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May, 2008

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    GPU based effects

    A hot new feature in 3.5 SP1 is GPU based effect. Greg Schechter has has a series of posts on this topic. Its well worth the read. So head over :) GPU-accelerated custom Effects for WPF Using Effects in WPF (Part 2) More details on how Effects work Writing custom GPU-based Effects for WPF A simple Effect sample project and ClickOnce application Writing custom Effects - adding parameters to Effects Video: wpf graphics Share this post
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    SourceAnalysis: Tool to enforce coding style

    People just love to write code. One tool that is used inside Microsoft is StyleCop which enforces code style guidelines on the code we write. Its always been a ask from customers to get this out and guess what its out!! http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/sourceanalysis The tool on installation integrates with the VS IDE so the usage is very simple. The rules can be tweaked so that you dont have to follow everything. "Specifically, these rules cover the following, in no particular order: Layout of elements, statements, expressions, and query clauses Placement of curly brackets, parenthesis, square brackets, etc Spacing around keywords and operator symbols Line spacing Placement of method parameters within method declarations...
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    Join the WPF Test team

    The WPF test team is hiring. We have the following openings · Software Development Engineer in Test (see official job posting ) · Software Test Architect (see official job posting ) For more details check out Ivo’s blog post Need some more convincing ... Check the video below :) Video: Why Microsoft Share this post
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    WPF 3.5 SP1 feature: StringFormat

    One of the new features in 3.5 SP1 is stringformat. The usage is pretty simple. So following are simple snippets showing its use < TextBox Text = " {Binding Path=Double, StringFormat=F3 } " /> < TextBox Text = " {Binding Path=Double, StringFormat=Amount: {0:C}} " /> < TextBox Text = " {Binding Path=Double, StringFormat=Amount: \{0:C\}} " /> < TextBox > < TextBox.Text > < Binding Path = " Double " StringFormat = " {}{0:C} " /> </ TextBox.Text > </ TextBox > < TextBox > < TextBox.Text > < MultiBinding StringFormat = " {}{0:F2} = {1:D} " > < Binding Path = " Double " /> < Binding Path = " Date " /> </ MultiBinding >...
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    .NET 3.5 SP1 - Try it out today

    Have you tried out .NET 3.5 SP1... If not, try it now. Its got loads of new features for WPF. In fact rather than a service pack, its more of a new release .. So whats new.. improved deployment, new controls (supports creation of datagrid), improved performance, DirectX integration, HLSL shaders, and many new features. For the complete details, take a look at Tims post Links to the executables: Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Beta) .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (Beta) Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions SP1 (Beta) Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 (Beta)
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