Pros and Cons of application library caching and GPU acceleration in Silverlight

On August 30, 2011, in Performance, by admin

Reduce XAP size by using application library caching Advantages This reduces the XAP size by allowing those libraries configured with a dllname .extmap.xml file to be placed in individual zip files. These zip files will be requested as part of the initial XAP download. The advantage comes in two scenarios. First if you update your […]

How to profile a silverlight application

On August 29, 2011, in Performance, by admin

Try profiling with the Visual Studio profiler in order to get a good measure of your managed code and the native code executing within Silverlight. The profiler will help point you to where you’re spending the most of your time (what the hot path’s are) and whether or not your spending it in framework (SL) […]

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Optimize Silverlight applications for smaller size

On August 29, 2011, in Performance, by admin

When putting content on the web, it’s important to get that content to the user as quickly as possible. In general, reducing the amount of data users need to download is a big step in the right direction. As Silverlight applications are usually linked with rich user interface these includes lot of images and other […]

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