Monthly Archives: February 2008

The Trials and Travails of the Infrared Multipoint

OK, I’ve been waiting to post more on the Wii multipoint for a while, but I’m been waiting to get some kind of mobile infrared light system working. If you’ve watched Johnny Lee’s video, you would get the impression that it’s a 1-2-3 easy a cake thing to do.  You would be so wrong.  So,…

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Special Leap Day Link-O-Rama

My brain is out of town while I’m working on our MIX Show Off Entry. In the meantime, I need to post some links so that I don’t forget them. I suppose you can use them too, if you want: Overriding (or adding to) default event handlers Custom Searching Through an Observable Collection More on…

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Triggering Events and Updating Bindings

Sorry for the extended absence… I’m been working myself to the bone on the Veracity submission to the Show Off at MIX08. We’ll have some really kicking stuff to play around with at the Open Space… you should drop by and say hi. I look something like this: At least I look like that at 1:30…

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Welcome to Veracity!

At Veracity, we’re passionate about the software we write.  After all, software development is an art!  For over ten years, we’ve partnered with teams around the world to deliver some pretty sweet solutions. We believe that: great software should be simple, rich and reliable teams that build great software should be trustworthy, clever and practical businesses…

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ListView (and ListBox) Performance Issues

I was working on one of my projects today and I noticed that one of our popups displaying search results in a ListBox was having really serious performance problems.  After determining that the problem was, in fact, on the WPF side of things, I was somewhat baffled. I wasn’t doing anything that I could think of that should be…

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WPF Drop-Shadows on The Cheap

One of the questions I get most often from designers and almost never from developers is: How can I get drop shadows into my application without killing my performance?  It is, of course, easy as punch and pie to get drop shadows into your application. You can just use the Bitmaps Effects panel in the…

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How Do I Style The ComboBox Items?

This is actually a continuation of my post on getting the ComboBox items to accept text wrapping, so I’ll be working from that point forward. If you’re coming fresh into this, you won’t be missing anything… but that is my explaination for the pictures containing wrapping text. When last we left our heroes, we has…

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The WPF Designers Guide to Styling The ComboBox

 The ComboBox is not the most complex of the WPF applications, but it can be a little tricky, so lets do a general overview post of it before we go into the specifics of how we’re going to make it work. First of all, if you’re going to test your comboBox design, you should have…

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Looking for Senior .NET 3.5 (WPF, Silverlight) Developers

For those of you who don’t know, I work for Veracity Solutions and we’re currently looking for Senior .NET 3.5 (WPF, Silverlight) developers (in Utah strongly preferred) . You can find the Dice post here). You can take my word for it, Veracity is a great place to work… great boss who respects your expertise, fun…

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Making Visual Studio 2008 Only Show XAML

Karl Shifflett points to a wonderful life saver of a feature that I didn’t know existed until now. With Visual Studio 2008, the project is always trying to load the design view with the XAML view. I get very frustrated by this… if I wanted to see the design view, I would open Blend. Apparently,…

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