tutorial I will walk you through how to access the WCF application services from a directly from the Silverlight client.  This works super well if you have a site that is already using the ASP.NET application services and you just need to access them from a Silverlight client.   (Special thanks to Helen for a good chunk of this implantation) Here is what I plan to show: 1. Login\Logout 2. Save personalization settings ... (more)

Business Apps for Silverlight 3 RTM: POCO and Authentication Provider

I have gotten lots of good comments on my series updating my Mix09 talk “building business applications with Silverlight 3”.  Some customers have asked about the “live” version I have running on one of Scott Haneslman’s servers (thanks Scott!) The demo requires (all 100% free and always free): VS2008 SP1 (Which includes Sql Express 2008) Silverlight 3 RTM .NET RIA Services July '09 Preview Also, download the full demo files and, of course, check out the running application. Scott gave me a FTP access and a web server, but I didn’t want to hassle with setting up a database (thoug... (more)

Silverlight 4 + RIA: Starting a New Project with the Business App Template

To kick off our series, I wanted to focus on our goal of helping you focus on your business, not plumbing code.  The first place you will see this in the pre-build components in the Business Application Template.  It describes a prescriptive application structure, looks great and is easily customizable. After you have successfully installed Silverlight 4 for developers (which includes RIA Services) you will have a couple of new projects in the Silverlight section.  We are going to focus on the Business Application Template. Notice this creates a single solution with two projects... (more)

Silverlight Ready for Business and .NET RIA Services Presentation

On July 30th @ 8pm  I will be doing a virtual talk at the Linked .NET User’s Group.  I encourage you to come and bring your questions on Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services.. Brad Abrams - Silverlight ready for business and .Net RIA Services - Thursday July 30, 2009, 8:00PM PDT - Register: http://events.linkedin.com/LIDNUG-Brad-Abrams-Silverlight-ready/pub/77847 ... (more)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Microsoft Silverlight

I had a great time today in my Mix2010 session on SEO for Silverlight. You can find all the slides (more than I was able to cover in the talk) here.  and the the full play-by-play of the demo (include a link to the completed solution). I started off talking why SEO matters Then I talked about three tips You can view the site live by using Bing for “my foodie Explorer Cooking Class with Joe..” or the other guys search engine equally well.  ;-) Enjoy! ... (more)