• .NET

    Navigate Quickly with JustCode and Ctrl+Click

    Ctrl + Click is a widely used shortcut for Go To Definition in many development environments but not in Visual Studio. We, the JustCode team, find it really useful so we added it to Visual Studio. But we didn't stop there - we improved it even further. Read on to find the details. With JustCode you get an enhanced Go To Definition. By default you can execute it in the Visual Studio editor using one of the following shortcuts: Middle Click, Ctrl+Left Click, F12, Ctrl+Enter, Ctrl+B. The first usage of this feature is not much different from the default Visual Studio...
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    Navigation for CoverFlow

    October 06, 2009 Share
    The Silverlight team decided to remove the ScrollBar control that used to be part of CoverFlow's control template. One of the reasons behind this decision is the easiness by which you can now, using Silverlight 3 element binding, create your own navigation. To learn more about all changes introduced by the beta version check my previous blog post here. This article explains in details how to create your own navigation using a range control, e.g. one that inherits from the RangeBase class. The first thing we need to do is to declare a CoverFlow control with some items in a straight-forward...
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    Saving some lines of code when using RadWindow

    If you are using some of the predefined modal dialogs part of RadWindow: Alert, Prompt and Confirm you may find this article quite handy. As you know the calls to these methods are asynchronous, thus you cannot stop the current UI thread in order to get the user feedback from the windows synchronously. This introduces some issues such as the need to declare class member variables whenever they may not be necessary. Due to that there have been a few requests on our support website to create a generic parameter inside the static calls of the dialogs with the purpose of carrying...
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    Cannot discover WCF services in your Silverlight application?

    If you try to add service reference in your Silverlight application and you simply cannot discover any services in the solution using the Add Service Reference tool here is the way how to solve it. Note that the issue occurs both in Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3 Beta.     1. Uninstall your Silverlight tools for Visual Studio      2. Go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE or the place you have installed your Visual Studio environment.     3. Delete the file Microsoft.VisualStudio.ServicesProxy.dll      4. Install again Silverlight tools for Visual Studio and note that your file will be created again. There seems to be something wrong with the installer of Silverlight tools, which...
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    Using IValueConverter to format values in RadControls for Silverlight

    It’s often necessary to modify or format some of the raw data received by your data tier application or other data sources. In Silverlight, you can create your own value converter and introduce your own formatting rules. In this blog post I will create a simple value converter that formats double values, and then use it with a RadComboBox. First, let’s create a class that will represent our data source. The equivalent of this class in more realistic scenario would be a proxy class generated by your data tier application in case you use RIA services.     public class Data : List<Item>       {           public Data()           {               this.Add(new Item() { Name = "Ferrari", Price = 120000 });               this.Add(new Item() { Name = "Mercedes", Price = 100000 });...