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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.  Well, grab your popcorn, your drinks, and your candy, because this 14.2 release of Infragistics … Continued

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…

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.  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

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: 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

  • My I-90 User Group Tour (Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse) Follow up

    What an awesome week!  If you have been following me on twitter, then you know that I was on my I-90 User Group Tour last week.  I spoke at three user groups, in three days.  Unlike my BAM! User Group Tour that took me on nine airplanes, this tour only had me on four. I … Continued

  • Building IG Outlook Part 2 – Creating the Shell

    This is the second video in a series that will take you step-by-step on building a Prism application that mimics Microsoft Outlook.  In this video, I walk you through creating a shell for both the WPF and Silverlight platforms.  This is a relatively short video, because shells are just so stinking easy.  The only concept … Continued

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  • Extended WPF Toolkit – New MessageBox Control

    I have added a new control to the Extended WPF Toolkit  project on CodePlex called the MessageBox.  It is currently in beta and is only available in the source code download.  The MessageBox control mimics the System.Windows.MessageBox closely and you use similar syntax to create it. MessageBox Displays a message box that has a message … Continued

  • Extended WPF Toolkit Release 1.4.0

    It’s that time again.  Time for another release of the Extended WPF Toolkit.  I know it’s only been three short months since the last release, but this release is packed with 11 new controls as well as many bug fixes and updated controls.  I have been working hard to provide the WPF community with a … Continued

  • WPF – dynamically compile and run event handlers within loose XAML using CodeDom

    Last week I wrote a blog post showing how you can write inline code in XAML.  When that blog post was published, @ElegantCode tweeted the post on Twitter.  Rob Relyea soon re-tweeted that post with a link to one of his own posts on exploring new techniques for DLR script in XAML which also links … 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

  • 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

  • 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