'How To' for SimpleApp (or an app like it)

'How To' for SimpleApp (or an app like it)

Old forum URL: forums.lhotka.net/forums/t/10200.aspx

matt tag posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011

I have the unenviable task of learning Silverlight from scratch along with CSLA 4.0. 

Some background on my skillset- I've been using Winforms forever, CSLA since 1.51.  I also have some experience in WPF, so XAML won't be entirely new to me.


'SimpleApp' looks to be a decent bare-bones app, what would really be useful, though, is a walkthrough for creating an app like this (so I know what project types each of the 4 projects are), and some background as to why things are broken out the way they are (which is more on the Silverlight learning curve, I guess

Is such a walkthrough covered in the videos? Or one of the available e-Books?

I started with a Silverlight walkthrough app that didn't use CSLA, it seemed like I was going to have to throw out most of what I learned, though when I brought CSLA into the picture, so now I'm seeing if there's a resource that will step me through it all at once.


RockfordLhotka replied on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Here's my recommendation.

  1. Look at SimpleApp - it is simple :)
  2. Look at Samples\Net\cs\SimpleNTier - it is slightly less simple, but has a nice n-tier Silverlight implementation
  3. Get the Using CSLA 4 ebook series - it currently provides good information about creating the business classes (book 2) and the data access (book 3) - and I'm rapidly completing the data portal book (book 4)
  4. Also get the CSLA 4 MVVM video series, because it provides good information on how to create the Silverlight UI and bind it to the business objects - until book 5 of the ebook series comes out, this is the best info on creating a Silverlight UI over CSLA objects


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