WPF Custom Commands explained

In this tutorial we create WPF custom commands and pass parameters to it. The sample used will be simple to understand and relate to. I will not be going into the deep gory details. Just a gentle push which I am sure will be enough to set you off on the slippery slope which is… Read More »

Writing Data Driven Tests using xUnit

This is going to be a short tutorial (now updated for xUnit 2) on how to go about writing data driven tests using xUnit. The samples used will be easy to understand and relate to. In case you are new to xUnit then all I will say is that xUnit is the next iteration for… Read More »

WPF MeasureOverride ArrangeOverride explained

This is a brief tutorial on WPF MeasureOverride ArrangeOverride functions. The details on these two are rather sketchy online and hence I decided to write this tutorial. So what are these methods? When do you need them? As usual I will start with WHY first and then discuss the HOW.

Abstract Factory Pattern Explained

This is going to be a simple C++ based tutorial on Abstract Factory Pattern. The sample used easy to understand and relate to. This pattern is closely related to Factory Method Pattern. I have a small post dedicated to it. I will encourage you to read it first before taking up this one. For a… Read More »

Mahapps controls customization

This is a brief tutorial on how to change the look and feel of Mahapps controls. I will be making a small change to Mahapps datagrid to demonstrate the steps. Anyone who has been working with WPF for a reasonable amount of time must have come across Mahapps. In case you haven’t then you must… Read More »

Decorator Pattern Explained

This is going to be a brief c# based Decorator pattern tutorial. It will not be a techincal UML heavy “Chewing Dry straw” kind of tutorial. It will be Caveman Style. Fun, Simple  and informative. The Decorator Pattern example used is simple yet powerful enough to highlight its key points.

Dependency Injection Explained

This is going to be a short c# based tutorial on Dependency Injection. Newcomers find it difficult to grasp concept of Dependency Injection. I will attempt to explain in simplest terms possible. As usual, I will deal first with “WHY” and then the “HOW”.

WPF Commands Explained

WPF has many delightful features. Commands are one of them. Somehow they have remind me of pointers in C and Delegates and Events in C#. If you want to know more about WPF custom command implementation which takes parameters then refer to this blog post. However if I were you, I would simply stop here… Read More »

Factory method pattern

Design patterns. And that book. I will not say anything more. I plan to do a whole series on Design Patterns. But this is a plan not a commitment. I will start out with the “Hello World” of design patterns: “Factory Pattern”. For the impatient, a Factory method pattern sample implementation in C++ is at… Read More »

Binding WPF Textblock to two properties using Multibinding

In the ancient and cruel world of WPF you might want to populate a TextBlock with a string which will contain data from different sources. For example, you might want to display song and band in a single textBlock like, “Where Do You Go – No Mercy”. The song name and band name can be… Read More »