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  • Wiki Page: Silverlight Resources on the Technet Wiki

    These are the Silverlight Articles on the Technet Wiki Table of Contents Consumer / General Development General Business Intelligence WIndows Phone Silverlight for Windows Embedded See Also Other Resources Consumer / General Trouble Shooting Installs What is Silverlight Release...
  • Wiki Page: Silverlight: Trouble Shooting Installs

    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? Paused/doesn't Play Video on Mac Fixing a Broken Install Permission...
  • Wiki Page: Silverlight: What is Silverlight

    Table of Contents Audience Not Full .Net See Also Other References Audience This explanation is aimed at consumers rather than developers and deliberately glosses over some things. The result is probably over simplified for developers. Silverlight is a technology which allows you...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - the Mystery of the Lost Binding

    This is more a horror story than a whodunnit. There you are working on your application and suddenly you notice it's behaving weird. A dark shadow falls across the monitor, a door suddenly slams shut and dogs can be heard howling in the distance. Your binding is gone. Oh no. What strange...
  • Wiki Page: Visual Studio: Snippetty Tip

    Table of Contents Introduction Audience What's a Code Snippet? What and where are they? A Simple Change From Editor Advanced Snippets See Also Other Resources Introduction Lots of developers use Intellisense Code Snippets but relatively few design their own or even alter existing snippets...
  • Wiki Page: T-SQL: How to Get the Latest Costs

    This article is aimed at developers new to T-SQL and SQL server. Most use will be gained by the developer who wants a pointer to alternative techniques or who has an immediate problem to solve. It is intended as something of a taster - a starting point for further research. If the reader is applying...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Thinking outside the box with the adorner

    Introduction Sometimes you need to break out the box of the control you're in and show something above or on top if it. When this is just for a short period of time the tooltip is a pretty good candidate. There are complications with a tooltip though it's a pop up so binding from it is...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Dynamic XAML

    Table of Contents Introduction Loading a Flat File as a Resource Dictionary Introduction to XamlReader Linq to XML Exploring XML Changing the Unchangeable Flexible Composition Awkward Bindings/Data Finally The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the many uses for building XAML dynamically...
  • Wiki Page: DotNet: Reporting Options

    Table of Contents Introduction SAP Crystal Reports Microsoft Reports MS Access Transforms - XSLT / XSL Jquery T4 Template Word Mail merge Open Source ReportingCloud My-FyiReporting Paid Third Party Telerik Reporting DevExpress Universal Reporting DevExpress Snap Windward Autotag Banded Reports ...
  • Wiki Page: Communicating Between Classes

    Table of Contents Common Use Cases Include The Inelegant solutions The Elegant solution - Messaging Sending and Receiving Messages Sample Solution Explanation of Code ViewModel to Code Behind Example ViewModel Requiring user input A very common question on the MSDN forums is where someone has one...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: CollectionView Tips

    Table of Contents Introduction Audience Broad Functionality Particular Advantages Usage Usage Introduction First obtain your CollectionView Sorting Filtering Simple Filtering Slightly more Complicated Complicated Filtering Performance and Repository Programmatic Selection of Record The Good The not so...
  • 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: C#: Practical Poly

    Table of Contents Introduction Intended Audience The Requirement What Code to Share - and How Over Riding What Override Does Process Flow The Visual Aid The Code - Publish Code - Menu Markup CommandVM CommandMessage MainWindowViewModel The Code - Subscribe CrudVMBase CustomersViewModel Summary Alternative...
  • Wiki Page: Silverlight: No Need to BringIntoView

    Table of Contents Demonstration Markup Code Behind Results A change introduced in Silverlight 5 is that a ListBox ( or any itemscontrol ) will now scroll a selected item into view if it's off screen. The rest of this article proves that. Demonstration Create a new Silverlight project...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - RadioButton Alignment

    Table of Contents Symptoms Simple Fix A More Complicated Fix Wait a Minute See Also The spot in a RadioButton or box in a CheckBox is vertically aligned in a rather strange way. The UI design perfectionist might even suggest this is a sub optimal way. You might never notice this if you...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - Bind to Current item of Collection

    Table of Contents Introduction Explanation What About That Slash? Why Use This? Property List Editing See Also Introduction A little known and hence under-used aspect of WPF Binding is the ability to bind to the " current " item in a collection's view. Broadly speaking, this...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - Newline in Text

    Table of Contents Sub Objects Resource Formatted Text String See Also Occasionally you need a TextBlock which has multiple lines of text. This is WPF so naturally there's several ways to accomplish this. This tip explains some options. Sub Objects If you've only ever used...
  • 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: WPF: Tips - Too Much Measuring Up Is Bad

    Table of Contents Layout Flows The Short Story Measure Arrange Rows x Columns = Lots = Bad See Also This article tries to explain plainly why and how you can over work your processor with auto sizing. The usual explanation of Measure Arrange is a bit mind numbing. The point can easily be lost amongst...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - Designer Detection

    Table of Contents Avoiding Errors Mocking See Also Occasionally you will have a piece of code which runs fine when you f5 but when you open the Window or Usercontrol you get a spurious error. This tip offers a simple way to make that error go away. Another use of this tip is when you want...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - Only One Parent

    Table of Contents What's a Visual? What Happens? Experiment One Experiment Two MarkUp Code Behind Left Column Right Column Implications See Also The life of a Visual must be very sad since they can only have one parent. This means you will get an error or unexpected behaviour if you...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Tips - Lookless Controls

    One of the things which is very difficult to grasp for developers new to WPF is that controls are completely lookless. A new developer can be told this any number of times and it just doesn't take. This definitely applied to the author. There are several reasons this is particularly...
  • 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: C#: Passing parameters

    This is a subject which can confuse even quite experienced developers. Probably as a result, this is quite often brought up as a sort of “trick” question by interviewers. Some people feel this “sorts the men from the boys”. Others might suggest that a practical understanding of what happens is...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Keeping your MVVM Views DRY

    Table of Contents Introduction Sample Requirements A Solution Templating a ContentControl Explaining the Sample In the Window MainWindowViewModel The Template BindingErrorEventArgsConverter ConversionErrorCommand RoutedEventTrigger ErrorToolTip Alternative Solutions Code Behind Base Window Inheriting...
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