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  • Blog Post: Announcing: Vista SP1 RTM/ WPF App quality guide

    The WPF team at Microsoft is happy to present the first release of the WPF Application Quality Guide. http://windowsclient.net/wpf/white-papers/wpf-app-quality-guide.aspx It’s a guide that upon completion can be a one-stop shop for guidance and best practices to improve product quality and testability...
  • Blog Post: 3.5 features: Addins

    In 3.0, we received a number of queries regarding creating plugins. So in 3.5 we got this in .. :) .. Creating an adding would bsically need the use of 3 dlls - System.Addin, System.Addin.Contract, System.Presentation The basic steps to create the addins involves creating a contract, then create the...
  • Blog Post: Back to the Future @TechEd 2007

    Now this is pretty funny... Watch the video that was played at the start of the keynote address at TechEd 2007 Video: Microsoft Back to the Future Share this post
  • Blog Post: WPF Blog Writer

    Recently, I was trying my hand at creating a simple blog writer. The writer came out pretty nice. The app makes use of a base richEditor control (thanks to Praj ).. After a bit of tweaking it ended up like the above... So the app just makes a simple call in the xaml <custom:RichEditor/> ...
  • Blog Post: Vista style Open/Save FileDialogs

    If you have tried creating FileDialogs in WPF, they usually do not blend well into the Vista look. The solution is to use the wrappers provided in the VistaBridge library which is part of the SDK samples. You could include the library dll (around 100k) in your project and then make the simple call...
  • Blog Post: New WPF Community Site

    We now have a new community site for WPF - WWW.windowsclient.net It gels both the WPF and Windows forms communities and provides for a unified .NET/Windows client community. This effort consolidates the community knowledge - so more power to you guys out there :) Share this post
  • Blog Post: Updated WpfPerf.msi

    I got a couple of mail regarding the performance tools... The good news is that the Windows SDK which was released a week ago has the updated WPF perf tools. WPFperf.msi comes as part of the SDK. You would have to uninstall previous versions of the msi before installing the updated version.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SilverLight announced

    Heard about SilverLight … it was announced today by Microsoft at the National Association of Broadcasters(NAB) conference. So what is it – “ Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the...
  • Blog Post: Smalltalk sessions in a XBAP

    Xbaps are just multiplying by the day... Just came across this interesting xbap which runs VistaSmalltalk sessions. Its got a nice usage of popups. http://vistascript.net/vistascript/vsb/Vsb.xbap Share this post
  • Blog Post: BitmapSource-Bitmap interop

    Recently I was trying my hand at a rough image editing scenario and one of the things was changing into gray scale, brightness and so forth. If you have played with .NET 2.0 you get quite a few functions which help in these types of operations and it would be nice shifting Images to Bitmaps and vice...
  • Blog Post: Listening to DependencyProperty changes

    Dependency property is a pretty kewl concept. You got to agree on that J . One the nice features is the ability to listen to the changes in these properties and I tend to use it a lot. The SDK way would be to derive from the control, override the dependencyproperty metadata and specify the propertychangedCallback...
  • Blog Post: NewsReader apps (built using NewsReader SDK)

    I hope you guys out there have tried out the New York Times NewsReader. It enriches the reading experience. It’s more immersive in the sense that you get the feel of reading a newspaper J . Now we expand this experience to more readers. We now have Seattle P-I, Daily Mail, and Forbes.com come out with...
  • Blog Post: Nice Movie viewer xbap

    Tim has been posting some kewl WPF apps that are being released to the public. To add to that collection, I came across this nice little xbap. http://sp.warnermycal.com/vista/contents/preview.xbap Share this post
  • Blog Post: Cool WPF app - Turning the Page 2.0

    Just came across this super cool WPF web app… Its called “turning the pages” and is developed in partnership between the British Library and Armadillo Systems . This is one helluva app. Play the video below. If that got you interested check out the app here . For more information go to their...
  • Blog Post: Determining the Visibility of Elements inside Scrollviewer

    A ScrollViewer is a very handy control. One of the problems, however, is bringing a control to Focus or scrolling to the item. If this is done manually, that’s not an issue. But programmatically hmm.. You can hit some issues. The simplest way is to call the scrollviewer’s ScrollToVerticalOffset() with...
  • Blog Post: Xbaps - Learn the basics

    Developing Xbaps (WPF web apps) can be a frustrating experience IF you are not sure about the supported features and the trust levels. A simple scenario would be copying text content from a xbap. Ouch! that wont work because of the heightened security. So its always a good thing to first read the basics...
  • Blog Post: Complementary copy of Office Professional 2007

    Starting from Jan 15 through March 1, Microsoft has organized launch events for Office 2007, Vista and Exchange Server 2007 in 74 different cities. You can have some learning sessions, talk to experts, have some hands on experience and enjoy the events. And to top it all you get a FREE copy of Office...
  • Blog Post: WPF Technical Chat transcript

    Now a lot of you guys know that we had a technical chat a week before Christmas. For those who missed out, do not despair; we upload the transcript to MSDN. Also, looking at the response we do plan to have another chat session soon :). The transcript is not yet uploaded to MSDN, but you could however...
  • Blog Post: 12 handy things/tips to know about Vista

    By now I hope that most of you have atleast tried Vista. If not, join the bandwagon . INSTALL VISTA!!! :) I love every bit of Vista and would like to share some handy tips and also bring into focus some apps that I use a lot. 1> Launch group favorites in IE : This feature is really nice. You...
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