SilverBullet, Silverlight

SilverBullet #3 – System.Windows.Input.FocusManager

I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. There are situations where you want to know which UI element has focus. One way of doing this is handling the GotFocus and LostFocus events. These events are only raised when an element gets or looses focus, and are handled asynchronously.  When you want to know what element has focus in…

Expression Blend

Microsoft Expression Blend Essentials

I ran into this series of videos when exploring Microsoft Showcase this morning. If you’re just starting with Expression Blend or if are more experienced, these sessions can provide you with much useful information. There are 7 part, all listed below. If you want to learn more about the Expression Products or any other Microsoft product, just browse and Bing around Microsoft Showcase.   Microsoft Expression Blend Essentials (1/7): Projects and Hierarchies Microsoft Expression Blend Essentials (2/7): Layout Controls Microsoft Expression Blend Essentials (3/7): Custom and User Controls Microsoft Expression Blend Essentials (4/7): Interaction Microsoft Expression Blend Essentials (5/7): Animation…

SilverBullet, Silverlight

SilverBullet #2 – System.Json

 I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe.     The System.Json namespace provides support for JavaScript Object Notation or JSON. By using the classes in this namespace you are able to use Json objects in your C# or VB code. These object are often used in JavaScript and to send to and be returned by services.   The…

SilverBullet, Silverlight

SilverBullet #1 – System.Environment

I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe.   This first SilverBullet™ I would like to give you is the Environment class. It’s in the System namespace and provides information about the environment your application is running in. Use it to get information about the system, like command-line arguments, version of the CLR and the time the system is…