Refreshing images in XAML

The Image control used in XAML does not really seem like a big deal.  Place it in your XAML and bind the Source Property to your Data.  Might look something like this: <Image Source={Binding MyPath} /> However, there’s a case I came across that had me scratching my head today for a significant period of time.  I…

Thoughts on Model-View-ViewModel

So many methodologies on how to program.  Things were so simple 20-30 years ago.  Single file programs.  Then turning into multiple files, procedural.  Then OOP.  Then Winforms.  Then MFC.  Then .NET and all the C# goodness.  Then WPF.  And now MVVM. There’s pluses and minuses to advancement in technology.  On some occasions, I feel that…

Finding control templates

With UWP, I’m finding myself overriding the control templates of existing controls.  Creating these control templates from scratch is not even on the table as a realistic possibility.  So, coders typically use debug code to print out a control template, load a control in Blend, or what I’m now using: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/mt299122.aspx Back in WPF, I do…