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  • Blog Post: List of features to track in WPF4 and the details on beta1

    I am late to this but still wanted to share an “insider view” into the status of “WPF 4” in the recently released .NET Framework 4 and VS 2010 beta1. Status of the run-time (on the public beta 1). The WPF team cranked hard until last minute on 3.5 SP1 so they have been playing catch-up to .NET 4 and...
  • Blog Post: "The New iteration" a paper on designer/developer collaboration using XAML...

    Karl (of mole fame) emails me about "The new iteration" article that Karsten and I wrote a while ago... The paper attempts to do a lot in a few pages: Introduce XAML ( in the context of HTML, SVG and the likes) for those not familiar with WPF. Introduce the workflow you can get when developers...
  • Blog Post: Cider part3: Design-time extensibility.

    We have walked through the cider features, we have discussed its integration with Blend and the sweet spots for each tool ... to most users that is plenty, but there is a side to Cider that eventhough you might not see a lot is very important for the ecosystem and our long-term vision for Rapid development...
  • Blog Post: Cider Part2: building a WPF app using Cider and Expression Blend..

    In my earlier post I walked through my favorite Cider beta2 features. You might have noticed that I focused on 'developer' features like laying out controls, wiring up events, and XAML editing. I skipped other 'designer' tasks (like styling, templating, animation, etc.) that you would need to create...
  • Blog Post: A screencast on what's new on WPF Designer "Cider" beta2...

    A belated follow-up to an earlier post about Cider... Will try for a brief series that discusses: What's new in Beta2 ... ( lotsa new features, check details below ) How to build a WPF app using Cider AND Blend ... ( sweet spots for each tool, brief demo of the workflow) .. Cider extensibility...
  • Blog Post: VS2008 Cider beta2 .. feedback wanted ..

    Today I spent two hours in Cider beta2.. I was not sure what to expect, I must admit in the past I had just disabled it cause I did not enjoy waiting for the "whoops" page.. Here is my first [raw,unedited, un-sugar-coded] impression... The parser definitely surprised me.. A lot of my customer...
  • Blog Post: VS2008 (Orcas) beta2 ...

    I often skip the "xyz" has shipped announcements.. but VS2008 "orcas" beta2 is packed with so much goodness that I had to jump in to vouch for it.. Check out Soma/ScottGu's video on beta2 http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=329443 ... Start downloading beta2 while you watch the video, cause...
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