Forwarding the DataGrid’s DataContext to its’ columns..

DataContext is a very handy inherited property on any WPF application..      Most of the time, I set DataContext near the root on the [logical] tree, and let the inherited DataContext do its magic to bind the rest of the scene. I recently tried to bind a DataGridColumn to its inherited DataContext (via its datagrid container)…

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Microsoft Client Continuum in action: The Silverlight toolkit charts, running in WPF

The Silverlight toolkit CTP released at PDC includes some new charting functionality  (Column, Bar, Pie, Line, and Scatter).    The long-term plan is for all of these controls to be ported to WPF; but inspired by Rudi’s work on porting the themes, I peeked into the task to see if the Microsoft continuum would hold for…

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Eight WPF themes released…

Today, Rudi Grobler released a “WPF Themes Pack” on codeplex. The project includes eight XAML themes for WPF applications… Read his announcement here.   WPF Themes Codeplex project is here. I like his ‘Expression Dark’ theme.. It feels safe (and familiar) and I like the DavesGlossy theme too (screenshots below). Since some of the themes also…

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NY Times ReaDER Free Edition..

One of my favorite WPF apps is the NY times reader.. but a while ago they started charging a subscription fee and {since I am a cheap skate, and a very seldom commuter}  I stopped using it.. Now they are back with a Free Edition..  It includes Top Stories,  Select Articles from Sunday Magazine, and…

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