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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

What’s new in Infragistics WPF and Silverlight in 13.2

What’s new in Infragistics WPF and Silverlight in 13.2

Shhhh… Do you hear that?  That’s the sound of another mind blowing, face melting, feature packed, Chuck Norris* approved release of Infragistics WPF and Silverlight controls.  That’s right kiddies, this 13.2 release brings a number of new controls, new features, new themes, new styles, and much needed updates to an already industry leading WPF and … Continued

Silverlight 4 Maintsream Support has Ended

Silverlight 4 Maintsream Support has Ended

In case you missed it, Microsoft’s mainstream support for Silverlight 4 has ended.  Technically it ended in January of 2013, but you wouldn’t know that unless you keep up to date with Microsoft’s Silverlight Support Lifecycle, or you tried to…

An Updated Infragistics Version Utility Installer for Visual Studio 2013

An Updated Infragistics Version Utility Installer for Visual Studio 2013

As most of you know, Visual Studio 2013 is about to be released early to MSDN subscribers.  If you are one of the lucky individuals that get access to these early bits, and start installing the latest version of Infragistics…

XamDockManager – Data Binding ContentPanes with MVVM

XamDockManager – Data Binding ContentPanes with MVVM

If you are using the Infragistics xamDockManager control and using MVVM to compose your views, then you have probably asked yourself the question, “How do I data bind a collection of objects, which represent my Views, from my ViewModel to…

FREE Office 2010 Blue Theme for WPF and Silverlight Microsoft Controls

FREE Office 2010 Blue Theme for WPF and Silverlight Microsoft Controls

Shhhhh…. Do you hear that?????  That’s the sound of another great FREE theme! Today’s theme is the highly requested Office 2010 Blue theme.  The Office 2010 Blue theme takes it’s visual cues from the Microsoft Office 2010 product suite.  This…

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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  • Prism for .NET 4.5 Released Today

    Those of you that know me are well aware of my enthusiasm for Prism, and today is no different.  About 5 minutes ago a new build of the Prism binaries targeting the .NET 4.5 framework was released.  So those of you who are having to use a custom build, like myself, for your .NET 4.5 … Continued

  • 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

  • On the Road Again! The I-90 User Group Tour (Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse)

    I’m on the road again for my second user group tour of 2013.  This time I am headed to the great state of New York.  I am calling it the I-90 Tour, mainly because all the groups I will be speaking at are located along the I-90 New York State Thruway. On March 26 I … Continued

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  • NETDUG Presentation on WPF Data Binding

    This Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 pm at the Microsoft building in downtown Boise, I will be giving a presentation at the monthly NETDUG user group meeting.  I will be presenting on the WPF data binding model.  I will discuss the three properties for data binding, the four options to use with the RelativeSource object, binding … Continued

  • What’s new in Infragistics WPF and Silverlight in 13.2

    Shhhh… Do you hear that?  That’s the sound of another mind blowing, face melting, feature packed, Chuck Norris* approved release of Infragistics WPF and Silverlight controls.  That’s right kiddies, this 13.2 release brings a number of new controls, new features, new themes, new styles, and much needed updates to an already industry leading WPF and … Continued

  • Free Pluralsight Prism Training

    I am excited to announce that Pluralsight and Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices team have joined forces to provide you with free access to over 4 hours of online Prism training.  That’s right, you heard me correctly. FREE online Prism training sponsored by the one and only Patterns & Practices team.  I know you have some … Continued

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  • Building IG Outlook Part 3 – Creating the Mail Module

    This is the third video in a series that will take you step-by-step on building a Prism application that mimics Microsoft Outlook.  In this video we will create the first module in the application called the Mail module.  We concentrate on just stubbing out the module project, creating a module catalog, adding the Mail module … Continued

  • XamDockManager–An Updated Prism Region Adapter

    UPDATE: See the new version of the XamDockManager Prism Region Adapter Last September, I wrote what has become a very popular Prism region adapter for the Infragistics XamDockManager control.  As pointed out in the post, this original XamDockManager Prism region adapter didn’t support all scenarios.  Frankly, it’s difficult to write a custom region adapter without … Continued

  • FREE Office 2010 Blue Theme for WPF and Silverlight Microsoft Controls

    Shhhhh…. Do you hear that?????  That’s the sound of another great FREE theme! Today’s theme is the highly requested Office 2010 Blue theme.  The Office 2010 Blue theme takes it’s visual cues from the Microsoft Office 2010 product suite.  This is probably the most popular theme among Windows developers.  Why?  Well ,let’s face it!  Most … Continued