Remove ListBoxItem Highlighting

A Silverlight/Wpf ListBoxItem is highlighted when selected or when the mouse hovers over it. I need to display a list of items that are not highlighted when selected. This is a common scenario when displaying an inactive list for simply listing out some information. ListBoxItem’s default template can be easily inspected and modified using Expression Blend – Select a ListBoxItem in Objects and Timeline pane, Right click and select Edit template > Edit a Copy. Name you template and save it at the scope of your choice. This will create a copy of the template and allow you to modify it. Switch to the xaml view. Locate the VisualStates of MouseOver, Selected and Focused, and blank them out – The […]

Should you get into Silverlight or Flash ?

Take a look at these trend lines from (Yes, you read that right. That is EIGHTY THOUSAND percent growth in silverlight jobs) – Here is the trend line for Flash jobs – Growth is there but the total number of jobs are clearly stabilizing. Here are the absolute number of jobs – Interesting numbers !!!