Sharing small stuffs I figure out while working with WPF !! Originally when you select any item in a ListBox control in WPF, you will observe that the background color of item turns LightBlue (if not using some kind of theming mechanism). Also when the ListBox control is not in focus or active i.e. some other control is in focus, the background color of selected item in ListBox will turn light grey (very light indeed). It would look something like this: Code snippet to apply in style / resource of the ListBox control to change the background color of the selected item when in focus or active and not in focus or inactive: <ListBox> <ListBox.Resources> <Style TargetType="{x:Type ListBoxItem}"> <Setter Property="Template"> <Setter.Value> <ControlTemplate TargetType="{x:Type ListBoxItem}"> <Border x:Name="Bd" BorderBrush="{TemplateBinding BorderBrush} » Read more

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Application speaks your business. The application works fine – check, it does not crash while you pop some popcorns – check, it does show correct results and data – check, it cannot get anymore faster than this – check, does not keep showing “loading, please wait” message for next 100 years – check. Phew, finally your application is all good to go. But are we not forgetting something? Presentation or the visuals plays an equally important role in success of any business solution / application. Condition – it is not some high end, supa dupa background processing application. This presentation part can be different for each and every solutions coded out there. They may have glassy sprites and rich menus, some might be theme based. Some impress well using javascript or animation and so on. One of the Titanic times solution for desktop application to improve presentation quality is start-up splash screen. Application splash screen can be » Read more

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