Tag Archives: Xaml

Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 1 – Overview

About this series This post begins a series in which I will introduce Xamarin.Forms, put it in context and then teach all you need to know to go from absolute beginner to intermediate/advanced Xamarin.Forms programmer.  I assume no prior mobile … Continue reading

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XAML for Xamarin

My newest Pluralsight course, XAML for Xamarin.Forms is now available.  In this course you learn everything you need to know to achieve expertise in XAML to get the most out of Xamarin.Forms.  The major topics include Getting Started Introduction to … Continue reading

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Windows Phone From Scratch #4 – First Xaml

In the previous mini-tutorial in this series you created a form in which you placed a prompt and text box for the first name using Expression Blend and drag and drop.  It was probably not obvious that as you created … Continue reading

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Test Driven Silverlight Body Snatchers

This posting is part of the Silverlight HyperVideo Platform documentation and a Silverlight Mini-tutorial. The information in this posting, however, should be of interest to anyone writing meaningful Line of Business applications with Silverlight. The premise of the classic 1956 … Continue reading

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Designer v Xaml v Code

This is the second in my new series on Getting Started With Silverlight (please see the first article for information on the series and where to get the software you need). [updated11/8] Don’t Start with Xaml… Until recently, just about … Continue reading

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Creating A Form – Level 100

(click on the image to see other Mini-tutorials)   Turing Page [Novice: 4]  FAQ  Table of Contents         In Novice Page 3 we were about to create a form.  Here is  the form we’ll create: Layout Is … Continue reading

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Dependency Properties, Continued

  First, a hearty thank you to "obsid" who wrote a great comment noting that by using reflector you can find that the documentation is not yet updated and System.Windows.PropertyMetadata's constructor is overloaded. While I am a fan of writing … Continue reading

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Creating Controls in Code

In my new video I demonstrate how you can create controls dynamically at run time. The technique is very straight forward, everything you can create declaratively in XAML you can also create dynamically in C#. xaml <Button x:Name="Button1" Width="50" Height="30" … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day: Routed Events – Bubbling and not…

In Silverlight 2 Beta 1 some events bubble, and some do not. This can cause a bit of confusion, especially because the way this distinction is explained is itself confusing. To set the stage, let's examine the following simple event … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day – Getting Ready for Silverlight 2

We have announced that Silverlight 2 Beta 1, will be released during the first 3 months of this year (that is, any day now) with a go-live license. It is important to keep in mind that this will be a … Continue reading

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Adam Kinney’s Too Great To Miss Tutorial on Making a Chart In 1.0

Do not miss Adam Kinney's excellent tutorial on creating a bar chart in Silverlight 1.0; it is brilliant, and it is a great staring point on working with XAML, JavaScript, JSON data and many other interesting aspects of Silverlight. Also, … Continue reading

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Tips of the Day: Setting properties in custom controls in 1.0

Got a nice international email today that said in part… …things get more interesting it is a common scenario to write custom controls….I need to specify the parameters in code behind. Can I create custom xaml tags which are connected … Continue reading

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