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Chapter 5 - Coding Scenario - Using Geographic Visualization (Pages 156-164)
In the book, I mention that I use a pre-release version of the control. The "Bing Maps Silverlight control" had a v1 released in 12/2009. This is an updated control since the book was published. The control has new APIs, DLL and a resource key that you need to sign up for. You can get it FREE at: https://www.bingmapsportal.com/. The source code in version 2.0 uses the updated assembly and APIs; therefore, the code is different from what was published in the book. Access the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework portal below:
Chapter 5 - Coding Scenario - Using Geographic Visualization (Page 159)
On Page 159, you will notice that the red/green circles are hard to decipher when printed in black and white. Business Intelligence experts will note this is a faux pas. I should have followed the best practice where KPIs are different shapes. For example, in SharePoint KPIs are green diamonds and red circles. The different shapes help the legend stand out better in scenarios when you print to a black and white printer.
Chapter 6 - Update for new Silverlight Control Toolkit (Page 193-194)
The November 2009 version of the Silverlight Control Toolkit does not respect the Visibility=Collapsed setting on the data points. You need to add a Setter property of Opacity equal to 0.0 in order to remove the data points from the sparklines. Version 2.0 of the source code notes this.
Chapter 6 - Coding Scenario - Collecting Data Implicitly (Page 270-274)
This coding scenario is obsolete. Please use the new "Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework" that was launched in March 2010 during the MIX 2010 conference. The analytics framework is very robust and includes integration with many Analytics Services. Access the Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework portal below: