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  • Blog Post: A (super rough) Christmas Present

    It's 1:22 AM. I think I'm getting sick. I'm flying out for California tomorrow. Haven't packed yet. And I'm coding. Some ideas you just have to get working before you can put them down. In no way is this beatiful code. The end-to-end is pretty interesting, though. When I'm back from Cali, I'll clean...
  • Blog Post: Chat with the WPF team tomorrow

    Our holiday gift to you: listening. Tomorrow (Dec 21) 12:30 - 1:30 PM Pacific Time. Details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/ Add to Calendar (As always, Tim is much more thorough than I.)
  • Blog Post: New hotness, random musings

    Interacting with 2D on 3D in WPF Holy hotness! Check out details on the WPF3D Blog Check out the Channel9 interview Check out the CodePlex project (and download the toys ) Go build games for your XBOX Too many links. A great write-up on FierceDeveloper . Almost makes me want to buy a 360. (But then I...
  • Blog Post: WPF PivotTable

    Bea 's intern this summer (Tomasz) wrote a sweet WPF control: PivotTable. I haven't had a chance to dig into the implementation, but the demo was amazing. Check it out on the WPF Community Site . (Bea also has a cool sample of a Color Picker control...without a control. Booyah for binding!)
  • Blog Post: Snoop + IronPython = "OH MY GOD!"

    (Thanks to Rob for the pointer .) Check out Matt's blog. I'm speechless. Amazing.
  • Blog Post: KevinButton, etc.

    KevinButton Robby and I were hanging out at TechEd in Boston. Randomly I say, “Hey, we should put more people in buttons.” Long story short, Robby hacks away on some XAML and gets laughs at my expense during his talk. Back in Redmond, Robby shows the button to Tim . Tim thinks it would...
  • Blog Post: Cleaning up your theme files with MergeDictionary

    Once you get the resources for more than one control in generic.xaml, things can get a bit messy. What one really wants: split up your resources into separate dictionaries for each control. I do this as part of the latest bag-o-tricks . I should get Lauren or Ashish to fill in the details about...
  • Blog Post: Handling old projects when you upgrade to a new .NET Framework CTP

    I'm sure we all love this dialog after a CTP refresh: The issue is that the project types have changed out from under your project. How do you fix it? Well, don't recreate your project from scratch, instead, reload the project. Now remove the line with the ProjectTypeGuids. Finally...
  • Blog Post: Hello Tuesday

    Control Licensing in Cider (WPF designer for VS) James provides some great information on supporting licensing for controls in WPF. Jamie is blogging like a mad man Jamie is going through some old posts by Bea and updating them for recent bits. He also walks through how everything...
  • Blog Post: Random musings.

    July CTP Bag-O-Tricks Wow! People seem to be enjoying it...or at least downloading it. Let me know what you think. (I don't know what to do about adding more samples, though. What comes after eleventy ?) Charles is Having Fun Animated drawing brushed . Beautiful XAML-only samples. Take a look. ...
  • Blog Post: DatePicker and expand-a-node in TreeView: updates to the Bag-O-Tricks for the July CTP

    I promised you I'd get these in "this week". I guess, depending on how you split the weeks, I delivered. Most of the details are in the post on the Community Site for WPF . DatePicker/MonthCalendar were implemented by our friends in the Advanced Technology Center in Beijing. Thanks, guys. I...
  • Blog Post: XBAP video on Channel 9

    Check out the video of Lauren and Karen talking about XBAPs (WPF in the browser) on Channel 9 .
  • Blog Post: IE 7: Cool to Wicked Cool

    I’ve been happily crankin’ along with IE 7 Beta2 for a while now. I just upgraded to IE7 Beta3 . Wow! Demonstrably faster. I just feels tight and crisp. Go download...quick...now... FYI: make sure you un-install any previous IE7 Betas before you try this one. Oh, and I’m hoping to have an update...
  • Blog Post: Better performance for large data sets in Selector (ListBox, ListView, etc)

    We've had feedback from a number of people about enumerations of the entire collection and calls to Contains/IndexOf in controls that derive from Selector. This has caused headaches for those that want to roll their own virtualization solutions for these controls. I have some good news and some...
  • Blog Post: Hardware-accelerated transparent windows - Hot!

    Nick and Lauren have both blogged about one of the coolest "late" features in WPF: hardware-accelerated layered windows. Download a sample from Lauren's blog. As with every cool feature in WPF, please use responsibly. I can imagine this getting out of hand.
  • Blog Post: MSDN Magazine - I should have asked for angle brackets

    I wrote an article for the August issue of MSDN Magazine . An editor saw Robby's and my video for MIX and wondered if one of us could put our thoughts down in a page. It’s short on technical details and heavy on the “philosophy” of WPF. Let me know what you think. Update 1: Oh yeah, you can get...
  • Blog Post: Bag-O-Tricks updated for June CTP

    Nothing too amazing, just some clean-up for the latest CTP . Check out the post for details. Can you feel the bolts tightening?
  • Blog Post: Recap from TechEd (hello to the control vendor lab)

    I had a blast in Boston, but a week is a really long time to be at a conference. To address common questions and feedback from my talk (DEV338), no I had no coffee or Red Bull that day. I won’t comment on the “crack” comment . :-) Aside from the jokes, people seemed to have a good time and learned...
  • Blog Post: Hello from TechEd Boston (update to Bag-O-Tricks)

    Having a blast in Boston. The city is beautiful. Coolest things I’ve seen today: Exchange 2007 . Scary hot. You must go learn about it now. Holy cow. If you’re at TechEd, my talk is tomorrow at 1pm. Dev338. 157ABC. The slides are now on MSTechEd (you need to use a TechEd password to access them. Search...
  • Blog Post: Beta2 is Live!

    Hopefully I wasn't too subtle yesterday . As of this morning, we are live with Beta2 of Vista, which means Beta2 of WinFX (which includes WPF) is also live. Go! Download! Quick! Before they run out! You can also download the May 2006 CTP of Expression Interactive Designer (which...
  • Blog Post: Coming to TechEd? I’ll be there!

    As Rob has already mentioned, I’m talking at TechEd . I’m giving two talks. Data Visualization in WPF (with help from Robby and Bea ) This is 6/13 from 2:45pm to 4pm. Building Data-Driven Apps with WPF This is my shot at Namita’s talk from the PDC. (She did an amazing job, so I ...
  • Blog Post: Books on WPF

    Mehrdad is looking for some WPF books. I know of two: Programming Windows Presentation Foundation XAML in a Nutshell ...and of course, Chris Anderson is busy working on his book. I expect that once Beta2 hits the road, we'll see a lot more books on WPF and WinFX. I can't wait...
  • Blog Post: Do you subclass ItemsControl? Keep reading.

    ItemsControl has a protected virtual GetContainerForItemOverride that takes an object parameter. In all in-box WPF controls, this parameter is ignored and a cookie-cutter container is returned. While it’s currently possible for control authors to change the container they return depending on the...
  • Blog Post: TreeListView - Scary Cool Control Mash-up in WPF

    As promised, the ATC team has posted another ListView sample . This sample is amazing because it doesn’t involve ListView at all. Instead, it uses the primitives we designed for ListView--namely GridViewColumn and GridViewRowPresenter. The code required here is amazingly small for the flexibility of...
  • Blog Post: WPF ListView Rocks!

    No control in our library demonstrates the power of WPF more than ListView. It is the example of how element composition can be leveraged to make amazingly beautiful and amazingly flexible experiences. Check out the inaugural post from our friends in the Advanced Technology Center in Beijing. I've...
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