Archive for October, 2010

WP7: Silverlight & Bing Maps

October 31, 2010

MSDN has a very simple & usefull course about Silverlight & Bing Maps, in Windows Phone 7 πŸ˜‰

This course is located here: Silverlight for Windows Phone > Using Bing Maps

This course has been moved from Channel9, but links are invalid 😦
Here I reconstruct the index, with correct links πŸ˜‰

  1. Overview: msdn | channel9 (google cache)
  2. Exercise 1: Introduction to the Bing Map Control: msdn | channel9 (google cache)
  3. Exercise 2: Handling and Customizing Pushpins: msdn | channel9 (google cache)
  4. Exercise 3: Calculating a Route: msdn | channel9 (google cache)

ps: Learn section on MSDN in very very usefull, with “How do I” videos, training courses on Windows Azure, Windows Phone 7, and … did’nt find a VB6 course πŸ˜€
If you never visited, better spend a minute having a look πŸ˜‰

Technorati tags: WP7,Silverlight, Bing Maps

Silverlight: where is my GridSplitter ?

October 25, 2010

Well, a WPF control, GridSplitter isn’t provided in Silverlight 3. 😦
But, you can use it loading its assembly , πŸ˜‰
just add this to your xaml :


Then you can use your GridSplitter.
Very easy, ain’t it! πŸ˜‰

Here is complete source: Using the GridSplitter control in Silverlight

Technorati tags: Silverlight, XAML

Xedotnet: MVC + WPF = Magellan

October 10, 2010

I was born (professionally) as web developer; several technologies “spawned” throught IT eras πŸ™‚
Java and MVC in my mind, wood and stones in my hands πŸ˜‰

Nowadays I’m with WPF+MVVM, so getting the best of MVC and WPF (with MVVM!!!) with Magellan could be a dream that comes true! πŸ˜‰

Davide Senatore had a session last Xedotnet meeting, and brought to my attention this framework.
Now, let’s have a deep look at Magellan. πŸ˜‰

Thanks one more time Davide πŸ˜‰
… and thanks to Xedotnet πŸ™‚

Technorati tags: MVC, WPF, MVVM

Visual Studio: XAML Editor w Intellisense

October 6, 2010

Visual Studio 2008 didn’t have a capable XAML editor, because nobody would write a single word without intellisense. πŸ™‚ … sad but true! 😦

Visual Studio 2010 inprobed XAML editor a lot, and it was good … for while … untilΒ Karl Shifflett didn’t com out withΒ XAML Editor IntelliSense Presenter. πŸ˜‰
Here is a image, pasted from the source:

source: Visual Studio 2010 XAML Editor IntelliSense Presenter Extension

download: Visual Studio Gallery

Technorati tags: Visual Studio, XAML, Intellisense

Percent in MS Access 2003 & 2007

October 1, 2010

Most users are used to type “30” in order to set Excel cell value to 30%;
MS Access 2003 do not permit it, in fact it need “0.3” value in order to set 30%; MS Access 2007 seems to be same as Excel.

Here, How to enter percent values in Access efficiently, you may find a solution: on After Update event reassing same value, with a hundred part … like this: (pasted from the source):

Me.percentfield.Value = Me.percentfield.Value / 100


source:How to enter percent values in Access efficiently

Technorati tags: MS Access