The XAML. Use null to define a separator.

<Menu Name="MainMenu" Grid.Row="0" IsMainMenu="True" ItemsSource="{Binding Model}">
    <Menu.Resources>
        <ControlTemplate x:Key="MenuSeparatorTemplate">
            <Separator />
        </ControlTemplate>
    </Menu.Resources>
    <Menu.ItemContainerStyle>
        <Style TargetType="{x:Type MenuItem}">
            <Setter Property="Command" Value="{Binding Command}" />
            <Setter Property="CommandParameter" Value="{Binding CommandParameter}" />
            <Setter Property="Header" Value="{Binding Header}" />
            <Setter Property="ItemsSource" Value="{Binding Children}"/>
            <Style.Triggers>
                <DataTrigger Binding="{Binding }" Value="{x:Null}">
                    <Setter Property="Template" Value="{StaticResource MenuSeparatorTemplate}" />
                </DataTrigger>
            </Style.Triggers>
        </Style>
    </Menu.ItemContainerStyle>
</Menu>

New helpful utilities list

Published 4/4/2020 by createdbyx in News
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Added a new page containing a list of helpfull utilities.


/// <summary>
/// Determines whether an enum has been marked Obsolete.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="value">The enum value to check against.</param>
/// <returns>
///   <c>true</c> if marked obsolete; otherwise, <c>false</c>.
/// </returns>
public static bool IsEnumObsolete(this Enum value)
{
    var fi = value.GetType().GetField(value.ToString());
    var attributes = (ObsoleteAttribute[])fi.GetCustomAttributes(typeof(ObsoleteAttribute), false);
    return attributes.Length > 0;
}


 

/// <summary>Removes any items in a list that match a criteria</summary>
/// <param name="list">The list.</param>
/// <param name="predicate">The callback used to determine weather or not the item in the list should be removed.</param>
/// <exception cref="ArgumentNullException"><paramref name="predicate"/> is <see langword="null"/></exception>
public static void RemoveAny(this IList list,  Predicate<object> predicate )
{
    if (predicate == null)
    {
        throw new ArgumentNullException("predicate");
    }

    for (var i = list.Count - 1; i >= 0; i--)
    {
        var item = list[i];
        if (predicate(item))
        {
            list.RemoveAt(i);
        }
    }
}

I was recently working on a WPF MVVM application that used MEF to load plugins. I had broken up the main WPF application into smaller more manageable compartmentalized projects to help ensure more cross platform code. But when I tried to run the program it would start up fine but as soon as it tried to utilize logic from my plugins I was getting "assembly or one of it’s dependencies not found" exceptions.

Main Application
    -> LibraryA (References to Xceed.WPF.Toolkit)

Turns out when visual studio compiled my solution it was not copying Xceed.Wpf.Tookit into the main application bin/Debug folder. To solve this took a lot of searching on the interwebz before coming across this handy solution. Recursively Copying Indirect Project Dependencies in MSBuild.

Just download the CopyIndirectDependencies.targets CopyIndirectDependencies.targets (9.19 kb) and put it in your main application folder. Then edit your projects .csproj file to include this line "<Import Project="CopyIndirectDependencies.targets" />"

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Project ToolsVersion="3.5" DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003">

  ...

  <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.CSharp.targets" />
  <Import Project="CopyIndirectDependencies.targets" />
  <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. 
       Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets.
  <Target Name="BeforeBuild">
  </Target>
  <Target Name="AfterBuild">
  </Target>
  -->
</Project>

Now when you build your main application project it should scan for indirect dependancies and copy them to the projects bin/Debug folder.


Provided below are two extension methods for determining if two unity Rect types intersect one another.

