Tag Archives: Silverlight

Silverlight Developer Runtime installed but still not able to debug applications

It has been reported that Windows 8.1 update will break previously installed Silverlight Developer Runtime. I can confirm: when I tried to debug Silverlight 5 applications, a message box appeared stating that Silverlight Developer Runtime (aka Silverlight for Developers) is … Continue reading

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Synchronized control inheritance and aggregation may lead to UI Automation issues

Sometimes developers are not able to successfully inject custom features to an already existing user interface component just by inheritance or control template updates. For example, trying to inherit from Microsoft® WPF’s DataGrid in order to provide graphical drawings based … Continue reading

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Resolving DataGrid vertical scroll bar thumb issue: updating its position and size when hiding rows or changing row heights

Microsoft’s Silverlight DataGrid control is highly optimized and has virtualization features enabled by default. But in order to achieve this level of performance several trade-offs needed to be accepted. A few of them seem to be related to the way … Continue reading

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Copying Silverlight XAML project files and “Not available in this context” error in Visual Studio 2010

If you copy XAML project files (usually pages) and their attached code behind from one Silverlight project to another one using Solution Explorer in Visual Studio 2010, you may receive an error at build time: named elements may not be … Continue reading

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