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Windows Phone 7 Sound Track

Microsoft revealed Windows Phone 7 Application Platform at the MIX10 conference. Also, the Windows Phone 7 for Developers and Windows Phone 7 Series web sites were launched. Initially, Microsoft presented an animated trailer which described main functions of the device. You could see it on the main page of the Windows Phone 7 Series web site. Besides watching animation, you could listen to a nice sound track. I called it Windows Phone 7 Soundtrack and decided to pull it out. At the beginning I thought that the soundtrack is embedded into a xap file. I downloaded it...

Modularity in Silverlight Applications - An Issue With ModuleInitializeException

Intro. Modularity is a great feature of Composite Application Library (Prism). Modularity is designing a system that is divided into a set of functional units (named modules) that can be composed into a larger application. A module represents a set of related concerns. It can include a collection of related components, such as features, views, or business logic, and pieces of infrastructure, such as services for logging or authenticating users. Modules are independent of one another but can communicate with each other in a loosely coupled fashion. You use modular design if you...

GroupBox Sketching Control for WPF applications Using Blend

Microsoft Expression Blend 3 has a great feature – SketchFlow. It allows creating gorgeous prototypes for Silverlight and WPF applications. But it has some disadvantages like shortage of controls. For example, there are no sketching GroupBox controls in Silverlight and WPF sets, sketching DataGrid (Silverlight and WPF) etc. So, I am going to create a sketching GroupBox control WPF. Every WPF Sketch Screens application has got the SketchStyles.xaml file. This file contains styles for all sketching controls. I am going to add a new style here. Initially, I create a stub for the GroupBox control there: ...