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In my previous article "Exploring Ribbon Control for Silverlight (Part - 1)", we discussed about the Ribbon control Library provided by Devcomponents. We created a small demo application, where we integrated the Ribbon control bar in the XAML.



In this article, we will discuss more on the Ribbon control items. It will be helpful for you to understand them in depth and use it in your application. Read the complete post and at the end, let me know your feedbacks.

Published by on under DevComponent |


Earlier in December 2010, I posted three articles on DataGrid titled as "Grouping Records in Silverlight DataGrid using PagedCollectionView", "Filtering Records in Silverlight DataGrid using PagedCollectionView" and "Paginating Records in Silverlight DataGrid using PagedCollectionView". If you didn't read them, go thru each articles to know more about Silverlight DataGrid.


One of my reader "Dan" asked me to write an article on "Group Row Header customization of Silverlight DataGrid" and here is that article for you. If you want to do UI customization of Row Group Header, this article will definitely help you. Here, I will show you how to modify the XAML to add different content to create a multi level row group header too.

Published by on under DataGrid |

Microsoft Office 2010 has a cool new Ribbon Control bar which looks pretty rich and it is very easy to use with compare to the old Menu bar. Probably you may know that, we can create such Ribbon bar using WPF but did anyone think whether we can do it using Silverlight too, very easily?


DotNetBar Ribbon Silverlight Control with Office styling


Yes, we can create such Ribbon UI for our Silverlight application. So, if you want it for your Silverlight application, you can implement it very easily after reading these series of articles on Ribbon control.

Published by on under DevComponent |

Do you work with Child Window in Silverlight and want to customize the look & feel to match with your application UI? Then this post will help you to understand the process. I am going to discuss with you the customization steps in detail, so that, next time when you want to modify your Child Window UI, you will find it very useful.


In this article, I will guide you through the steps of customization with the help of a sample application. We will need Microsoft Expression Blend for the full customization. Read the complete article to learn about it.

Published by on under ExpressionBlend |

imageVisual Studio LightSwitch is a new tool for building data-driven Silverlight Application using Visual Studio IDE. It automatically generates the User Interface for a DataSource without writing any code. You can write a small amount of code also to meet your requirement.


In my previous chapter “Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch (Part – 4)” I guided you step-by-step process to create a List and Details screen. There I demonstrated you, how to integrate two or more tables inside a single screen.


In this chapter, I am going to demonstrate you of doing custom validation using Visual Studio LightSwitch. This time we will jump into writing some code to extend the functionalities.

Published by on under LightSwitch |

imageToday morning I received the great news that, I have been awarded as CodeProject Most Valuable Professional (MVP). It's definitely a great achievement for me.


Last year I wrote 32 articles, added 37 small blog articles, 8 Tips & Tricks in CodeProject; also I answered some queries in Technical forums. I was an active GIT forum member too. All this effort gave me the fruit. Last year, received the Microsoft MVP award for Silverlight and this year from CodeProject. Wuhu!!!

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