Currently I'm on a diversion into the world of Cider XAML Serialization. XAML Serialization includes loading and parsing the XAML from file, converting it into an object model suitable for Cider features to edit, capturing undo/redo operations of XAML changes, formatting additions, preserving the format of existing XAML and finally saving it back to file.
Although I'm really jazzed about doing the Extensibility work (which I will still be doing in parallel) I'm also really excited about exploring this area. Not only will it help me to better understand XAML (something I'll be doing starting this week is to go through the XAML spec checking for Cider XAML Load completeness) but I'll also get to work with Chuck Jazdzewski who is the architect who designed and implemented this feature.
The feature crew also includes a number of other great people: Obaid Rahman, Nikola Mihaylov and Zhanbo Sun.
The first thing we are working on is the XAML Load feature. This includes:
Where the main scenarios we are covering include: