July 2009 - Posts

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Making Silverlight 3 Application Code More Compatible with Blend by dwahlin

Expression Blend 3 is a great tool for creating Silverlight or WPF user interfaces using design time tools and controls. If you haven’t tried version 3 you’re really missing out since it adds a ton of new time-saving features. While I really enjoy working...
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Previewing Websites in Multiple Browsers with Expression Web 3’s SuperPreview by dwahlin

Expression Studio 3 has a great new feature that was announced and demonstrated back at the Mix 09 conference called SuperPreview.  It allows you to compare how a page looks across multiple browsers including IE6, IE7, IE8 and FireFox (with more...
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Running a WCF Service on IIS 7 by dwahlin

I was trying to get a WCF service going on my Windows 7 machine tonight that I call from a Silverlight 3 application and ran into the following error when trying to view the .svc file in the browser: HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found The page you are requesting...
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Using Element to Element Binding for ToolTips in Silverlight 3 by dwahlin

Silverlight 3 provides a new feature called “element to element” binding that allows one element to bind to another element’s property. It’s really useful when you want to tie two objects together so that when one object changes the other changes as well...
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Simplifying the Process of Calling a WCF Service from Silverlight (or any .NET Application) by dwahlin

I’m currently working on a large Silverlight 3 project for a client that will ultimately have hundreds of calls from Silverlight to WCF service operations. Initially I did things the standard way which is to define a client-side class that’s used to call...
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Silverlight 3 Released – Exciting Stuff Here! by dwahlin

Silverlight 3 is now officially released and available for download! It’s definitely exciting for me personally because my company has been working on a Silverlight 3 client application for the past few months and really enjoyed the new features. Here...
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Validating Properties in Silverlight Classes by dwahlin

Silverlight classes rely on the INotifyPropertyChanged interface and associated PropertyChanged event it contains to ensure that data binding stays up-to-date in an application. It’s a great feature because you don’t have to worry about ensuring that...
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Creating a ComboBox Style AutoCompleteBox Control in Silverlight by dwahlin

Silverlight’s AutoCompleteBox control provides a nice way to filter a list of items as the user types into a TextBox. If you haven’t used it before you can see an example here . In a previous post I showed how you could customize AutoCompleteBox to make...
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