Introduction to Silverlight Session at Nova Code Camp 2011

by Van 23. November 2011 11:13

Silverlight (5.64 mb)


At last I am finally getting my code out for the Introductory Silverlight presentation I did at Nova Code Camp. Sorry this took so long but my life was disrupted flooding my basement. Another story for another day.

Nova Code Camp 2010.2

by Van 13. December 2010 02:19

Thanks to everyone who attended my Nova Code Camp presentation. Since the code samples are the same as Richmond Code Camp, you can check out that blog post on for the samples.


During my talk I was asked by several people about accessing data in a SharePoint List. Since I have very limited knowledge about SharePoint, I answer the question by saying I believe that it was possible with SharePoint 2010. On my way home, I remembered that SharePoint 2010 allows you to make a list an Odata endpoint. With this in mind using my odata sample could be used just change the Uri to point to the odata endpoint for the SharePoint List.

Code form Session on WCF RIA Services

by Van 15. June 2010 17:49

Demos from Nova Code Camp

by Van 15. October 2009 05:14

Attched are the Demos I did at the Nova Code Camp on Oct 10, 2009

These Demos have a simple Silverlight 3 app data binding local object;  talking to SQL Server database using classic ADO.Net, ADO.NET Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL; communicating to an web project using ASMX web services, WCF web services, ADO.NET Data Services and.Net RIA Services.

Nova Code Camp - Silverlight Data (9.90 mb)

Data Access With Silverlight 3.ppt (2.59 mb)

About Van

Van, a Senior Web Developer for Innervisions Software, Inc. since 1996, started programming Mainframes using COBOL, JCL for AT&T in 1979. While at AT&T, Van was part of many development teams that produced enterprise level applications and systems using CICS, IMS and other mainframe technologies. 

Van bought his first personal computer in 1982, an Apple II+, and started to write programs for home use in Applesoft (Basic Microsoft created for the Apple II) . 

Van first started working with Microsoft technologies using Access 1.0 and Visual Basic 3.0. In 2000, Van attended VS Live in Orlando where he was first exposed to .Net. He started programming .Net with Visual Studio .Net Beta 2. He became an Independent Consultant in 1996 and started Innervisions Software, Inc. 

In 2003 he wrote his first professional ASP.Net app. Since 2004 Van has been subcontracting on an IRS project using ASP.Net, VB.Net, and SQL Server.

He spends his spare time working on the web site for Prince William Special Olympics which was created using Dot Net Nuke.   Van is currently working on a Silverlight app for Prince William Special Olympics to manage their volunteers.

Van has a BA in Mathematics from Lehman College in New York City and a MS in Computer Science from George Washington University. Van holds MCP certifications in Visual Basic, Access, ASP.Net and SQL Server.

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