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Feature Spotlight: New Features in the Infragistics WPF XamDataGrid

Feature Spotlight: New Features in the Infragistics WPF XamDataGrid

Since I have been working here at Infragistics, I have been gathering tons of great customer feedback, and have been trying to identify the areas of our WPF product where we can start improving.  It became blatantly obvious that the xamDataGrid was way too complicated, and nearly impossible to use without reading the docs, combing … Continued

What’s New in Infragistics WPF 14.2

What’s New in Infragistics WPF 14.2

Try to think of your top three movie sequels.  Which ones come to mind?  Having trouble?  Well, that might be because it’s not often that you find a sequel that is just as good, if not better, than the first. …

MVVM Best Practices #1 Highest Rated Episode on Visual Studio Toolbox

MVVM Best Practices #1 Highest Rated Episode on Visual Studio Toolbox

Back on May 12th, I attended this little event you might have heard of called TechEd in Houston, TX.  Just before the event, Robert Green, the host of Visual Studio Toolbox on Channel9, invited me back on the show to…

Getting Started with Prism’s new ViewModelLocator

Getting Started with Prism’s new ViewModelLocator

You may, or may not, have heard that the Microsoft Patterns and Practices team recently shipped the newest version of Prism.  With the latest 5.0 version of Prism comes A LOT of breaking changes, bug fixes, new features, and brand…

Getting Started with the Infragistics xamSpreadsheet CTP

Getting Started with the Infragistics xamSpreadsheet CTP

With the most recent release of Infragistics WPF 14.1, we announced the availability of a new xamSpreadsheet control as a CTP (Community Technology Preview).  Since this announcement, I have been getting a number of question regarding how to even get…

XamRichTextEditor: Build your own Office Inspired Contextual Rich Text Format Toolbar

XamRichTextEditor: Build your own Office Inspired Contextual Rich Text Format Toolbar

The xamRichTextEditor was release just over 5 months ago, and it has quickly becoming one of Infragistics’ most popular controls.  For those of you that don’t know about the xamRichTextEditor, it’s a highly customizable rich text editing control that provides functionality modeled after the features and behavior of Microsoft Word.  So imagine taking Microsoft Word, … Continued

What’s New in Infragistics WPF and Silverlight 14.1

What’s New in Infragistics WPF and Silverlight 14.1

AMAZING! That’s all I can say about this 14.1 release of Infragistics WPF and Silverlight controls. This is the most feature packed release we have had since I started working at Infragistics over 2 years ago. I am really excited about the new controls we are giving you early access to, the new features that … Continued

Infragistics User Group Contest 2014

Infragistics User Group Contest 2014

It’s time to start the third annual Infragistics User Group Contest for 2014.  This contest started as a way to help break the ice and loosen up the attendees during my sessions at the user groups I would present at. …

Infragistics User Group Contest 2013: and the Winner is…

Infragistics User Group Contest 2013: and the Winner is…

At the beginning of the 2013 year, I announced the start of the Infragistics User Group Contest for 2013.  The contest started in 2012 as a fun way to break the ice at the various user groups I would speak…

XamDockManager Prism Region Adapter: Update 3

XamDockManager Prism Region Adapter: Update 3

The Prism region adapter I wrote for the xamDockManager has become much more popular than I would have ever thought.  My last update to the xamDockManger Prism region adapter was back in March.  That update included some refactoring and support…

Showing the Windows 8 Touch keyboard in WPF

Showing the Windows 8 Touch keyboard in WPF

With the release of Windows 8, the era of touch devices is in full swing.  Manufacturers are scrambling to create mobile devices that can run Microsoft Windows with the touch of a finger, without the need for a keyboard and…

What’s New in Windows UI in 13.2

What’s New in Windows UI in 13.2

Roughly 7 months ago, we announced the release of a brand new product from Infragistics for Windows 8 development.  Now, it is time for another update to the Infragistics Windows UI control toolset with the release of 13.2.  In our first release of Windows UI 13.1 back in April, we had put so much awesomeness … Continued

Learning Prism and Infragistics

Series - Building IG Outlook

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Setting up the Prism Application
 
Creating the Shell
 
Creating the Mail Module
 
Creating Custom Region Adapters
 
Navigation and MVVM
 
Adding Ribbon Tabs to Navigation
 
Adding the Contact Module
 
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Introduction to Prism

check In this course you will learn how to design and build Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop applications, Silverlight Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), and Windows Phone 7 applications using loosely coupled components that can evolve independently but which can be easily and seamlessly integrated into the overall application. This is an introductory course that concentrates on the basic concepts required to build a composite application with the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Prism framework which includes the boostrapper, regions, modules, view composition, navigation, and different techniques for communicating between loosely couple components.

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  • XamDockManager Prism Region Adapter: Update 3

    The Prism region adapter I wrote for the xamDockManager has become much more popular than I would have ever thought.  My last update to the xamDockManger Prism region adapter was back in March.  That update included some refactoring and support for programmatic view activation and removal , and support for floating panes.  Originally the xamDockManager … Continued

  • Building IG Outlook Part 6 – Adding Ribbon Tabs to View Navigation

    This is the sixth video in a series that will take you step-by-step on building a Prism application that mimics Microsoft Outlook. In this video we added the support for injecting ribbon tabs into the XamRibbon control for different views. As a View is injected, it’s corresponding ribbon tabs are injected as well. When a … Continued

  • Lincoln .NET User Group–On the Road with Prism

    Last week I traveled to Nebraska to give my “Introduction to Prism” presentation to the Lincoln .NET User Group and the Omaha .NET User Group.  My first stop was on Aug 29 at the Lincoln .NET User Group in Lincoln at the Assurity Life Insurance Headquarters.  That’s me in front of the building. The Lincoln … Continued

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  • What’s New in Infragistics WPF and Silverlight 14.1

    AMAZING! That’s all I can say about this 14.1 release of Infragistics WPF and Silverlight controls. This is the most feature packed release we have had since I started working at Infragistics over 2 years ago. I am really excited about the new controls we are giving you early access to, the new features that … Continued

  • What’s New in NetAdvantage for WPF & Silverlight 12.2: Part 1 – XAML Line of Business Controls

    Lately, we have been ramping up for the release of our newest volume of 12.2 for NetAdvantage for WPF and Silverlight.  Let me tell you, this is a going to be a great release.  I am so excited, I can’t wait until we actually release it to show you what we have in volume 12.2.  … Continued

  • What’s New in Infragistics WPF 14.2

    Try to think of your top three movie sequels.  Which ones come to mind?  Having trouble?  Well, that might be because it’s not often that you find a sequel that is just as good, if not better, than the first.  Well, grab your popcorn, your drinks, and your candy, because this 14.2 release of Infragistics … Continued