Silverlight Airlines with a ViewModel

Not long after I joined Microsoft, I was looking at the Silverlight Airlines code sample.  I was new to Silverlight, so I used this demo as a way to help learn Silverlight.  The demo app is pretty cool, and ScottGu showed it off at Mix, so I had seen it... [Read More]

The Dark Side of Seattle

When we moved to the greater Seattle area, we knew we’d be in for some rain.  They don’t call it Mt. Rainier for nothing – it’s rainier here than most places.  But there was an aspect of Seattle that we didn’t quite expect—the dark side of Seattle. I don’t mean... [Read More]

And the first to be pissed at Obama is...

This is a photo finish folks!  Obama was elected Tuesday night.  Friday, he held his first press conference and he managed to piss off 2 people pretty badly.When a reporter asked Obama if he had spoken with any ex-presidents since his election on Tuesday, he responded that he had spoken... [Read More]

Silverlight Control Template Doesn’t Get Applied

This is something that has bitten me several times, so I thought I’d write it down.  Maybe I’ll remember, and maybe I’ll help others when they hit this too. The scenario happens when you want to create a new control that can have a template applied to it.  Let’s start... [Read More]