December, 2005

  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Bad install of WPF?

    Magnus Hiie reported an interesting problem that some of you may be hitting (thanks Magnus!). He saw System.Windows.Serialization.BamlParseException occurred Message="Error at element 'StaticExtension' in markup file '' : Binary format of the specified...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Support for layered windows

    One piece of feedback we've heard loud and clear is that you want layered windows. Well, I'm happy to announce that based on your feedback, we now plan to officially support layered windows in WPF 1.0, coming to a future CTP near you (not necessarily...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Tricks and tips

    IsHitTestVisible – want to draw something on the screen, but have the mouse input pass right through that drawing? Then set IsHitTestVisible=”false” on it. Disabling default styling -- Controls actually have two styles for looking up its values - the...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    If xaml is so easy, why is code so hard?

    Charles Petzold has written a couple good posts about the relationship between code and xaml, and asks, "Why is something that is so easy to do in XAML so clumsy to do in code?" Obviously, WPF code is not always clumsy. But where it is, there's usually...
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