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May, 2006

Blog - About

Who is Adam Nathan?

I'm not Adam Nathan the actor, although I did make an uncredited appearance as a "close-up extra" in the 1988 flop known as Tiger Warsaw because it was filmed in my home town.  (In fact, the Buhl Mansion mentioned on IMDb is where I got married!)

I'm also not Adam Nathan the pop star, because although I tried out for American Idol, I didn't make the cut. :)

Instead, I'm Adam Nathan the Software Design Engineer at Microsoft.  I'm created the prototype for what has become Microsoft Popfly, and am still on the team, loving every minute of it!  Prior to that, I was a member of the Common Language Runtime team for 6 years, so I got the privilege of being at the core of .NET technologies since the very beginning.

I'm the author of WPF Unleashed.NET and COM: The Complete Interoperability Guide, plus a co-author of ASP.NET: Tips, Tutorials, and Code, and a contributor to .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Vol. 2.  I'm currently working on a new book, so stay tuned!

I'm also the creator of www.pinvoke.net and its Visual Studio add-in, an online community-driven repository of PInvoke signatures that helps developers migrate to managed code.  I've also created the CLR SPY tool that opens the lid of the Common Language Runtime "black box" and enables developers to find and diagnose bugs in their managed code.  I've also recently put together www.xamlshare.com, a wiki meant for sharing XAML samples.

I'm a regular speaker on the topic of managed code, interoperability, and WinFX.  I graduated from Cornell University with an honors B.S. degree in Computer Science.

  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    WPF Unleashed!

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    It's official... my WPF book now has a title, a temporary cover, and is listed on Amazon: The details aren't published yet, but this book will have a feature that I think is quite cool... and I've never seen it done in any other book. So stay tuned...
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    .NET and COM: Available once again in non-electronic form

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    As I mentioned in my earlier post , my .NET and COM book is now being printed on-demand and can be purchased only at the following location (and perhaps only for a limited time?): http://www.samspublishing.com/title/067232170X Enjoy!
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    Aero Glass inside a WPF Window

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    Recently Tim shared some code for extending Windows Vista Aero "Glass" inside a Windows Forms window . It sounds like he's eventually planning on showing this with WPF (among other things). I also looked into this for my upcoming WPF book, and I couldn...
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    My encounter with another Adam Nathan

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    I felt a bit like Dave Gorman when I recently got an e-mail out of the blue from another Adam Nathan. He said, " there's lots of us out there (Adam Nathans) that is, but you are the one who shows up when I google my name, and I'm the other one who shows...
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