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2008 Blog posts

Silverlight 2.0 Cross Domain Policy File Checker


In order to make Cross Domain calls in Silverlight 2 applications, the server you wish to download data from must have a Policy File in place that allows access to your site. I have created a Silverlight Application in which you can check the content of the Policy Files (if exists).

Click on the image below to try the application

Try application

Silverlight 2.0 Locator for Objectmap


I have created a new Silverlight 2 Control which is used in the Objectmap website. This control makes it easy for the customers of accounts to find their nearest object (branch, offices or sales outlet). They can also immediately retrieve dynamic directions to this location or link to a more info page.

Have a look at this demopage, sorry in Dutch only.

This control uses: Cross Domain WCF networking, Data Binding, Isolated Storage Settings, Google Maps API calls, Cross Domain HTML Bridge and Styling.

SQL Server 2008 HierarchyID Data Type


The Dutch Microsoft .NET magazine #22 (September 2008) contains an article I have written an Introduction to the SQL Server 2008 HierarchyID Data Type. You can download the complete source of the article here. In this source I also fixed the problem with the IsDescendant() method. This method was renamed in RC0, my article was based on a Beta. The method is renamed to IsDescendantOf() and the argument has also changed.

The article is available online in PDF format on Please note that the article is in Dutch. The complete .NET magazine #22 is available online here.

PEAK-IT Summer DevNight 2008


On Juny 3, I did a Visual Studio 2008 presentation on the PEAK-IT Summer DevNight 2008 at the Fulcotheater in IJsselstein.

You can download the slide deck here.

I had a good time presenting this sessions. I hope it was a useful for you as well.

Silverlight 2.0 RollMenu


I have created a RollMenu control in Silverlight 2 Beta 2. It uses an Xml file to configure the menu items.

Click on following image for a live demo.

Live Demo

Hot Technologies Day


On June 17, I did two sessions on the Hot Technologies Day for Achmea (Interpolis) in Tilburg. I have given many trainings (C#, ASP.NET 2.0, AJAX, SQL2005, VS2008) at Achmea the last year. It is a very innovative company and very fun to work for.

This Hot Technologies Day was a mini seminar with 4 sessions: Silverlight 2, VSTS DB Pro, LINQ + Entity Framework, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Here is a picture of me taken during the Silverlight 2 session:

In the Silverlight 2 session I gave an overview of Silverlight 2 Beta 2. You can download the slide deck here.

In the LINQ + Entity Framework session I gave an overview of C# 3.0, LINQ, LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework. You can download the slide deck here.

Generic BidirectionalAssociationCollection


Bidirectional associations are easy to design but difficult to program. You must write lot's of synchronization code with the risk of making mistakes. Have a look at the following example in which there is a bidirectional association between Employee (Employer) and Company (Employees).

The synchronization code is implemented in the AddEmployee(), RemoveEmployee() and the (Set)Employer methods.

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