At TED2010, mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 — the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated.
Silverlight includes a runtime that is optimized to display content on memory-constrained devices. Silverlight support for Nokia S60 5th Edition devices includes:
- The ability to view Silverlight applications in the mobile browser.
- Tools to build Silverlight applications that target devices
As a WPF or Silverlight developer, you know that your models must implement
INotifyPropertyChanged and it can be a pain. To do it safely, you really need to check to see if there are any registered handlers, then raise the event. To add insult to injury, the event arguments take a string, so if you mistype the property name you’re out of luck. Some clever individuals have created nice code snippets to generate the needed plumbing, but it doesn’t help with refactoring.
One common solution is to create a base class that provides the plumbing for a raise property notification.
In this tutorial, we’ll take graphics created in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, import them into Expression Blend and then quickly turn the visual assets into interactive Silverlight controls.
When a control almost does what you want it to – if only it had another button or behaved slightly differently – you may be able to extend it by writing a custom control. Custom controls let you change an existing control or write a completely new control.