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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 FlipView Looping Sample

    One of my customers asked me how to make a Windows 8 Xaml FlipView control that automatically loops.  After figuring out a technique that worked (adding duplicate items to be beginning and end of the FlipView.ItemsSource list).  I wanted to make an elegant way of packaging the solution. ...
  • Blog Post: Converting SVG to XAML with IE9 and the Microsoft XPS Document Writer

    There is a growing library of content on the internet in SVG, especially with sites like The Noun Project . With a Windows Phone project that I am working on I wanted to use a graphic from the Noun Project. To do this I needed to convert the SVG file to XAML in order to put the graphic into a Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Word to XAML Converter Updated

    I have just updated the Word to XAML Converter application to support Word 2010, WPF 4, and Silverlight 4.  You would use this converter if you have documentation or text in Word that you want to integrate into WPF or Silverlight applications. The Add-in is now surfaced in the Word 2010 Backstage...
  • Blog Post: Whitespace in XAML

    I just ran into a problem with XAML (WPF and Silverlight) and wanted to share my solution with you.  In my Word to XAML converter application , I was noticing that sometimes extraneous spaces were being seen in Paragraph elements in WPF and TextBlock elements in Silverlight. The problem was caused...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Silverlight 2 CLR object for Photobucket's API

    Over the past few months, I have been working on a Silverlight kit for Photobucket's API .  I have used this sample to demonstrate a few things: How to build an API kit for a REST Library How to adapt existing .Net code to Silverlight (OAuth Library) How to build a unit test application for a Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Added Silverlight 2 Text to WordToXaml (formerly WordFlowDocumentCreator)

    Last year I created and uploaded a demonstration project to Popfly that converted a Word 2007 Document to a WPF FlowDocument.  The best example of a FlowDocument can be seen in the New York Times Reader , an instance of Syndicated Client Starter Kit .  I used this demo to create an online version...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight and WPF Workshop in NYC 9/3/2008

    Next week I will be in New York City meeting customers and I will be holding a free half-day mini-workshop  at the Microsoft office on 6th Avenue to teach people about building Silverlight and WPF applications with Expression Studio and Visual Studio.  I've put together an ambitious agenda...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar: Better Online Documentation: Creating WPF FlowDocuments from Word 2007

    One of the challenges with creating online documentation is readability, especially with long documents. Most of the time, we end up printing out documents instead of attempting to read them online. One we print them out we lose the ability to easily search for text, one of the great aspects of online...
  • Blog Post: Whitepaper on Silverlight and Web Analytics

    As many of you may know, I have been working to understand how Silverlight applications can best integrate with Web Analytics services. Web analytics is the field of understanding and quantifying how people interact with web sites in order to align the site's design with business goals. One of the challenges...
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