My first Silverlight Web application

  • July 19, 2010
  • James Skemp
The more I do with Microsoft technologies the hard it becomes for me to want to move outside of them. With the .NET Framework and Visual Studio 2010, which is the best development tool I think I've ever used, it's easy to get sucked in. Since I've wanted to experiment with it for a while, and since I needed to do some kind of development after slacking off this weekend, I looked into creating a simple Silverlight application that would use the same Web service I created late last month.

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Function to Parse a Microsoft JSON DateTime returned from a WCF service in JavaScript

  • July 4, 2010
  • James Skemp
When a DateTime is converted to JSON in a WCF Web service (WebHttp in this particular case) it's semi-difficult to convert that to something we can use when we return the date to a client via JavaScript. For example: "LastPlayed":"\/Date(1278187099000-0400)\/" After almost an hour of research and goofing around with this, I've come up with the following, which seems to work just fine on Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.6, and Chrome 5.

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Tutorial: ASP.NET (C#) WCF WebHttp service with jQuery: Part 3 - Pulling JSON with jQuery

  • June 25, 2010
  • James Skemp
See the table of contents for more information. In this series we’ve started with a new loan class, that contains information about a loan, including the total amount due, how much is to be paid per payment, the interest rate, and etcetera. A method is available that will generate information about the number of payments required to pay off the loan. In the second part we created a WCF WebHttp service, or a WCF REST service, to use the class/assembly from that loan object and return XML data for GET requests.

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Tutorial: ASP.NET (C#) WCF WebHttp service with jQuery: Part 2 - WCF WebHttp service

  • June 24, 2010
  • James Skemp
See the table of contents for more information. In the last part we created a Loan object, that we determined we would later use to power our Web service. Ths object has a handful of properties and a method to update a list of payments to bring the loan to $0. This time we’re going to create a Web service to respond to requests from data. Requirements As this seems to be built for .

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Tutorial: ASP.NET (C#) WCF WebHttp service with jQuery: Table of Contents

  • June 21, 2010
  • James Skemp
A while ago (a year and a quarter) I created an amortization schedule generator in ASP.NET, as an attempt to help me determine when I could expect to have a loan paid off, depending upon how much money I threw at it. For better or worse, some of the practices I put in place aren't the best, and either way I've been meaning to tweak the interface so that I could do various comparisons.

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