New Addition to Windows Phone Quickstarts- Pivot and Panorama Controls

Windows Phone 7 includes Panorama and Pivot controls that you can use to display controls and data and navigate through them using their built-in swipe and pan gestures.                              To help you understand these controls we have added a new quickstart to our existing Windows Phone quickstarts collection- Panorama and Pivot Controls. This quickstart provides an overview of…

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Silverlight is the way to go…

Okay, I am totally biased toward Silverlight; I could tell you a million reasons why you should be building Silverlight apps, all of which you can take with a grain of salt due to my bias as part of the Silverlight developer content team. However, one of my former coworkers from the WPF developer content team,…

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Where did my ComboBox selected item go?

You might have noticed that sometimes the item in the selection box of a combo box disappears when you reopen the drop-down of the combo. For example, in the following image, “Arial” is selected, but doesn’t show up in the selection box when the drop-down is reopened. In contrast, in the following ComboBox, the selected…

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Different kinds of controls you can make in Silverlight

Silverlight 2 gives you the ability to create your own controls.  The term custom control has been thrown around a lot in the Silverlight community, but it’s not always clear what that means.  Here are my thoughts.   There are three types of controls that you can create: ·         User controls ·         Templatable controls ·        …


Show/Hide a Border and other Border fun

While adding a bunch of content to the Border class documentation, I discovered many questions about using borders.  I’m going to attempt to address one issue which is how make a border appear and disappear.  Before I get into it, if you are interested in the basics of using borders, this is a nice post. …