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MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide by Johnny Tordgeman

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Dynamically loading application resources

When your application is small (in size), everyone is happy. The load on the servers is minimal, the load times for the user fly by instantly, and the user starts to use your application within seconds. As your application gets more complex and more assemblies are used, the size of the application will grow. But what if our application is divided into different projects and each project contains a Grid control? Will that mean that each and every time we hit a page, the DLL containing the grid will be loaded to the user? By default, yes.

In order to tackle this issue, we have two options—use assembly caching or create ZIP files ourselves containing assemblies, images, resources and so on.

Using assembly ...

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