Archive for March, 2010

Tim Heuer wrote glowingly about Josh Smith’s new book ‘Advanced MVVM‘ on his blog recently (, so I decided to check it out. I was reading through the comments, and saw that Josh recommended checking out an article on MSDN he’d written in Feb 2009 entitled: "WPF Apps With The Model-View-ViewModel Design Pattern" and get […]

Here’s a sample page using the AutoScalingTextBlock referred to in the previous post (An Auto Scaling TextBlock for Silverlight). Use the GridSplitter controls (grey lines) at the right and bottom of the grid to change the size of the TextBlocks and see the font size change up and down, depending on the ‘ScalingMode’ setting of […]

During a recent Silverlight project which required extensive localisations into eight different European languages, I discovered just how much text length can vary between cultures. This caused a couple of issues where there was a limited area for a specific piece of text to fit within, which would look fine in English, but then would […]