Tales from the Smart Client

John Gossman's observations on Avalon development

May, 2008

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    The Attached Behavior pattern

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    My favorite feature of WPF (desktop and web versions) is attached properties. It would be good enough if attached properties merely enabled things like keeping layout properties (Canvas.Left) organized by the type of container rather than the type of...
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    AttachedBehavior pattern sample

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    The ClickBehavior is about the simplest I can think of. For illustration purposes I only included one command, but LeftClickCommand, DoubleClickCommand, MouseOverCommand etc. are all obvious extensions: public static class ClickBehavior { public...
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    Silverlight: the art of subsetting

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    I am an architect of WPF, both the full desktop version and the subset that provides the UI framework for Silverlight. This subsetting exercise raises challenges I've not run into before when designing software. Simply put, how do we keep the framework...
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    PresentationModel and WPF

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    Julian Dominguez is writing a series about the PresentationModel pattern and using it with WPF. http://staff.southworks.net/blogs/jdominguez/archive/2008/05/20/First-approach-to-Presentation-Model-with-DataTemplates.aspx and Glenn Block has just posted...
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    Visual States in XAML Templates

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    The Silverlight and desktop WPF implementations of Templates use the same syntax and programming model for describing the tree of objects that make up the control body, but differ in how they describe dynamic changes of the template. In desktop WPF, this...
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    We're hiring

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/ivo_manolov/archive/2008/05/20/8526007.aspx
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    .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta and WPF

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    Scott's blog has an extensive list of the new stuff: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/05/12/visual-studio-2008-and-net-framework-3-5-service-pack-1-beta.aspx If you scroll down about half way, you'll find the WPF features: better startup...
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    Podcast

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    A few months ago I was interviewed by Craig Shoemaker of Pixel8 about my experiences with Expression and WPF. The podcast is up now at: http://pixel8.infragistics.com/shows/gossman
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