Feng Yuan (袁峰)

CLR, Performance, Debugging, Parallel Computing, WPF, XPS, GDI, GDI+, Printing (www.fengyuan.com)

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  • Blog Post: Anatomy of Radial Gradient Brush

    WPF(Windows Presentation Foundation) and XPS (Open XML Paper Specification) supports five types of brushes. They are solid color brush, linear gradient brush, radial gradient brush, image brush, and visual brush. This posting will discuss the 'shape' of radial gradient brushes. The shape of a WPF...
  • Blog Post: Zoran announces XPS rendering support for printers

    Sunnyvale, Calif. - January 17, 2005 - Zoran Corporation (Nasdaq: ZRAN) announced that its IPS/XPS interpreter for Microsoft’s new XPS Document format will be available to printer and multifunction peripheral (MFP) manufacturers through an Early Adopter Program.. http://www.zoran.com/Zoran-Announces...
  • Blog Post: Optimize XPS markup

    XPS is hot, so naturally more and more applications will be generating XPS. If your application has access to the XPS Document Writer, then the easiest way to generate XPS is just print to it. But there are cases you may want to generate XPS on your own, either because you can't use the XPS Document...
  • Blog Post: Native Office Support for XPS Annouced

    Office just annouced native/direct support for XPS document in Office 12. Read more about it: Jeff Bell's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/jeff_bell/archive/2005/10/27/485937.aspx Andy Simonds's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/andy_simonds/archive/2005/10/28/486211.aspx
  • Blog Post: The XPS (XML Paper Specification) Depot

    Microsoft Specifications Open Packaging Conventions, Version 0.75 XML Paper Specification, Version 0.75 Windows Media Photo Specification Microsoft Documents "Metro" Document Technologies Integerate Data with XPS Documents Jerry Dunietz - XPS interview on Channel 9 (Video)...
  • Blog Post: Printing to Microsoft XPS Document Writer without showing File Save Dialog Box

    Somehow commenting was not working on my blog, so a reader send me an email on how to print to XPS Document Writer in a server environment without popping up file save dialog box. Printing to file is supported by GDI through the DOCINFO structure passed to StartDoc call. Here is a sample code: ...
  • Blog Post: DIY generation of XPS Documents

    Microsoft provides two ways of generating XPS Documents. If you're a Win32 application or a .NET 1.0 application, you can generate XPS Documents using the Microsoft XPS Document Writer through Win32 GDI printing API. If you're a WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) application, generation of XPS Document...
  • Blog Post: Printing to legacy devices in Windows Presentation Foundation

    In the two previous postings, we discussed about two different ways of generating XPS (XML Paper Specification) Documents, one being printing to XPS Document Writer from Win32 applications, and the other being using the new WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) API. In this article, we will discuss how...
  • Blog Post: Creating XPS Documents from Visual, plus an insider look at an XPS Document

    In the last article blogs.msdn.com/fyuan/archive/2005/09/11/463708 , we discussed how to generate XPS Documents from Win32 applications using the XPS Document Writer. The procedure is very simple, can you simply print whatever contents you have using GDI API. Now let’s try to generate XPS Documents from...
  • Blog Post: Generating XPS Document from Win32 Applications: the XPS Document Writer

    At Winhec 2005, Microsoft announced a new file format code named Metro (Modular Content Framework and Document Format). The name Metro has since been retired and replaced with the official name XPS which stands for XML Paper Specification. XPS is a set of conventions for the use of XML and other...
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