Code Cast 32 – Tommy Norman

At the Agile 2009 conference in Chicago, I got to meet some great people I?d previously known only in electronic form. Tommy Norman is one of those folks, as he and I have had many conversations on Twitter. Tommy is a System Architect at Compuware in Nashville, TN where focuses on Application Lifecycle Management. He […]

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Playing with JQuery Validation library

New job (2 weeks in), new responsibilities, new tools to play with.  Amazingly (for me), one of the new tools is the JQuery Validation Library.  My diving into this also coincides with ScottGu’s announcement that Microsoft is creating their own CDN for JQuery and JQuery Validation.  Bad news is that this means I’m behind.  That […]

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Extending the ObservableCollection to add navigation methods such as MoveFirst, MoveNext, MoveLast, and MovePrevious.

Recently, I had the need to navigate a list by using methods such as MoveFirts, MovePrevious, MoveNext, and MoveLast while at the same time keeping track of its current location to notify the user where they are at in the list. Enter the ICollectionView.  ?You can think of a collection view as a layer on […]

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Silverlight tip – Dynamic TextBlock

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Problem: You need text to dynamically add elipses, "…",  to the end of a sentence.  The difficulty is how do you detect the actual length of the string.  All characters are not created the same.  Ten i?s != ten m?s. Solution: Robby Ingebretsen at NerdPlusArt.com (and of Kaxaml fame) has a dynamic control that does […]

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