Matthias Shapiro

microsoft windows phone evangelist, infovis enthusiast

Monthly Archives: December 2008

Going to MIX 09

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I've signed up for MIX 09, so I'll be headed to Las Vegas this March. If you're thinking about it, they're having a pretty

XAML Intellisense for Blend

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Karsten Januszewski has a post on getting intellisense into Blend. Apparently it only works for WPF (it "works" for

Final-ish Silverlight Color Picker Utility

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Seeing as how I've already spent far too much time on this little project, barring major problems with this control (please

How To Write a Custom Event in Silverlight

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Ha, fooled you! This is actutally how to write a custom event (with event handlers and everything!) in C#, but it turns out

How To Give a Silverlight 2 Gadget a Transparent Background

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Warning: This is a poor solution if your gadget has any level of dragging interaction in it. The "windowless=true" step will

Tips for Creating a Silverlight 2 Gadget for Vista

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First, glance over at Chris Szurgot's post on creating a Silverlight Gadget. It really is as easy as he says it is. Just

Updated Silverlight Color Picker Gadget

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I've finally updated my Silverlight color picker and it was none too soon, if you ask me. I've been missing this thing ever

Getting a MouseLeftButtonDown or MouseLeftButtonUp Event From Your TextBox

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One of the nifty little tricks I got working in my attempt to update my Silverlight Color Picker was that I wanted to have

Mac Style Button Tray In Silverlight

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Here's a Mac style Button tray I whipped up. I think it's a neat concept and I'd love to see some more of this kind of