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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 talk a little about MVVM and some best practices I would recommend to anyone using … Continued

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…

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…

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.  Once the groups learned they would be competing with other like-minded groups of people from … Continued

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 at.  Due to the success of the contest, it quickly expanded to the rest of … Continued

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…

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,…

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 open a Silverlight 4 application in Visual Studio 2013.  Then you will immediately notice that … 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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  • Prism-fy the Bing Maps WPF Control (Beta)

    If you know me or know of me you are aware that I am a big Prism advocate/evangelist.  You may have also noticed that I have been playing around with the new Bing Maps WPF control.  So it shouldn’t surprise you that I would find a way to compose a Bing Map of loosely coupled … 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

  • East Bay User Group–Another Prism Talk

    Once again, I must apologize for the how long it took to write this post.  A few weeks ago during the week of July 21 I traveled to California to give my “Introduction to Prism” talk to two user groups.  The first one being vNext OC User Group which was held on July 24th, and … Continued

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  • Extended WPF Toolkit is getting a new owner

    The Extended WPF Toolkit started with three controls and a vision.  It has grown into a feature packed control suite with over 30 controls.  Some of which do not even exist in other third party component vendors.  It has been featured at Open Source Fest at MIX11, discussed on .NET Rocks, covered by the Coding4fun … Continued

  • XamOutlookBar–Data Bind your Groups and Menu Items from your ViewModel (WPF)

    Most of you are aware of what an OutlookBar control is.  For those of you who don’t, it is a navigation control that is probably most known for its use in Microsoft Outlook.  In Microsoft Outlook, the Outlook Bar is the column on the left side of the Outlook window that contains groups of shortcuts. … Continued

  • FREE IG Theme for WPF and Silverlight Microsoft Controls

    It’s that time again!  Time for another free WPF and Silverlight theme for the Microsoft controls.  The last free theme I gave away was the Metro Light and Dark Themes for WPF and Silverlight Microsoft controls.  Soon after I released that theme, there was an overwhelming positive response from the community.  So, I am fulfilling … Continued

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  • Get a Sneak Peek at the XamPropertyGrid CTP

    UPDATE: CTP has been rebuilt targeting the 13.1 volume (SL – 13.1.20131.2104 and WPF – 13.1.20131.2108) Back before I worked at Infragistics, I was the author of an open source project on CodePlex called the Extended WPF Toolkit.  You may or may not have heard of it.  One of the most popular controls in my … Continued

  • Infragistics User Group Contest 2013: Let the Games Begin!

    It’s that time again.  Time to start the second annual Infragistics User Group Contest 2013.  In case you missed it, last year I started the very first Infragistics User Group Contest 2012.  This contest started as a way to help break the ice and loosen up the attendees during my sessions at the user groups … Continued

  • XamDockManager–A Prism RegionAdapter

    Writing a generic custom Prism RegionAdapter for a complex control is sometimes difficult, because custom RegionAdapters are custom.  They normally have some specific logic built into them that make them fit into a particular application just right.  You might need a tweak here or a tweak there, need a feature here or a feature there, … Continued