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  • Blog Post: Angled Headers in the DataGrid

    In my last post , I demonstrated how to rotate the text inside a DataGrid header. And I suggested that you might want to actually create angled headers that look something like this. My friend Cheryl, from the Silverlight UE team, and I decided to try this out. To make this work you need to know...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 4 and VS Beta1 docs are posted

    Docs for .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 , Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) , and Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 are now available at MSDN.   The new data binding builder in the WPF Designer and the Silverlight Designer You’ll see the strong focus on line-of-business (LOB) applications in this release. In...
  • Blog Post: WPF Toolkit is live - DataGrid, Ribbon, and Calendar preview versions

    In conjunction the morning keynote presentation at PDC, the public releases of DataGrid and Ribbon are now live. Download the binaries and source from here: · WPF Toolkit including V1 of DataGrid, V1 of DatePicker/Calendar, & preview of VisualStateManager (VSM): http://www.codeplex.com/wpf/Release...
  • Blog Post: Databinding and Add-Ins

    There are many advantages to using the .NET Framework add-in technology to factor application logic and UI, including security isolation, discovery, activation, communication, lifetime management, and versioning. WPF builds on the .NET Framework add-in technology to enable visual add-ins ie add-ins...
  • Blog Post: Data Validation in 3.5

    A cool new feature in the Data area in 3.5 is the support for IDataErrorInfo. Let's take a look at the data validation model in 3.5 by starting with a memory refresher of that in 3.0. We end with a section that discusses how to choose between the different approaches. 3.0 Validation Model In 3...
  • Blog Post: Expert advice on XmlDataProvider usage

    I came across the following Q&A from the technical chat transcript from several months ago. Our WPF data binding expert Sam Bent was the one providing the great answers. It’s excellent information about the XmlDataProvider and I thought I’d share it here. Q: What are the guidelines for using XmlDataProvider...
  • Blog Post: Binding to Web Services

    In WPF, you bind to objects returned by web service method calls the same way you bind to any other objects. To demonstrate, we’ll walk through a simple application that consumes the MSDN/TechNet Publishing System (MTPS) Content Service, discussed here . Our application implements a very simple scenario...
  • Blog Post: How do I programmatically interact with template-generated elements? Part II

    This post shows you how to find a named element within a DataTemplate. In Part I , we discussed how to find a named element within a ControlTemplate. That was fairly simple; you’d call Template.FindName on the control that the ControlTemplate has been applied to. But if the template is a DataTemplate...
  • Blog Post: Displaying Enum Values using Data Binding

    Some of the FAQs about data binding are: • How do I bind to a method? • How do I bind between instantiated controls? • How do I bind an ItemsControl to an enum? I put together a quick sample that should answer the above questions: < Window xmlns = " http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx...
  • Blog Post: WPF Basic Data Binding FAQ

    Through talking to people and monitoring both internal and external forums, I have compiled a list of questions people often have when first learning about WPF data binding. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and let me know! What is target and what is source? In WPF, you typically...
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