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Monthly Archives: December 2008

  • Dealing with the “Project file must include the .NET Framework assembly …” Error

    I was adding a splash screen to my Silverlight project and ran into a sudden compile problem with the ASP.NET web site. The compile error was: Project file must include the .NET Framework assembly 'WindowsBase, PresentationCore, PresentationFramework' in the reference list. I verified that the loose Silverlight xaml file was set to just content, with no build action. However, I kept getting t...

  • 2009 Goals

    We’re coming up to the end of the year, and for the first time in a very long time, I decided to set some real personal goals for myself for 2009 (outside of the usual eat better, lose weight, spend less, save more type goals) I’ve always been pretty good about keeping up with technologies and products that interest me. I’ve been an early adopter of things like Silverlight, Expression Blend/De...

  • Pie Chart Styling in the Silverlight Toolkit - Cross-Slice Gradients

    First, hats off to Mehdi for digging up the root solution to this and to Jafar Husain for bringing it to my attention.The default styles for the charts in Silverlight look pretty good. However, one thing that was driving me nuts is the way the gradients are per-slice in the pie chart. Because of that, you end up with some really odd highlighting effects: It doesn’t look bad, but it’...