October 2011 Entries

WPF Focus - Different on Win XP than Win 7

Focus issues are notoriously challenging. I just ran into a case where it even acts differently on Win XP vs. Win 7. I have an textbox that I re-templated to use the Auto Complete from the WPF Toolkit. The goal was to turn a normal textbox into an autocomplete by simply setting a style. So, in this case, I override the TextBox control template and embed an autocomplete inside of it. … But now when I tab through the controls, it stops once for the parent textbox and then again for the contained autocomplete inside. Fix #1...

posted @ Thursday, October 27, 2011 4:37 PM | Feedback (0)

Making Sense of WinRT - Part 1 - I like it, BUT...

Build 2011 was amazing! It answered some lingering questions (XAML's future, Tablets, etc). It also presented us with some very impressive and fresh work that should ensure a bright future for Microsoft and the MS ecosystem. In a Post-Build time-frame, I'm looking back a bit and reflecting on what this all means. A couple thoughts come to mind... C++ Renaissance - Not a coincidence... The backing from MS for the "C++ Renaissance" and the "Going Native" movement are making a lot more sense. Initially, I kinda felt like these were unrelated to announcements that might be coming at Build. But looking back,...

posted @ Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:00 AM | Feedback (0)