Posts about threading in .NET

if you want to know more about Threading, theres a series of posts (in the making) by Sacha Barber on Code Project. This is definitely a good read 🙂 The following are links to the posts: Introduction into threading in .NET Lifecyle Of Threads/Threading Opportunities/Traps Synchronization Thread Pools Threading in UIs (Winforms / WPF /…


Split ButtonMenu ItemAutomation

I got a couple of queries from the readers asking if I could provide a slightly non-trivial sample of using automation. So I created a split button user control which looks something like this If there are no items then you get a checkable button. The items are created in a popup and are generated…


Xbaps using Cookies

Earlier on I had written an app, BlogPadm which was fulltrust and the writer used Google Data API to write the content to However, when you create an xbap version of it, a problem arises in that you cannot make WebRequests outside site of origin and hence, the xbap version of the above failed to…


Tool: Export Visio to Xaml

This is a pretty nifty tool by Saveen.. The project is on codeplex:  The results look amazing: (Visio rendering v/s Xaml render) Share this post  


Maximizing borderless window using SysParameter values

Earlier on, I had written a post on maximizing a borderless (WindowStyle=None) window but without covering the taskbar. This solution works well but was not that nice to look at implementation wise 🙂 … However, theres a simplere solution to achieve the same. I get quite a few queries about the previous post, so I…


Another MindMapping Tool

A month ago, I was browsing through different blogs and came across Denis Vuyka’s blog post on connecting objects on the canvas… Nice post… Being an avid fan of mind maps, that was the natural extension to the library that he created. Check it out   There are 3 types of objects which are basically the same… they…


LIVE: The Syndicated Client Experiences Starter Kit & Reader SDK

Finally, the Reader SDK is out … From the windowsclient site “These Syndicated Client Experiences applications exploit the push capabilities of RSS in a model where each application retains full control over the presentation of the content. The Sync Framework and sync service take care of syncing, caching, subscription management and the safe caching of…


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…


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…


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…