Using the Silverlight Toolkit LayoutTransformer Control for Angled Column Header Text

I recently inherited the DataGrid control and, after reading over customer feedback and forum posts, one of the tasks I gave myself was to create a code example for the DataGrid.ColumnHeaderStyle property. After poking around I thought it would be interesting, and hopefully useful, to show how to angle the content of column headers using…

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Getting started with the charting controls

Recently I thought I would check out the charting controls in the Silverlight Toolkit. I’d been meaning to for awhile, but I was distracted by other tasks such as writing the documentation for the Silverlight 4 beta release. Well, those docs have gone out so I had some time on my hands. I fired up…

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It’s so easy to enable printing from a Silverlight 4 application

I’ve been a writer with Microsoft for about 5 years now, and I’ve seen my share of printing API. I am happy to report that using the Silverlight printing API to print a single page is about as easy as it gets. Printing multiple pages is a bit more complex, and something I’ll cover in…

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Have you checked out the new RichTextArea control?

Silverlight 4 Beta includes a new RichTextArea control. RichTextArea enables you to display or edit rich content and has features like: displaying hyperlinks displaying inline images or other UIElements like a Button Read-only mode Selection APIs Formatting text at run time Creating a RichTextArea is  simple, it is similar to creating any other control in…

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