March 2011 Entries

WPF - Grid SharedSizeScope Doesn't Honor MaxWidths

I'm always hesitant to call something a bug because often it turns out to be my own misunderstanding. So I won't call this a bug yet, but I'm close… I sometimes use Grids inside of DataTemplate for an ItemsControl or a ListBox as a means to get a "column" effect for the elements. In this case, I set the parent with a Grid.IsSharedSizeScope="True" and then set the SharedSizeGroup on the ColumnDefinitions in the DataTemplate. Maybe there is a better way, but this works well for many cases. Recently, I ran into a case where I wanted the contents...

posted @ Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:00 AM | Feedback (3)

North Coast CodeCast #11 - Windows Server AppFabric

It's been a little while since the last episode, but Richard and I are back at it again with another podcast episode of North Coast CodeCast. This time, I asked Richard about Windows Server AppFabric. He explained what it is, what it does for us, and how to get started with it. You can find episode #11 over at  And, as always, if you have any comments or feedback, we'd love to hear from you. Cheers

posted @ Wednesday, March 09, 2011 7:00 AM | Feedback (0)