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by Alan Beasley
Explanation and examples of Additional Templates and Generated Content of a ListBox. Covering Layout, Transitions, and Animation.
by Dr. WPF
This article describes a new approach by which an element can remove its visual and logical relationships to its children while maintaining a conceptual parental relationship with those children.

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17 May 2009 by Colin Eberhardt
This technical blog post details a novel technique for leveraging the power of CSS selectors within WPF.
11 Nov 2020 by
Drag and drop behaviour in WPF
17 Jul 2012 by Daniel Vaughan
Implementing field level change notification in WPF, and how a Lambda Expression can be used to specify a composite property that raises change notifications automatically whenever an associated property changes.
9 Dec 2014 by adityaswami89
Article on Validation in XAML applications with Fluent technique
25 Mar 2011 by jmix90
In this post, we will see how to make a custom control fully useable in a Coded UI Tests scenario.
14 Apr 2011 by Manas_Patnaik
How to create a Style and attach it to a control in Silverlight.
16 Apr 2009 by Pete O'Hanlon
How to have fun with fonts in WPF
21 Nov 2010 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
How to Reposition a Silverlight Child Window?
6 Apr 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
How to implement template binding in Silverlight custom control
17 May 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
Learn about Multi Column Text support in Silverlight 5 with a simple example
10 Jul 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
Organizing custom control properties inside Visual Studio and Expression Blend
25 Nov 2010 by Abhijit Jana
How to use Silverlight Chart Control with SharePoint 2010
2 Mar 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
Color Highlighting in Visual Studio XAML page using ReSharper 6
13 Apr 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
How to use Gradient Color Picker in Expression Blend?
10 May 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
Using StringFormat to concatenate strings in Silverlight XAML.
22 Jul 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
How to create a different circular loader using XAML?
22 Jul 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
How to create a circular loader using XAML?
7 Aug 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
How to get rid of the XAML Design view inside Visual Studio IDE?
18 Aug 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
In this post, we will learn about various font sizes defined in the default style library of Windows Phone 7, so you don't have to define them again and can reuse those styles which will be standard sizes all over any Phone 7 Application
1 Oct 2015 by Daniel Vaughan
IntroductionWith UWP and WinRT, Microsoft introduced a new means for localizability, which differs significantly from the method employed in Silverlight and .NET desktop apps.
1 May 2017 by Abu_yanal
Adding Splash screen
26 Apr 2010 by Timmy Kokke
Getting started with the basics of validation in Silverlight
16 Mar 2011 by Abhishek Sur
RegisterName for StoryBoards in WPF (NameScopes)
28 May 2014 by Nick Polyak
Data Templates implementation outside of WPF
28 Feb 2017 by Abu_yanal
What are we going to build
25 Nov 2009 by Daniel Vaughan
How to use T4 to generate Pack URIs for XAML files
14 Mar 2011 by rudigrobler
How to make the ApplicationBar bindable in a WP7 application.
20 May 2011 by Koder Hack
The ContentTicker control is a generic control that can be used to slide content.
20 May 2011 by Aron Weiler
Make any image in WPF pop up and hit you in the face!
12 Jun 2011 by PeteBarber
It is critically important to make sure that a View's DataContext is properly created and attached before the underlying Window is displayed, otherwise initial events will be missed.
25 Aug 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
Crop an object using Expression Blend
10 May 2020 by Gaston Verelst
How to send out regular notification updates using Azure Notification Hub
7 Mar 2010 by jmix90
Here is the next episode of our serie MVVM - Creating ViewModel.
1 Apr 2010 by rudigrobler
Building OpenPOS: SalesModule (Part 1)
28 May 2010 by rudigrobler
OutlookBar for WPF & Silverlight
19 May 2011 by Rahman Masudur
Avoiding scrolling for XBAP in IFrame.
16 Sep 2011 by kribo
WPF dynamic TabControl - TabItems
31 Oct 2011 by Ashish Kaila
In this tutorial, I will take a practical example of a card game and illustrate how to model a playing card in WPF and define templates for defining visual aspect of the card as per the sign and the value of the card.
3 Sep 2012 by Ivan Krivyakov
This simple trick stops the binding gremlins on their tracks, as only a dependency property can be their target.
9 May 2013 by Paul_Wade
Windows Store apps and the Authentication Broker.
3 Jul 2013 by zoyobar
Using the CommandScene class to create command scenes in the XNA, WPXNA (12)
4 Jul 2013 by Timmy Kokke
The basics of the Hub control and how to use it when working in Blend for Visual Studio 2013 preview.
9 Jul 2013 by Timmy Kokke
XAML Flyouts using Blend.
27 Aug 2013 by zoyobar
Using NPC and NPCManager to create NPC and custom actions in XNA, WPXNA (19)
21 Jan 2016 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
How to build a simple Toast Notification in #UWP apps? (Part 1)
25 Dec 2018 by n.podbielski
Reflection.Emit is very powerful tool. It creates IL code and since C# is converted into IL too, we have the same functionality as in C# and even more. It is very powerful and at the same time very complicated. Because of that it is worth to discuss how and for what it should be used.
26 Oct 2009 by User 271009
XAML Power toys for Visual Studio 2008 v5.0.0.1 released
1 Apr 2010 by rudigrobler
Imagine for a second that you are writing an application like Outlook… let's call it MiMail.exe! This application is very basic and has 3 views that are relevant to me! I want to be able to see my mail, contacts and calendar!
1 Apr 2010 by rudigrobler
Make your WPF buttons color hot-track!
