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MVVM Light template and WCF services (or any ASP.NET application for that matter)

.NET, MVVM, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Work
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 4 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

I was recently made aware of a couple of people having issues with WCF services (or ASP.NET applications) when using the MVVM Light project template for Silverlight. There is a blog post and a StackOverflow question, so what exactly is happening there?

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Microsoft Shape

.NET, IdentityMine, Phone, Silverlight 4 Unleashed, Technical stuff, WCF, Windows Phone, Work, WPF
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 3 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

Today I have been invited by Microsoft Switzerland to present three of our awesome Windows Phone 7 applications on stage at their yearly Shape conference. It was a great moment, and I felt super proud to show the IMDb app, the Twitter app and the SBB Mobile app. The response was excellent, I didn’t have one single demo effect, was able to stream a movie preview live from the IMDb app, to show most features of the Twitter app, to load a timetable and purchase a ticket from the SBB app, and all this in slightly more than 10 minutes! How cool is that??

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Crowdsourcing MVVM Light Toolkit support

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Windows Phone, Work
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Considering the number of emails that are sent to me asking for support for MVVM Light toolkit, I find myself unable to answer all of them in sufficient time to make me feel good.

In consequence, I started to send the following message in response to support queries, either per email or on the MVVM Light Codeplex discussion page.

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Small change in MVVM Light Toolkit templates for Blend 4 RC

.NET, Blend, MVVM, Phone, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Windows Phone, Work
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Ah, the joy of new releases… You will find that the MVVM Light Toolkit works fine with Visual Studio 2010 RTM and Blend 4 RC except for a few adjustments:

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Posting the source code for my #mix09 and #techdays (Belgium) talk

.NET, Blend, IdentityMine, MIX, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Work, WPF
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Note: I just updated the title for this article, sorry to all of you who were waiting for the TechDays Belgium source code and didn’t realize it was here :)

I just posted the source code of the demo applications I used in my MIX09 talk “Working across the client continuum”.

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My #MIX09 session is available in video

.NET, IdentityMine, MIX, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Work, WPF
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MIX09 is over, people are slowly going back home. I will be flying home tomorrow, quite a long trip since I will reach Zurich only on Sunday morning.

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Reminder: My talk at #MIX09

.NET, IdentityMine, MIX, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Work, WPF
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Tomorrow Thursday 19th of March 2009

Location: Delfino 4105

Working across the .NET continuum

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TechDays Belgium is over

.NET, Blend, IdentityMine, Silverlight, TechDays, Technical stuff, WCF, Work, WPF
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I just held two talks in Antwerp, Belgium, for TechDays and it was really nice. First the Belgian team did a fantastic work welcoming the speakers, and as far as I could say, the attendees were also taken care of in an exemplary way. We had just a small incident (there was a power breakdown about 15 minutes before my show and the whole center went black), but noone panicked and it was taken care of with a lot of care. We started the sessions only 15 minutes late on the last day. Everyone stayed calm. I also want to especially mention the technical teams who were simply AMAZING. Such a great work. Before my first session, the technician called my mobile to tell me that he was available and I could go to the room if I wanted. Once there, they totally made me feel at home, were efficient, polite and interested, and even gave feedback after the talk. I would work again with such a team any time!!

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Talking at MIX09: Las Vegas and the continuum

.NET, Blend, IdentityMine, JavaScript, MIX, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Work, WPF
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One of my dreams is going to come true: Since the very first time I attended MIX in 2006, I have wanted to talk there. MIX has a very special meaning for me. It is in the Venetian conference rooms that I heard about Windows Presentation Foundation and what would later become Silverlight. It is there that me and my two colleagues Andreas and James decided that we wanted WPF for the project we had just started at Siemens. A decision that was definitely the right one, from a technical point of view but also from a user experience point of view. It is at MIX 2007 that I started to talk to people from my current firm IdentityMine about the possibility to join them, which I did in December 2008.

In short, the MIX conference has a special place in my professional life, and I am very glad and honored to announce that one of the sessions I proposed has been accepted. Yes, I will be talking at MIX 2009! My session just appeared on the sessions list at
https://content.visitmix.com/2009/sessions/

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