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Installing Xamarin for Visual Studio 2015 Preview Side by Side with Visual Studio 2013

Installing Xamarin for Visual Studio 2015 Preview Side by Side with Visual Studio 2013

If you are a current user of Visual Studio 2013 and Xamarin, and you are wanting to start playing around with the new features in Visual Studio 2015 Preview, including the new Android emulator, then this post is for you.  I spent most of my morning trying to get this to work, so I will … Continued

Feature Spotlight: Visual Studio 2015 Preview XAML Peek and Edit

Feature Spotlight: Visual Studio 2015 Preview XAML Peek and Edit

So, I just found a feature in the Visual Studio 2015 Preview that will probably be one of my most favorite and most used.  This feature is plain out AMAZBALLS!  Yeah, that’s right… I said it… AMAZBALLS!  What is the…

Installing Visual Studio 2015 Preview

Installing Visual Studio 2015 Preview

Unless you were living under a rock today, you have probably heard about the availability of the new Visual Studio 2015 Preview.  Now, your first question is can I install it side-by-side with Visual Studio 2013?  Well according to Scott…

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…

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 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 new functionality.  One of these brand new functional additions is a ViewModelLocator.  Now, I personally … Continued

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. …

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

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
 
Pluralsight

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

  • Chicago .NET User Group–The Shortest Prism Talk I have Ever Given.

    This past week I was on the road again.  This time I was visiting Chicago, the “Windy City”.  Let me tell you… it was really windy!  What was I doing there you ask?  Well I was visiting my friends at the Chicago .NET User Group.  What did I talk about?  Well, Prism of course. The … 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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  • 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

  • Write a Sortable ObservableCollection for WPF

    You probably have had the need to sort an ObservableCollection at some point in one of your applications by either ascending or descending order.  Of course, you can always use the ObservableCollection.OrderBy and ObservableCollection.OrderByDescending, but these methods just return a new collection of IOrderedEnumerable, which forces you have to rebind the DataContext/ItemsSource in your UI, … Continued

  • Prism: Dynamically Discover and Load Modules at Runtime

    If you develop WPF applications with Prism, then you are probably already aware of the many ways in which you can load a module.  Loading a module starts with what is called a ModuleCatalog.  You can’t load a module unless it has been added to a ModuleCatalog.  Once the module has been added to a … Continued

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  • XamDataGrid Cell Adorner Framework

    Quite some time ago, Josh Smith wrote a post on how to adorn the cells of the XamDataGrid.  I like the concept, but wanted a better implementation that didn’t rely on events or initializing controls in the code behind.  So this led me to write a simple cell adorner framework that will allow you to … Continued

  • Building IG Outlook Part 7 – Adding the Contacts Module

    This is the seventh 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 a new Contacts module to the application.  We went through the necessary steps to add this module to both the Silverlight and the WPF applications.  We created a … Continued

  • 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