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  • Join me for some exciting sessions at Devlink 2010

    I'm excited to announce that I'll be presenting four sessions at Devlink 2010 in August 2010. The sessions are listed below. Hope to see you there! Best of Both Worlds: Sharing code and UI between Silverlight and WPF Pete Brown Applications Swang-AUD 8/6/2010 1:00:00 PM "Let's face it, the two technologies just aren't yet 100% compatible. If you're an ISV or just someone inte...

  • New Channel 9 Video: Dave Campbell on Silverlight Cream

    I've known Dave for a while. He's a great contributor to the community of Silverlight developers. His site and daily link post, Silverlight Cream, has become the go-to source to find good Silverlight content and good bloggers. While at MIX10, I caught up with Dave and asked him just want went in to putting out Silverlight Cream as often as he does. Watch the video to learn more.

  • Layout Rounding

    WPF and Silverlight both operate on a subpixel grid. That is, you can align elements on partial pixel boundaries, like this: <Rectangle Margin="10.5 10.5 10 10" Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="1" Height="100" Width="300" /> Unfortunately, for single-pixel-width elements, the result is usually not what you want. For example, the...

  • Customizing the Caret and Selection Styles in WPF 4

    WPF 4 allows you to customize the caret (the blinking line in a textbox that shows your current cursor position), as well as the selection brushes. This is great to allow you to be able to fully incorporate a custom color scheme. Carets The Custom Caret is especially helpful when you need to optimize the contrast with the background, or fit it in with your own color scheme. Nor...