MHender Rambles On

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    I'm Baaack!

    Wow, it's been a long time since I cranked out a blog post huh? For the past several years, I've been working on projects that did not have any developer focus or were "secret" where we could not talk publically about them. Now? I'm on the Windows Phone...
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    I'm Hanging Up My Crossbow

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    My Dear Loyal Readers, That's right, I'm moving on to other projects here at Microsoft. The Crossbow runtime is pretty well locked and loaded and on a glide path for release with WPF so I am shoving off for other shores. Not to worry, Crossbow is in...
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    Crossbow Web Cast

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    I did a web cast, well really I guess it was a Live Meeting, today on Crossbow. I received numerous requests to post my demos and my slide deck. I'll do ya one better, I'll even post the recording of the event so you can watch it again and again. Heck...
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    Have You Checked the Children?

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    He says in his best maniacal voice... I assume you know that the fairly recent movie "When a Stranger Calls" is a re-make of the 1979 original which starred Carol Kane as the babysitter. You may remember Carol Kane as Simka, Latka Gravas' (Andy Kaufman...
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    Localizing a Hybrid Application

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    I'm blogging to: KEXP Live Stream Have you ever done one of those things where you search all over the house looking for your glasses and after hours of searching you walk past a mirror and see that they are sitting on your head!...
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    We Don't Need No Stinking Mapping PI!

    I'm blogging to: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones I just wanted to make sure eveyone was aware of this little fact. First of all, in more recent builds (at leas the Feb CTP and beyond) you no longer use Mapping PIs to reference external...
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    Dude, Where's My Control?

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    I'm blogging to: Johnny Cash The Legend of Johnny Cash I have received numerous emails from people who are using the Feb CTP version of Crossbow and have run into the bug that we have in ElementHost where the hosted WPF content does...
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    Help me fix my CSS!

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    I'm blogging to: Sirius Satellite Radio Left of Center Okay all you CSS studs and studettes out there...help me out. I'm having a CSS crisis! If you are a regular reader of my blog you notice that I try to give you some insight into...
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    A Bitmap By Any Other Name...

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    I'm blogging to: The Greencards Weather and Water As I typed the title to this post, I wondered just how many people over the years have butchered "Billy the Bard"'s line from Romeo & Juliet? I'm sure it's ridiculously high and here...
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    Sharing...

    Okay, now I'm really going to show my age... If you're an old fart like me you remember the classic Cracker Jack commericals featuring character actor Jack Gilford where he succumbs to pressure from little kids to share his Cracker Jacks and the tag line...
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    "I Love It When A Plan Comes Together!"

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    I just had to quote George Peppard’s cigar-chomping-glove-wearing character Col. Hannibal Smith from TVs “The A Team” because it seems so appropriate. One of the beautiful things about the software industry is the ecosystem that develops around it and...
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    Crossbow on MSDN TV

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    Well my MSDN TV debut finally hit the airwaves. I teased you a while back when I told you that it was coming (I didn't realize that it took so long for these to make it to the site). I know you have been just trembling with anticipation, but tremble no...
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    Good News...Bad News (kinda)

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    Hello again my Crossbow lovin' friends! Well, I have good news and bad news...Well not really bad news...you can judge for yourself. So, first the good news... We are releasing the Feb CTP version of Crossbow with many new changes. Whether you know...
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    Crossbow on Dr. Dobbs

    I recently did an interview with Scott Swiggart on the subject of Crossbow and the article ended up on Dr. Dobbs, check it out: http://www.ddj.com/documents/s=9776/ddj1134151231499/swigart3.htm I also did an MSDN TV segment, but it's not posted yet...
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    Okay, I'm a Deadbeat Blogger!

    Yikes, you mean the last time I posted something on my blog was on Halloween? Geez, I'm really sorry about that and I'll try to make it up to you...really I will. You see, there's a few reasons why I've been delinquent in blogland lately... One reason...
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    Hosting Windows Forms and ActiveX Controls on a Canvas

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    I'm blogging to: KEXP Live Stream Happy Halloween! I received an email from Keeron today and he was experiencing some difficulties in hosting an ActiveX control in a WindowsFormsHost which was parented to a Canvas in a WPF application...
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    ActiveX Controls Not Working via XAML

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    I'm blogging to: Soul Coughing Irresistable Bliss What's the deal? I tried to use an ActiveX control in a WPF application using XAML, but no worky! Yep, 'fraid so mis amigos, we have a bug. Here's the story. Say you want to host one...
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    Not Just Another Pretty Face

    I'm blogging to: Tom Waits Mule Variations No, I'm not talking about ME! I'm talking about WPF. As I have been talking with people about the Crossbow stuff and I explain that customers will be able to enhance thier Windows Forms applications...
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    Painting Performance and Form Background Images

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    I'm blogging to: Erykah Badu Mama's Gun Today I'm not going to talk about Crossbow stuff. Instead, I'm going to focus on an issue related to general Windows Forms applications. A customer that I met at PDC was talking to me about an...
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    Help, I Have No Style!

    I'm blogging to: The Beastie Boys To The 5 Burroughs Okay, I'm not talking about me personally...although I guess that is debatable. But most folks who know me would most likely tell you that I certainly have some kind of style, but...
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    XAML Limitations and Windows Forms Controls

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    (Blogging Tunes: Live - "Throwing Copper") This is a follow up post to yesterday's post about XAML. I alluded to the fact that there are some issues related to how XAML was defined that creates some limiations in its use to describe Windows Forms controls...
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    To XAML or Not To XAML, That is the Question

    (Blogging Tunes: Burton - Corea - Metheny - Haynes - Holland: "Like Minds") My buddy Nick Kramer over on the WPF team was writing a recap of the recent PDC in his blog a while back and he made some comments that I think I should chime in about. Nick...
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    Using Nick's WPF Clock in a Windows Forms App

    (Blogging tunes: Nine Inch Nails - "Pretty Hate Machine") So I got an email from a guy named Mike (what a great name) who has been reading my blog and he thought he would try out some of this really cool interop technology by taking the WPF Clock that...
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    Launching Modal WPF Windows from Windows Forms Apps...It's Magically Delicious!

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    (Blogging Tunes: Al Green - "The Absolute Best (Disc 1)") Ah you can't beat the sweet soulful sounds of The Reverend Al Green now can you? Anyhoo, I received a message from a customer a while back wanting help with launching a modal WPF window from...
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    Hosting a WPF Control in a Windows Forms Application

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    (Blogging Tunes: Screaming Headless Torsos - "1995") We've talked about hosting Windows Forms controls in WPF applications, but what about the other way? You may very well want to just keep your existing Windows Forms application and "sprinkle" in...
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