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SCREENCAST: Implementing Single Touch Gestures with MouseGestureTrigger
A common need for Windows 7 touch user interfaces is to react to a touch gesture. In this screencast, I demonstrate a very simple and easy way to interpret single touch gestures using MouseGestureTrigger from the Expression Blend Samples . To learn more about Behaviors, Triggers, and Actions mentioned...
14 Feb 2010
FOLLOW UP: DevDinner – Silverlight 4, WCF RIA Services, MVVM
Ok, this is a first! I have always had good intentions of getting the follow up material for a developer dinner out before the dinner started. However, my schedule inevitably has gotten in the way. I can finally say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Here are the decks and sample downloads...
20 Jan 2010
EventToCommand + DataStateBehavior eases MVVM pain
MVVM is a pattern. There are all sorts of MVVM frameworks popping up that help make implementing the pattern easier. If you select the MVVM tag off of www.codeplex.com , you will find a number of them: http://www.codeplex.com/site/search?TagName=MVVM&ProjectSearchText=%22MVVM%22...
25 Nov 2009
Hidden gems in the gaming starter kit
Yesterday I blogged about the SketchFlow starter kit and how great I thought it was. Well, last night, I went ahead and tried the Venture into Gaming with Behaviors in Expression Blend 3 starter kit from: http://adamkinney.com/Blog/4-Expression-Studio-3-Starter-Kits-available-for-download Much...
27 Aug 2009
Get up to speed on SketchFlow FAST
SketchFlow is a feature of Expression Blend 3. If you aren’t familiar with SketchFlow, then you should check out: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/SketchFlow_OverView.aspx “SketchFlow revolutionizes how quickly and efficiently you can demonstrate your vision for an application. It provides...
25 Aug 2009
Developer Dinner tomorrow
I have really been slacking when it comes to my blog. I have a few posts planned, but I have been “heads down” on some really fun Windows Azure work that I should be able to talk about soon. Hopefully, you don’t use my blog as the source for Developer Dinner announcements since there are...
24 Mar 2009
XamlFest DC (March 4 and 5)
Here’s a chance at some free WPF and Silverlight training. XamlFest is an event touring around the US enabling developers to ramp up their WPF/Silverlight skills quickly. Here is the description of the event: “Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning curve? Have...
16 Feb 2009
DevDinnerOnDemand: Implementing Modern User Experiences with Expression Blend & Silverlight
Building off the sample app built during the Building Business-Focused Applications Using Silverlight 2 and Beyond Developer Dinner, James Chittenden will cover all the basics that every designer and developer of WPF and Silverlight applications needs to know. Building off of preceding developer session...
10 Feb 2009
Don’t miss the Designer Dinner next week
Based on the success of our Developer Dinner series for US Public Sector Partners, James has been delivering Designer Dinners focusing on the design side of software development. James is the User Experience Evangelist on our team. He has a Designer Dinner scheduled for next week on Silverlight...
21 Jan 2009
DESIGNER DINNER: Expression Blend 2 deep dive
Sorry for the late notice, but my teammate James is hosting a Designer Dinner on Expression Blend 2 this Wednesday. James is the new User Experience Evangelist (UXE) on our team. The Designer Dinners are much like the Developer Dinners my team has done for the last few years, except the content...
15 Dec 2008
Helpful walkthroughs, labs, and Expression Blend support for the WPF Toolkit
I’ve already blog’d about the WPF Toolkit & the WPF Ribbon Preview . One of the things that may not be obvious, is how to get started with the new controls. Buried inside the October 2008 Release page is a set of links for control walkthroughs, a nice Hands-in-Lab, and a helpful blog...
5 Nov 2008
FOLLOW UP: RIA Dinner (Reston, VA)
Thanks to everyone who attended the RIA dinner on June 17th. I promised to publish the deck and code James used as well as some follow up links. Here they are: Presentation - deck , code Expression on microsoft.com - http://www.microsoft.com/expression/ Expression Community Site - http:/...
23 Jun 2008
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