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January, 2006

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    Part I :Traffic Alert App - Take the pain out of driving

    In the past few weeks I have creating some sample apps and in the next few weeks wou will get to see them. The first app is called TrafficAlert. Now as the name says it alerts you about traffic conditions. I have always had this problem of analyzing traffic maps because they show so many red, yellow green spots that its hard to get the details easily. So this app tries to do away with the analysis of the traffic maps. Rather it is one level higher and it provides a list view of the traffic conditions grouped as highways. Consequently you get a better perspective and hence, you can plan your driving route much more easily. Before talking anything more lets just have a look. This makes things a lot easier than explaining. :) . Now that we have...
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    Part II of II :Traffic Alert App - Take the pain out of driving

    Now for the second part. Incase you have missed the first part you can read it here So the first part in Window1.xaml.cs is to get the content on loading the Window. // To use Loaded event put Loaded="WindowLoaded" attribute in root element of .xaml file. private void WindowLoaded( object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) { getRSSfeed(); TimerClock = TimerClock = new System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherTimer(); TimerClock.Interval = new TimeSpan (1,0,0); TimerClock.IsEnabled = true ; TimerClock.Tick += new EventHandler (TimerClock_Tick); } void TimerClock_Tick( object sender, EventArgs e) { tv.Items.Clear(); getRSSfeed(); } As is evident we get the info from a rss feed. The other notable point here is that we use Timers - Now what this does...
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    Editing changes in the Dec CTP

    In the Dec CTP release you might see the following editing changes compared to the Sept release: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- passwordBox.PasswordChanged += new TextChangedEventHandler (MyHandler); BECOMES passwordBox.PasswordChanged += new RoutedEventHandler (MyHandler); ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AutoWordSelectionProperty is moved from RichTextBox to TextBoxBase which means that this property is also available for TextBox ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RichTextbox/TextBlock/TextFlow.CreateTextPointerFromPoint renamed “ GetPositionFromPoint " -----...
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    Jan CTP bits (no Go-Live license)

    Jan CTP bits are out: (Jan 17) WinFX Runtime Components: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=61DD9CA7-1668-42E4-BD37-03716DD83E53&displaylang=en Go-Live for WCF and WF: http://msdn.microsoft.com/winfx/getthebeta/golive/default.aspx Windows SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=64750EEF-D4A7-4CC8-92F2-9A201268A231&displaylang=en Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” Community Technology Preview - Development Tools for WinFX® (aka Fidalgo): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5A0AE4CD-DC79-4B12-8A05-B6195F89FFA2&displaylang=en VS Extensions for WorkFlow: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A2151993-991D-4F58-A707-5883FF4C1DC2&displaylang...
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