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  • Blog Post: Snoop with 64 bit support

    If you have used Snoop, its very likely you are using it with 32 bit apps since it lacked the support for the x64 apps. Now Cory has built an x64 Snoop version with a few other enhancements. Link to Cory's post: Click Here Share this post
  • Blog Post: Tool: Crack.NET

    Josh has just published the tool he's been working on - CRACK.NET. Its a combo of Snoop and Mole and its pretty awesome. "Crack.NET allows you to “walk” the managed heap of another .NET application, inspect all kinds of values on objects, and even manipulate those objects via IronPython scripts" You...
  • Blog Post: Tool: Export Visio to Xaml

    This is a pretty nifty tool by Saveen .. The project is on codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/VisioExportToXAML The results look amazing: (Visio rendering v/s Xaml render) Share this post
  • Blog Post: Creating Addins for XamlPadX

    I got a few queries after releasing XamlPadX v3 regarding creating addins for the tool. So here is a small post on it. :) Create a customControlLibrary project. Add a reference to the AddInView dll present in the XamlPadX folder which is located in the program files folder. Also add a reference to...
  • Blog Post: WpfPerf tools now available as a msi

    A couple of weeks ago I had posted an entry about the WPF perf tools being part of the SDK.. One of the readers asked for a separate installable since the SDK is huge and downloading the SDK just for the perf tools really didnt make sense... So we listened, and the WPF perf tools are now available as...
  • 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: Update: XamlPadX v2.5

    I was pleasantly surprised by the response I got for the last update of the tool. Along with the feedback I got a few bugs... ahh the bugs ... so went about fixing them ... Got a couple of new features too. :) If you have noticed above, theres a System Tray option to minimize to the systray. Now...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend available on MSDN

    Expression Web and Blend will be available to all MSDN premium subscribers. yooohooo .... More power to users ....The following is the excerpt from Somasegar's blog: " I am pleased to say that we will be making Expression Web available starting today to all MSDN Premium subscribers. We will also make...
  • 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: WPF/E 3D(like) photo app

    Often times when I go through the WPF forums, I see people getting confused with WPF and WPF/E..... (don’t miss the ‘E’).. One of things that is on many of our minds is ‘why not xbap’. Chad summarizes the difference in his blog pretty well. “ WPF/E Applications · Are cross-platform ready (Mac OS...
  • Blog Post: XamlPadX v2

    Season's greetings guys :) Hope your Christmas was great. Ok so before we go into the next year I thought I'll take a look at XamlPadX since it will get a bit tough to spend some time on it in the next year. So XamlpadX v2 looks like: New features: 1> Line numbers in the Editing box 2> Written...
  • Blog Post: Vista look on Non-Aero themes

    the look of apps created on vista is kewl and it would be nice to have the same aero theme as default when apps are run on other themes ... the way to do this is to specify the theme at the root. So it would look something like this. < Window.Resources > < ResourceDictionary Source = " /PresentationFramework...
  • Blog Post: XamlPadX (update)

    I got a few requests to include a color picker which turns out to be pretty useful. As such, I have included it in the pallette A few things to keep in mind so that you might not get frustrated using the tool: Default behavior: Color picker is disabled so that the pallete is functioning Mouse...
  • Blog Post: XamlPadX (extended)

    XamlPad is a nice tool for viewing how the Xaml looks like and is used quite a lot for repro'ing bugs and debugging to some extent. :)... I thought it would be nice to extend it as some of the readers have asked abt it.... so here are some of the extensions that i have added and is now available for...
  • Blog Post: HTML-XAML Converter

    In V1, we do not support HTML format in Editing. As such, when you copy from IE and pasting into WPF, we basically use the rtf format. However, theres some good news. :) We do have a tool which enables this XAML-HTML scenario. The tool is available at: http://windowsclient.net/downloads/folders...
  • Blog Post: Tool to Examine WPF control styles

    A couple of weeks ago I had posted an entry on obtaining control styles and this post also had a zipped file. Now some of the readers replied back commenting that my post was incomplete as I had no mention mto the zipped file. And it turns out that I just missed deleting it ... :) ... The problem was...
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