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  • Wiki Page: Silverlight: StrikeThrough

    Silverlight only supports underline TextDecoration, this article is about implementing Strikethrough-like functionality and a warning about some of the issues to be aware of. Table of Contents Introduction Draw Your Own Line Complications Work Round Fails Setting the X2 Value FindControlByType...
  • Wiki Page: C#: Local Files

    Your first application goes live. There you are awaiting the adulation of your new users. Over in the corner of your open office the first line support staff seem to be getting a lot of calls. Maybe this is your admiring fans? Then all the support tickets come through – every user reports your...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Change Tracking

    This article uses a sample to explain a method for tracking which data changed in a WPF application. Table of Contents Introduction Usage Technical Overview Code MainWindow Markup MainWindowViewModel MediaVM NotifyWithColour Dictionary1 Use in Your Projects Snippet See Also Other Resources ...
  • 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 strangely. 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: SharePoint 2013: Creating a Composed Look

    Table of Contents Introduction Why were Composed Looks introduced? What is a Composed Look? Change the composed look Steps to create a Composed Look Create Master Page Color Palette Font Palette SharePoint Color Palette Tool Create Composed Look Using Visual Studio Conclusion References See Also ...
  • Wiki Page: Wiki Ninjas Blog Authoring Schedule

    This page lists out the scheduled blog authors for the Wiki Ninjas Blog (the official blog for TechNet Wiki). We build out schedules in 10-week blocks. If you would like to sign up for an open date or to be scheduled in the next 10-week block, please comment below or email Ed Price at Microsoft...
  • Wiki Page: WPF: Uneventful MVVM

    There’s an inevitable question crops up whilst coaching someone from a winforms or vb6 background: “How do I do my events then?” Read this before that grouchy team lead coaches you. The rumours are true. Table of Contents Audience Why Are Practical Reasons So Important? Sample No Event Handlers...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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 - 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: 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...
  • Wiki Page: WPF DynamicResource ObservableCollection

    This article describes how to declare an ObservableCollection of a complex type in XAML for use as a DynamicResource. You can fill it declaratively with records in XAML and or later in code. Table of Contents Use Cases and Plusses Background Simple Arraylist ObservableCollection of a Complex...
  • 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...
  • Wiki Page: Custom pipeline optimization using the Virtual Stream class

    Table of Contents Introduction Scenario ReplaceNamespace custom pipeline component Building the custom pipeline Source Code See Also Introduction Performance of pipelines in BizTalk can be enhanced by applying best practices listed in the Optimizing Pipeline Performance article on MSDN. In case...
  • Wiki Page: User Page: Durval Ramos

    Durval is a SQL Server Expert/Administrator who is working as IT Manager for year and a half. He has 19 years of experience in IT field He started working on SQL Server in 1998 and has experience with working on SQL Server 6.5, 7, 2000, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2014 versions. Durval has been involved...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2013: Install Prerequisites Offline or Manually on Windows Server 2012 - A Comprehensive Guide

    Table of Contents Introduction Jump right to the solutions What do I need to successfully install the Prerequisites? Why is attention to an Offline or Manual Prerequisites installation important? Identifying all the Prerequisites for Windows Server 2012 Prerequisite Installation...
  • Wiki Page: T-SQL: Troubleshooting When a Column Alias that Created in the SELECT Clause Cannot be Used in the ORDER BY Clause

    Table of Contents Introduction Problem Solutions Solution One – Duplicate Computation Column Solution Two – Using CROSS APPLY Conclusion See Also DOWNLOAD the CODE All Codes used in this article are downloadable from this URL . Introduction...
  • Wiki Page: T-SQL: How to Sort a Column that Contains Character-Separated Numbers

    Table of Contents Introduction Problem Solution One – Using PARSENAME() Function Solution Review Pros Cons Solution Two – Using HIERARCHYID Data Type Solution Review Pros Cons Bonus Samples Conclusion See Also DOWNLOAD the CODE All Codes used in this article...
  • Wiki Page: Small Basic Curriculum: Lesson 2.1: Graphics Window

    Small Basic > Curriculum > Online > Lesson 2.1: Graphics Window Table of Contents Graphics Window Introducing the Graphics Window Properties of the Graphics Window Operations on the Graphics Window Exploring the Graphics Window Using Colors in the Graphics Window Exploring the...
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