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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 ...


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