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February, 2007

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    Animation Performance Comparison Between WPF/E, WPF, DHTML and Flash/Flex

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    Alexey Gavrilov has written a piece comparing the animation performance of WPF/E, WPF, DHTML and Flash. One remark based on the article: we've got a known bug slowing down the performance on Firefox and we're current working on a fix for that. Here...
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    Another OS Clone in WPF/E

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    OS X looking WPF/E sample has popped up on the MSDN WPF/E forums . This one isn't as good as the vista.si sample and still has a ways to go, but it is impressive. One quick suggestion to everyone working on a WPF/E incarnation of an OS, use the new...
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    Dan Whalin's WPF/E Album Viewer is Now Live

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    Dan's album viewer sample that queries the Amazon.com web service for album information based on a given artist has now been posted live on his xmlforasp.com site. Click the image below to run the sample, which includes a link to the source code. Dan...
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    Nick Kramer on Writing Reusable Controls in WPF/E

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    Nick has written an in-depth post on a method to write reusable widgets in WPF/E. This is really a mini-framework to help address some limitations of the February CTP of WPF/E. Nick's approach is XAML focused, in contrast to the code based setCallback...
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    Dave Campbell's Glyph Map Utility

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    The small glyph sample Dave wrote last week was just a start. The newest WPF/E sample at WynApse enables browsing of 4 different ding fonts and the app itself has 4 different skins. Dave has a walkthrough of the sample and the code in the blog post ....
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    WingDing Glyph Explorer

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    Dave Campbell has created a small sample which uses the slider from the WPF/E quickstarts to index through the different glpyhs in the WingDings font and display them in WPF/E. The sample and source can be found on Dave's blog post .
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    Chad Campbell's Video Slider Puzzle

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    Chad Campbell has created a very cool WPF/E slider puzzle that uses the Clip property on MediaElement achieve the effect. Chad's blog post has more information including source. Click the image below to run the sample.
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    WPF/E Photo Viewer with Reflection

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    Lester Lobo has created a WPF/E photo viewer with a nice reflection effect. Lester didn't host his sample live so I've hosted it here. I also made a few small changes such that the sample resizes to always fill the browser window. The source for the...
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    WPF/E Path Editing Tool - In Windows Forms!

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    Gavin Gear has created a client application (written in Windows Forms) that lets you trace the outline of an image and generates WPF/E path data for the outline. Click the image below to read the blog post where Gavin has the all code for the tool.
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    If you Upgraded to VS 2005 SP1 With the WPF/E SDK Installed...

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    There was a bug in the Visual Studio template installer that shipped with the WPF/E December CTP SDK. The bug causes the uninstaller to check for the VS web application project (WAP) support. Since Visual Studio 2005 SP1 includes WAP support the WPF/E...
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    Some Confusion About WPF/E Requirements

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    I saw this blog post and I got the question a few times at Tech Ready this week. Just to clear things up, WPF/E does not have any system requirements besides a supported OS and browser . The WPF/E runtime does not require an install of the .NET Framework...
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    Simulating Grid Layout and Databinding in WPF/E

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    Bryant is serious about digging into WPF/E. Today he put up a post outlining a data grid simulation in WPF/E . As the name implies, a data grid needs both grid layout and data binding. These are two features missing from the current WPF/E CTP. Bryant...
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    The Hong Button (is it really a button?)

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    Bryant has a new WPF/E sample on his site. This is a WPF/E remake of the Kevin button (I was actually just hanging out with Kevin at the Tech Ready ask the experts). This version uses the new WPF/E downloader object which has a similar API to XmlHttp...
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    Matrix Style Text Animation with WPF/E

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    The ever industrious Chad Campbell has created another cool WPF/E sample . This one uses overlaid HTML text input like WPF/E Pad and tile text to grab a string (theoretically your name, though I used a slogan :)) and show a Matrix style animation to locate...
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    That Poor Dog

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    Lorin of the WPF/E SDK team has posted a new sample that allows you to drag different accesories onto a picture Lorin's dog named Coco. The blog post has a walkthrough about how the sample was created and a link to the source. Click below to run the sample...
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    February CTP Samples are Posted!

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    The Channel 9 WPF/E playground has updated versions of all the December CTP samples and three new ones . The new sample pack containing all these can be found here .
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    Dave Campbell's WPF/E Reflection Editor

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    Dave has put up a new WPF/E sample he built for a recent INETA talk . The sample has two images and sliders to manipulate their position and transforms. This enables you to build some nice 3D-esque reflection effects like the one I built below. Dave's...
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    New Docs, SDK and Quickstarts

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    More February CTP updates: The updated documenation is available here There are a new set of WPF/E overviews here The February CTP SDK is here Updated QuickStarts are here Huge thanks go out to our SDK team who worked tirelessly to get...
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    What's New in the WPF/E February CTP

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    The what's new doc has now been posted to MSDN. This has information about new features, APIs and breaking changes. The doc can be found at: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232842.aspx The new SDK and samples are coming shortly.
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    Brush up on your Slovenian (Windows Vista-esque sample in WPF/E)

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    Check out this sample written in WPF/E. Very ambitious. The text appears to be in Slovenian based on the domain. http://www.vista.si/main.htm
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    WPF/E Pad and Others Updated for the Feb CTP

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    I've updated all the live samples hosted on my site to work with the February CTP. I'll be updating the source for these samples soon. WPF/E Pad Tile Text Clock Video player Ed's state animation sample Lee's animation comparison sample...
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