The first day of Silverlight 4 training took a slight deviation from the original agenda. Based on a “show of hands”, I decided to delve into a 1-hour session on the basics of creating XAML and what Silverlight is meant to do. I also discussed where its getting competition from and how it should fit into the Enterprise Application Developer’s tool box. The second part of the session covered WCF and Entity Framework basics as well as data-binding and WCF RIA Services creation. I talked about cross-domain scripting and mentioned the cross-domain-policy file that is necessary to work around this issue in the enterprise.
Those who stayed 10 minutes after the end saw a successful database update occur using the “SubmitChanges” operation on the RIA Services data context in Silverlight 4.
The files associated with this first day are posted here. Each “Solution” that was created during the training is Zipped and linked for you to download.
Basics Demo Silverlight_Basic
WCF Data Access Demo WCF_Data