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  • Blog Post: Known Issue: Control Design-Time Assemblies File Locking When Using WPF and Silverlight Designer

    File Locking Issues when using WPF and Silverlight Designer When creating and testing a registered assembly (e.g. an assembly registered via TCI), it is possible to run into a file locking issue that causes compilation to fail.  While there are a few different manifestations of this particular issue...
  • Blog Post: Known Issue: Controls and GAC, Toolbox and TCI

    Introduction The purpose of the post is to provide guidance for control authors to limit the controls added to the Toolbox and that are listed in the Choose Items Dialog. The word "controls" in this post is defined as "any public type in a control assembly that derives from FrameworkElement...
  • Blog Post: Loading Metadata for Microsoft Controls

    I have received several requests for information on loading metadata for WPF & Silverlight controls shipped by Microsoft.  For example, a developer wanted to add a design time context menu to a Button control but couldn’t figure out how to add the required metadata. I covered the locating and...
  • Blog Post: WPF & Silverlight Design-Time Code Sharing – Part II

    In WPF & Silverlight Design-Time Code Sharing - Part I , I introduced the custom controls and the required design-time features.  I also covered how Visual Studio 2010 discovers and loads control design-time assemblies.  In addition, I explained how to implement platform neutral WPF &...
  • Blog Post: WPF & Silverlight Design-Time Code Sharing – Part I

    This post along with Part II will cover writing design-time code that can be shared between WPF & Silverlight custom controls for the WPF & Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio 2010 that target .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 3 and 4. Normally in a series you start with a simple example and article...
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