Category Archives: MEF

Bringing MEF and REST love to the UK and at FEST 10

Next week I’m coming to the UK where I’ll be spreading the MEF love at FEST 10 and in events in a few other cities. I’ll also be talking about REST and the new work we are doing in WCF … Continue reading 

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Open sourced .NET libraries in Mono

Recently Miguel did a post that made me smile. He talked about several libraries from Microsoft which were released under an OSS license and thus incorporated into the Mono tree and ship as part of Mono 2.8. I smiled for … Continue reading 

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Way of MEF slides and Code

Thanks to everyone who came out to the “Way of MEF” education day in Cupertino. I had a great time and you were an awesome audience. I really appreciate all the great / in-depth questions. It showed that you really … Continue reading 


MEF has shipped!!!

You might have missed it, but a few weeks ago MEF V1 shipped in .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4! As a team we’re really happy to have seen MEF hit the wild. We believe MEF helps you to build better … Continue reading 


Caveats about DeploymentCatalog

The information below was wrapped up in my previous post on DeploymentCatalog. As a bunch of folks have been asking questions on this, it seems worth to rip out on it’s own. A few caveats about DeploymentCatalog. DeploymentCatalog is a … Continue reading 

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View Model Locator – MEF Style

At MIX, Laurent Bugnion and I had a brainstorming chat around improving on the ViewModel locator “pattern” through the usage of a MEF generic locator that allows binding via indexer properties thus removing the need for a hard-coded locator. Tonite … Continue reading 

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Speaking at MIX!

Sunday I leave to Vegas to attend my first MIX. It’s exciting to finally attend this event that has such an air of mystique around it. I’ll be speaking on how you can use MEF in SL4 to partition your … Continue reading 

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Speaking on “Ignite your coding”

This Thursday, I’ll be joining John Bristowe and Joey Devilla to talk about composite applications, patterns, MEF and anything else that comes up. I am flexible This is a live webcast where questions will be taken in real time, so … Continue reading 

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Building HelloMEF – Part V – Refactoring to ViewModel

In the last post we migrated over to the new DeploymentCatalog. In this post we’ll look at refactoring the code to incorporate the MVVM pattern. Code from the last post is available here Why ViewModel? There’s a ton of content … Continue reading 

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Building Hello MEF – Part IV – DeploymentCatalog

Continuing on with the series. In part III we introduced the concept of application partitioning through the use of the PackageCatalog which ships in the Silverlight toolkit. In this post we’ll take a look at a new API known as … Continue reading 

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