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Brian Schroer Don't Call Me Mort! December 2009 Entries
Use UpdateSourceTrigger=PropertyChanged for immediate updates of bound XAML controls
My XAML learning project is inspired by Leon Bambrick’s “World’s Simplest Code Generator” ( It’s a 3-pane window where you type or paste data into the top pane, enter a formatting pattern in the middle pane, and it displays the formatted results in the bottom pane: (Yes, I know about auto-implemented properties, Visual Studio snippets, and T4. The property-generating scenario above is just for example purposes.) The TextBox controls are bound to properties of my ViewModel, ......

Posted On Saturday, December 12, 2009 8:15 AM

Video: Jason Dolinger on Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM)

A very nice overview for XAML newbies in which Jason starts with a simple WPF app coded like the first attempt at a developer coming from a Windows Forms background, and step by step transforms it into into a much more manageable, encapsulated, readable, and testable M-V-VM design:

Posted On Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:28 AM

Visual Studio Shortcut for “Show Smart Tag”
I keep forgetting the keyboard shortcut for this, and can’t remember what the dang thing’s called to search for it. I’m putting it in my blog so I can find it again. Thanks to David Morton for the nice explanation ( Show Smart Tag - [Shift]+[Alt]+[F10] - What's a smart tag? The smart tag is that little elusive box that gives you options about how to refactor code in certain ways. It's the box that can be opened to add a using statement ......

Posted On Saturday, December 5, 2009 10:20 AM

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