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  • Blog Post: Light up on Windows Vista: The "Top 10" List

    PDC attendees got a "top 10" poster, but the details are now live on MSDN: " 10 things you can do to make your application shine when it runs on Windows Vista ." They are, in no particular order: 1. Follow the Windows Vista style guidelines 2. Enrich the user experience 3. Enable users to visualize...
  • Blog Post: Internet Hearts: 112,000 Lines of Code

    On Monday I asked for guesses on the size of the Internet Hearts source base , and the highest (public) one was 45,000 lines of code. The answer: approximately 112,000 lines of code! 51,000 are client-specific, 35,000 are server-specific, and 26,000 are shared by both. Higher than you expected? Well...
  • Blog Post: Now available: Beta 1 RC of Avalon and Indigo

    I'm happy to say that the Beta 1 RC of Avalon & Indigo is now available here . This version is compatible with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2! As promised, I've updated my XAML playing cards sample here , and I've updated the two pages on XAMLshare as well. I see that Valentin already updated his chess...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Internet Hearts to WinFX

    Last year, Chris Sells wrote a series of articles in which he set out to rewrite Solitaire using Avalon. The lack of scaling graphics in the Win32 version (and lack of access to its source code, I suppose) forced him down the road of rewriting the app from scratch. Plus, the point was to explore "the...
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