Silverlight pre-cache dlls in browser cache - the secret compressed dlls as png Trick!

This is a trick used by the Bing Maps Silverlight folks – but as far as I can tell (by Binging the web) I”m the first to actually blog about this secret technique and show you how it’s done. I’m using the browser’s cache to download our dlls as PNG files from the ASPX page…

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Identifying the root of a memory leak in Silverlight using windbg

Considering all of the nasty blog comments out there you would think it be easy to create a test project to reproduce a leak – it wasn’t. I downloaded the latest version of SL4 and first attempted to create a leak using the inline template, then control template, then listbox items – all of these…

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Debugging Silverlight with windbg (finding eaten exceptions)

Lately lot’s of people are asking me the question “Isn’t Silverlight dead?” Even with the post rumors still abound strong – likely due to the prevalence of html5 in the windows 8 demo. Today two people asked me. I tell them what I tell you – stay tuned to the 2011 Build Conference September 13th . …

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Grasshopper Level 1 - Debugging Silverlight with windbg startup

Goal:The goal of this walkthrough is to find the stacktrace for a currently executing Silverlight Application and examine it in windbg. This intro will give you the information you need to “break the ice” with using windbg tool for debugging in Silverlight. Building upon these skills you will soon be able to identify memory leaks,…

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AJAX, XBAP, Silverlight

Ramblings (in response to a question)…   I would have to know a lot more about his requirements before making a recommendation. In particular – what are the skill sets of his existing resources?   I’m guessing the primary things you are looking for are ease of deployment for first-time use as subsequent updates. Performance…

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