Karl Shifflett’s WPF and Silverlight shared design-time code

Here’s a most excellent demonstration of how to author a custom design experience that’s shared between WPF and Silverlight controls. Karl gives you a detailed, step-by-step walkthrough, complete with Task List breadcrumbs: Walkthrough guidance in the form of Task List hints That’s so clever it blows my mind. Karl shows you precisely how to isolate…

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Silverlight designer sample code is posted

If you’ve been wishing for some helpful designer gestures for your Silverlight DataGrid controls, look no further. The Silverlight Designer Sample is available at the WPF and Silverlight Designer Extensibility site. It demonstrates a pretty neat designer implementation for Silverlight’s TabControl and DataGrid controls. Silverlight TabControl design-time implementation sample Silverlight DataGrid design-time implementation sample You’ll…

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WPF Designer sample code is posted

If you want to author custom design-time experiences for your WPF controls, this is a good place to start. We have samples for custom adorners, context menus, property value editors, and advanced scenarios. This code is written for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, but you should have luck with the Beta 1 bits. A Silverlight…

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WPF and Silverlight Designer for VS 2010 featured at WindowsClient.NET

We’re featured over at WindowsClient.NET on the new WPF and Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio 2010 page. There are new walkthroughs and videos for creating your first WPF and Silverlight applications, as well as tutorials for setting up the designer to your liking. Visual Studio 2010 layout And don’t forget to point your RSS aggregators…

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.NET Framework 4 and VS Beta1 docs are posted

Docs for .NET Framework 4 Beta 1, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 are now available at MSDN.   The new data binding builder in the WPF Designer and the Silverlight Designer You’ll see the strong focus on line-of-business (LOB) applications in this release. In particular, binding WPF and Silverlight apps to…

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Tip: Invoking Blend from Visual Studio

So you’re using the WPF Designer to build your slick UI, and you realize you need to go to Expression Blend for some high-end resource authoring. Although Blend lets you invoke VS with a quick gesture (right-click on the solution and click Edit in Visual Studio), going the other way isn’t quite as convenient. Until…

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WPF Designer: Changes and Fixes in VS2008 SP1 Beta

Here’s the definitive list: List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Windows Presentation Foundation Designer New features The Properties window now contains the Events tab. The Events tab lets you create events, assign events, and review events. The Properties window now includes a category sort option and…

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