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Our latest project: Live Election Results for 2010!

November 1st, 2010

That’s right, our latest project turned into a pretty big effort; live election results for the entire US! We’re allowing you to customize which races you want to watch in real-time.

The idea for this project started back in August of 2010 as a simple site to show some local live election results for one county. It was a quick and simple application that worked really well.

In October, we started working on some improvements and decided to expand the scope of the results to cover all U.S. Senate, U.S. House races, and as many states as we could before November 2nd. Oh, and we redesigned the Silverlight UI and added a ton of functionality.

On top of that, the project now includes a mobile web version for the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices. And a custom Windows Phone 7 client application with some really advanced features. Not to mention a ton of new really smart high-availability back-end data services.

So, yeah, lots of work and not much sleep. But it’s really awesome and we’re very happy with it. Check it out: Live Election Results for November 2nd 2010.

.NET, Agile, Announcement, Interesting, Politics, Silverlight, Technology ,

Coping contents of Template Column in data grid to clipboard

August 18th, 2010

There are some nice new features (coming from Silverlight 2) in the latest versions of Silverlight – being able to copy rows in a DataGrid via the familiar Control+C for instance.

But I noticed something strange: some columns were blank when I pasted them into Excel (or notepad). The blank columns were always DataGridTemplateColumn and that made sense. How could it know what to copy from one or more controls?

Turns out this is really easy to fix if you are using data binding. All you have to do is bind the ClipboardContentBinding property on the DataGridTemplateColumn with the value you want copied for this column.

For example:

<data:DataGridTemplateColumn Header="Name" ClipboardContentBinding="{Binding Name}" SortMemberPath="Name">
        <HyperlinkButton Content="{Binding Name}" Margin="3" />

And that’s it. Control+C copy works as desired.

.NET, Silverlight ,

Strategic Command Featured on!

August 7th, 2009

Strategic Command, the popular Silverlight game, has been added to the Silverlight showcase on the official Microsoft Silverlight site,

Check it out under Casual Games at:

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