To me, it is the little things that make you more productive within a given environment that I constantly search for. Since I have only been working with Silverlight for less than 2 months there are cool things I find almost daily. I have not shared those little things since they are not full fledged tutorials, but that I am changing that today. If it helped me than perphaps it can help someone else, and that is the main reason I started to blog. I was building a custom volume slider for my video player and I was having difficulty selecting the ‘HorizontalThumb’ object from the Blend horizontal slider component and found a way to avoid wasting time.
When you are editing a Silverlight component within Blend to make your own custom component you will see multiple objects. Selecting the object you want to edit can become frustrating. Simply select the object you want to edit by selecting it from the Objects and Timeline layer and right click and do your editing.