Free Exam Prep: 70-511: Using the SetResourceReference

  The SetResourceReference is one of the three ways you can use Resources in Windows Presentation Foundation. Link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.frameworkelementfactory.setresourcereference.aspx Sigh, this is an example of one of the frustratingly high level MSDN entries The link that I used to get started on my code is: http://weblogs.asp.net/thomaslebrun/archive/2009/03/11/wpf-how-to-assign-a-dynamic-resource-from-code-behind.aspx I have included my code attached to this blog…

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Free Exam Guide 70-511: Resources Programmatically

There are three approaches that can access resources programmatically.  XAML is a mark-up language, not a programming language, if you are using C# or VB then you will need to utilize the resources are programmatically. References: Link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms752326(VS.100).aspx Course 10262A: Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010   Use FindResource and TryFindResource methods These…

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Video for the previous post on Static Resources

That’s weird, Live Writer won’t allow me to add my youtube video to the last post and I am unable to edit in LiveWriter.  Since it took all day to write, I don’t want to start over again.  Here is the video: The previous post is found at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2010/12/29/free-study-guide-for-exam-70-511-defining-resources.aspx Oh the joys of Live Writer,…

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Free Study Guide for Exam 70-511: Defining Static resources

For the 70-511 exam you will need an understanding of resources.  Resources is a way to reuse commonly defined objects and values, similar to the concept of CSS.  For instance, you might want to have the ability to quickly change pages to reflect the colors of the seasons, and this would allow programmatic changes, in…

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Free Study Guide for the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511: Items Control

For this blog entry, I did a bunch of links, scroll down to see the code and short video If you are using a Windows Phone, there is an app that you can download to view the YouTube videos   A current example on MSDN, it’s a beauty! http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms752299.aspx How to do a XAML project…

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Orchard a free, open source, community-focused project for ASP.NET modules

  Everyone! Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused project aimed at delivering applications and reusable components on the ASP.NET platform. This is interesting for students and educators as well.  Take a look at this interesting project at: http://www.orchardproject.net/ What is the Orchard project?  It is a way for developers to build interesting projects for…

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Free Study Guide for the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511: Headered Content Control

  Headered controls are similar to other controls, but the headered control is a specific ContentControl class that exposes the Content property and also reveals the Header property. Use the Header property to categorize the controls primary content, for instance a tab. The header on at tab control is the content on the tab. Headers…

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Happy Holidays: Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all!

  It’s that day of the year when families come together in the US so that we can talk about our successful/failed real estate deals, try to get someone else to buy or sell gold/silver/real estate/cleaning products, eat fatty/vegan/sweet food and compare babies/teen agers/aging parent stories.  It is a time of the longest nights of…

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Free Study Guide for the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511: Grid, one of the derived Panel Classes

  The Grid is one of the derived classes from the Panel base classs allows the developer to build in adaptability for the user interface, similar to a spreadsheet. As a class the Grid the elements are controlled in a hortizontal and vertical positions, (From 10626A Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.)  …

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