IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

Avalon: Convergence in the Simulacrum

May, 2006

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    ScreenspaceLines3D

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    Those lamenting the loss of ScreenSpaceLines3D -- count me as one of them as I used them in Sandbox3D which I need to post ASAP for beta 2 -- should check out Daniel Lehenbauer's community implementation which also includes some other helpful 3D classes...
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    Escaping XPath syntax in WPF Databinding

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    Another thing that recently came up which isn't documented that I thought I'd pass on: if you have characters such as = or " or ' in your XPath when doing databinding, the parser will be unhappy, unless you escape those characters with \. So, you might...
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    XAML Syntax Tightening: Order Matters

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    In recently porting some code to Beta 2 of WPF, I hit one of the XAML Syntax Tightening changes that Tim referred to in his post on Breaking Changes in Beta 2 . Basically, order matters as far as referencing resources. If you try to reference a resource...
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    The ZIndex Property -- At Last!

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    There are a handful of new features in Beta 2 and lots of performance tweaks and bug fixes. My favorite new feature: the ZIndex property! Hooray! Anyone who has dabbled with WPF even remotely has requested this feature and now we have it -- an attached...
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    Beta 2

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    So if you haven't heard yet, Beta 2 is out of Vista , WinFX and the Expression suite including Expression Interactive Designer . There are hardly any breaking changes from a WPF perspective, so there isn't an accompanying release notes. Most apps should...
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    The WPF Blog: A Flash Developer's Blog on Learning WPF

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    Lee Brimelow, from the venerable Frog Design , has a blog called The WPF Blog about his experiences using WPF. If you are coming to WPF with an Action Script background, his blogs looks to be quite good, as he clearly has a pedagogical leaning, given...
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    Catching XAML Exceptions

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    If you have worked with XAML, you may have noticed that the exception handling is, well, non-existent. This is painful during the experience of building your application, although as I mentioned in a previous post, EID has some nice support for helping...
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    MIX Sessions Posted -- More on the My Yahoo Prototype

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    If you haven't heard, all of the MIX sessions are now posted. Definitely check out Darren David's talk on building the The North Face prototype -- lots of good info there. With these sessions live, it also gives me a chance to talk about one of the...
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