13 Aug 2010 by Ivan Krivyakov
Attribute order should not matter in XAML, but sometimes it does...
23 Aug 2010 by rudigrobler
WPF NotifyIcon
8 Feb 2011 by Leom Burke
An approach to skinning in WPF using Merged Resource Dictionaries
24 Dec 2010 by Ashish Kaila
How to dynamically bind value converters to elements in XAML
12 Apr 2011 by Manas_Patnaik
Achieving a Twitter page like functionality using Element Binding in Silverlight.
20 Jul 2011 by Daniel Vaughan
The custom ProgressIndicatorProxy provides a simple way to harness the new ProgressIndicator from your XAML.
18 Jan 2012 by SteveAdey
This is an example to show the use of MVVM in creating a grouping listbox.
31 Jan 2012 by XPG Live
Use leaderboards on Windows Phone with XPG
29 Jan 2012 by Don Kackman
A slightly less simple object browser for Windows phone 7
9 Jul 2012 by Paulo Morgado
How to make XAML Content Globalizable when using value converters
15 Oct 2012 by John Michael Hauck
In this post, I briefly discuss the design behind the VisibilityControl.
19 Oct 2012 by John Michael Hauck
Design of the PanView custom control discussing both the C# and XAML that achieves the desired functionality
22 Oct 2012 by John Michael Hauck
How to flatten a TransformGroup
23 Oct 2012 by John Michael Hauck
Adding CharmFlyout to Grid Apps
29 Oct 2012 by John Michael Hauck
This post describes the design of the CharmFlyout custom control, discussing both the C# and XAML that achieves the desired functionality.
11 Feb 2013 by Stephen Brannan
WPF Enumeration Data Provider
30 May 2013 by zoyobar
Using the AudioManager class to play sounds and music in XNA, WPXNA (5)
3 Jun 2013 by zoyobar
How to use HitArea class for hit testing in XNA, WPXNA
24 Jun 2013 by zoyobar
How to use the Button class to create Graphic buttons in XNA, WPXNA
1 Jul 2013 by zoyobar
Using Anime class to create animations in XNA, WPXNA (11)
24 Jul 2013 by zoyobar
Use the Bullet and BulletManager classes to create bullets and attack targets in XNA, WPXNA (15)
3 Mar 2014 by Sacha Barber
XAML: Binding to nullable enums with friendly names
12 Apr 2014 by Alex Turok
XAML: Event Handlers for Templated Items of Collection Controls
8 Jun 2014 by Samuel Cragg
Defining MessageDialogs in XAML
23 Oct 2015 by BC3Tech
Static Grid, Dynamic Content – Part 2: The Stragglers
15 Apr 2019 by Abdelrahman El Kinani
Azure MySQL DB, how to design it, basic UWP todo demo
9 May 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
How to format Silverlight TextBlock control
29 Sep 2015 by DotNetForAll
The article will take you through the layout process in WPF.
26 Aug 2011 by Daniel Vaughan
The custom ProgressIndicatorProxy provides a simple way to harness the new ProgressIndicator from your XAML.
13 May 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
What is Character spacing in Silverlight 5 controls
19 Oct 2014 by adityaswami89
This article will guide you if you want to create your own custom ORM or a wrapper over the ORM. This is only for demo towards the Unit of work pattern with Repository and a singleton Session class.
8 Feb 2011 by erik_nl
Building a control template/style for the tabControl to clone the office 2010 ribbon File look
10 Oct 2010 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
In this small tip, I will guide you through changing the Style of Caret of a Silverlight TextBox control.
20 Jan 2011 by Leom Burke
Binding and styling text to a RichTextBox in WPF
31 May 2011 by Arik Poznanski
A Customizable WPF MessageBox
13 Apr 2010 by Arik Poznanski
Back in this post I showed you how you can easily add a fade-in / fade-out effect to a UIElement that changes its Visibility property, using a simple attached property.Some people encountered a problem using this property when they bind the UIElement to a model which initially hides the control.
7 May 2011 by Kunal Chowdhury «IN»
AppManifest.xaml in Silverlight
10 Sep 2012 by Shayne P Boyer
How to get started with Windows Phone and MVVM light
1 Mar 2010 by jmix90
When you want to make an object binding-aware you have two choices : implements INotifyPropertyChanged or creates DependencyProperties.
3 Oct 2010 by Abhishek Sur
Load your XAML from external file or from String XML to start working on an existing application instantly using XamlReader and XamlWriter
25 Nov 2013 by Nick Polyak
I continue a series of blog posts about implementing WPF concepts outside of WPF.
26 Dec 2013 by Leung Yat Chun
I hope this rewrite can reduce the effort needed to implement other touch based code and other gesture.
20 Jun 2010 by rudigrobler
Mahhala (isiZulu word for free or without charge) is a new series that showcase some of the cool free WPF/Silverlight controls available… “You can learn a lot by reading other people's source code. That's the idea behind this series.
17 Mar 2010 by Arun Jacob
This article shows how to implement INotifyPropertyChanged.
10 Sep 2012 by Shayne P Boyer
Getting started with Windows Phone and MVVM Light
22 Oct 2009 by User 271009
Much improved .NET 4.0 WPF text rendering
27 Dec 2010 by Nikos Baxevanis
This post aims to provide a way to implement the Model View ViewModel (MVVM) architectural pattern using Plain Old CLR Objects (POCOs) while taking full advantage of .NET 4.0 DynamicObject Class.
29 Jul 2011 by Brij
How to make use of the IsCrossPagePostBack property.
22 Sep 2010 by jmix90
A fast and easy tip about shadows and performance