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Silvelight 6 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Move Image or Object in Silverlight ?

clock December 18, 2020 08:25 by author Peter

The control that you just like drag or move with the mouse is embedded among a Border control then handle the mouse down, up and move events to create the object move among your layout panel.

See sample .xaml code:
<Canvas x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
<Border x:Name="border1"
Canvas.Top="100"
Canvas.Left="10"
MouseLeftButtonDown="border1_MouseLeftButtonDown"
MouseLeftButtonUp="border1_MouseLeftButtonUp"
MouseMove="border1_MouseMove"> 
<Image x:Name="MyImage" Source="images/Basket.png" Stretch="Uniform" ></Image>           
</Border>
</Canvas>


In the above code, a Border control is placed within the Canvas. The foremost necessary code to notice is:
MouseLeftButtonDown="border1_MouseLeftButtonDown"
MouseLeftButtonUp="border1_MouseLeftButtonUp"
MouseMove="border1_MouseMove"


The above lines outline 3 events that we tend to like to handle. because the name indicates, we are handling the mouse button down, mouse button up and mouse move events for the left mouse.

In the code behind, once the left button is pressed, we are going to set a global variable to point that user has started moving. within the mouse move event, we are going to get the current location of the mouse pointer and then set the new position for the border control. once the left mouse button is discharged, we are going to reset the global variable in order that we are going to not move the item from now on.
See the code for the code behind class:
public partial class Page : UserControl
{
// Global variable to indicate if user has clicked border
// and started/stopped moving.
private bool moving = false;
private double offSetX;
private double offSetY;
public Page()
{
InitializeComponent();
}

private void border1_MouseLeftButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
{
// Left mouse button clicked within border. start moving.
moving = true;

Point offset = e.GetPosition(border1);
offSetX = offset.X;
offSetY = offset.Y;
}

private void border1_MouseLeftButtonUp(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
{
// Left mouse button release. Stop moving.
moving = false;
}

private void border1_MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
{
if (moving)
{
    // Get the new mouse pointer position
    Canvas parent = (Canvas)this.border1.Parent;
    Point p = e.GetPosition(parent);
    double x = p.X - offSetX;
    double y = p.Y - offSetY;
    // Set the new position for the border control.
    this.border1.SetValue(Canvas.LeftProperty, x);
    this.border1.SetValue(Canvas.TopProperty, y);
}
}
}

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Silverlight Hosting- HostForLIFE.eu :: Why Should I Use Silverlight?

clock November 27, 2020 07:04 by author Peter

Why should I use Silverlight? Why does Silverlight stand ahead of all other technologies?

Well!! When I began to write small applications using Silverlight, there were many questions in my mind.

Why do we use Silverlight? What would be the reason for Silverlight when there is ASP.NET, Windows apps, and the latest WPF.

I am trying to resolve these conflicts over here.

As per my working knowledge, Microsoft released ASP.NET and the Windows Application platform. It was a great revolution for the web and the internet world.

Windows applications are called thick clients and an ASP.NET Web application is called a thin client. Since a Windows application will be installed in the client machine, it is called a thick client. Whereas in a web application, there is no installation required on the client-side.

But, there were two problems the company/developer faced.

They needed to maintain two versions for Windows and web applications. i.e. the company has to maintain two versions of the same application. Because some clients want the same application in both a Windows version and a web version. So, it becomes a great headache for companies and developers. Since it was taking not only time for the UI design/Application layer but also for code-behind work.
 
Even though Ajax is a superb concept adapted to ASP.Net for animation like some of the visual effects, still there was difficulty achieving the same UI types for both web and Windows Applications.
 
Since there is a need for two versions of applications, there is a maintenance problem.
 
So later Microsoft came up with a new technology called "WPF". WPF was introduced with a new style of markup language called XAML. There are two types of applications; one is Web browser WPF and WPF application. A WPF web browser app runs in a browser and works as a web application and the other WPF application works as a Windows application. So a developer can use the same XAML for both versions.
 
The look and feel of both versions are the same and it provides a rich UI better than a normal ASP.Net and Windows application.

