AlternateContentProperty attribute

A new extension point we have added to Blend 3 (based on very popular demand) can be seen put to good use with the Silverlight Chart control – we call it the AlternateContentProperty attribute. Annotating the properties of a control with this attribute allows you to select objects that are set as values (including DepedencyObjects) to…

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A sample that shows the new Blend design surface extensibility

Based on popular demand, here is a quick sample (WPF only though it would be very easy to port this as-is to Silverlight – currently busy with Blend 3 work and all the cool newer features we are adding to Blend 3) that will allow you to get started on the following new extension points we…

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Writing a design time experience for a Silverlight control

Writing a design time experience for a Silverlight control can be a bit intimidating (the experience for WPF controls remains unchanged from Blend 2 – just that you now have a ton more extensibility points – unless you wanted to re-use the same design-time code for the WPF and Silverlight versions of your controls). Let’s try…

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Blend 3 Extensibility

Based on popular customer feedback, we have added a number of new extensibility points in Blend 3 (sorry, no support for plugins, yet, but who needs an officially supported extensibility model anyway? 🙂 ) Over the next few weeks, I will provide more information on these, including interesting use cases that are already starting to…

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