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  • Blog Post: Sample Data in the WPF and Silverlight Designer

    Objective Requirements Retail release of Visual Studio 2010 and the latest Silverlight 4 tools for Visual Studio 2010 . Table of Contents Background Faux Types and Real Types Images in Sample Data Files Adding New Sample Data File Consuming Sample Data File WPF Sample Data Scenarios Silverlight Sample...
  • Blog Post: Three New WPF and Silverlight Designer Videos Posted

    The WPF and Silverlight Designer Team has posted the following new widescreen videos: Layout Techniques for Windows Forms Developers Grid Control Design-Time Row and Column Manipulation Features Creating and Consuming Resource Dictionaries in WPF and Silverlight Each video has a link to a corresponding...
  • Blog Post: How to Enable Using the Binding Builder in WPF and Silverlight Applications

    When the Data Sources Window is used to generate the UI, the generated XAML injects design-time information so that the Binding Builder can be used to create bindings for the UI controls. What if your application was written in Visual Studio 2005 or 2008; or you used the XAML Editor, the Designer or...
  • Blog Post: Using WPF and Silverlight UserControls

    UserControls promote code reuse, separation of concerns and simplify development by partitioning applications into smaller blocks of code. In this article you'll learn why you would use a UserControl, how to create one from the Toolbox, understand when design-time code executes and how to prevent blocks...
  • Blog Post: Layout Techniques for Windows Forms Developers

    This article has a corresponding video that can be viewed here . In a typical Windows Forms application control placement is set using the Location property, setting the X and Y sub property values. The Windows Forms designer provides a complete set of tools for aligning and sizing controls. The WPF...
  • Blog Post: Creating and Consuming Resource Dictionaries in WPF and Silverlight

    This article has a corresponding video that can be viewed here . Resource Dictionaries are a powerful feature in WPF and Silverlight that enable developers to organize and consume reusable resources. After completing this walk through you'll understand how to create and merge resource dictionaries in...
  • Blog Post: Create Silverlight Master – Detail UI Using Data Sources Window Object DataSource

    This article has a corresponding video that can be viewed here . Master – Detail layouts are the bread and butter of Line of Business (LOB) applications. This walkthrough will show you how to drag & drop from the Data Sources Window to create the UI that is sourced from an Object DataSource. This...
  • Blog Post: Building a Simple Forms Application using the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2010 and WCF RIA Services

    The final release of Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 has recently shipped . Silverlight 4 Tools brings together Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4 and WCF RIA Services 1.0. This great combination of runtime and tooling makes it easier than ever to build LOB applications using Silverlight. In...
  • Blog Post: Create WPF Master – Detail UI Using Data Sources Window Object DataSource

    This article has a corresponding video that can be viewed here . Master – Detail layouts are the bread and butter of Line of Business (LOB) applications. This walkthrough will show you how to drag & drop from the Data Sources Window to create the UI that is sourced from an Object DataSource. This...
  • Blog Post: Create First Silverlight Application

    This article has a corresponding video that can be viewed here . Are you new to Silverlight? This walkthough will enable you to have a successful first time experience with the Silverlight Designer and creating your first Silverlight application. You will learn to easily create, move and align controls...
  • Blog Post: Create First WPF Application

    This article has a corresponding video that can be viewed here . Are you new to WPF? This walk though will enable you to have a successful first time experience with the WPF Designer and creating your first WPF application. You will learn to easily create, move and align controls, create data bindings...
  • Blog Post: How to Insert a Row in a Data Entry Form

    This article has a corresponding video that can be viewed here . A common task after a form is developed is inserting a new row in the form. This short walk-through will show you how to insert a new row in an existing data entry form. For this exercise our requirement is to insert a Label and TextBox...
  • Blog Post: How to Layout a Data Entry Form

    This article has a corresponding video that can be viewed here . The WPF & Silverlight Designer provides the ability to quickly layout a data entry form. This walk-through will provide a workflow for laying out Labels and TextBoxes using the Grid control as the layout panel. Table of Contents Completed...
  • Blog Post: WPF & Silverlight Layout Controls

    This article has a corresponding video that can be viewed here . The WPF and Silverlight platforms have a wide selection of powerful layout controls. This topic will provide you with an understanding of these layout controls and how to take advantage of the WPF and Silverlight Designer features when...
  • Blog Post: Setting Up Visual Studio for WPF and Silverlight Development

    This article has a corresponding video that can be viewed here . This important information will enable you to be successful in discovering the toolset and setting up Visual Studio 2010 for WPF and Silverlight development. Table of Contents Visual Studio Tool Window Layout Design View Split View Bar...
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