Variable height items? Stick with Stackpanel

So here I was, trying to make a ListBox in Windows Phone (Silverlight) scroll properly and for some reason, the thing just wouldn’t scroll ok, sometimes items would stick in the middle, sometimes forcing the layout to update worked sometimes it didn’t, almost like a race condition of sorts. Well, turns out that the ListBox…

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My first Windows Phone Apps: TinyText free text messaging and more

Like a couple thousand employees I’m too developing a few windows phone apps on my moonlight timeJ. It has been a pleasant surprise to find the tools and training material to be quite useful, if anything I would expect that a bit more structure and code samples will be added over time to the official…

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Cross team pollination

Change is the really the only constant of the Universe, if you can be certain of something is that things and people change over time. Switching teams is probably one of the most common types of change that people working at Microsoft live through and I’m not talking so much about re-organizations as much as…

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Sharepoint…

So it has been about a week since I transitioned teams. I’m now part of the Sharepoint Developer Experience team within Microsoft.  First impressions?  Impressed by the team so far and more by the type of challenges that are being tackled for the next release. As expected, I can’t share pretty much anything we are…

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Onto new challenges

Almost 4 years ago I started an amazing journey with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team. That journey will end next week when I transition to the SharePoint Developer Experience team. It has been an amazing ride with the CRM folks and I’m confident that CRM 2011 will be a killer product. While folks have all…

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Setting a minimum runtime version for your solutions

If you have a CRM solution and want to ensure that users installing it have the required runtime version there is an easy way to enforce that. Just set the minimumversion to the build number that you require. You have to manually edit the solution.xml file that is inside the .zip package generated by CRM, there is no…

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Accessing CRM forms from Silverlight Web Resources

CRM 2011 allows developers to natively use Silverlight applications to extend the user experience. One of the main use cases for Silverlight apps is to embed them into CRM forms to provide extended controls or visualizations.  While natural for experienced Silverlight developers, CRM developers might get a bit puzzled at first on how to talk…

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CRM 2011 Web Resources: Simulating Directories and the Importance of Relative Paths

Feels good to be back. After ~2 weeks of vacation I’m back to the office and felt like blogging a bit he he. Let’s see if you find this post interesting. By now many of you had already had the chance to play with CRM 2011 Beta. One of the most useful extensibility features that…

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And our favorite solution features are…

  CRM 2011 beta was just released and the team is crazy busy pushing on the last mile to get things ready for RTW. Long days, fire drills here and there, last minute adjustments and then a PM (me) ask the team to name a favorite feature and a curious fact that they would like…

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Now twitting…

Follow me at http://www.twitter.com/lezamax … some tips & tricks for CRM 2011 will be disclosed there so stay tunned

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