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  • Blog Post: Three upcoming WPF trainings

    Last year, Karl and I had a blast on our WPF for Line of Business tour. It was so cool to meet all these people doing or planning to do WPF. This year, budget is tighter, so no big tour.. but still plenty of WPF and Windows 7 training coming to a city near you.. Here are the details: April 15, London...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to WPF 4 Multitouch

    This tutorial recaps the multitouch features in WPF 4, as of the Beta 2 release. I also included two basic samples to get you jumpstarted with working code: SketchPad using raw touch in WPF4 Image Manipulation in WPF 4 A Multitouch Backgrounder Multitouch is simply an abstraction from the OS (or a platform...
  • Blog Post: WPF discussions, 091101

    As usual, raw, unedited, useful info from the Microsoft’s internal WPF discussions lists. Subject: All keys don't work in a WPF window when it is calling from a WinForm project. We had a big project developed in WinForm. Now I'm adding a new window to the project using WPF. The WPF window is now...
  • Blog Post: What is new in WPF and Cider on the .NET Framework 4 and VS2010 beta 2 release

    This post is a quick recap of the most important changes for WPF and Silverlight developers in this Beta 2 release. I definitely will return to a few of these topics over the next few weeks, so stay tuned for updates and new posts. Please note that this post is NOT all-inclusive; there are lots of features...
  • Blog Post: More on AERO Shake and WPF

    A few follow-up questions (and answers) from this post on Aero shake in WPF Windowless apps . The code I posted does not work if your WPF WindowStyle=None window is maximized. Why is that? The shell detects the shake based on Windows movement, and when a window is maximized, it can not be dragged. This...
  • Blog Post: Implementing Aero Shake in a WindoStyle None WPF Window

    I just tried to implement Aero Shake in a WindowStyle=None WPF window. I had no clue what I would need to do; I figured I had to start by dragging the Window.. tried that, ran it just to see what would happen and voila! Windows 7 did the rest… I am going to the movies (since I had budgeted 3 hours for...
  • Blog Post: WPF Discussion 090922

    Raw, unedited, insightful and deep content from our internal WPF discussion… Subject: Any chance of INotifyCollectionChanged moving to the core .NET libraries? The  System.Collections.Specialized.INotifyCollectionChanged interface is defined in WindowsBase.dll (primarily a WPF assembly) but my customer...
  • Blog Post: Expression Studio TuTorialS Starter Kit

    Via Arturo Toledo (internal email).  The Expression team released four great Expression starter kits today.. Introduction to Prototyping with Sketchflow in Expression Blend 3 Discover Sketchflow, a new feature set in Expression Blend 3 that helps you define the concept for user experiences in early...
  • Blog Post: WPF discussions 08082009

    Raw/unedited useful WPF advise.. Subject: Control Verifier From: Samantha Durante, our controls PM Answer: I just wanted to let you know that we’ve just released Version 0.1 of the WPF Control Verifier tool.  WPF Control Verifier is a tool that verifies the correctness of WPF Controls. This tool...
  • Blog Post: RenderTargetBitmap tips

    Quite often, I run into the “RenderTargeBitmap gave me an empty image” or “RenderTargetBitmap did not render my visual”.. Hint: this happens a lot to people putting stuff into StackPanels. The problem is that renderTargetBitmap is working at the Visual layer to render the visual and to do the rendering...
  • Blog Post: WPF discussions 090626

    Emails from our MS internal discussions. Lots a great tips. Subject: Advise for running WPF apps over Citrix Answer: All versions of WPF since WPF 3.5 SP1 have remoted (both with Remote Desktop and Terminal Server) using Bitmap Remoting. Bitmap remoting works as follows: The application is rendered on...
  • Blog Post: New release of WPF Toolkit, now with charts!

    The June release of the WPF toolkit went live today, it now includes the charts that come with the Silverlight toolkit. David Anson has the scoop and a great sample on the charts . The other controls (Datagrid, VSM, and DatePicker) also include a few minor fixes (check the release notes ). There is...
  • Blog Post: THANKS CHICAGO. Here is the content.

    Last friday, we had the pleasure of delivering the last stop in the WPF for LOB tour: Chicago.   The training was very lively, with lots of people from all over the mid-west, and a few people from other further places…  It was a lot of fun at a good location (despite a shaky start with a microphone...
  • Blog Post: WPF in LOB TOUR, PHOENIX CONTENT

    Last week’s stop in the WPF for LOB tour was Phoenix.   Great weather, a great audience, and good times. Having been twice in Phoenix this month I have to say they have a really great .NET community. Congratulations and thanks for joining us for the training!! Here are the decks and the demos...
  • Blog Post: Programming differences between WPF and SIlverlight, a WHitePaper

    Wintellect just posted a great 70 page white paper on codeplex about the “ programming differences between WPF and Silverlight ”. I have not dissected it yet, but from a quick scan it looks very useful. I will be printing it and dissecting it on my flight to the next (and last) WPF for LOB Tour stop...
  • Blog Post: WPF discussion 090605

    You know the drill: Raw/unedited WPF discussions from inside the mothership. Subject: Accessibility tree, and collapsed elements We have some UI that we’re collapsing (Visibility=Collapsed). However, even after it’s collapsed, it *seems* to be participating in the accessibility tree (shows up in UIspy...
  • 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: WPF Discussion, 090522

    I hope you remember the drill; sorry that I missed last week, we had school Subject: ItemsControl and Screen Reader I have a WPF 4.0 ItemsControl as follows. The AutomationProperties.Name attached property is set to a string for the item containers. I expected the screen reader to read out the string...
  • Blog Post: Announcing WPF TestAPI 0.2 release

    Last week, the WPF test team released a new version of their Test API: 0.2. You can download the new release from their codeplex site. The Test API is a library with utilities for testing WPF and Windows Forms applications. In their 0.2 release, the library includes APIs to simulate input and do visual...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the "WPF for LOB" Training Tour..

    After our m-v-vm training sold out , and most of the march trainings were filled within days, I am delighted to announce our new series of WPF trainings for April/May/June. Karl Shifflett and I created our best offering to-date: two days packed with WPF, optimized for building business applications,...
  • Blog Post: WPF Discussion, 090313

    You know the drill: raw unformatted, Q&A from our internal discussions. Subject: RE: ListBox Binding to IList When I bind with my own IList/IEnumerable/INotifyCollectionChanged object, I see WPF wrapping it in a collection view of some sort.  When I create the collection view myself and give...
  • Blog Post: WPF blogs

    I recently updated and organized my blog subscriptions. Here is a list (and opml) of all the WPF blogs that I subscribe to. Please let me know if I missed yours! Also, don't let me fall too far behind on keeping it up-to-date. Gracias!
  • Blog Post: WPF bloggers

    Below is a list of Microsoft and community WPF bloggers. The OPML file is here . Zipped here . The list was last updated 3/4/2009. If you are reading this more than 6 months from last update, please remind me to update it. Microsoft WPF bloggers 3D Team ( web feed ) Text Team ( web feed ...
  • Blog Post: two very promising WPF application frameworks on codeplex

    Catching up on my blog reading, I see two great development frameworks recently posted in Codeplex. Both aim to build clean, testable, loosely coupled WPF applications with separated concerns. “ Onyx is a framework that aids in the development of WPF applications that follow the Model-View-ViewModel...
  • Blog Post: WPF Discussion,090228

    Inside Microsoft, we have our own version of “forums” or “discussion groups” ..  Lots of great questions and knowledge get fleshed out in these conversations.   Below is a brief (edited) version of the questions that caught my attention in the last two days. Going forward, I will try to...
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