But, again there was a problem; that is, again the company/developer must maintain two versions of an application:

Web browser WPF.
Normal WPF (as Win form).

So, again Microsoft came up with a new and robust technology called "SILVERLIGHT". Silverlight falls in between thin and thick client concepts.

So, in Silverlight Microsoft has introduced Silverlight applications and Silverlight out-of-browser applications. Silverlight as an out-of-browser application provides the same effect as Windows applications. Even though its run's under the sandbox and doesn't have full pledge permissions as in Windows applications, still it has some of the permissions to access local resources.

So, there is no need to maintain two versions of applications. Any Silverlight application can be converted into an Out-Of-Browser app and as well as revert it into a web app. The app will have the power of the desktop but delivered by the web.

Next, let me cover some more extra futures of Silverlight:

Smart client
 
Already I have explained the smart client concept in my previous articles.
 
A smart client is nothing but, the application will be installed on the client, and whenever the application launches, downloads the latest and also is able to handle online as well as offline with the help of a local DB.
 
Service-oriented business applications
 
Socket Programming.
 
One of the most important things is socket programming in Silverlight. First of all, what are sockets?
 
Silverlight has built-in support for sockets which creates really very interesting possibilities.
 
Suppose, if I need to update on the client-side for each update in the server, then probably I should go for polling.
 
In this polling, the client contacts the server for each regular interval of time to get the updates.
 
Even though there is no update on the server, still the client checks for updates. So, this could cause a traffic overload or unnecessary server round trips.
 
How would it be, if there is a system which sends the updates from the server whenever the data is changed?
 
In this case, sockets are relevant. So, sockets are nothing but, a listener server to listen to clients.
 
By using this socket, a client can send data to the server as well as the server can send data to the client. So, it is a two-way transaction or duplex mode.
 
The .Net framework supports sockets in the namespace "System.net.sockets".
 
I will explain about socket programming in the next chapter.
 
While operating outside the sandbox of the browser.
 
There are some restrictions for the web application so that they can not get round in the browser because of security. We can't access the system, can't write the user's disk except for cookies and HTML 5 offline storage. Also can't access devices connected to the user machine.
 
By using a Silverlight Out –of – Browser app or elevated trust these restrictions can be lifted.
 
When an application needs to look exactly alike in all platforms.
 
There is no guarantee on HTML5/web applications about rendering over different browsers. So, if you want a pixel perfect app, then Silverlight would be the better option.
 
When there is a need to support multi-touch.

ASP.NET



Silverlight Hosting- HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Custom Events on Silverlight Controls ?

clock November 20, 2020 08:56 by author Peter

Today, I am going to tell you about Custom Events on Silverlight 5 controls. Generally when you employ or develop controls the events you employ are a lot of straight forward however this case, we possess a dial therefore the 'mouseover' or click is not actually need you would like. So exactly what we need is once the dial moves to some place we need the 'position changed' event called.

To start out along with you need a few custom event args as we wish to pass the 'angle' from the dial towards the event handler inside the consuming application. Therefore the custom event args appearance such as this:
public class DialEventArgs : EventArgs
{
private double angle;
public DialEventArgs(double _Angle)
{
this.angle = _Angle;
}
public double Angle
{
get
{
return angle;
}
}
}


During this case it is a fairly straight forward class which drives from eventargs so we add a constructor which lets us established the angle property simply. Next we would like in our own control class to outline the event such as this :
public delegate void PositionChangeHandler (Object Sender, DialEventArgs e);
public event PositionChangeHandler PositionChangedEvent;
protected virtual void OnPositionChanged(DialEventArgs e)
{
PositionChangedEvent(this, e);
}


Using this set up a consuming xaml page if they utilize the control can set an event handler for that event. However first we have to truly call the event once the angle in the dial changes : In the method which sets the angle we've this code :
OnPositionChanged(new DialEventArgs(AngleOfRotation));

