Topic: Getting Down with MEF – Silverlight Edition
In certain .NET circles there has been a lot of talk as of late about the Managed Extensibility Framework, or MEF. You may have even heard some of this chatter, but you’re probably asking yourself “What the heck is MEF and why should I care?” At its core, MEF is a library for creating lightweight, extensible applications. MEF is an integral part of the .NET Framework, and Silverlight 4 shipped with out-of-the box support for MEF. In this session we’ll dive into the guts of MEF looking at what it is, why you might want to consider using it, and how to actual implement MEF in your Silverlight applications.
Speaker: Adam Grocholski is a Technical Evangelist at RBA Consulting where he spends time focusing the Windows Azure Platform as well as the latest UI technologies such as Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight. He also has a penchant for hanging around some of the darker corners of the .NET Framework (i.e. T4 and MEF). Recently, Adam was named as a Microsoft MVP for his commitment to the Microsoft development community. From founding and presenting at the Twin Cities Cloud Computing user group to speaking at the local .NET and Silverlight user groups along with code camps and local, regional, and national conferences, Adam is committed to building a great community of well-educated Microsoft developers. You can catch up with his latest projects and thoughts on technology at http://thinkfirstcodelater.com, or if that’s too verbose for your liking you can always follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/agrocholski.
When: 6:00 PM.
Where: Benchmark Learning (4510 West 77th Street – Edina, MN 55435) MAP