Matthias Shapiro

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Category Archives: Tutorial

Adventures with JSON and Silverlight (and the New York Times)

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Summary: In this post, I walk through the basics of using Silverlight to query the New York Times Article API and display

Mask Animations (Clipping Path Animations) In Silverlight Without a Line of Code

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Last night I submitted my MIX 10K Challenge piece, so I’m just killing time while I wait for it to get accepted. Please

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

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

How To Use a ListView or DataGrid In a ComboBox Drop Down (Without A Line Of Code)

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Super cool new thing I learned today. In WPF, we can make it so that the drop down (popup) on a ComboBox displays the data

Create a Zooming Button Style In Silverlight Without Code

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Download code for this sample (updated for RCW) I was reading Mike Snow's blog and he had a recent Silverlight tutorial on

Styling a Silverlight ScrollViewer (to Look Like a Mac ScrollViewer)

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Mac Scroller Project Files Updated for RCW Just because we're working in Microsoft technologies doesn't mean we can't throw

Styling the ScrollViewer

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I recently got a comment asking if I could do something on creating a Blend-type ScollViewer styling. The only problem is

How Do I Make a ListView or a ScrollViewer Left Handed?

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Several months back, I was doing some work for a company that was using WPF for a stylus based application. One of the

How Do I Style The ComboBox Items?

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This is actually a continuation of my post on getting the ComboBox items to accept text wrapping, so I'll be working from