Currently if you get an event handler set in xaml you will get the event called in the correct time. In xaml this may look such as this:
<cc:Dial x:Name="NewKnobControl" Height="100" Width="100" PositionChangedEvent="NewKnobControl_PositionChangedEvent" Minimum="45.0" Max="135" >
<cc:Dial.KnobFace>
<Grid >
<Ellipse Fill="Aquamarine" />
<Rectangle x:Name="Indicator" Height="10" Width="49" Fill="Blue" Margin="1,45,50,45" />
</Grid>
</cc:Dial.KnobFace>
</cc:Dial>


Now inside the client code you'll need an event handler and during this case inside my demo app it's similar to this :
private void NewKnobControl_PositionChangedEvent(Object sender, DialEventArgs e)
{
// applicable values
double Angle = e.Angle;
}



Silverlight Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Use C# to Deploy AutoComplete Textbox?

clock October 9, 2020 09:32 by author Peter

In this article, you will implement an AutoComplete TextBox in Silverlight Applications using C#. An AutoCompleteBox is just a kind of TextBox in which, when you start typing, items that match are displayed in a dropdown list and you can pick an item from the list.

Step 1

Create a New “Silverlight Application” in Visual Studio and name it as you chooce (I named mine AutoCompleteBox). Now a new Silverlight Application Page (MainPage.xaml) will be generated.

Step 2

Now go to the Solution Explorer Window and right-click on "References" and click on "Add Reference".

Step 3

Now an "Add Reference" window will appear. Navigate to the .NET tab and search for System.Windows.Controls.Input reference and add it to your project.

Step 4

Now navigate to the MainPage.xaml portion in your project and add the following code for the reference:

xmlns:sdk="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation/sdk"

Step 5

A reference is added to your project and now it's time to add the AutoCompleteBox. Navigate to the XAML code and in the Grid tag add the following code:

<sdk:AutoCompleteBox Name="Colors" Width="200" Height="25"/>

An AutoCompleteBox is added to your project (here I named it Colors but it's up to you what to use).

Step 6

Now it's time to add some data in the AutoCompleteBox. To do that navigate to the .cs file of your project MainPage.xaml.cs and add the following code to the MainPage() block:

public MainPage()
{
        InitializeComponent();
        this.Colors.ItemsSource = new string[]
        {
            "Aqua","Azure","Beige","Black","Blue","Brown","Cyan","Gold","Red","Green","Yellow"
        };
}

What we are doing is that we are simply adding the data to the AutoCompleteBox whenever the MainPage is Loaded. I am here adding Name of various colors for demo purposes, you can however add your own data. Now that's all; compile and run your project and whenever you type a letter into the AutoCompleteBox an intellisenese will appear with suggestions the same as you usually see in Visual Studio.

Step 7

Now Suppose you want to Auto fill the suggestions in your AutoCompleteBox; for that you just need to add a property called IsTextCompletionEnabled to True in your XAML code like:

<sdk:AutoCompleteBox Name="Colors" Width="200" Height="25" IsTextCompletionEnabled="True"/>

Now compile and run your project; you will see that whenever you type a letter, the words related to it are automatically placed into the AutoCompleteBox.

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Silverlight Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to get unrestricted access in Silverlight 5?

clock April 24, 2020 07:18 by author Peter

As you all know Silverlight 5 released with unrestricted access in InBrowser mode which gives full control to the Silverlight developers in the client machine. This post is to describe what are the changes you need to do at the server side as well as client side to leverage the trusted application feature.Try HostForLife.eu, only with € 3.00/month, you can get a reasonable price with best service. This topic contains only brief information about why you must use Silverlight 4. So, if you want to be more familiar with Silverlight 5, you should try HostForLife.eu

Server side

- Make the IB elevated from project properties

- Sign the xap using certificate.

Client side

- Install the cert into “trusted publishers”

- Change the reg key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Silverlight\AllowElevatedTrustAppsInBrowser” to

-The “Protected mode” of browser should be turned off for the zone.

The above steps are mainly for Silverlight 4 to Silverlight 5 conversion and want to get the full trust support. If you just upgrading your projects there is no need to do above items. Just open in Visual Studio 2010 after installing the SL 5 tools.It will show the conversion wizard and just follows that. One thing you need to make sure is the reference path to Sl 5 assemblies.

