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  • Blog Post: Calling a Stored Procedure from your WPF app

    Recently I needed to get data from a database by calling a stored procedure. This seemed like it should be easy to do but it ended taking me 2 days to find the right feature that would work. My knowledge of databases is extremely limited and I ended up winding along a not very helpful path. Hopefully...
  • 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: Rotate your text in the WPF DataGrid column headers

    I was talking to Cheryl who writes for the Silverlight User Education team and she was trying to make DataGrid column headers with angled text. She was having trouble getting it to work so we sat down to look at it. We couldn't make it work, but I went back to my office and started working on it in WPF...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight designer sample code is posted

    If you’ve been wishing for some helpful designer gestures for your Silverlight DataGrid controls, look no further. The Silverlight Designer Sample is available at the WPF and Silverlight Designer Extensibility site. It demonstrates a pretty neat designer implementation for Silverlight’s TabControl and...
  • Blog Post: Code sample for the WPF DataGrid.CellStyle topic

    At the deadline for Visual Studio 10 Beta 1 content complete, I was madly trying to check in art and code for the DataGrid APIs. I thought I got it all in but failed to click submit to actually finish uploading the code for CellStyle . So if you are interested, here is a little sample code. Using styles...
  • 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: A DataGrid sample using XML data

    I love LINQ, so I'm on a mission to use it in as many samples as possible. This one is pretty trivial but it took me a bit to put together all the pieces of loading up the xml file to getting the binding to recognize the correct attributes. Finally I stylized the DataGrid a bit by using a HeaderStyle...
  • 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...
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