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  How to allow multi-line in TextBox or TextBlock in Silverlight 5 I recently needed a multi-line TextBox box in a Silverlight 5 application. I looked at the RichTextEdit Control but it was too much for what I needed. It turns out that the TextBox control supports multi-line display and […]

How to wrap text in Silverlight TextBox Control


Firing code from events in code behind of .NET user control A PowerBuilder Developers’ perspective [important]If you are not a PowerBuilder developer you may choose to skip this paragraph. [/important] Something as simple as causing some code to be fired for an event in a .NET program is not entirely intuitive […]

How to fire button click event in .NET button user ...


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How to fix “the name ‘InitializeComponent’ does not exist in the current context” in Silverlight or WPF   The error messages: [important]’LinksStackPanel.Children’ does not exist in the current context.[/important] [important]’InitializeComponent’ does not exist in the current context[/important]     You’ve made some changes to your Silverlight application and all of the […]

Silverlight or WPF – InitializeComponent does not exist in the ...



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DisplacedGuy Poll – What information would you like to see for 2013? Would you please take a moment to let me know what information you’d like to see for 2013?  I created a new poll, and you can choose as many items as you’d like.  This information will be extremely […]

DisplacedGuy Poll – What information would you like to see ...


Is it possible to view the datawindow buffers (and data) in the PowerBuilder debugger? This post is to share something cool that I learned about PowerBuilder 12.5.NET while researching a question posted on StackOverflow.   The entire post from StackOverflow can be found here, the member asked if it was possible […]

PowerBuilder 12.5.NET – Datawindow Buffer View & Edit in Debugger


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  WaveMaker Revisited: Part 2 –  Observations made by a career PowerBuilder developer For those of you who don’t know me,  I am a career PowerBuilder developer, having ridden the PowerBuilder wave from before it started until now– still riding the remnants of the huge waves PowerBuilder made in the […]

WaveMaker – Revisited Part 2 – Perspective of a PowerBuilder ...



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The Latest WaveMaker is freaking Amazing – Look out Microsoft – Goodbye PB! Has anyone seen the new WaveMaker?    I wrote an article about it a while ago and was pretty impressed with the tool.  I don’t remember which version I was using then but it reminded me a little […]

WaveMaker – Take Two – PowerBuilder Pro Reaction, OMG


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Creating My First WCF Service using PowerBuilder 12.5 .NET I’ve finally taken the time to start digging into PowerBuilder 12.5.NET and this time I wasn’t going to stop until I had a working WCF Service created.  Not only did I want a working WCF Service created entirely in PowerBuilder, but […]

Creating a WCF Service using PowerBuilder 12.5


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How to Open Websites from Silverlight 4 and NOT use OOB Setting As with all workarounds, they aren’t perfect implementations, this one is a start. [adrotate banner=”16″] The Silverlight 4 Application – Web Browser Running non-OOB The specific things that facilitated this particular workaround are pretty simple. First we add […]

Open Website From Silverlight 4 App – Non-OOB Workaround



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Using the SplitButton control in your Silverlight 4 Application What is the SplitButton? The SplitButton is a nice control that allows you to turn one button into many different click options.  For example, you might have a Save button, with a split section that drops down with options to Save-As, […]

SplitButton Control in Silverlight 4 – Silverlight Toolkit