August, 2005

  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    New blogs

    My boss started blogging (where he finds the time I have no idea), so figured I should put a plug in for him <g>: . I think this makes me the first WPF blogger to have a blogging boss... Robbie has also started...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    More on dependency properties

    David asked why dependency properties don't use generics. Honestly, once we looked hard at it, we didn't see a great deal of gain, certainly not enough to justify the cost of making the change to all the people using DP's. If you're calling through the...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Attached properties

    Attached properties were probably the very first technology we invented for WPF. Back in late 2000, before WPF/avalon even existed, Jeff Bogdan and I were doing some prototyping, and we ran into a problem -- every layout had a set of properties that it...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF


    This past month or two have been really busy for me, preparing for the PDC in all sorts of different ways. But I finally, finally got a chance to respond to some of the great questions and comments you've been sending in. Most of them I replied by e-mail...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Checklist for industrial-strength controls

    This is another document that Tyler Barton wrote during his internship. The idea was to concisely capture the expectations for an industrial strength control -- i.e., controls that meet the same standards as those that come with WPF. (one-off controls...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    WPF and the CLR

    A while back, someone asked me whether Windows Presentation Foundation calls any private APIs in the CLR. The answer is no, we don't use any CLR APIs you couldn't call yourself. Although the question motivated me to ask around about what features in the...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Property order precedence

    I've pretty quiet lately -- working hard getting ready for the PDC! Getting the next CTP ready is taking quite a bit of my time, and put that together with a PDC talk, and you get a Nick that hasn't read e-mail in a week. But I'm getting excited, the...
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