/// <summary>
/// Returns a third Rect structure that represents the intersection of two other Rect structures. 
/// If there is no intersection, an empty Rect is returned.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="a">
/// A rectangle to intersect.   
/// </param>
/// <param name="b">
/// B rectangle to intersect.  
/// </param>
/// <returns>
/// A Rect that represents the intersection of a and b.
/// </returns>
public static Rect Intersect(this Rect a, Rect b)
{
    float x = Math.Max((sbyte)a.x, (sbyte)b.x);
    var num2 = Math.Min(a.x + a.width, b.x + b.width);
    float y = Math.Max((sbyte)a.y, (sbyte)b.y);
    var num4 = Math.Min(a.y + a.height, b.y + b.height);
    if ((num2 >= x) && (num4 >= y))
    {
        return new Rect(x, y, num2 - x, num4 - y);
    }

    return new Rect();
}

/// <summary>
/// Determines if this rectangle intersects with rect.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="source">The source rectangle from which the intersection will be tested.</param>
/// <param name="rect">
/// The rectangle to test.
/// </param>
/// <returns>
/// This method returns true if there is any intersection, otherwise false.
/// </returns>
public static bool Intersects(this Rect source, Rect rect)
{
    return !((source.x > rect.xMax) || (source.xMax< rect.x) || (source.y > rect.yMax) || (source.yMax < rect.y));
}

The DrawRectangle & DrawLine helper methods allow you to draw a lines and rectangles inside OnGUI methods.

/// <summary>
/// Draws a rectangle.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="rect">A <see cref="Rect"/> type that defines the bounds of the rectangle to draw.</param>
public static void DrawRectangle(Rect rect)
{
    DrawRectangle(rect, GUI.contentColor, 1f);
}

/// <summary>
/// Draws a rectangle.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="rect">
/// A <see cref="Rect"/> type that defines the bounds of the rectangle to draw.
/// </param>
/// <param name="color">
/// The color of the rectangle.
/// </param>
public static void DrawRectangle(Rect rect, Color color)
{
    DrawRectangle(rect, color, 1);
}

/// <summary>
/// Draws a rectangle.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="rect">
/// A <see cref="Rect"/> type that defines the bounds of the rectangle to draw.
/// </param>
/// <param name="thickness">
/// The line thickness of the rectangle.
/// </param>
public static void DrawRectangle(Rect rect, float thickness)
{
    DrawRectangle(rect, GUI.contentColor, thickness);
}

/// <summary>
/// Draws a rectangle.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="rect">
/// A <see cref="Rect"/> type that defines the bounds of the rectangle to draw.
/// </param>
/// <param name="color">
/// The color of the rectangle.
/// </param>
/// <param name="thickness">
/// The line thickness of the rectangle.
/// </param>
public static void DrawRectangle(Rect rect, Color color, float thickness)
{
    DrawHLine(new Vector2(rect.x, rect.y), rect.width, color, thickness);
    DrawHLine(new Vector2(rect.x, rect.y + rect.height - 1), rect.width, color, thickness);
    DrawVLine(new Vector2(rect.x, rect.y), rect.height, color, thickness);
    DrawVLine(new Vector2(rect.x + rect.width - 1, rect.y), rect.height, color, thickness);
}

/// <summary>
/// Draws a line.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="pointA">The start point of the line.</param>
/// <param name="pointB">The end point of the line.</param>
public static void DrawLine(Vector2 pointA, Vector2 pointB)
{
    DrawLine(pointA, pointB, GUI.contentColor, 1.0f);
}

/// <summary>
/// Draws a line.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="pointA">The start point of the line.</param>
/// <param name="pointB">The end point of the line.</param>
/// <param name="color">The color to use.</param>
public static void DrawLine(Vector2 pointA, Vector2 pointB, Color color)
{
    DrawLine(pointA, pointB, color, 1.0f);
}

/// <summary>
/// Draws a line.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="pointA">The start point of the line.</param>
/// <param name="pointB">The end point of the line.</param>
/// <param name="thickness">THe thickness of the line.</param>
public static void DrawLine(Vector2 pointA, Vector2 pointB, float thickness)
{
    DrawLine(pointA, pointB, GUI.contentColor, thickness);
}

