Creating Addins for XamlPadX

I got a few queries after releasing XamlPadX v3 regarding creating addins for the tool. So here is a small post on it. Create a customControlLibrary project. Add a reference to the AddInView dll present in the XamlPadX folder which is located in the program files folder. Also add a reference to the 3.5 System.Addin…

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XamlPadX V3.0

So I finally got some time to upgrade XamlPadX… One of the things that I really wanted to add was the plugin support and here you have it. So now users can create their own addins which will plug into xamlpadX. Addin developers can use 3 functionalities of XamlPadX:      void ChangeAppBackground(String str);     String textBoxContents {…

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.NET 3.5 Namespaces poster

As the title says, you can now have a poster of all the  namespaces in .NET 3.5.. Its nice to have it near your desk Click on the image to go to the poster.. Share this post  

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WPF weather reader user control

Recently Ahmad, our test intern, created a WPF weather user control and it came out really nice. Take a look. The code is available on code plex .. The code also includes a sample which is demo desktop weather gadget using the usercontrol. The user control provides 2 dependency properties, IsMaximized and ShowMinimizeButton…. The first…

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Visual Studio 2008/.NET 3.5 shipped

VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 has finally shipped… All the goodness is out of the beta phase To get a rundown of the new features take a look at Scottgu’s post  “If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can download your copy from the MSDN subscription site (note: some of the builds are just finishing…

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Translator incorporated in Blog

Sometime back I had a post which mentioned that you could tranlsate the blog content using Live translator. Now the same feature is incorporated into the blog as a combobox at the top. All you need to do is select the language and you are redirected. This makes things less complicated.   How do you…

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MindMap app using Hyperbolic tree

I recently came across a Hyperbolic tree implementation on codeplex using WPF and thought that a nice usage of it could be in writing a mind map creating application…. I tweaked some of the original code and got a tree with editable nodes… Its been laying around for sometime, so I thought it best to put it…

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Binding menus using HeirarchicalDataTemplates

  One WPF feature that is not covered a lot is the HeirarchicalDataTemplate and hence, I asked my intern, Ahmad El-Shafey, to try something on this feature. And yeah, he did write a blog post on it … this is his post on his experience with HeirarchicalData templates. “Some people use DataTemplates and/or HierarchicalDataTemplates to bind…

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Updated Live maps

Live maps (maps.live.com) has been updated with a new intuitive UI.. check it out.. its got several new features.. One thing that has me excited is the 1 click directions Search for a business and it shows the list of matches with a link ‘1-click directions’ .. Click on the link and you get something…

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ABCs of Threat modeling …

Larry Osterman has an interesting series of posts on Threat modeling.. It starts from the basics and is very comprehensive. A application needs to go through the threat modeling process to identify possible threats, the mitigations, and the risks involved. From a tester’s perspective it opens up several testing scenarios. So if you are unfamiliar…

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