Live Filter Design Pattern in XAML

I decided I should start titling my posts with XAML instead of WPF as they are applicable regardless of whether you are developing in Windows 7 with WPF or Windows 8. I’m going to take the BreadCrumb design pattern sample and extend it to include the Live Filter design pattern. The premise behind the Live […]

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Binding a Dependency Property of a View to its ViewModel, part Deux

I’ve been getting quite a few hits lately on my post, Binding a Dependency Property of a View to its ViewModel. After reviewing it I realized that, while the post isn’t too bad, it doesn’t read as smooth as I would like (though it does have some pretty pictures with arrows and boxes and stuff, […]

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Adapter Design Pattern – A Real World Example

I think the simplest design pattern we’ve all used without really calling it a pattern, other than observer, is the adapter design pattern. The adapter design pattern is known more colloquially as a wrapper where you wrap a bunch of functionality from one or more classes into a single class because of incompatibilities between the […]

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Observer and Command Design Patterns – A Real World Example

Up next in my series on ways you’ve probably used design patterns in real-life and may not have even known it, the Observer and Command design patterns. This continues on from my post Composite and Memento Design Patterns – A Real World Example. Command pattern is meant to actually decouple the GUI and back-end code. […]

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Composite and Memento Design Patterns – A Real World Example

So you don’t need to know software design patterns. But, as I hope got across in my post, knowing and understanding patterns can only benefit you. I wanted to put together a real-life example of some of the instances where I’ve used patterns, even if the use of the patterns was unintentional. Hopefully you will […]

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Binding a Dependency Property of a View to its ViewModel

UPDATE 07/30/2014:Please be sure to check out the second part to this at Binding a Dependency Property of a View to its ViewModel, part Deux which contains a working sample solution of the code here. I like MVVM in concept and I had prepared a long, off-topic rant about MVVM because of a bit of […]

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The Task Parallel Library Sampler – Part 14: Wrap-up / Future posts

This has been a fun journey and hopefully you’ve learned a bit about MVVM and the TPL. I do have plans for future posts in this series that will center around the TPL.Dataflow namespace. It’s an area of the TPL I don’t seem written about a lot and I think there are probably a few […]

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The Task Parallel Library Sampler – Part 13: Async/Await

Previous Post in this series:Part 12: Cancelling Threads with the CancellationTokenSource – The Code This sample derives from a Microsoft example and an updated solution is available here. AsyncAwaitSample model: There are two runs here, one shown using the keyword “await” with an asyncronous method and another run just running an asyncronous method without using […]

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The Task Parallel Library Sampler – Part 12: Cancelling Threads with the CancellationTokenSource – The Code

Previous Post in this series:Part 11: Cancelling Threads with the CancellationTokenSource – The MVVM So now that we’ve covered the MVVM, which you saw was pretty trivial to implement, let’s cover the actual sample. CancellationSample.Run We start by instantiating the CancellationTokenSource that holds our token. We have to do this for each run or else […]

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