I work for a large entertainment company and in our division we started developing Silverlight application using CSLA 3.8.2, Silverlight 3, MVVM, with Sybase backend. We are very happy with the result and we were also able to house our silverlight app inside a Powerbuilder window using Web Browser OLE control. This will allow us to start moving away from Powerbuilder development without changing how the users use our application.
Thank you for such a great product.
PS. Hopefully we get the CSLA version for SL4 soon.
I am glad you have had a good experience and that your project is going well - thank you for sharing your thoughts!
We have a legacy product in PowerBuilder as well - what an interesting concept.
So you have a Web Browser OLE control - are you supplying html with a silverlight object tag somehow (supplying initparms to indicate perhaps the control to show) or are you pointing to an actual page on a site that has the Silverlight application?
How are you passing authentication context from the PB app to the Silverlight app?
We are for now just pointing to an actual page on the site. Since the Web Browser OLE control does not show the address field or any of the IE header, the users cannot change to other sites or pages. They may not even know they are using Silverlight in the background.
We are right now just passing the database session_id through querystring and resolving the users authorization inside Silvelight.
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