SDP Conference 2011

January 31, 2011

Sela Developer Practice (SDP) is an annual conference held in Israel which will occur this year between 13 to 16 of March. In this year’s conference I’m going to present on Marsh 14, a one-day seminar about Windows 7: New Features, Porting and Multi-Platform Support. In this tutorial I'll present cool new features like the new Taskbar, Libraries, Multi-Touch support and the new Sensors API. We will focus on the practical aspects of programming a Windows 7 application. I'll present how to optimize your application performance by using Trigger Start Services, and new Power...

A ProgressBar With Text For Windows Phone 7

January 27, 2011

As you may already know, the ProgressBar control in Silverlight for Windows Phone has a serious performance problem when setting the IsIntermediate property to true. Basically it chokes the UI thread. This was discussed and solved a few month ago by Jeff Wilcox. Jeff’s solution was to replace the control template with a new one which looks the same but does a better job. This control template was part of a style which was kept in the application resources section. So to use this patch you also had to set the style for each...

CodeProject MVP 2011 & MCTS

January 6, 2011

I’ve recently been announced that I was awarded the CodeProject MVP award for the year 2011! The list of 2011 winners can be found here. In this list you can find respectful members of the WPF community like: Josh Smith, Pete O'Hanlon, Sacha Barber and many more. It is an honor for me to be part of this list. In addition, I am now a MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) in Windows Application Development using .NET Framework 4, which basically means I passed Microsoft’s official WPF exam. That’s it...

WPF Behaviors & Happy New Year 2011

January 1, 2011

I have recently published a guide about Behaviors with WPF on the great site HWzone. My article was published as part of Microsoft’s & HWzone contest, announced not so long ago. In this article I show how to use behaviors both in Blend 4 and Visual Studio 2010. In addition I present the steps needed in order to create a new behavior in WPF and show a working example of a behavior that adds a reflection effect to any FrameworkElement. The article is written in Hebrew. If there will be enough demand I might translate...
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