Dynamically Accessing Large Resource Files in XAML at Runtime

WPF provides ResourceDictionaries as a convenient way of adding resources like Styles to your application to be accessed when needed. However, if a non-executable resource gets very large and/or is used infrequently, resource files are a better choice than ResourceDictionairies. With WPF applications you can incorporate any non-executable resources (including data files, images, audio, and […]
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HTML5, .NET, and Silverlight: Why So Serious?

Why all the anxiety about Microsoft’s support for JavaScript+HTML5? In a perfect world, there shouldn’t be any fuss. HTML5 is the latest iteration of the HTML specification and builds into HTML a ton of goodies that developers have had to either shoehorn in with other tools (e.g. Flash), implement by misusing other tools (using CSS classes […]
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Silverlight or HTML 5?

I was teaching Learning Tree course 975: Windows® Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight Introduction a couple weeks ago and a student asked which was better, Silverlight or HTML 5. I program with both, so let me give you a few reasons why each is better than the other. Reasons why HTML 5 is better than […]
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