A DataGrid sample using XML data

I love LINQ, so I’m on a mission to use it in as many samples as possible.  This one is pretty trivial but it took me a bit to put together all the pieces of loading up the xml file to getting the binding to recognize the correct attributes.  Finally I stylized the DataGrid a…

Silverlight Tools for VS and F1 Help

If you’ve installed the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008, you may have noticed that pressing F1 in the VS Code Editor or in XAML View can take you someplace unexpected. You’ll see this with types and members that are "shared" between Silverlight and the .NET Framework, which means that shared types have the same…


Discuss! Is there confusion about styles versus templates?

Are you or have you been confused by what is a style and what is a template?  Our documentation hasn’t always been as clear as it can be when discussing Styles and Templates and we’re wondering if we need to be better at distinguishing the two, or if people are able to pick up on…

WPF Designer Hotfix is posted

The WPF Designer team has publicly released a Rollup Hotfix (KB958017) for the WPF Designer in Visual Studio 2008 SP1.  This contains a number of important fixes (see below). If you already have the latest version of the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1, you DO NOT need and should NOT install this hotfix….