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Dispatcher.BeginInvoke: UI Duct Tape

image It’s a standing joke on my current Silverlight project that when something isn’t working, just try Dispatcher.BeginInvoke.

Its funny because its true.  When there’s property setting or UI resizing or several other common UI related problems, putting the next statement on the Dispatcher to let an operation complete first is just the trick.  Handy as Duct Tape.  Case in point, the focus at startup issue.

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May 13, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] looks like SetFocus is being called asynchronously as UI Duct Type to workaround another issue where focus can not be set until the control is […]

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