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Telerik Rad HtmlPlaceHolder in Silverlight 5 Via WCF Service

On April 01, 2012 Articles | Silverlight with C#
Today, in this article let’s concentrate on another Silverlight application, whereby communicating with a WCF Service to perform some operation.
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Introduction

Today, in this article let's concentrate on another Silverlight application, whereby communicating with a WCF Service to perform some operation.

The Telerik Rad Controls for Silverlight can be found from http://www.telerik.com/products/silverlight/overview.aspx.

 

Question: What is RadHtmlPlaceHolder?

 

In simple terms "It is the special controls which enables to render external WebPages into Silverlight App".

Let's get this implemented practically for a better idea of this!!!


Step 1: The complete code of the IService1.cs looks like this:


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Web;
using System.Text;

namespace Wcf_RadPlaceHolder
{
    // NOTE: You can use the "Rename" command on the "Refactor" menu to change the interface name "IService1" in both code and config file together.
    [ServiceContract]
    public interface IService1
    {

        [OperationContract]
        string url(string a);
    }
}

 

Step 2: The complete code of the Service1.svc.cs looks like this:


using
System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Web;
using System.Text;

namespace Wcf_RadPlaceHolder
{
    // NOTE: You can use the "Rename" command on the "Refactor" menu to change the class name "Service1" in code, svc and config file together.
    public class Service1 : IService1
    {
        public string url(string a)
        {
            return a;
        }
    }
}
 


Step 3: The complete code of the Web.Config looks like this:


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<configuration>

  <system.web>
    <
compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.0" />
  </system.web>
  <
system.serviceModel>
    <
behaviors>
      <
serviceBehaviors>
        <
behavior>
          <!--
To avoid disclosing metadata information, set the value below to false and remove the metadata endpoint above before deployment -->
          <
serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="true"/>
          <!-- To receive exception details in faults for debugging purposes, set the value below to true.  Set to false before deployment to avoid disclosing exception information -->
          <
serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults="false"/>
        </behavior>
      </
serviceBehaviors>
    </
behaviors>
    <
serviceHostingEnvironment multipleSiteBindingsEnabled="true" />
  </system.serviceModel>
  <
system.webServer>
    <
modules runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests="true"/>
  </system.webServer>

</configuration>
 

Step 4: The complete code of the Clientaccesspolicy.xml looks like this (to avoid a cross domain problem in Silverlight):


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<access-policy>
  <
cross-domain-access>
    <
policy>
      <
allow-from http-request-headers="SOAPAction">
        <domain uri="*"/>
      </allow-from>
      <
grant-to>
        <
resource path="/" include-subpaths="true"/>
      </grant-to>
    </
policy>
  </
cross-domain-access>
</
access-policy>
 

Step 5: The complete code of the MainPage.xaml looks like this:


<UserControl x:Class="RadPlaceHolderApplication.MainPage"
              xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
              xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
              xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
              xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
              xmlns:telerik="http://schemas.telerik.com/2008/xaml/presentation"
              mc:Ignorable="d" d:DesignWidth="640" d:DesignHeight="480">
       <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot">

            <telerik:RadHtmlPlaceholder x:Name="placeHolder1"
                                        ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Visible"
                                        ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Visible"
                                        Margin="11,74,13,0" />
        <TextBlock Height="23"
                   HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                   Margin="34,16,0,0"
                   Name="textBlock1"
                   Text="Please Enter Web URL: "
                   FontFamily="Verdana"
                   FontSize="15"
                   VerticalAlignment="Top" />

        <TextBox Height="23"
                 HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                 Margin="219,16,0,0"
                 Name="textBox1"
                 VerticalAlignment="Top"
                 Width="212" />

        <Button Content="Go"
                Background="DeepSkyBlue"
                FontFamily="Verdana"
                FontSize="15"
                Height="23"
                HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                Margin="429,15,0,0"
                Name="button1"
                VerticalAlignment="Top"
                Width="75"
                Click="button1_Click"/>
    </Grid>
</UserControl>

Step 6: The complete code of the MainPage.xaml.cs looks like this:


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Net;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Documents;
using System.Windows.Input;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Animation;
using System.Windows.Shapes;
using Telerik.Windows.Controls;
using RadPlaceHolderApplication.ServiceReference1;

namespace RadPlaceHolderApplication
{
    public partial class MainPage : UserControl
    {
        public MainPage()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void url_Call(object sender, urlCompletedEventArgs e)
        {
            placeHolder1.SourceUrl = new Uri(e.Result.ToString(), UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute);
        }

        private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(textBox1.Text))
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Please Enter Some Values", "RadHtmlPlaceHolder- WCF", MessageBoxButton.OKCancel);
            }
            else
            {
                objClient.urlCompleted += new EventHandler<urlCompletedEventArgs>(url_Call);
                objClient.urlAsync(textBox1.Text);
            }

        }

        #region Instance Variables
        Service1Client objClient = new Service1Client();
        #endregion

    }
}
 
 

Step 7: The output of the application looks like this:
 

HtmlPlace1.png
 

Step 8: The output of the Nothing Entered Application looks like this:

 

HtmlPlace2.png
 

Step 9: The output of URL Entered Application looks like this:

HtmlPlace3.png

I hope this article is useful for you.

Vijay Prativadi

Hey Everyone, It's Vijay. I am SDE mostly up on Microsoft Technologies. If you are thinking to know what I do mostly when at work. I get a chance to work upon few Microsoft technologies. All the wa...

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