Multiple XAPS with MEF?

Apr 12, 2010 at 2:28 PM

I've looked all over the web for the answer to this question. It seems MEF has some flaws with this as per this link: http://www.davidpoll.com/2010/02/01/on-demand-loading-of-assemblies-with-silverlight-navigation-revisited-for-silverlight-4-beta/

Is David Poll's implementation the best way? The current MEF solution seems to have problems with loose xaml and only allowing code to be downloaded and used... any response would be greatly appeciated. We're looking for a solution to continue forward with our business app.

thanks again...

Apr 12, 2010 at 4:49 PM

I'd be interested to know which scenarios you are needing to access loose resources for.

Webuilt our DeploymentCatalog based on leveraging the core APIs exposed by the runtime which do not surface loose files. If they had been available we might have considered it. We are looking in the future at having better support if the runtime exposes APIs for that.

In terms of whether or not you should use DeploymentCatalog or not, obviously that depends on your scenarios. It is a fully supported part of Silverlight 4 and to date we've heard very positive feedback from customers using it internally and externally. We've also not heard of lack of support being a major blocking issue as embeddded resources are supported.

Thanks for the feedback

Glenn