Casey @ Microsoft

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Normal Properties vs. Dependency Properties

In the Silverlight development world there are two kinds of properties that you can have on a...

Author: caseydarwinstein Date: 10/29/2008

How do I get the height/width of a Silverlight UIElement if its not explicitly set?

The answer is, of course, to use the ActualHeight and ActualWidth properties. But wait, ActualHeight...

Author: caseydarwinstein Date: 10/22/2008

“The property ‘_UnknownContent’ does not exist…” What?

I was working on a custom Control the other day and that had its own XAML file.  I had it all...

Author: caseydarwinstein Date: 10/02/2008

“Why didn’t you use a HyperlinkButton?”

The other day I was working on a Silverlight control that would display a taxonomy of...

Author: caseydarwinstein Date: 09/26/2008

But wait… who is this guy?

I realized after writing the last post that I had neglected to say who I was and why I was writing...

Author: caseydarwinstein Date: 09/25/2008

Styles Are Forever – But ControlTemplates Are a Developer’s Best Friend

I’ve been working on a project where I have a Button with a default Style that I wanted to change...

Author: caseydarwinstein Date: 09/24/2008