/// <summary>
/// Draws a line.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="pointA">The start point of the line.</param>
/// <param name="pointB">The end point of the line.</param>
/// <param name="color">The color to use.</param>
/// <param name="thickness">THe thickness of the line.</param>
public static void DrawLine(Vector2 pointA, Vector2 pointB, Color color, float thickness)
{
    // Save the current GUI matrix, since we're going to make changes to it.
    var matrix = GUI.matrix;

    // Store current GUI color, so we can switch it back later,
    // and set the GUI color to the color parameter
    var savedColor = GUI.color;
    GUI.color = color;

    // Determine the angle of the line.
    var angle = Vector2.Angle(pointB - pointA, Vector2.right);

    // Vector3.Angle always returns a positive number.
    // If pointB is above pointA, then angle needs to be negative.
    if (pointA.y > pointB.y)
    {
        angle = -angle;
    }

    // Use ScaleAroundPivot to adjust the size of the line.
    // We could do this when we draw the texture, but by scaling it here we can use
    //  non-integer values for the thickness and length (such as sub 1 pixel widths).
    // Note that the pivot point is at +.5 from pointA.y, this is so that the thickness of the line
    //  is centered on the origin at pointA.
    GUIUtility.ScaleAroundPivot(new Vector2((pointB - pointA).magnitude, thickness), new Vector2(pointA.x, pointA.y + 0.5f));

    // Set the rotation for the line.
    //  The angle was calculated with pointA as the origin.
    GUIUtility.RotateAroundPivot(angle, pointA);

    // Finally, draw the actual line.
    // We're really only drawing a 1x1 texture from pointA.
    // The matrix operations done with ScaleAroundPivot and RotateAroundPivot will make this
    //  render with the proper thickness, length, and angle.
    GUI.DrawTexture(new Rect(pointA.x, pointA.y, 1, 1), Texture2D.whiteTexture);

    // We're done.  Restore the GUI matrix and GUI color to whatever they were before.
    GUI.matrix = matrix;
    GUI.color = savedColor;
}

/// <summary>
/// Draws a horizontal line.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="pointA">
/// The start point of the line.
/// </param>
/// <param name="length">
/// The length of the line.
/// </param>
/// <param name="color">
/// The color to use.
/// </param>
/// <param name="thickness">
/// THe thickness of the line.
/// </param>
/// <remarks>
/// The line will be drawn from <see cref="pointA"/> moving to the right. To draw to the left use a negative <see cref="length"/> value.
/// </remarks>
public static void DrawHLine(Vector2 pointA, float length, Color color, float thickness)
{
    // Store current GUI color, so we can switch it back later,
    // and set the GUI color to the color parameter
    var savedColor = GUI.color;
    GUI.color = color;

    // Finally, draw the actual line.
    // We're really only drawing a 1x1 texture from pointA.
    // The matrix operations done with ScaleAroundPivot and RotateAroundPivot will make this
    //  render with the proper thickness, length, and angle.
    GUI.DrawTexture(new Rect(pointA.x, pointA.y, length - 1, thickness), Texture2D.whiteTexture, ScaleMode.StretchToFill);

    // We're done.  Restore the GUI matrix and GUI color to whatever they were before.
    GUI.color = savedColor;
}

/// <summary>
/// Draws a vertical line.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="pointA">
/// The start point of the line.
/// </param>
/// <param name="length">
/// The length of the line.
/// </param>
/// <param name="color">
/// The color to use.
/// </param>
/// <param name="thickness">
/// THe thickness of the line.
/// </param>
/// <remarks>
/// The line will be drawn from <see cref="pointA"/> moving up. To draw down use a negative <see cref="length"/> value.
/// </remarks>
public static void DrawVLine(Vector2 pointA, float length, Color color, float thickness)
{
    // Store current GUI color, so we can switch it back later,
    // and set the GUI color to the color parameter
    var savedColor = GUI.color;
    GUI.color = color;

