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  • Wiki Page: wpf: Tips - Hide The Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 In App Menu

    In VS2015 Update 2 Microsoft have added an "In app menu" on XAML windows as you're running in Debug. Table of Contents Introduction Make it Go AWAY See Also Introduction The first time you hit f5 and run a XAML app after you apply update 2, you might well get a bit of a...
  • Wiki Page: User Page: Andy ONeill

    Andy is a long term Contractor with a wide variety of experience. He works in the Microsoft stack (mostly) on a wide variety of applications using all sorts of technologies - web, desktop, mobile, services, reporting and database. Front end through middle tier and back end. Table of Contents Technet...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: hAndy Tips

    Table of Contents Introduction Work in Progress - please do not edit Beginning WPF Binding Advanced Binding Controls Dependency Properties Formatting Layout Efficiency Designer XAML MVVM Visual Studio See Also Introduction This article is the parent to a series presenting a wide variety of...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - StringFormat on Timespan

    The way you use StringFormat on Timespan is similar but significantly different from DateTime . Table of Contents Formatting DateTime Option 1 Option 2 Conclusion See Also Formatting DateTime If you wanted to use StringFormat on a binding to a DateTime Target property you use...
  • Wiki Page: UWP: Disabling Selection Of Items In a ListView

    Table of Contents Introduction IsHitTestVisible Margin DataContextChanged MVVM Introduction This article explains how you could disable the selection of particular items in a ListView control with the SelectionMode property set to Multiple in a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app. Setting...
  • Wiki Page: TechNet Guru Iconography Suggestions

    This page is intended to gather suggestions of Iconography for the Technet Guru Competition. Table of Contents Introduction What Do We Want? Discussion Current State of this Process Rough Prototype Suggestion I'm still working on this: Introduction The background to this is explained...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Seasons Greetings

    This article explains how a greeting card style WPF application works. Table of Contents Introduction Behold Enough With the Fun The Holly Border Greeting Text ViewModel Paths Presents Tree SnowFlake BeginRandom Stars Tree Decorations The Problems With Coded Placement The Moral of the Tale? The...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - Combobox Matching Complex Type

    This tip is about how the ComboBox matches which item is selected. Table of Contents Introduction Experiment: Simple Type Experiment 2: Complex Type Experiment 3: Same Object Experiment 4: OverRide Equals Conclusions See Also Introduction If you set the SelectedItem on a combobox then this...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Entity Framework MVVM Walk Through 1

    Table of Contents Introduction Requirements Set Up Tables Creating an Entity Data Model Model - Step by step Outline UI Requirement Explanation of Implementation What gets a ViewModel? Ribbon/Toolbar/What? Navigation Edit Commands GetData - Intial read and refresh command Deletion User Messages Error...
  • Wiki Page: Wiki Governance: Target Microsoft Related Content

    Table of Contents Introduction Indirect Connection Obscured connection What Happens? Not appropriate Borderline Examples See Also Introduction Any article posted to the TNWiki must be about a Microsoft product, non-Microsoft related articles are inappropriate. If you are writing about a Microsoft...
  • Wiki Page: MSDN Forums: Asking Questions

    Table of Contents How an Answerer Uses This Research First Correct Forum One Question Some examples of what NOT to do with your ONE question: Make Your Question Attractive Enough Explanation Include Just Enough Code Make it Easy to Replicate Your Issue Assignments Helpful Development Techniques Debugging...
  • Wiki Page: Silverlight: Troubleshooting Installation

    This page is intended to help end consumers as well as the occasional professional developer who might have a problem with a Silverlight install. Table of Contents Troubleshooting Is Silverlight Working? Is Your Setup Compatible? This Browser Doesn't Support Silverlight ( Windows IE ) Install...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Property List Editing

    Table of Contents Introduction The Usual WPF Approach A List of Them Show Me the Code MainWindow EditRow Dictionary1 Conclusion Other Alternatives Introduction A very common User Interface layout for editing data is a list of labelled fields/properties. The label describes what the field is...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - Moving UI To Cursor

    This article explains an approach which moves the entire UI towards a cursor. Table of Contents Introduction What Does Destiny Do What's It Look Like? How Can You Move UI At All? Final Markup Code See Also Introduction This code was written for a question on the MSDN forum here...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Layout Lab

    This article walks the reader through a number of pieces of XAML markup. These and practical experiments thereon are used to introduce the reader to WPF layout. Table of Contents Introduction Target Audience. Level of Difficulty Practicalities The Goggles do Nothing Article Structure Arranging...
  • Wiki Page: Wiki: HTML Styling Tips

    This article offers some tips on styling your HTML for the TechNet Wiki. Table of Contents Introduction Work In Progress Some Basic Explanation and Rules Stripping HTML Out InLine Styling Only Side by Side Divs Box Around Two Divs Introduction The idea of this article is to gather...
  • Wiki Page: Visual Studio Sample: Build Your First Hamburger Menu

    Building a simple menu like structure for a Universal Windows Apps SplitView. Table of Contents Introduction Create The Solution Add Markup Code Behind Try it Split View: Introduction The idea of this article is to show how to produce a basic menu for a SplitView. Since this is a beginner level...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - Binding Text to Numeric Resource

    Occasionally you want some value type like a string or number to be available application wide. A variable as a resource is one obvious approach - as it turns out these can be tricksy rascals though. Table of Contents A Value Type Using That - Read Only Read Write See Also A Value Type...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - Simple Attached Dependency Property

    This article explains how to define and use a basic Attached Property. Table of Contents Introduction Define A Class MarkUp Conclusion See Also Introduction This article is intended as a quick reminder for the more experienced developer or an introduction for the beginner. Define...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: MVVM Step by Step 2

    This article is the second in a series intended to introduce the reader to the practicalities of the MVVM pattern. Table of Contents Introduction Sample Let's Do it MVVM Light ViewModel MainWindow Initial Setup Binding a Collection RelayCommand List Change Notification List Conclusion ObservableCollection...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: MVVM Step by Step 1

    This article is the first in a series intended to introduce the reader to the practicalities of the MVVM pattern. Table of Contents Introduction Sample Let's Do It Create a WPF Solution Overview of a Window Add A ViewModel Show the Text in the View Add a Button Add an ICommand Execute CanExecute...
  • Wiki Page: Developer Friendly XML Extraction From SQL Server

    This article explains an approach which can used to extract data for Ad Hoc purposes by regular developers who are more used to .Net than SQL Server. Table of Contents Target Audience Overview Requirements Precautions Writing the Extract SQL Baby Steps For XML Auto Export to File Introduction to...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Inheriting Property Values Considered

    This article explains and compares some approaches to inherit property values down the Visual Tree. Table of Contents Introduction Options Dependency Property Inheritance Example of Dependency Property Inheritance The Cryptic Explanation: Explanation of the Explanation Parent Dependency Property...
  • Wiki Page: Wiki: English Tips

    Table of Contents Don't Write as I Say Simple sentences No Filling Empty Emphasis Slang Seek help See Also This artcile is intended primarily for authors writing in English as a second (foreign) language. Writing anything in a foreign language is hard enough, writing in Technical English is...
  • Wiki Page: WPF ComboBox Binding in DataGrid

    One problem for developers new to XAML is binding a combobox in a DataGrid. This is a fairly common question in the WPF forum so posters are somehow not finding an article which helps them. Maybe they find a resource but it's not clear enough how things work - this is quite a complicated and...
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