Category Archives: Silverlight

Atlanta Code Camp Demos

Another fantastic Atlanta Code Camp!   Big kudos go out to the crew that threw this together this year in record time and did a fantastic job.  I heard nothing but positive comments from everyone that I talked with.  Big thank … Continue reading

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Another Great CodeStock!

Once again, CodeStock was awesome and the CodeStock crew took care of everything and made it look easy!  All of the attendees that I had a chance to speak with had nothing but good things to say.  Big thank you … Continue reading

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Silverlight UI Rant #2 – ListBoxItem

Tonight’s recipient of my UI Rant is the Silverlight 2 ListBox, or more specifically, the ListBoxItem.  A client recently asked me to provide an alternating row style like the DataGrid for the ListBox.  Now, if you’ve ever tried to add … Continue reading

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Silverlight UI Rant #1 – DataGrid Last Column Fill

If you’ve used the the Silverlight 2 DataGrid, you’ve no doubt seen this: I really hate when this happens!  I’ve seen several forum discussions where folks were looking to get rid of this nastiness, so I know I’m not the … Continue reading

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HtmlPage.PopupWindow vs. HtmlWindow.Navigate

I was recently looking at various ways of launching an external window from inside a Silverlight 2 application.  Dusting off your javascript brain cell, you’ll recall that to open a popup dialog in "the old days", we’d use window.open().  I … Continue reading

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Yngwie Malmsteen syndrome (Silverlight 2 Scroller revisited)

Earlier this month, I blogged about a Silverlight 2 Scroller control that I had labored over for the better part of a weekend.  The entire time I was working on this Scroller, I had this small, dirty feeling that what … Continue reading

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Silverlight System.ExecutionEngineException

Just a quick note that will hopefully save someone the pain that I just went through chasing yet another exception in Silverlight with nothing to go on from Visual Studio. (I really hope that there is some better feedback coming … Continue reading

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Silverlight 2 Scroller

Last week I had opportunity to really dive into some fun with a Silverlight 2 ListBox. It all started with a requirement for a simple Scroller control.  You know, the simple left-to-right scrollers that you see in many applications?  I’ve … Continue reading

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Initializing the FROM value of a Silverlight 2 Animation

Recently, I was attempting to create my own popup dialog. I had specific requirements in mind for this dialog, including: I wanted to animate the Width/Height from 0×0 to the ActualWidth/ActualHeight I wanted to animate the Opacity from 0 to … Continue reading

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Top-10 Application-Design Mistakes

We saw it when the world first discovered Flash and I’m sure we’ve got a lot of it left to live through with Silverlight, so this is pretty timely advice from the "Godfather of Web Usability" himself, Jakob Nielsen.  This … Continue reading

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