WPF: Allow your users to define their own styles using XAML

An application I’ve been working on has the vague property of “displaying items on the screen”, and a fairly unusual requirement which specifies that users be able to completely define how the items look. Our items are displayed on a timeline and can represent pretty much anything (up to the user), hence the flexibility required…

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WPF: Supporting command line arguments and file extensions

Traditionally, handling command-line args in an app has been a simple case of reading arguments from the “int main()” function (or equivalent). In WPF this changes somewhat. The usual setup is that you have your App.xaml.cs, which loads your initial window. While it’s the former that  has access to the arguments, it’s the latter that…

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You’re asking for the wrong thing.

Just stumbled upon this article by John Dvorak titled “My Windows 7 Wish List”, and I see the same pattern as many of the other fruitless wish list articles. Maybe IHBT… As a user, the user experience (UX) is the only thing that ever matters to you – the implementation is never the issue. Take…

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