Steps to setup Silverlight 5 application to have unrestricted access in IB using elevated trust mode
Ok.Now lets look at details of how we can create new SL project which access a file from c:\ in the In-Browse mode.First as usual create a Silverlight 5 Application. Then place a Button inside and wire the Click event handler.Write the below code in the handler to write a file to c:\

private void btnWriteToCDrive_Click ( object sender, RoutedEventArgs e )

{

    File.WriteAllText(@"c:\FromSL5.txt","This is written from Silverlight 5 web application in InBrowser mode");

}

Giving Elevated trust to SL 5 application

Just to go to the Silverlight 5 project properties and in the Silverlight tab check the “Require elevated trust when running in-browser” check box.See the below screen shot for reference.

Signing the xap
Next step is to sign the xap file with a certificate. Just goto Silverlight project properties and check the “Sign the Xap File” check box.If you don’t have any certificate just create a new one using the “Create Test Certificate” button.

Disable the browser protected mode

The above changes are mainly for the server side. You need to do some at client side as well.The first one is to disable the protected mode in browser.Goto the internet options and disable it.

Change registry entry

As mentioned above just change the registry entry as it is.If you cant find the key just add a DWORD and set to 1. Still I am not sure how this step is carried out in other platforms such as MAC and Linux. That’s it.Now run your application.It will create a file inside c:\ from in browser.Just uploaded the sample by removing the certificate as it give some information about my company laptop.



European Silverlight Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: PopUp Control In Silverlight

clock April 17, 2020 07:20 by author Peter

Pop Up Control is a Visual Prompt Control provided in Silverlight. There are certain times when you need to really grab the user's attention. Maybe you need to display details about a critical error. Then you can just use this control. This visual prompt is designed to simulate a dialog box.
In our Sample Application we will just demonstrate how to use it.

Create a Silverlight Project

Figure 1.1 Creating Silverlight Project


Designing the Application

Here is an idea, we will add three images (ImageControls) to our application and on theirs LeftMouseButtonDown Event we will display the PopUp. So I have taken the help of Blend 3 to design the application. It will have 3 Images as Home, Search and Reports. The following figure displays our application.

Figure 1.2 Designing our Application
Adding a PopUp Control

This is actually disturbing; you can't find the control in the toolbox. But if you start typing the control name it will satisfy you. So I have added some controls like Border, StackPanel and Displaying Text and Button to close the PupUp.
    <Popup x:Name="myPopup" Margin="-34,0,-31,0" Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="1" Height="78" VerticalAlignment="Bottom"  >    <Border CornerRadius="10" Background="Silver" BorderThickness="2" BorderBrush="Black"> 
        <StackPanel Margin="10"> 
                    <TextBlock x:Name="PopUpText"/> 
                    <Button x:Name="PopUpButton" Height="30" Width="90" Content="Close" Click="PopUpButton_Click" /> 
        </StackPanel> 
        </Border> 
    </Popup> 


PopUp Control has a unique property called IsOpen which returns a boolean value of either true or false. The default value is always false. With this concept in mind let's add some events and use this property to control the show of the PopUp.

Calling the PopUp Control
As we discussed earlier we can handle the display of the PopUp by using the property IsOpen. Now we will see how we have used in our sample application.
    private void PopUpButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) 
    { 
          myPopup.IsOpen = false; 
    } 
     
    private void Home_MouseLeftButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e) 
    { 
          PopUpText.Text = "You Clicked Home"; 
          myPopup.IsOpen = true; 
    } 
     
    private void Search_MouseLeftButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e) 
    { 
          PopUpText.Text = "You Clicked Search"; 
          myPopup.IsOpen = true; 
    } 
     
    private void Reports_MouseLeftButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e) 
    { 
          PopUpText.Text = "You Clicked Reports"; 
          myPopup.IsOpen = true; 
    } 

Running the Application
When you click different images you will be notified by the PopUp Control.

image3.gif

Figure 1.3 PopUp is displayed

That's it, we have successfully used the PopUp Control. Enjoy Coding.

