Defining properties in the new PivotViewer is rather straight forward, but I was recently asked about defining a multi-valued property.  In the original PivotViewer, the CXML item would simply contain multiple entries for a given property and the PivotViewer would do the rest.  Fortunately, PivotViewer still handles most of the […]
For the past year, the Microsoft MVP Program has been holding Twitter chats.  The idea is that for a given date/time (usually a 1-2 hr window), you could be involved in a group conversation by following the #mvpchat hash tag.  During the first conversation, as I watched the feed blow […]
I was recently working with another developer on a ComboBox, where he needed to be able to disable certain items in the ComboBox (aka make them non-selectable).  Having been a while since I looked at it, all I could remember was it was not as easy as it should be.  […]
Well we are coming to the end of the PivotViewer Basics series.  To round it out, I thought I would continue on with the last post which discussed Basic Item Adorners.  In that post we looked at implementing the custom actions that you found in the first PivotViewer.  This post […]
After a break to review some of my favorite Silverlight 5 features in the 12 Days of Silverlight series, it’s time to get back to some PivotViewer action.  This is the 4th post in the PivotViewer Basics series focused on some of the basics of the Silverlight 5 PivotViewer.  In […]
After giving my latest talk last night on the Windows 8 XAML story, I thought I would do a little review of the Scott Hanselman’s TekPub video on The Art of Speaking.  Why?  Truthfully, so that I would have a baseline to come back and review further down the road […]
This has been the longest series that I have done and I’ve really had a lot of fun doing it.  If you have missed any of them, you can catch the whole series here: 12 Days of Silverlight.  It’s really nice to see the level of interest in Silverlight 5.  […]
Rounding up the series, we are going to look at a couple of my favorite features in Silverlight 5.  This one has been a hobby of mine sine my college days (which are a lot further away than I care to admit).  Let’s face it, it’s just cool.  That, and […]
Time flies.  I took a week off for Christmas and the next thing I know it’s been a few weeks.  The good news is I’ve gotten a new project off of the ground and can’t wait to start talking about it. So where were we?  That’s right, the 10th day.  […]
Yep, it’s that time of year again.  Out with the old and in with the new.  With that in mind, Happy New Years! This past year was an amazing one for me.  I met a ton of brilliant people in the community, was able to be a part of events […]

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