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Silverlight 4 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: PathListBox for Motion Path Animation Silverlight 4

clock November 26, 2010 06:15 by author Jervis

The PathListBox control is a cool new addition to the Blend 4 SDK, and allows the elements inside a ListBox to lay out along any Path control shape. You’ll need to install the Blend 4 SDK to get access to the PathListBox control, but note that this is available outside of Expression Blend 4 (you don’t need to purchase or install Blend 4).

Open Blend 4 and expand the Asset Library. To quickly find the PathListBox control, type PathListBox into the search box.



Draw a PathListBox control onto the artboard, and give it a name of “pathListBox1”

- In order for the PathListBox to determine the shape that its Items should follow, you’ll need to draw out a Path control. Select the Pen tool and draw out a shape.



We only want to use the Path for its shape information, so let’s hide its visual representation. Set the Fill and Stroke to “No Brush” (you can quickly do this by select “Reset” from the Advanced Property Options – that little square to the right of the brush selection).



Now, select the PathListBox control, and in the Properties Panel, go to the Items Layout category and click the Artboard Element Picker. Then select the Path that you created in the previous step by clicking on it in the Artboard.



Select the main UserControl in the Objects and Timeline Panel.



Go to the Events Panel in the Properties Panel and double-click the Loaded event.



Add a little bit of code inside the Loaded event, which fills the PathListBox with an array of characters (note that we can data bind a character array to the Items Source of a control):

private void UserControl_Loaded(object sender,
System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs e)
{
        // TODO: Add event handler implementation here.
    string data = @"This is the theme to Gary's Show, the theme to Gary's show.
                                Gary called me up and asked me if I'd write his theme song.";
    pathListBox1.ItemsSource = data.ToCharArray();
   

}


Run the project by hitting F5.



Let’s try animating these chars. Add a new Storyboard named sbAnimateChars.



Select the Storyboard (by clicking its name just above the Objects and Timeline Panel), and set its RepeatBehavior to “Forever”



Fast-forward the timeline for the storyboard a second or so.



From the toolbox, grab the Direct Selection tool and drag around the points within your Path element (Blend records changes in Path points within a Storyboard for you).



Add another line of code into the MainPage_Loaded event handler, to start the Storyboard up:

sbAnimateChars.Begin();

Run the project. You’ll see the characters animated on the Path.

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Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



Silverlight 4 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Clean Up Your Broken Silverlight Installation

clock November 24, 2010 11:54 by author Jervis

If Silverlight isn't working for you and you are getting errors trying to either uninstall, reinstall or upgrade Silverlight the steps below might help you. Note that I'm not listing all the steps to remove every trace of Silverlight from your machine. These steps are just meant to clean up enough so that future attempts to install, upgrade or uninstall don't fail.

Standard warnings about editing your registry apply. Be careful that you only delete what I say to delete below. If you delete too much by accident it is quite likely that you will break something and there is no way to undo accidental changes.

Steps to clean up a machine to fix a broken Silverlight installation:


- In the Control Panel, open the Add/Remove Programs applet (Programs on Vista) and uninstall Microsoft Silverlight if it is shown as installed by clicking on it and then clicking Uninstall or Remove. If you get an error on this step (for example a dialog saying that the msi file cannot be found), just continue on to the next step

- Using regedit, navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Silverlight and delete the key.
From an administrator command shell you can do this by running:
reg delete HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Silverlight /f


- Using Windows Explorer, delete the “Microsoft Silverlight” directory from under Program Files.
From an administrator command shell on an x86 you can do this by running:
rmdir /s /q "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Silverlight


If you are on a 64-bit version of Windows, substitute ProgramFiles(x86):
rmdir /s /q "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Silverlight


Conclusion

If you have any problem with your Silverlight, you can host your site with us. You can only need to spend $5.00/month to get professional Silverlight hosting.



Silverlight 4 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Local Database in Silverlight 4

clock November 22, 2010 16:15 by author Jervis

In this article we will see how we can use a local DB from the project folder.

First, we need to create Silverlight  project.



Let's include a Database file to the project. As Silverlight project is the client project we cannot have the Database file there, so we should have it in Web project.

Ideally we should keep the Database file in App_Data folder, but it's not mandatory to keep there, you can keep in other folder too.

Let's follow the ideal situation and keep the Database file in App_Data folder.



As you see in above image, the EmployeeDB.mdf is created.

The Server Explorer would give you the Database information as shown in below image.



Let's create a Table with the following information.






Name the Table and save it.



Let's add some sample data to the Table from the Server explorer.



Now that we have finished configuring the Database and Table.

Let's add a model to the project which would help us for the database operations. Yes, Entity Data Model is the right choice, let's add one.



Add the Connection and the Entity name for the Database.





Select the table or tables that you need to operate on.



After we are done with the wizard, it would give the following model information in the designer.



Further you can proceed to perform the CRUD operation.

Hope this article is helpful.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

-
DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



Silverlight 4 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Unhandled Error in Silverlight Application Code: 2104

clock November 16, 2010 06:59 by author Jervis

ERROR:



Solution:

When you add a Silverlight project to a solution, Visual Studio will ask you if you would like to create new web site to host it, or choose an existing one in your solution.  I choose an existing one.  By default, Visual Studio creates this in your HTML markup to host a Silverlight application:

    <div id="silverlight">

        <object data="data:application/x-silverlight-2," type="application/x-silverlight-2">
               
          <param name="source" value="ClientBin/MySilverlightApp.xap"/>
          <param name="onError" value="onSilverlightError" />
          <param name="background" value="white" />
          <param name="minRuntimeVersion" value="3.0.40624.0" />
          <param name="autoUpgrade" value="true" />
          <param name="initParams" value="page=UserRegistrationView" />

          <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=149156&v=3.0.40624.0" style="text-decoration:none">
               <img src="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108181" alt="Get Microsoft Silverlight" style="border-style:none"/>
          </a>         

        </object>       

        <iframe id="_sl_historyFrame" style="visibility:hidden;height:0px;width:0px;border:0px"></iframe>
    </div>

Visual Studio does not account for the URL rewriting that comes with MVC and by default the path to xap file is wrong.  Change the source parameter to be rooted like so:

          <param name="source" value="/ClientBin/MySilverlightApp.xap"/>

Hope this help to solve your problem. J


Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization – as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal’s top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients’ critical sites and services.



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