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Braulio Díez Botella blog July 2009 Entries
Export Canvas to PNG and save it in your local folder
** Just a last minute update, from Arnoud: Found the ultimate Silverlight PNG encoder with zip-compression.. And about the license, can be used for commercial purpose (check this thread: And about... saving a canvas as PNG compressed: http://imagetools.codeplex.... the content of a canvas to a file Hope to get some extra time to create a new post with ......

Posted On Sunday, July 12, 2009 9:15 PM

Extending autogenerated proxy entities
When you add a WCF service referencein your Silverlight project you get for free a powerful autogenerated proxy: collections are ObservableCollection based, even the entities have already implemented the FireNotification on the set method ( it’s a good exercise to make a “go to definition” and explore the autogenerated classes code). All this is great but… what happens if you need to extend an autogenerated entity? Let’s say I have the following scenario: - A service provides me with a list of expected ......

Posted On Saturday, July 11, 2009 2:07 PM

SL Calling same domain WCF located service zero configuration
SL Calling same domain WCF located service zero configuration Nice stuff… in my app’s I use to have a config.xml file associated to my Silverlight application, it included an entry to specify the root url to access the WCF services that I need to call in my app. It was a pain on the neck swapping between localhost and server mode (remember always to set the right config. Blah blah…), googling a bit I have found nice solution… why do you need to host that root url in a file? You already can grab it ......

Posted On Friday, July 10, 2009 10:59 PM

Silverlight Service calls errors on URL without WWW
One of the SL app’s that I have developed (http://www.dbschemaeditor.... calls services that are located on the sames domain… so far so good. Some weeks ago a user was complaining that in some occasions the application thrown a “Connection failed” message whenever he tried to login, … researching a bit on the issue I found that the user was typing in the url address (no WWW), what happens in this case? It’s treated as a cross domain call !! (request for clientaccesspolicy.xml ......

Posted On Friday, July 10, 2009 3:11 PM

Posting again on Geeks with Blogs, this time just Silverlight

I got a MVP award from Microsoft on Silverlight. Altough I already manage a generic .net site + blog (, I have decided to reopen my blog here at Geek with blogs just to talk about Silverlight.

Hope to start posting soon interesting stuff :-).

Posted On Monday, July 6, 2009 2:39 PM

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