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Building a DataGrid Control for Silverlight for Windows Phone: E-book


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Building a DataGrid Control for Silverlight for Windows Phone
Author: Walter Ferrari

Price: $0.99     Add to Cart

Formats: PDF, Word, EPUB, MOBI. All source code added to the downloadable package.
Number of pages: 9
Release date: July 2011


This e-book collects the 2 parts of Walter Ferrari's SilverlightShow article series Building a DataGrid Control for Silverlight for Windows Phone together with source code.

As you probably know there is no DataGrid available under the Silverlight for Windows Phone platform at the moment. One could object that a DataGrid in Windows Phone is not so much requested for a lot of reasons, size of the screen, user input mode etc. This is true but it is also true that new projects regarding local databases appear day by day on the horizon (i.e. Perst for WP7 , Windows Phone 7 Database) and this opens the space for the development of a class of business applications, even for small devices. With this scenario a specialized UI control to visualize data becomes significant. The challenge here is to build a control which is at the same time clear, understandable and easy-to-use. .


Chapter 1
    Three possible solutions
    Features that a DataGrid Control must have
    First solution: a look to the WPF DataGrid
    Second solution: a look to the Silverlight DataGrid
    Third solution: a look to the AgDataGrid DataGrid
Chapter 2
    The AgDataGrid Control
    Porting the AgDataGrid on Windows Phone
    Exploring the main features

About the Author:

Walter Ferrari is an environmental engineer and cultivates his passion for software development for a long time. He is currently a consultant working for his company, Abertech. He develops applications based on Microsoft technologies since 1995 and works primarily with .NET since 2003. He is currently focused on Silverlight and Sharepoint and acts as representative of CompletIT/SilverlightShow.
Walter is used to wearing a helmet while writing code..just to avoid serious damages when slamming his head against the monitor :) He blogs about his passion at http://www.snello.it/eng