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October 2011 Entries

Silverlight 4 DataGrid - Bulk Validation Using INotifyDataErrorInfo

Level: Beginner In working with the Silverlight 4 DataGrid control, I found that documentation and online examples tend to focus on validation either at the cell level, or row level. However, there could be a case where validation is required after all rows have been entered, and comparisons between rows may need to be made. One example I can think of is the case where a list of products, including SKU information, is entered by the user. The SKU code is not derived automatically, but must be unique ......

The Sick Day

A friend of mine sent me an interesting blog post by Nadyne Richmond speaking about being female in the tech industry. The points in that post relate to being harassed when you put yourself in the spotlight in this industry. However, harrassment arises behind closed doors as well, right within a company. ***Side Note: I just want to make a quick point to say that not all companies are like this, but there have been a small handful that I have experienced negative behaviour within. In the same respect, ......

Because I Care To Share

I was supposed to be a lawyer. At least that's what my mom used to tell me. And here I am, many years later, a lowly software developer. How boring, right? For the past 15 years, my life has resembled a Dilbert comic. Every single day. Sometimes I was almost sure that Scott Adams was stalking me and that Dilbert was really me. After all, so many of those comics were bang on. Even my daily horoscopes weren't that accurate. However, I soon came to realize that working in the IT field, the same scenarios ......