Make an Image Button using XAML, it’s easy and FUN!

You can easily make an Image Button with a few lines of XAML.  What a blast right?  When your parents get home, you can show them this and they might think you actually did something other than play Halo 3 or Kinect all day.  Or if you are working, well get back to work. First…


What you need to know about routed events in WPF (similar to Silverlight)

Events in WPF (and Silverlight) are dealt with differently, using “Routing Events”.  Why? Routed events enable you to add multiple levels of complexity to your UIs and the response to user input. What do you need to know about the concept of routed events: How to handle a routed event Define and register a…


XAML: Property Value Precedence

Calvin Hobbes on Writing — I used to hate writing assignments, but now I enjoy them. I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and  impenetrable fog! ___________________________________________________________________________ XAML properties can be set in many ways….


Silverlight 5 Top Beta features

Top Beta Features XAML Debugging with breakpoints for binding debugging Implicit data templates for easy UI reuse Double (and multi) click support GPU-accelerated XNA-compatible 3D and immediate-mode 2D API Low-latency sound effects and WAV support Real operating system windows and multi-display support Significant performance improvements, fixes and much more WOW!  This is a big deal!…


Exam Prep 70-511: XAML Hierarchical Binding to code

  Well CRO and Armando are getting their posterior kicked, the secret of hierarchical binding to code is elusive for them.  Rebecca the boss has ask that Anna and the person with no name to work with CRO and Armando. Keep in mind that the goal is to create a hierarchical view of data held…


Exam Prep 70-511: Binding more and more

Looks like CRO hasn’t been sleeping well lately, he’s grumpy.  Tonight let’s see how the gang solves the problem of binding to a collection! Armando is talking about “Binding to a Collection Sample”, and the article: How to: Bind to a Collection and Display Information Based on Selection  You have to unblock the sample, download…


Links to Mystery SDKSamples for the Data Binding How-To Topics

Currently I am trying to put together my brain around the XAML databinding in a structured manner (which means I get confused easily).  So as I work through the gaining of knowledge, the writers of the articles for Framework 4.0 Data Binding fell back that they thought that the SDKSample code would be easily found…