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PivotViewer and MVVM
PivotViewer series Building your first PivotViewer application Runtime PivotViewer collection creation PivotViewer - Working with Facets Handling PivotViewer events PivotViewer - Custom actions PivotViewer and MVVM Intro The MVVM patterns is a commonly used pattern in Silverlight. Because of databinding MVVM suits perfectly for WPF and Silverlight. But use it only if appropriate. Often the pattern is used when it isn’t necessary. The usage of any pattern should be a helping tool, not an enforced ......

Posted On Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:41 PM

PivotViewer – Custom Actions
PivotViewer series Building your first PivotViewer application Runtime PivotViewer collection creation PivotViewer - Working with Facets Handling PivotViewer events PivotViewer - Custom actions PivotViewer and MVVM Intro In this tutorial about the Silverlight PivotViewer control I would like to explain how to make use of Custom Actions. Small labels are placed on top of items in the viewer and clicking them will trigger an event. --> The only downside of these actions is that they aren’t fully implemented. ......

Posted On Monday, August 30, 2010 11:01 PM

Adding options in Expression Blend extensions
Intro Often extensions for Expression Blend need to store some global variables. Why not use the mechanisms Blend itself offers? I’d like to show you how to add a custom options page to the options dialog. I’ve started the example project by creating a new C# WPF Custom Control Library project and naming it ExtendingBlendOptionsTutorial. The details on how to create a new Blend Extension can be found here. You need to make sure the Microsoft.Expression.Extens... and Microsoft.Expression.Framework ......

Posted On Friday, July 30, 2010 11:21 PM

Silverlight Databound Application Project Template
Intro One of the new additions in Expression Blend 4 is the Silverlight Databound Application Project template. I use that often when starting a new MVVM project. The template creates View and ViewModel folders and provides a good starting point for Model-View-ViewModel applications. The only downside is that this template is only available in Expression Blend and not in Visual Studio 2010. I’ve exported the project to a Visual Studio template to be able to use it in VS2010 too. Download The template ......

Posted On Friday, July 9, 2010 5:14 PM

Custom Window Chrome
Intro Today I would like to explain something about customizing the window chrome in Silverlight 4 OOB. For an example of customizing the window have a look at my open source demo application SilverAmp which is available on Choosing style Running the application without the default window chrome requires running out-of-browser with elevated trust. How to set elevated trust is explained in this earlier post. To set the window style, go to the Out-Of-Browser settings ......

Posted On Monday, June 28, 2010 11:50 AM

Elevated Trust
Intro This is the second article in a series of small articles about what is new in Silverlight 4 and Expression Blend 4. The series is build around a open source demo application SilverAmp which is available on Setting elevated trust A number of new features in Silverlight 4 require more permission, to gain access to the local file system for example. The elevated trust feature is only in available when running outside the browser. To enable elevated trust right click ......

Posted On Friday, June 25, 2010 9:55 PM

Code & Slides – SDE – What’s new in Silverlight 4
Last Tuesday the Software Developers Network – SDN organized another SDE. I’ve had the opportunity to present a session about Silverlight 4. I talked about lots of new features in Silverlight 4 and Expression Blend 4, focused on the Out-Of-Browser features. The slides of my presentation can be downloaded here. In my presentation I demonstrated a couple of features from my new pet project “SilverAmp”. This project is based on the legendary WinAmp, but made entirely in Silverlight. I use it to try ......

Posted On Friday, May 21, 2010 12:00 AM

Changing CSS with jQuery syntax in Silverlight using jLight
Lately I’ve ran into situations where I had to change elements or had to request a value in the DOM from Silverlight. jLight, which was introduced in an earlier article, can help with that. jQuery offers great ways to change CSS during runtime. Silverlight can access the DOM, but it isn’t as easy as jQuery. All examples shown in this article can be looked at in this online demo. The code can be downloaded here. Part 1: The easy stuff Selecting and changing properties is pretty straight forward. Setting ......

Posted On Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:24 PM

The Silverlight 3D Controls project
Introduction The last months I’ve been playing with the ideas for a few Silverlight Controls using 3D effects. Movement, animation and Depth in various controls for various purposes. The entire project, including the sourcecode and demos, will be available on CodePlex: http://SL3DControls.codeple... DepthCanvas The DepthCanvas is the first control in the collection. The DepthCanvas stacks layers on top of each other, and rotates the whole slightly when the mouse moves. This adds a feel of depth ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:46 PM

SilverBullet #13 - System.Threading.SynchronizationContext
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. When writing the demo for the code-camp I ran into issues getting back on the UI thread after calling a webservice. The call to the webservice was made from the UI thread, but the callback was made on a different thread. The System.Threading.Synchroniz... ......

Posted On Monday, November 23, 2009 11:16 PM

Image generation in PHP using WPF
Introduction In an earlier article I explained how to use .NET assemblies in php. This concept is the basis of the image generation as used in my entry for the WinPHP challenge. Because the user is in control of selection colors, all images used throughout the weblog need to be generated. Php provides a number of graphical functions, but none is capable of creating rounded corners an gradients with ease. Everything has to be done by hand. WPF on the other hand uses xaml which supports everything ......

Posted On Monday, June 1, 2009 5:29 PM

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