Archive for February 2012


ReSharper–Productivity tool for Visual Studio

February 17, 2012

One of the indirect benefits of being a Microsoft MVP is that many tool or component producers give copies for MVPs for their personal use, so they can use, evaluate and, if they like it, recommend it. I use many of these tools on a daily basis and like them very much. So nothing more […]


Recursos para aprendizado de Windows Phone 7

February 10, 2012

Ontem (9/2/2012) apresentei uma palestra na Campus Party 2012 e, ao final da palestra, mostrei uma série de recursos para aprendizado desta plataforma. Estou repetindo aqui, para que vocês possam verificar a quantidade disponível e aprender a desenvolver para Winddows Phone. Windows SDK and Tools – – Ponto de partida do AppHub, onde você […]


Animating transitions in WPF/Silverlight–Part IV–Behaviors

February 9, 2012

On the last post, I’ve shown how we can animate transitions using Blend and Visual States. An important part in that mechanism is the use of behaviors. With behaviors, we can execute very complex actions, just by dragging a behavior into a window component. That’s very powerful and brings other benefits: It’s reutilizable. We can […]


Animating transitions in WPF/Silverlight–Part III–Visual States

February 8, 2012

On the two last posts, I’ve showed how to animate a transition using code. The first post showed how to animate the transition using code behind, creating the animation using code. The second post showed how to use components to ease these transitions. Although the use of components is a good alternative to create the […]


Animating transitions in WPF/Silverlight–Part II–Using Components

February 7, 2012

In the last post we saw how to animate a transition using code. As I said, I don’t think that is the best solution, because we must use code behind, something not easy to maintain. We could refactor code, creating a new class for the animation and use it. That would bring a little more […]