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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…

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, 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 open a Silverlight 4 application in Visual Studio 2013.  Then you will immediately notice that … Continued

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…

Atlanta Code Camp 2013 Sample Code

Atlanta Code Camp 2013 Sample Code

If you were in the Mariette Georgia area on Saturday August 24, I hope you stopped by the Atlanta Code Camp for a day of food, fun, and technology.  There were a variety of great topics being presented by great…

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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  • 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

  • Boise Code Camp 2013 Recap

    Last Saturday, we had the 7th annual Boise Code Camp which was held at Boise State University.  With over 60 sessions, 54 speakers from 5 different states, over 400 attendees, and 10.5 hours of community, this was one hell of an event.   It all started on Friday March 15th at the Fuddruckers in Boise … Continued

  • Omaha .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.  After my talk in Lincoln, I drove up to Omaha for the Omaha .NET User … Continued

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  • New Pluralsight Course: Introduction to WPF Custom Controls

    I am excited to announce my newest Pluralsight course titled “Introduction to WPF Custom Controls”. “Introduction to WPF Custom Controls” is an introductory course designed to teach the basic concepts required to get started writing custom WPF controls.  This course covers everything, from how to choose a base class, to enabling data binding support by … 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

  • Extended WPF Toolkit–Release 1.2.0

    A new version of the Extended WPF Toolkit is now available with three great new controls.  I have been hard at work fixing bugs, adding functionality and creating new controls.  Lets take a look at the new controls added to the 1.2.0 release of the Extended WPF Toolkit. The ButtonSpinner The ButtonSpinner control allows you … Continued

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  • 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

  • Announcing the new XamGantt and XamSyntaxEditor CTP

    Last week at Microsoft TechEd, two new controls were added to our NetAdvantage for WPF and NetAdvantage for Silverlight products in the form of a CTP release.  So, chances are, if you weren’t at TechEd you probably didn’t know.  Well now you will, because I am going to tell you all about them.  I must … 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