Migrating to Git

This weekend our development team migrated to Git. As any other migration this migration introduced some friction at the very beginning. But all in all I think it went rather smooth. Disclaimer This post is mainly thought as a self … Continue reading 

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Working with code based templates in Silverlight

Introduction In our Silverlight projects we are using the AgDataGrid of DevExpress to visualize data. I wrote some expressions that make it possible to use this data grid with Fluent Silverlight. During the writing of those expressions once again I … Continue reading 

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Creating a bootstrapper with dotNetInstaller

Introduction In previous post I described how to create a Microsoft Installer package with the WIX framework and how to create managed custom actions for an installer created with WIX. We are distributing our products to clients having different environments. … Continue reading 

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WIX and Custom Actions

Introduction I write this blog-post mainly because I found it hard to get the necessary information about how to create custom actions for WIX. Documentation is sparse and/or incomplete as in many other OSS projects. In a previous blog post … Continue reading 

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Fluent Silverlight – Binding control events to actions

Please view the table of content of this series for reference. Introduction A typical Silverlight application (or any application with a GUI) contains elements or controls like command buttons , menu items, text boxes etc. The user of the application … Continue reading 

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Fluent Silverlight – Table of content

In a series of posts I would like to introduce our Fluent Silverlight framework and discuss the important concepts behind it and describe some implementation details. This post will be updated continuously as I am adding new posts to the … Continue reading 

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Fluent Silverlight – static reflection

Please view the table of content of this series for reference. In my last post about binding dependency properties of a Silverlight control to a view model I used LINQ expressions to define the binding. I have written in the … Continue reading 

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Fluent Silverlight – Binding dependency properties to model properties

Please view the table of content of this series for reference. In my previous posts (here and here) I discussed how one can build a fluent API for the definition of objects. In the context of Fluent Silverlight these objects … Continue reading 

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Silverlight and styles

This post is the result of a couple of frustrating moments passed yesterday. In our application we use the date picker control of the Silverlight toolkit. Unfortunately this control does not work exactly as we would like to thus I … Continue reading 

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Fluent Silverlight – Fluent API and inheritance

Please view the table of content of this series for reference. Introduction In my last post I showed how we  can implement a fluent API to help us construct instances of specific classes. When using a fluent API the code … Continue reading 

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