Xaml Generator – a New App for Office

A few years ago I build and shared the source code for a Word to Xaml Converter, a Word 2007 add-in that developers could use to convert Microsoft Office Word documents to Xaml for WPF and Silverlight applications.  Since it was originally published, the solution has been downloaded more than 3,000 times and I’ve received…


Windows 8 FlipView Looping Sample

One of my customers asked me how to make a Windows 8 Xaml FlipView control that automatically loops.  After figuring out a technique that worked (adding duplicate items to be beginning and end of the FlipView.ItemsSource list).  I wanted to make an elegant way of packaging the solution.  I decided to use a Custom Attached…


Word to XAML Converter Updated

I have just updated the Word to XAML Converter application to support Word 2010, WPF 4, and Silverlight 4.  You would use this converter if you have documentation or text in Word that you want to integrate into WPF or Silverlight applications. The Add-in is now surfaced in the Word 2010 Backstage View (The File…


Whitespace in XAML

I just ran into a problem with XAML (WPF and Silverlight) and wanted to share my solution with you.  In my Word to XAML converter application, I was noticing that sometimes extraneous spaces were being seen in Paragraph elements in WPF and TextBlock elements in Silverlight. The problem was caused because I formatted my XAML…


Creating a Silverlight 2 CLR object for Photobucket’s API

Over the past few months, I have been working on a Silverlight kit for Photobucket’s API.  I have used this sample to demonstrate a few things: How to build an API kit for a REST Library How to adapt existing .Net code to Silverlight (OAuth Library) How to build a unit test application for a…


Silverlight and WPF Workshop in NYC 9/3/2008

Next week I will be in New York City meeting customers and I will be holding a free half-day mini-workshop  at the Microsoft office on 6th Avenue to teach people about building Silverlight and WPF applications with Expression Studio and Visual Studio.  I’ve put together an ambitious agenda but I hope to hit each of…


Whitepaper on Silverlight and Web Analytics

As many of you may know, I have been working to understand how Silverlight applications can best integrate with Web Analytics services.  Web analytics is the field of understanding and quantifying how people interact with web sites in order to align the site’s design with business goals.  One of the challenges of Rich Interactive Applications…