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    CoreMVVM: A basic MVVM framework

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    CoreMVVM download (for those in a hurry :) ) The MVVM Toolkit is a pretty barebones template for MVVM and is a good place to start with if you are new to this pattern. Over time, as i played around with this toolkit, the library grew in size. Its been useful for me - so i thought i might as well share it out :) .. The code is an extension of the Toolkit and pulls in a lot of concepts from other fameworks out in the wild... Will have a subsequent post on these frameworks. So getting back to this library, it includes support for: Delegating Commands\Keybinding Messaging between VM's Handling events as commands with attached behaviors Handling dialogs (and more) as services A very simple sample is also included to show the...
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    Migrating Winforms to WPF (links to Info)

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    Recently, I got a question whether there was any any information for migrating from Winforms to WPF. I put together a few links that might be helpful. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms753178.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms747270.aspx http://blogs.windowsclient.net/rob_relyea/archive/2008/04/03/guidance-for-migrating-an-app-from-windows-forms-to-wpf.aspx http://windowsclient.net/learn/integration.aspx http://windowsclient.net/wpf/white-papers/when-to-adopt-wpf.aspx http://www.ythos.net/pdfs/EvolvingDotNet35Apps.pdf http://wf2wpf.codeplex.com/ If you have any other links\experiences to add, please ping me or add them as comments. Share this post
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    System.Xaml: IAmbientPropertyProvider Sample

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    Another post from Shree :) In my last post I showed an sample using IXamlNameResolver service provider. In this post I will introduce you to another new service provider in System.Xaml, the IAmbientPropertyProvider. IAmbientPropertyProvider enables access to ambient properties (marked with Ambient attribute) in the object tree under construction. Assume that there is a Family type which is a collection of Person objects and both Family and Person have a Name property. Also assume that we want to specify the family name once in the Family object and have it automatically appended to all Person objects under the Family. In the following XAML we want FullName markup extension to get the last name from the name of the family object and...
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    WPF WebBrowser - Awesome!!

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    Just came back from vacation, which was great. Going through the blog posts i missed, I saw the WPF browser app which I thought you should definitely take a look. Its a mix of the Google Chromium project, (a wrapper called Awesomium ) and a WPF. The source code is also available - so makes for some nice reading :) Original link Share this post
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    TestAPI V0.3 Released

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    TestApi v.0.3 includes the following additions: Managed code fault Injection API Combinatorial Variation Generation API New application control API (experimental) Visual verification additions Acceptance tests New namespace and binary naming New samples Updated documentation You can get the newest release here Share this post
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    Guidance on WPF\SL differences

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    The title says it all.. This is question that pops up all the time. So its good to share out a document that lays it down. http://wpfslguidance.codeplex.com/
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    WPF Localization Guidance Doc

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    Localization of WPF apps has always been a tricky issue... Theres now a loc doc that can help you in localizing your apps. Its a pretty long doc but is very informational. Do read it and provide feedback. http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=29389 Share this post
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    System.Xaml: Method calls from Xaml

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    Xaml is awesome. I am hearing lot of "yeah"s... So have you tried out the new System.Xaml stack in .NET 4.0. If you havent give it a shot. It new and improved ... One of the guys on the Xaml team is Shree and I finally got him to write a post on System.Xaml... Bet you'll see more of him. So have fun reading his post below ... Rob blogged about Referencing a Named Object in XAML2009 . It opens up interesting scenarios like using markup extension to call a method on a named object. Yup, you heard it right. Method calls from XAML. But not exactly... You will have to write code to do it J We are talking about XAML like, < School Topper ="{ Call students .GetTopper}" >… where students is a named object and GetTopper is...
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    Bing goes Live!!

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    You can now search using Bing. For Tips and Tricks using Bing, follow this link Share this post
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    WF\WPF sample using System.Xaml

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    Check out the WF/WPF integraion sample using the System.Xaml stack. " The sample demonstrates how to create an application that uses Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) features in a single XAML document. To accomplish this, the sample uses Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and XAML extensibility." To download the sample, click here Share this post
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    Download VS2010\.NET Framework 4.0

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    So we have all been awaiting this... For now, MSDN subscribers can get these downloads here If you dont have a descrition, its out on Wednesday. WIll put up the links here once they are out. Check the page later :) The following links will be live after 10 AM PST: Visual Studio Pro Visual Studio Team System .NET Framework Some snapshots to get you excited while you download :) ... btw, we have been working on the new Xaml stack which comes with this download. So would love to hear feedback More of these on Jason Zanders blog Share this post
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    Download M-V-VM Project Template/Toolkit

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    Aha!!! Isnt that what we were all waiting for.. You can get this from here This has been created by the WPF team. So be assured that its good quality... In addition the toolkit includes: · A Visual Studio 2008 template (Visual C# Express 2008 also supported) · Documentation o General introduction to M-V-VM o Walkthrough using the VS template · A complete WPF application demonstrating the MVVM pattern Got feedback.. Send it to us!! :) Have fun Share this post
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    TestAPI v0.2 Released

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    TestAPI has released its 0.2 version. New features include: - App Control API - In the earlier version, automation of the test apps (in proc/out proc) was demo'd in a sample. Now this is integrated into the TestAPI making it simpler to test the apps. - New Visual Verification Features A new tolerance map visual verifier in SnapshotToleranceMapVerifier New operations on snapshot (And and Or) allowing you to mask A new Snapshot.FromWindow(...) constructor with ability to include and exclude the window chrome in snapshots. Improved visual verification internals - New Command Line Parser features - xUnit/nUnit Samples - This breaks the dependency on VS to run samples making it easier for people not using VS to see the...
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    Navigation system in WPF

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    Recently, Tamir revealed an in-car assistant system having a WPF GUI. Thats how a navigation system should look like.. I want one :) Share this post
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    GeoPlaces: WCF\WPF app

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    GeoPlaces - This is a pretty cool app integrating several texhnologies - WPF/WCF/ADO/Virtual Earth API. The source code is on code project - so get your hands dirty with this code :) Share this post
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    ViewModels in MVVM: CLR objects vs. DependencyObjects

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    Came across Kents post on this topic that provides a strong case for the use of CLR objects for view Models. The post is on the longer side but is an interesting read. :) ... Good one to read in your coffee break. LINK Share this post
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    IE8 Released : Try it Out!

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    So IE8 was released today and I got it up and running on my machine. It works really well and if you havent tried it you gotta get it now. It makes the browsing experience a really pleasant one. its got a lot of new features (check this link ).. notable among these are the accelators, web slices, inPrivate browsing, smartscreen filters .... Download link Share this post
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    MVVM Screencasts

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    If you are interested in using MVVM architecture for your applications you should defintely take a look at the screencasts made available on Josh's site . Implementing Model-View-ViewModel in WPF Implementing Model-View-ViewModel in Silverlight Implementing MVVM & Exploring UX Design Patterns Share this post
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    WPF App: Sonic

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    Did you check out Sonic... Its a pretty complex mp3 player by Sacha that "allows the users to specify the users music location(s) (Via App.Config) and then use some funky LINQ/IQueryProvider magic to work out what MP3s are available, and the use the ID3 tag information to store the file metadata in SQL" Share this post
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    DataBinding CheatSheet

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    Rob earlier sent a mail about the DataBinding cheat sheet. It did look pretty comprehensive :)... You can get the pdf or go to the original post here A small snapshot Share this post
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