Accessing a WCF Service WinRT vs Silverlight

Hi, last few days I got some questions from few folks that they are confused on how to call a WCF service in WinRT (Windows 8). This confusion occurs mainly if you are Silverlight dev or Windows Phone 7.5 dev and you are used to the traditional async method and the CompletedEvent. In Silverlight these … Continue reading Accessing a WCF Service WinRT vs Silverlight

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Silverlight Dispatcher

Threading in Silverlight is simple and have very few classes and limited functionality. In Silverlight we rarely go for the threading since the platform itself is asynchronous. Click to read how to do asynchronous programming in C# 5.0 In Silverlight the  main thread is incorporated with the Dispatcher, and we can use the BeginInvoke method … Continue reading Silverlight Dispatcher

Singleton Pattern

Singleton pattern is a simple design pattern in software practice and sometimes considered as an anti-pattern due its tight coupling nature. A very simple non thread safe implementation of the Singleton pattern would be like this. Singleton non thread safe class Singleton {   privatestatic Singleton _instance;   private Singleton()   {     Console.WriteLine("Singleton instantiated"); … Continue reading Singleton Pattern