    // Finally, draw the actual line.
    // We're really only drawing a 1x1 texture from pointA.
    // The matrix operations done with ScaleAroundPivot and RotateAroundPivot will make this
    //  render with the proper thickness, length, and angle.
    GUI.DrawTexture(new Rect(pointA.x, pointA.y, thickness, length - 1), Texture2D.whiteTexture, ScaleMode.StretchToFill);

    // We're done.  Restore the GUI matrix and GUI color to whatever they were before.
    GUI.color = savedColor;
}

The FillRectangle helper methods allow you to draw a filled rectangles inside OnGUI methods.

        /// <summary>
        /// Draws a filled rectangle.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="rect">
        /// A <see cref="Rect"/> type that defines the bounds of the rectangle to draw.
        /// </param>
        public static void FillRectangle(Rect rect)
        {
            FillRectangle(rect, GUI.color);
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Draws a filled rectangle.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="rect">
        /// A <see cref="Rect"/> type that defines the bounds of the rectangle to draw.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="color">
        /// The color of the rectangle.
        /// </param>
        public static void FillRectangle(Rect rect, Color color)
        {
            // Store current GUI color, so we can switch it back later,
            // and set the GUI color to the color parameter
            var savedColor = GUI.color;
            GUI.color = color;

            // Finally, draw the actual rectangle.
            GUI.DrawTexture(rect, Texture2D.whiteTexture, ScaleMode.StretchToFill);

            // We're done.  Restore the GUI matrix and GUI color to whatever they were before.
            GUI.color = savedColor;
        }

Some times you need to make sure a component has been set on a game object and if it does not exist add it.

        /// <summary>
        /// Tries to get a component and if it does not exist adds the component and returns a reference to it. 
        /// </summary>
        /// <remarks>
        /// <example>
        /// Usage example:
        /// <code>
        /// var boxCollider = transform.GetOrAddComponent<BoxCollider>();
        /// </code>
        /// </example>
        /// </remarks>
        public static T GetOrAddComponent<T>(this Component child) where T : Component
        {
            var result = child.GetComponent<T>();
            if (result == null)
            {
                result = child.gameObject.AddComponent<T>();
            }

            return result;
        }

        /// <summary>Gets the value associated with the specified key and casts the value to the desired type.</summary>
        /// <returns>true if the <see cref="T:System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2" /> contains an element with the specified key; otherwise, false.</returns>
        /// <param name="dictionary">The dictionary to retrieve the value from.</param>
        /// <param name="key">The key of the value to get.</param>
        /// <param name="value">When this method returns, contains the value associated with the specified key, if the key is found; otherwise, the default value for the type of the <paramref name="value" /> parameter. This parameter is passed uninitialized.</param>
        public static bool TryGetValueCast<T, V, C>(this IDictionary<T, V> dictionary, T name, out C value)
        {
            return TryGetValueCast(dictionary, name, out value, default(C));
        }

        /// <summary>Gets the value associated with the specified key and casts the value to the desired type.</summary>
        /// <returns>true if the <see cref="T:System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2" /> contains an element with the specified key; otherwise, false.</returns>
        /// <param name="dictionary">The dictionary to retrieve the value from.</param>
        /// <param name="key">The key of the value to get.</param>
        /// <param name="value">When this method returns, contains the value associated with the specified key, if the key is found; otherwise, the default value for the type of the <paramref name="value" /> parameter. This parameter is passed uninitialized.</param>
        /// <param name="defaultValue">The default value to return if unable to fetch using key.</param>
        public static bool TryGetValueCast<T, V, C>(this IDictionary<T, V> dictionary, T key, out C value, C defaultValue)
        {
            if (dictionary == null)
            {
                throw new ArgumentNullException("dictionary");
            }

            try
            {
                value = (C)Convert.ChangeType(dictionary[key], typeof(C));
            }
            catch
            {
                value = defaultValue;
                return false;
            }

            return true;
        }

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