Martin Grayson: Adventures of a 'Devigner'

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  • Blog Post: Blacklight v2.0 (Dec08) is here!

    It has been a really busy November for me, however, the December release of Blacklight has arrived. This release contains tonnes of bug fixes, as well as some really cool new features. Check out the the new showcase here. Get the latest release code from here. Some of the new fully customisable...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Samples: Dragging, docking, expanding panels (Part 3)

    UPDATE: Get the latest Dragging, docking, expanding panel code from Blacklight , our new CodePlex project! In Part 1 , we looked at how we construct a Dragging, docking, expanding panel, and added the ‘dragging’ functionality by placing the panel in a Canvas. In Part 2 we looked at the host panel...
  • Blog Post: New Silverlight 2 Media Player for my blog!

    UPDATE: Get the latest blog media player code from Blacklight , our new CodePlex project! I have been meaning to start video blogging (vlogging) for some time. I think you can get stuff across far more simply that way. However, I hadn't gotten around to building a simple video player for hosting on...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Samples: Dragging, docking, expanding panels (Part 2)

    UPDATE: Get the latest Dragging, docking, expanding panel code from Blacklight , our new CodePlex project! In Part 1 , we looked at how we construct a Dragging, docking, expanding panel, and added the ‘dragging’ functionality by placing the panel in a Canvas. In this part, we are going to look at...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Samples: Dragging, docking, expanding panels (Part 1)

    UPDATE: Get the latest Dragging, docking, expanding panel code from Blacklight , our new CodePlex project! NOTE: Part 2 and Part 3 now posted, with a demo of the final sample here . A control that we used in a number of places in the MSCUI Patient Journey Demonstrator was the dragging, docking...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 2 Samples: Animating Controls

    UPDATE: Get the latest animating control code from Blacklight , our new CodePlex project! Whilst developing the MSCUI Patient Journey Demonstrator, we made use of animation in a number of places to show how the user interface is moving and adapting to the user tasks. Animation is a great tool for...
  • Blog Post: Real World WPF Videos: Designers and Developers working together?!

    The latest installment of the Real World WPF series! This time round, Nick Page (DPE), Paul Tallet (MS Developer) and I shoot the breeze about how developers and designers work together in practice. We talk through some of our own experiences and demonstrate some techniques in VS2005 and Blend. See...
  • Blog Post: More Video Tutorials

    Hi all, whilst I continue to work on Real World WPF videos, including some recent work on WPF/e (!!), take a look at these videos provided by Content Presenter . Very nice.
  • Blog Post: Fish Eye for the Blend Guy

    Thought I would share a panel that I and one of my dev friends, Paul Tallett created a while back. I also wanted o show you how you can use it in Blend. A while back, we wanted to create a panel that would scale up its contents depending how close the mouse pointer was - however - we didn't want the...
  • Blog Post: A Pane In The Glass

    Hi. First off, apologies for the long absence. This was due to some project commitments, however, that is still no excuse. I am happy to say that I am now back, have a heap of cool WPF things to post on - incluiding the final 2 parts to the Button excercise. In the mean time, I have created a quick...
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