Tag Archives: Design

Enabling Design-Time Data in Expression Blend When Using Web Services

With the help of Mark Boulter, and Unni Ravindranathan at Microsoft, Michael Washington figured out how to show design-time data in Blend when the data is using web services (without writing a line of code). from Michael Washington     … Continue reading

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Building the Elusive Windows Phone Panorama Control

When the Windows Phone 7 Developer SDK was released a couple of weeks ago at MIX10 many people noticed the SDK doesn’t include a template for a Panorama control.   Here at Clarity we decided to build our own Panorama control … Continue reading

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Building a Windows Phone 7 Twitter Application using Silverlight in Blend 4

First I would like to say that the code is from Scott Gu’s article Building a Windows Phone 7 Twitter Application using Silverlight. I am very excited that Silverlight will soon be capable of working on Windows Phones. Designing for … Continue reading

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Seeker Sidebar 4 – Styles, Control Templates, and Visual States

Live Example: http://www.adefwebserver.com/Richard/ooNaEyeDevelopmentv2/ooNaEyeDevelopmentTestPage.html I’ve been promising to get to Visual States, and this time I’m actually going to do it. In the process I cover creating a templated control from scratch, and technically I achieve my goal of not having … Continue reading

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RIA: 10 Questions on Icon Design – I ask our Microsoft Design folks to respond.

I have an Icon fetish that is disturbingly wrong. In that I collect them, horde them and would happily spend Microsoft’s good hard earned money on as many of them as I can find – if allowed. Yet, what makes … Continue reading

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RIA: 10 Questions on Icon Design – I ask our Microsoft Design folks to respond.

I have an Icon fetish that is disturbingly wrong. In that I collect them, horde them and would happily spend Microsoft’s good hard earned money on as many of them as I can find – if allowed. Yet, what makes … Continue reading

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Behaviors, Triggers and Actions in Silverlight And WPF Made Simple – Part 2 – Triggers

The objective of this article series is to give a quick overview of Behaviors, Triggers and Actions in Silverlight and WPF. We’ll also see how to create and use them in Expression Blend. Together, they enable a great deal of … Continue reading

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Configuration and Decoupled Modules

Two architectural demands for the Silverlight HVP, which are common to many larger applications, came together this week and crystallized into a design that looks to solve a couple other, unanticipated requirements.   Specifically, we knew that (1) we wanted to … Continue reading

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