 

 

 



European Silverlight Hosting - Amsterdam :: Working with the Slider Control in Silverlight 5

clock November 1, 2019 09:49 by author Peter

The Slider control in Silverlight 5 is used to allow a user to select from a range of values by sliding it along a track. You can create a horizontal or vertical slider. You can specify the range of values and the precision of movement too. The Slider class that represents this control is defined in the System.Windows.Controls namespace. Some of the commonly used properties of this class are:

To demonstrate the use of the Slider control, let us create a TextBox with some text which is enlarged or shrunk depending upon the slider value. Create a Silverlight 5 application and replace the Grid tag with the Canvas tag. Drag and drop the Slider from the Toolbox into your XAML code (between the Canvas tags). Also drag and drop an TextBox control. The sole reason for using a TextBox here instead of TextBlock is that a TextBlock does not support the Background property and we wish to specify a background here for the control containing the text.

Configure the properties of the controls as shown below:

<UserControl x:Class="Imager.MainPage"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008" xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
      mc:Ignorable="d" d:DesignWidth="640" d:DesignHeight="480">
     <Canvas x:Name="LayoutRoot" Width="640" Height="480">
         <TextBox Name="txtMsg" Canvas.Left="40" Canvas.Top="30" Height="22" Width="132" Text="Silverlight Rocks!" Background="Aqua" IsReadOnly="True"  />
         <Slider Name="slider"  Background="Transparent" Height="25" Width="150" Maximum="150" Minimum="0" SmallChange="5" ValueChanged="Slider_ValueChanged" IsDirectionReversed="False" ></Slider>

     </Canvas>
</UserControl>

The code accomplishes the following:

  • Creates a canvas of height 480 and width 640
  • Creates a TextBox with the text "Silverlight Rocks!" and positions it on the canvas at 40,30 location.
  • Creates a Slider control with transparent background, maximum 150 and minimum 0, small change (precision of movement) as 5 and height and width as 25 and 150 respectively.
  • Creates an event handler for Value Changed event of Slider.

Now open the MainPage.xaml.cs and add the following code:
public partial class MainPage : UserControl

    {
        double start, end, height, width, size;
        public MainPage()
        {
             InitializeComponent();
             //original values of the slider

            start = slider.Minimum;
            end = slider.Maximum;

            //original height and width of the text box

            height = txtMsg.Height;
            width = txtMsg.Width;
            size = txtMsg.FontSize; 
        }
        private void Slider_ValueChanged(object sender, RoutedPropertyChangedEventArgs<double> e)
        {
            // If slider has reached the beginning

            if (e.NewValue == start)
            {
                txtMsg.Height = height;
                txtMsg.Width = width;
                txtMsg.FontSize = size;
            }

            //if slider has moved forward

            if (e.NewValue > e.OldValue)
            {
                txtMsg.Height = height + e.NewValue;
                txtMsg.Width = width + e.NewValue;
                txtMsg.FontSize += 1;
            }
            else //if slider has moved backward
            {
                txtMsg.Height = txtMsg.Height - (e.OldValue-e.NewValue);
                txtMsg.Width = txtMsg.Width - (e.OldValue - e.NewValue);
                txtMsg.FontSize -= 1;
            }
        }
    }

The logic in this code is self explanatory from the comments. When you build and execute your solution and move the slider, you will see the text increasing or decreasing in size. Though this was a simple demonstration, in actual scenarios, you can customize the Slider control through its various properties. You can also enhance its design characteristics in Expression Blend 4 if required.



European Silverlight Hosting - Amsterdam :: How To Control Playback of Media Using a MediaElement of Silverlight?

clock October 18, 2019 11:42 by author Peter

We can integrate media into our Silverlight pages and WPF UserControls. The MediaElement object provides several media-specific properties. The following list describes the commonly used properties.

