Posts Tagged ‘XAML’

Silverlight/VS 2008 quirks driving you crazy?

One of the things I’ve noticed about editing XAML files in Visual Studio 2008 is that sometimes you’ll need to close the file you’re working on then re-open it in order to see certain changes take effect, in particular when you change the ImageSource attribute on an element.  That took me a while to figure out.  There are few things more frustrating than stumbling on a bug in the IDE when you’re trying to learn an entirely new way of building apps.

Another interesting thing is that you apparently need to specifically tell elements to be a certain height/width.  For instance, if you have an element inside another rectangle, don’t expect it to inherit the size of its parent…it won’t fill that space unless you tell it to!