Cloning Entities in Silverlight

Here's a nice little extension method that returns a deep copy of a relatively simple object - like an Entity or a Data Transfer Object. It is based on the DataContractSerializer, so the object should be serializable through XML or a DataContract. The extension works from Silverlight 2 upwards... [More]

Themebuilding in Silverlight

In this short article I'll show you how to transform a resource dictionary with colors, brushes, styles and templates into a real theme - à la Silverlight toolkit themes - and how to apply it to a region in the user interface. I'll build a theme called Glass. Building the theme Ea... [More]

Using the Prism 4.0 Event Aggregator

This article illustrates the problems that occur when you use regular events for intercomponent communication in a composite application. It shows how to solve these problems by implementing the Mediator design pattern, using the Event Aggregator from the Prism 4.0 framework as an exa... [More]

Very Spatial Wishes

Last year I encountered this T-SQL script on a MSDN Forum. Run it in SQL Management Studio (not Visual Studio!), and select 'Spatial Results': -- Original Source:   -- Prepare the scene CREAT... [More]