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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Silverlight 4 Beta Released!

WHOOT! Here’s some links to get you synced up:– Get Started (e.g. get new tools, SDK, runtime, tutorials, other links) – What’s New in Silverlight 4– Breaking Changes (good to read if you’re migrating older apps to Silverlight 4) – Offline Silverlight 4 MSDN Documentation – Online Silverlight 4 MSDN Docs

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Silverlight 4 Beta Offline MSDN docs (CHM) is available

You can get the Silverlight 4 Beta Offline MSDN documentation here. The CHM is nice if you’re offline plus it’s faster than the online content, has an index, and only contains Silverlight content. IMPORTANT! If you open the CHM and cannot view content, do the following to resolve the issue:– Right-click the CHM file, and then…

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Silverlight 4 Bugs

 Note that I updated this bug for Silverlight 4 bugs. This post used to list Beta bugs. This is a list of Silverlight 4 RC Bugs that didn’t make it into the readme. For a much larger list of bugs and/or issues Silverlight developers might like to know about this release, see Silverlight 4 Beta Release…

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Are You Classic or Lightweight? The MSDN Redesign

MSDN recently rolled out new presentation choices for its Library content, which includes the MSDN online section for Silverlight: If you haven’t been there recently here’s your obligatory handy link: Silverlight 3 on MSDN The added presentation choices are a Lightweight view and a Script-Free view. To change the views, click the orange, docked Switch View…


Silverlight 3 online and offline Docs updated

We just refreshed the online docs for Silverlight 3. In addition, the offline CHM has been updated. Most of the updates were just doc bug fixes. Right now writers are mostly focused on documenting Silverlight 4 Beta features (of course SL4 Beta hasn’t released yet).  IMPORTANT! If you open the CHM and cannot view content, do…

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