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Creating custom filters in Resharper To-do Explorer – Part 2 by akjoshi

In my previous post on this topic ( Creating custom filters in Resharper To-do Explorer ) we created custom filters in Resharper 5.1, same is supported in ReSharper 8.0 too and you don’t even need to create a separate filter for a particular pattern,...
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Agent Smith for Resharper by akjoshi

Recently I started using a plug-in for  ReSharper: Agent Smith . Although its pretty old tool but somehow there was no solid requirement for using it, so I never tried it. It looks very powerful and useful tool; for the start we are majorly using...
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Focus management Tips & Tricks for nested ListView's part 1 by akjoshi

Hi, as every WPF developer would agree with me that handling focus in WPF is a nightmare and every now and then you come across scenarios which makes you pull your hair I recently came across one(more) such scenario and it was a tough task to make focus...
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Effect of Coffee on our ability to code by akjoshi

I hope the effect of coffee is not same on our ability to code In 1995 a group of NASA scientists repeated and refined some earlier tests on the effect that various drugs have on the web building abilities of the common garden spider. They tested the...
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Finding last visual parent in VisualTree by akjoshi

Recently I had a requirement where I needed to find the last parent of a particular type in VisualTree. You can easily find an implementation to find the parent but was not able to find one for finding the top most parent of a given type. So I modified...
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Excel cell behavior for WPF TextBox by akjoshi

Excel cells have a very special and useful behavior that they become editable as soon as it gets selected but it doesn't changes its visual appearance i.e. caret doesn't becomes visible. User can start typing into it or use Enter or Arrow keys to move around, caret becomes visible as soon as user starts typing into it. Let's implement this behavior for WPF TextBox....
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Resolving harmless binding errors in WPF II : 2 approaches for removing data binding errors due to heterogeneous types in a hierarchical view by akjoshi

This is a continuation post to my previous post Resolving harmless binding errors in WPF in which I talked about various ways of  resolving different binding errors etc. I recently came across another situation in which we get these binding errors...
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Making animations work for disabled controls by akjoshi

Some animations don't work if control on which animation is applied is disabled, this post explains a workaround to make animations work on disabled controls. ...
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Outrageous Work Conditions for a Developer analyst by akjoshi

Recently came across a job opening sent to me by a HR person on LinkedIn; The service based company is a very big name in IT but the work conditions mentioned in the job description were extremely unusual - I mean who the hell would like to apply for...
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Attached Behavior for auto scrolling containers while doing Drag & Drop by akjoshi

This is a very common problem in WPF, if you support Drag & Drop within your Items control or across the controls like ListView, TreeView etc. and your List contains hundreds of items then it’s very hard to drag an item at the bottom to the top......
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