Semantic Zoom with Silverlight 5 Pivotviewer: Listing 1

The Dinner Party Class

public class DinnerParty
{
  public int Id { get; set; }
  public string StaffName { get; set; }
  public DateTime TimeSeated { get; set; }
  public int SizeOfParty { get; set; }

  public static ObservableCollection <DinnerParty > BuildData()
  {
    var data = new ObservableCollection <DinnerParty >();
    var rdm = new Random();
    var startDt = new DateTime(2012, 4, 1, 18, 0, 0);
    for (int i = 0; i  < 100; i++)
    {
      var itm = new DinnerParty() { Id = i };

      var mod = i % 3;

      switch (mod)
      {
        case 0:
          itm.StaffName = "Jane Doe";
          break;
        case 1:
          itm.StaffName = "John Smith";
          break;
        case 2:
          itm.StaffName = "Suzie Q";
          break;
       }

       itm.SizeOfParty = rdm.Next(1, 5);
       itm.TimeSeated = startDt.AddMinutes(rdm.Next(1, 240));
       data.Add(itm);
    }
    return data;
  }
}

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Tony Champion is a software architect with more than 16 years of experience developing with Microsoft technologies. As the president and lead software architect of Champion DS, he remains active in the latest trends and technologies, creating custom solutions on Microsoft platforms. Tony is also a Silverlight MVP. He is currently authoring his first book on Windows 8 and is an active speaker and blogger.