Some more fun with a Silverlight ListBox

In my previous post I created a horizontally scrolling ListBox. Nice but sometimes I want to have the items wrap around. Sort of a multi column flow ListBox. Turns out this was quite a bit harder because unlike WPF Silverlight didn’t have a WrapPanel. However the Silverlight Toolkit, recently released does contain the required WrapPanel, So remember the code was like this: Partial Public ClassPage     InheritsUserControl     Public Sub New()         InitializeComponent()     End Sub     Private SubUserControl_Loaded(ByVal sender AsSystem.Object, ByVal e AsSystem.Windows.RoutedEventArgs)         For Eachnumber InEnumerable.Range(1, 100)             DemoList.Items.Add(number)         Next     End Sub End Class If we … Continue reading Some more fun with a Silverlight ListBox

Some fun with the Silverlight ListBox

Given the following XAML: <UserControl x:Class="SilverlightApplication1.Page" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" Loaded="UserControl_Loaded" Width="400" Height="300"> <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White"> <ListBox x:Name="DemoList"></ListBox> </Grid> </UserControl>   with the following code: Partial Public Class Page Inherits UserControl Public Sub New() InitializeComponent() End Sub Private Sub UserControl_Loaded(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs) For Each number In Enumerable.Range(1, 100) DemoList.Items.Add(number) Next End Sub End Class We end up with the following Silverlight application.   No big deal but suppose we want to have the list scroll horizontally instead of vertically? Turns out this is quite easy but, at least to me, not all that obvious. The problem is … Continue reading Some fun with the Silverlight ListBox

Updated SQL Server Compact Workflow Persistence Service

Yesterday I uploaded a new version of the SQL Server Compact Workflow Persistence Service to code.msdn.com. No major changes this time just two new features to get it more in line with the standard SqlWorkflowPersistenceService. I added a GetAllWorkflows() function that returns all persisted workflow’s in the database. I added a LoadExpiredTimerWorkflowIds() function that will return a list of workflow instanceId’s of all workflow’s with an expired timer. Both new functions should help make the SqlCeWorkflowPersistenceService even more like the out of the box SqlWorkflowPersistenceService. And as before it is completely free [:)]. You can download the source code for … Continue reading Updated SQL Server Compact Workflow Persistence Service

Goodbye XOML, hello XAMLX

In the next version of workflow we are going to leave the XOML extension behind us. Creating workflow’s or custom activities using markup will create a XAML file instead of the now familiar XOML file. That doesn’t mean we are moving to exactly the same same format as WPF as WF is quite different in its nature. But at the same time we seem to getting a new file extension named XAMLX. So what is this XAMLX all about? Well it turns out this is a markup file containing both the WCF service declaration as well as the WF service … Continue reading Goodbye XOML, hello XAMLX

Fun at the PDC

The PDC wasn’t all hard work, we sure had some fun too [:)]. As always there where a number of product group dinners. This year the C#, VB and F# product groups joined up and had a dinner together. I am at the right bottom, check Anders sitting at the left back end of the table. Lots of other team members and MVP’s where there and we had a great time! The party this year was at Universal Studio which is always a nice place to go to. Before we went there was another product group dinner to attend and … Continue reading Fun at the PDC

PDC session download

Want to download and watch all PDC content? Then there are a couple of ways to get at them. The official way if to go through the session agenda at the conference site. See https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/timeline.aspx. You see all sessions but it takes a bit of work. Another nice way is through Channel 9 by using the following feed: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/pdc2008/RSS/?tag=videos. But the best as far as I am concerned is using the list compiled by Greg Duncan. Check this list http://coolthingoftheday.blogspot.com/2008/10/pdc2008-quick-video-link-list.html. And it even has the Visual Basic source code used to generate the list [:)] Enjoy the videos! [f1][f2]