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Creating your First Complete Moodle Theme

by Paul James Gadsdon | May 2010 | Moodle Open Source

In this article by Paul James Gadsdon, author of Moodle 1.9 Theme Design: Beginner's Guide, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a new theme
  • Time for action – copying the standard theme
  • Time for action – setting a parent theme
  • Copying the header and footer files
  • Time for action – copying the header.html and footer.html files
  • Theme folder housework
  • Time for action – creating our stylesheet
  • Time for action – deleting CSS files that we don't need
  • Let's make some changes
  • Time for action – checking our setup
  • Time for action – one more change
  • Another theme setup
  • Time for action – preparing our new theme
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MySQL Cluster Management : Part 2

by Alex Davies | May 2010 | Cookbooks MySQL Open Source Web Development

In the first part of this two-part article series, we covered Configuring multiple management nodes, Adding storage nodes online and Replication between MySQL Clusters. In this article series by Alex Davies, author of High Availability MySQL Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Replication between MySQL Clusters with a backup channel
  • User-defined partitioning
  • Disk-based tables
  • Calculating DataMemory and IndexMemory

(Other related articles on MySQL High Availability are listed at the end of this page.)

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Working with Binding data and UI elements in Silverlight 4

by Gill Cleeren Kevin Dockx | May 2010 | Microsoft

In this article series by Gill Cleeren and Kevin Dockx, authors of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Displaying data in Silverlight applications
  • Creating dynamic bindings
  • Binding data to another UI element
  • Binding collections to UI elements
  • Enabling a Silverlight application to automatically update its UI
  • Obtaining data from any UI element it is bound to
  • Using the different modes of data binding to allow persisting data
  • Data binding from Expression Blend 4
  • Using Expression Blend 4 for sample data generation

Read Introduction to Data Binding here.

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Working with DataForm in Microsoft Silverlight 4

by Gill Cleeren Kevin Dockx | May 2010 | Microsoft

In this article by Gill Cleeren and Kevin Dockx, authors of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Displaying and editing an object using the DataForm
  • Displaying and editing a collection using the DataForm
  • Validating the DataForm
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Introduction to Data Binding

by Gill Cleeren Kevin Dockx | May 2010 | Microsoft

In this article series by Gill Cleeren and Kevin Dockx, authors of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Displaying data in Silverlight applications
  • Creating dynamic bindings
  • Binding data to another UI element
  • Binding collections to UI elements
  • Enabling a Silverlight application to automatically update its UI
  • Obtaining data from any UI element it is bound to
  • Using the different modes of data binding to allow persisting data
  • Data binding from Expression Blend 4
  • Using Expression Blend 4 for sample data generation
Read Introduction to Data Binding in full
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