Friday, September 10, 2010

2010 Census TIGER/Line Shapefiles

I know everyone is as excited as I am the the first round of TIGER data from the 2010 census starts being released in December 2010 to February 2011.

For the complete schedule: check out this.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Working with Special Characters

Every once in awhile you need to work with the following characters in XAML:
  • >
  • <
  • "
  • &
You would get these errors if you put them in a text value:
Error 5 Entity references or sequences beginning with an ampersand ‘&’ must be terminated with a semicolon ‘;’.
Error 4 ‘"’ is an unexpected token. The expected token is ‘;’.

You can encode invalid characters for use in XAML by using the following encoding syntax:













(numeric character mappings)

&#[integer]; or


(nonbreaking space)

&#160; (assuming UTF-8 encoding)