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January, 2007

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    The February CTP of WPF/E is Live

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    The December CTP just expired and the February CTP is now live. The Windows installer is here and the Mac installer is here . The samples on the Channel 9 Playground have all been updated to work with the new CTP. In order to get your December CTP...
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    Shawn Wildermuth's New Video Player

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    Shawn has been busy putting together new WPF/E samples. He's used his ASP.NET server control for WPF/E to create a clean new video player skin . Click the image below to run the sample.
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    WPF/E Scrabble Tiles

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    This is a sample I was working on a few weeks back but just got around to finishing. I had some Scrabble tile images from a project I worked on many years ago and wanted a fun way to use them in a WPF/E sample. This sample takes the string from the overlaid...
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    José can Juggle - Seriously

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    José Lema has posted a simple WPF/E sample to his blog . It's got an image, some text and a .wmv of his juggling skills, which are impressive. It's great to see more folks start to play with WPF/E and also great to get their feedback on the technology...
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    WPF/E Animated Reflection Article

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    Michael Schwarz , AJAX MVP and creator of the WPF/E google group has posted about extending the SDK team's reflection article to include animations. You can click the animated gif below to run the sample or check out the blog post for source code. ...
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    Lee Brimelow's WPF/E Video Player

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    Lee has created a WPF/E video player for use on his WPF video tutorial site, contentpresenter.com . It's got a nice clean, black look and has the basic transport controls. More information, including the source, can be found in the blog post .
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    Chad Campbell's ASP.NET WPF/E server control

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    I've been trying to find the time to put together an ASP.NET server control to generate WPF/E XAML, but Chad Campbell has beat me to the punch. He's created a server control that emits XAML to the client representing a list of images on the server. Chad...
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    View Source and WPF/E

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    Bryant has a few WPF/E animation samples on a recent post and he shows of the XAML for these animations. The most interesting bit I took from this was the comment about learning from the XAML in samples: "I find it interesting that I seem to learn...
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    Karsten Januszewski's XAML Gradient Animation Tool now works with WPF/E

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    Karsten has updated his gradient animation tool to output WPF/E friendly XAML. More information can be found here . If you've got the .NET Framewaork 3.0 on your machine you can run the tool here . Click the image below to run a sample WPF/E output.
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    A Handful of WPF/E Samples and Tutorials on WynApse

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    Dave Campbell of WynApse has been digging into WPF/E and has a set of samples (a few with tutorials) up on his website. These went up at the end of December but I missed them somehow. A few interesting things here, including a commentary on the scRGB...
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    WPF/E Bootcamp Videos on Channel 9

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    Ernie Booth and Laurence Moroney have put together 3 training videos for getting started with WPF/E development. These are a must see if you're new to the technology and want to get started with development. “WPF/E” Video Boot Camp - XAML Basics...
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    HanselMinutes: Bad Teriyaki and WPF/E

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    Scott Hansel and Carl Franklin discuss WPF/E in the latest edition of HanselMinutes . It’s a good podcast about how WPF/E fits into the overall MS developer ecosystem and the web ecosystem in general. They discuss the text based XML nature of XAML and...
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    ScottGu's Channel 9 Video on WPF/E and MIX '07

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    Scott chats with Rory from Channel 9 about the future of Microsoft's web development strategy, MIX '07 and WPF/E. Definitely a great watch. [Edit] One other interesting topic Scott covers is the low barrier to entry for WPF/E development. WPF/E apps...
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    Dr. Greenthumb - New WPF/E Game

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    Jason Grunstra of BLITZ has posted a WPF/E game called Dr. Greenthumb , which Jason told me was influenced by Cyprus Hill . Although, everytime I hear the name all I can think about is the Mötley Crüe riff for Dr. Feelgood . It's a fun game, but you definitely...
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    Shawn Wildermuth on geekSpeak discussing WPF/E

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    Shawn is doing a geekSpeak webcast about WPF/E next Wednesday (1/17). Don't miss this webcast if you're interested in WPF/E development. Also, you can go to the geekSpeak blog to submit a question to be covered on the web cast. Blurb from the site...
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    The WPF/E SDK Team's Blog

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    The good folks that created the WPF/E SDK and documentation have a blog and it is a great source of information and samples. If you're going to be doing any WPF/E development in the coming months, this is a great blog to subscribe to. Some highlights...
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    Debugging WPF/E Apps

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    One thing I haven't seen discussed is script debugging for your WPF/E app. If you're using IE to develop with, you can use the script debugger built into Visual Studio 2005. There's good information buried in the WPF/E Error handling section of the SDK...
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    ASP.NET AJAX and WPF/E Together

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    Dan Wahlin has built a very cool album browser sample using ASP.NET AJAX and WPF/E . His sample queries the Amazon.com web services to get album information and user ratings for a specified artist. Dan has also put together a video walkthrough of the...
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    Game of Life in WPF/E

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    K. Scott Allen rewrote his WPF version of Conway's Game of Life . He's got a commentary on the porting process and WPF/E as well as a post with the source . Finally, Walt Ritscher has hosted the sample here .
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    Mix '07 Registration is Live!

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    The Mix '07 website went live yesterday. Mix '06 was a great conference but the way the '07 edition is shaping up, it will go to eleven . As Ryan Stewart points out , WPF/E will play a very large role in this year's Mix. Take a look at the list of sessions...
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    State-Based Animations in WPF/E

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    Ed Maia , a fellow WPF/E PM has started a blog and his first post is about creating state-based animations. This is a very informative post. I've hosted the sample code from this post as a live WPF/E sample here . The code is wrapped up in a project here...
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