Making NotifyPropertyChanged refactorable.

Common problem when using INotifyPropertyChanged interface is that the PropertyChangedEventHandler event accept a string property name as a parameter. That cause a possible problem when we want to refactor the property and forget to update the provided property’s name.

By Mirek on (tags: INotifyPropertyChanged, categories: code)

Sortable and expandable enums

Have you ever faced the problem that extending enum type by new values may cause unpredicted behavior of the application? I recently have. As the solution for this problem I figure out how to design enum values so they can be easily sortable and easily expandable in future, causing no side effect.

By Mirek on (tags: enums, categories: code)

MVC parameter binding

Here’s a piece of information that will hopefully save you the time I spent on trying to figure it out… mvc parameter binding is localizable ONLY in the case of POST form action.

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Event aggregation

In this post I will try to present you my implementation of event aggregator, which I used in WPF MvvM application. I will also try to point out the advantages of my implementation over other found in the internet.

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CSS Preprocessors – Sass, Less, Stylus

CSS has been around for a while and will stay for a while longer and although I think it’s a good and working ‘language’ it has a few pitfalls – the biggest one being the lack of ability to reuse certain parts. Take colors for example, when you want to style a site you need to repeat the color declaration everywhere you want to set it, so when you change your mind, the only way to implement the changes is search and replace. Now that’s not that bad when you have a small site and one css file, but when the number of files grows, that problem grows along. So what can we do?

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Simple, bindable PieChart in WPF

Today I will show you a simple way to have a pie chart in your WPF application with use of ItemsControl. The pieces of the pie will be binded to the undergoing item model collection. Let’s take a look at it.

By Mirek on (tags: itemscontrol, Pie Chart, WPF, categories: code)