  •     AutoPlay: Specifies whether the MediaElement should begin playing automatically. The default value is True.
  •     IsMuted: Specifies whether the MediaElement is silenced. A value of True mutes the MediaElement. The default value is False.
  •     Stretch: Specifies how video is stretched to fill the MediaElement object. Possible values are None, Uniform, UniformToFill, and Fill. The default is Fill.
  •     Volume: Specifies the volume of the MediaElement object’s audio as a value from 0 to 1, with 1 being the loudest. The default value is 0.5.

In addition to its media-specific properties, MediaElement also has all the properties of a UIElement, such as Opacity and Clip.

Controlling Media Playback
You can control media playback by using the Play, Pause, and Stop methods of a MediaElement object.
<Canvas
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/client/2007"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" Loaded="CanvasLoaded">
    <MediaElement x:Name="MyMedia" Stretch="Uniform"
        Source="/images/Silverlight_Small.wmv" Height="200" Width="200" />
  <Canvas x:Name="ButtonPanel">
      <Canvas Background="Red" Canvas.Left="10" Canvas.Top="185" Height="25" Width="50"
        MouseLeftButtonDown="StopMedia" Cursor="Hand">
        <Rectangle Height="30" Width="40" Canvas.Left="10" />
        <TextBlock Text="Stop" Canvas.Left="10" Foreground="Yellow" />
       </Canvas>
       
       <Canvas Background="Green" Canvas.Left="70" Canvas.Top="185" Height="25" Width="50"
        MouseLeftButtonDown="PlayMedia" Cursor="Hand">
        <Rectangle Height="30" Width="40" Canvas.Left="10" />
        <TextBlock Text="Play" Canvas.Left="10" Foreground="Yellow" />
       </Canvas>
       
       <Canvas Background="Blue" Canvas.Left="130" Canvas.Top="185" Height="25" Width="60"
        MouseLeftButtonDown="PauseMedia" Cursor="Hand">
        <Rectangle Height="30" Width="40" Canvas.Left="10" />
        <TextBlock Text="Pause" Canvas.Left="10" Foreground="Yellow" />
       </Canvas>
       
       <Canvas Background="Black" Canvas.Left="10" Canvas.Top="215" Height="25" Width="180"
        MouseLeftButtonDown="ToggleFullScreen" Cursor="Hand">
        <Rectangle Height="30" Width="40" Canvas.Left="10" />
        <TextBlock Text="Full Screen" Canvas.Left="55" Foreground="Yellow" />
       </Canvas>
    </Canvas>
  </Canvas>    

// --------- JavaScript Code to control the Media object -------------
// Fires when Canvas is loaded
function CanvasLoaded(sender, args)
{
    var canvas = sender.getHost();
    canvas.content.onfullScreenChange = onFullScreenChanged;                            
}
// Fires when Full screen is changed
function onFullScreenChanged(sender, args)
{
    var canvas = sender.getHost();
    var buttonPanel = sender.findName("ButtonPanel");
    // Change the opacity of the button panel so that in the full screen it disappears and in normal screen it appears
    if (canvas.content.fullScreen == true)
        buttonPanel.opacity = 0;
    else
        buttonPanel.opacity = 1;
    // change the media object height and width to the canvas height and width
    var media = sender.findName("MyMedia");
    media.width = canvas.content.actualWidth;
    media.height = canvas.content.actualHeight;
}
//Fires when Full Screen button is clicked
function ToggleFullScreen(sender, args)
{
    var canvas = sender.getHost();
    canvas.content.fullScreen = !canvas.content.fullScreen;
}
// Fires when Stop button is clicked
function StopMedia(sender, args)
{
    sender.findName("MyMedia").stop();
}
// Fires when Play button is clicked
function PlayMedia(sender, args)
{
    sender.findName("MyMedia").play();
}
// Fires when Pause button is clicked
function PauseMedia(sender, args)
{
    sender.findName("MyMedia").pause();

Hope this helps!!



