WPF Reflections:

September, 2008


September 30, 2008  11:18 AM

WPF – adding hyperlinks to pages

Mark Shurmer Profile: MarkWPF

When you are using pages as your building blocks for WPF development, hyperlinks are a useful way to move onto different pages. That has been proved of course on the internet for many years :-) As to why you might use pages, see a previous

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September 29, 2008  4:22 PM

Xbap – how to show them

Mark Shurmer Profile: MarkWPF

With a standard WPF application, you don't really have many options as to how you display the application - it has a top level window and that's it. With a WPF application, you have four options on how to display your top level page in a container:

  1. Using a NavigationWindow - which...


September 29, 2008  4:21 PM

WPF – hosting pages directly in the browser

Mark Shurmer Profile: MarkWPF

For a description of what a page is see blog post. Why would you want to place a page within the browser? It means you can run the WPF application over the internet or an intranet without any installation...


September 27, 2008  5:15 PM

WPF pages hosting in pages

Mark Shurmer Profile: MarkWPF

What do I mean by that? Simply put, you can embed a page within another page. Why would you want to do that? It allows re-use for a start, as well as splitting functionality down into logical chunks. In the following example, I have done just that: First the top level...


September 26, 2008  1:56 PM

Xbap – hosting pages using frames

Mark Shurmer Profile: MarkWPF

For an explanation of what an Xbap is, look at a previous blog of mine. With Xbap pages, you have a useful resource. You can host pages within other windows or with a special xaml construct - a...


September 24, 2008  1:22 PM

Xbap – hosting in NavigationWindow

Mark Shurmer Profile: MarkWPF

To hosting your page in a NavigationWindow, what do you need to do? Well, not a lot actually. You write your page, set your app.xaml's startup uri to point to your page and run it! It will appear in a browser if you created a browser application, or inside a NavigationWindow if it is a WPF...


September 23, 2008  3:55 PM

Xbap – pages instead of windows

Mark Shurmer Profile: MarkWPF

For an explanation of what an Xbap is, look at a previous blog of mine. I have spent the last few weeks writing a Xbap (or page navigation) application in WPF. The first thing you have to get used...


September 23, 2008  3:38 PM

Xbap WPF – using WCF and Entity Framework

Mark Shurmer Profile: MarkWPF

Don't That's my advice. I have been trying to get the combination of partial trust Xbap WPF appliction talking to a basicHttpBinding WCF service. That's not too hard. What is hard is then getting that to talk to Entity Framework in partial trust (well it actually was medium trust IIS host...


September 23, 2008  3:31 PM

Composite WPF – Caliburn framework

Mark Shurmer Profile: MarkWPF

In a previous blog, I talked about what a Composite application and framework is. The Caliburn framework is a Composite framework for WPF, but built from the ground up to work for WPF. It hasĀ been created as an open...


September 19, 2008  3:35 PM

Composite WPF – SCSF

Mark Shurmer Profile: MarkWPF

In a previous blog, I talked about what a Composite application and framework is. SCSF is the Smart Client Software Factory and has been around, in a couple of guises, for a while. It started out life as the Client...


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