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Archive for November, 2009

November 9, 2009

Outlook: Sending to the Wrong Email Address

Filed under: General @ 2:31 pm

One of my friends sends an email message to me telling me about their great new job and letting me know that they have a new email address. I dutifully update my Outlook Address book and fix the address. Five unanswered emails later, I realize that I have been sending email to the WRONG email […]

November 5, 2009

Silverlight, RIA Services, and Your Business Objects

Filed under: ASP.NET RIA Services,C#,Silverlight,VB.NET @ 3:12 pm

With RIA Services, it is easy to use your own business objects in your Silverlight application… once you have the basic plumbing in place. However, there are quite a few steps required to set up that plumbing. This post details the process of hooking up your business objects, RIA Services, and Silverlight. So … you […]

November 3, 2009

XAML: Gradients

Filed under: C#,Silverlight,VB.NET,XAML @ 11:51 am

Gradients are a good way to make your application more visually interesting. They turn a flat solid color into something more natural and appealing to the eye by creating an illusion of light and shadow. For example, compare this image which uses flat colors: to this image that uses gradient colors: For some great uses […]

November 1, 2009

RichTextBox Styles

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,WinForms @ 12:42 am

If you are building a WinForms application and want to style your text, you may want to use the RichTextBox control instead of the standard TextBox control. This post provides some of the common techniques required to style text in a RichTextBox control. To try out the examples in this post, build a new WinForms […]

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