Silverlight Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: Overcome Silverlight Caching when using CRM OData Endpoint

clock August 30, 2019 12:31 by author Peter

The Problem

Recently I was creating a Silverlight based app for one of our customers on my Silverlight 5 Hosting. The applications runs on the contact form embedded in an IFrame. It used OData to retrieve a defined set of columns for the contact. All was looking nice, until I noticed, that after changing some of the columns and saving the contact, my Silverlight application still used old data – even after refreshing the page.

Internally it used an HttpWebRequest object to retrieve data from CRM via a URL like /XrmServices/2011/OrganizationData.svc/ContactSet(GUID’{0}’)?$select=FullName. Unfortunately Silverlight aggressively caches Web-Requests. Since the URL for a contact never changes, Silverlight does not even really do a further request and pulls data from the cache instead. The HttpWebRequest class in the Silverlight Framework does not provide means to disable caching. There are a lot of posts and forum topics out there discussing that problem.

The solution
Obviously the problem is, that the URL does not change. To overcome the caching issue, we just have to make sure, the address changes on every request. The solution I came up with was simply adding a made up parameter to the URL. Fortunately the OData Endpoint simply ignores unknown parameters. I called it ignoreCache, but of course any name will do here. The value of that parameter will be set to basically the current time. Now the URL changes on every request and we can work with the actual data:

Dim urlRaw As String = String.Format(“/XrmServices/2011/OrganizationData.svc/ContactSet(GUID’{0}’)?$select=FullName&IgnoreCache={1}”, id, Date.Now.TimeOfDay.Ticks)



Silverlight 5 Hosting UK - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to fixed Silverlight Control Content always null from Javascript Access

clock August 16, 2019 09:39 by author Peter

Today, I am going to show you how to fixed Silverlight 5 Control Content always null from Javascript Access. I got an Error when  I try to access the Silverlight object from the client side. Here’s the following snippet code from client site.

function search() {
            try {
                var silverLightControl = document.getElementById("silverlightControl");
                silverLightControl.Content.Page.SetUser(document.getElementById("txtUser").value);
            } catch (e) {
                alert(e.description);
            }
        }

The page with silverlight object embedded
    <div id="silverlightControl">
        <object data="data:application/x-silverlight-2," type="application/x-silverlight-2" width="100%" height="100%">
          <param name="source" value="ClientBin/SLAspxCommunication.xap"/>
          <param name="onError" value="onSilverlightError" />
          <param name="background" value="white" />
          <param name="minRuntimeVersion" value="5.0.61118.0" />
          <param name="autoUpgrade" value="true" />
          <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=149156&v=5.0.61118.0" style="text-decoration:none">
               <img src="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=161376" alt="Get Microsoft Silverlight" style="border-style:none"/>
          </a>
        </object><iframe id="_sl_historyFrame" style="visibility:hidden;height:0px;width:0px;border:0px"></iframe></div>


At the silverlight object class,  we have registered the page as javascriptable object with following line

HtmlPage.RegisterScriptableObject("Page", this);

public MainPage()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
            _users = GenerateList();
            HtmlPage.RegisterScriptableObject("Page", this);
        }


The function looks simple that I just want to call the Silverlight function to search the user, unfortunately. This error message below always popped up.

When I debug the process, it indicate that the control did not contain a Content element.  This Error
var silverLightControl = document.getElementById("silverlightControl");

It will load the Div Control instead of the object container that host the silverlight object.  After I set the id to be silverlightControl for the object tag. then  search function funtion well and access the SetUser function in the silverlight object.
   <div>
        <object data="data:application/x-silverlight-2," type="application/x-silverlight-2" width="100%" height="100%" id="silverlightControl">
          <param name="source" value="ClientBin/SLAspxCommunication.xap"/>
          <param name="onError" value="onSilverlightError" />
          <param name="background" value="white" />
          <param name="minRuntimeVersion" value="5.0.61118.0" />
          <param name="autoUpgrade" value="true" />
          <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=149156&v=5.0.61118.0" style="text-decoration:none">
               <img src="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=161376" alt="Get Microsoft Silverlight" style="border-style:none"/>
          </a>
        </object><iframe id="_sl_historyFrame" style="visibility:hidden;height:0px;width:0px;border:0px"></iframe></div>



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