I was trying to figure out how I could apply multiple shader effects to a UIElement in xaml but was having problems. Then I realized I could just use a nesting approach and embed my ui element into a hierarchy of canvas elements or some other container control and apply an effect to that canvas.  I have provided an example below of how to do it in xaml ...


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    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
    xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
    xmlns:cbx="clr-namespace:cbxSLEffects;assembly=cbxSLEffects"         
    mc:Ignorable="d"
    d:DesignHeight="552" d:DesignWidth="702" Name="rootCtrl" Loaded="rootCtrl_Loaded">

    
        
            
                
                    
                        
                            
                        
                    
                    
                        
                    
                
                
                    
                
            
            
                
            
        
    



GAH! Google is such phail, Bing is no better either. Been trying to find out how to use EF + SqlCe without having to specify any settings in my web.config.

Finally I found this page on unit testing that pointed be in the right direction.

And here is how to do it in code!

    
    public class testModel
    {
        [Key]
        [Required]
        public int ID { get; set; }
        [Required]
        public int SomeID { get; set; }
    }

    public class MyClass : System.Data.Entity.DbContext
    {
        public MyClass() { }
        public MyClass(string filename) : base(filename) { }
        
        public DbSet TableTest { get; set; }
    }
   
    public class HomeController : Controller
    {

        public ActionResult Index()
        {
            var path = this.Context.Server.MapPath("~/bin/");
            Database.DefaultConnectionFactory = new SqlCeConnectionFactory("System.Data.SqlServerCe.4.0", path, "");
            Database.SetInitializer(new DropCreateDatabaseIfModelChanges());
            var tmp = new MyClass("test.sdf");
            tmp.TableTest.Add(new testModel() { SomeID = 5 });
            tmp.SaveChanges();

            return this.View(); 
        }
    }

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