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  • Blog Post: Document Toolkit v1 available

    First Floor have released version 1.0 of their document toolkit for client-side display of XPS using Silverlight. Details in this blog post . The documentation is also available online, including details of conformance with the spec, note that TIFF and HD Photo images and ICC color profiles are currently...
  • Blog Post: SimonSays How to Display XPS in Silverlight

    Another XPS in Silverlight link. This one is from Simon Guest with details on how he updated David Anson’s sample to work around changes in Silverlight 2. Source code available.
  • Blog Post: XPS to OneNote

    David Rasmussen on using XPS to print to OneNote. There’s also a codeplex project .
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta SDK

    Here’s the link to the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA download.
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta MSDN Library Content Available

    The content team has published Windows 7 SDK documentation for some of the Win32 APIs in the Windows 7 beta. Of particular interest: Packaging XPS Documents XPS Digital Signatures Direct2D DirectWrite Although I’m off to try out the sensor API … Enjoy
  • Blog Post: MSDN Code Gallery for XPS

    The code gallery for the XPS APIs in Windows 7 is now live on MSDN . The gallery has three code samples for using the new APIs: Basics of working with XPS Documents: loading, modifying and saving. Rollup: combing content from different documents. Flow Text: using the text capabilities exposed by DirectWrite...
  • Blog Post: New XPS Features in Windows 7

    We’ve been busy. Last week at PDC we unveiled Windows 7 and provided developers with a first look at the bits. This week at WinHEC we’re providing further details about Windows 7 for the hardware community. The big Windows 7 news for XPS is that we’ve extended the developer surface to include applications...
  • Blog Post: WPF <> XPS

    A favorite question I get asked is “When will [insert some application name] be ported to WPF?” WPF is a fantastic technology and there’s lots of interesting stuff happening on top of the WPF platform, but I’m wondering why people are asking me about it and [insert some application name]. It turns out...
  • Blog Post: Data-binding XPS with WPF

    Mark Nijhof on using WPF data binding to create XPS documents from templates.
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK

    The Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008, .Net Framework 3.5 and Windows Vista SP1, with support for Visual Studio 2005 & 2008) has RTM'd. More details on the Windows SDK blog .
  • Blog Post: Generating XPS Automagically

    I got a mail overnight asking about ways to automatically generate XPS from applications, specifically asking for a way to enable existing applications that don't have knowledge of XPS to generate XPS content. The Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW) allows you to do this, irrespective of whether you...
  • Blog Post: Printing Is Easier with Easy Print

    Printing hasn't always been the easiest thing to configure and manage in Terminal Services. As Greg Shields puts it "printing and printer drivers have long been the bane of Terminal Services administrators. The pain of keeping the right drivers on the right servers -- while hoping and praying that...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Compression in XPS Drivers

    This is an update on controlling compression options in a driver . In Windows Vista SP1 we've added the capability for drivers to control image compression. For drivers based in PScript5UI.dll or UnidrvUI.dll see the documentation on the IPrintOEMUIMXDC interface. For monolithic drivers see MXDCGetPDEVAdjustment...
  • Blog Post: Where is isXPS?

    MSDN provides details of isXPS, a tool that tests conformance of files with XPS and OPC. You can find details of isXPS on MSDN , but where is the tool itself? isXPS is included as part of the Windows SDK . Once installed you'll find it at: <Program Files>\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0\bin\IsXps.exe
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