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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Silverlight Applications. Part 2

In the first part of the article I described the way to implement the deep linking feature in MVVM-based Silverlight application. In this post I am going to describe two other important functionalities that  should be implemented to achieve great level of search engine optimization. First on is sitemaps and second one is html content providing. Sitemap for Silverlight applications As soon as the application is able to work with deep links, I can start implementing support of Sitemaps. The application should be able to generate automatically links to any content within the application or to...

Rumors: Silverlight for iPhone

About 5 hours ago people in Twitter started posting twitts that Apple was going to announce supporting of Silverlight development for iPhone platform. Probably, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer himself will introduce that fact. This should happen on the upcoming Apple World Wide Developers Conference in early June. read all details here. PS As the official twitter of the Microsoft corporation informed “Steve Ballmer not speaking at Apple Dev Conf. Nor appearing on Dancing with the Stars. Nor riding in the Belmont. Just FYI” Tagged: iPhone , Silverlight , Microsoft ,...

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Silverlight Applications. Part 1

Introduction As I announced earlier here and here, I prepared a session for the remix.ru conference about SEO for Silverlight applications and published a demo application. Several days ago all my materials (Power Point presentation, video tutorial, sources etc) were published on the Techdays server. As the main language of the conference was Russian, I had prepared all stuff in Russian as well. It was the first reason to write detailed post here in English. The second reason was I had no time to cover all details of implementation in the video tutorial. Basics I am...

Silverlight 4 Toolkit, Wcf Ria Services and Ria Services Toolkit have been released

Silverlight 4 Toolkit, Wcf Ria Services and Wcf Ria Services Toolkit have not been released with Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 4. The reason of such politic is these components depend on Silverlight framework and cannot be released together. Today, May 17th, the Silverlight team announces the final release. There are several options how to install the components onto your computer: Web Platform Installer. Use it to download and install components on a clean computer (no betas and RCs). You can download all components directly from the Microsoft web site and...

Published Silverlight SEO Sample Application for the Remix.Ru Conference

I have published an demo application that covers implementing SEO rules in the Silverlight MVVM application. The application is a job board that contains two pages – List of vacancies and Vacancy details. An User can navigate between them and filter list of vacancies by Region. The The application implements the most important SEO rules - deep linking, Site map for the deep links and readable site content for non-Silverlight clients (Search engines, Browsers without Silverlight plug-in etc.). You can find and test the application here. Just click the mentioned link, if you want to open silverlight version...

To Remember: Deployment of Silverlight Applications With Wcf Ria Services

Load operation failed for query '...'. The remote server returned an error: NotFound.   at System.ServiceModel.DomainServices.Client.OperationBase.Complete(Exception error) at System.ServiceModel.DomainServices.Client.LoadOperation.Complete(Exception error) at System.ServiceModel.DomainServices.Client.DomainContext.CompleteLoad(IAsyncResult asyncResult) at System.ServiceModel.DomainServices.Client.DomainContext.<>c__DisplayClass1b.<Load>b__17(Object ) If you get the Load Operation Failed error, check following sections System.ServiceModel.DomainServices.Hosting.dll,  and System.ServiceModel.DomainServices.Server.dll System.ServiceModel.DomainServices.Hosting.OData.dll should be added to the bin folder of the web application (Select the assembly in the list of references, press F4, set Copy Local...