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Author: Richard Waddell

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HisowaModPopUpBehavior with de Oliveira Menu

This tutorial will take you through the steps necessary to add a Menu to a Silverlight UserControl and attach a HisowaModPopUpBehavior and make them work together. The advantages of Marcelo Ricardo de Oliveira’s Silverlight Menu: 1. It’s easy to implement. 2. It’s ...

Isolating the C# Code in Silverlight Class Library Projects

If you’re reading another blog where I place all C# beyond the mandatory in a Silverlight class library rather than the Silverlight application, and it’s not obvious how the solution is put together this tutorial will take you through the steps: (1) Creating the Silverlight Application with hosting ...

Blend For Beginners: Grid to Canvas to StackPanel

In my opinion, Canvas is better suited than Grid to serve as LayoutRoot (the default name of the main UI Element within UserControl). Using a Grid locks the entire UI into a matrix of rows and columns; you can set properties to allow elements to cross row and column ...

More Simple Blend Layout Techniques and Quirks

I have a habit of starting to explore some aspect of Blend and wandering off topic when I’m blogging. Usually it’s some detail that’s new to me and only comes up because I am blogging and feel the need to explain each step. So, rather than clutter things up, ...

Simple Layout Techniques In Blend

Just to set the record straight, I’m usually not all that enthusiastic about visual programming tools. I rarely use the UI in Visual Studio to add controls, Silverlight or ASP.NET – in fact about the only time I do use it is to set properties. But Blend is different. ...