• Tim Sneath

    Comparing WPF on Windows Vista v. Windows XP

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    A question I'm often asked is, "what's different about WPF in Windows Vista compared to the version that ships for Windows XP?" In the interests of transparency (which is what blogs are for, right?) I thought I'd address this here. I think it’s important...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #1: British Library Turning the Pages

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    I'm going to start off this series with a real blockbuster that was announced just this morning. I've been looking forward to the moment when we could reveal this application for months, as I think it's one of the most exciting applications I've ever...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #2: Electric Rain StandOut

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    Enumerating the applications that I'm going to showcase as part of this portfolio on my whiteboard earlier today, I started to panic at what I've just signed myself up for - I've got lots of writing to do over the next week or two! I was quite surprised...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications: Introduction

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    So at last we're finally done. As of today, you can go to Best Buy , Amazon or countless other stores around the world and purchase a shrink-wrapped copy of Windows Vista. Of course, this is not really the end - as a developer, it's just the beginning...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF/E Second CTP Shipped

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    It's been an interesting afternoon! At 4pm Pacific Time today (i.e. Feb 1st 2007 0000 GMT), the Windows version of the WPF/E December 2006 CTP runtime expired somewhat unexpectedly and prematurely (it was intended to timebomb in mid-February, but I guess...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #3: 90 Degree Radius Reports

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    Many of the applications I'll be highlighting in this series are highly graphically-intensive and media-centric. I thought I'd present a counterpoint early on in this series to highlight that Windows Presentation Foundation is also very capable as a platform...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF Technical Chat: Transcript Now Available...

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    The week before Christmas, we had just over a hundred people show up for an online technical chat on the subject of WPF. We were both delighted by the turnout and overwhelmed by the great questions on all aspects of Windows Presentation Foundation. The...
  • Tim Sneath

    The WPF Wiki is Here...

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    Behind the scenes, Karsten and I have been developing a WPF wiki on a background thread, and I think it's about time that we open it up to the world. Our goal is to continue to improve openness and transparency around WPF development, and allow space...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF and WPF/E Bloggers List: Updated for 2007

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    For the last couple of years, I've undertaken the thankless task of trying to maintain a list of active bloggers on WPF. Unfortunately, I've let it languish for a little while, so I've taken some time out to revamp it completely: making sure that people...
  • Tim Sneath

    The Daily Show's Take on Windows Vista

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    The BillG appearance was very funny... Stewart: What does the F12 button do - does it do anything? Gates: I'd stay away from it if I were you - start with F1 and work your way up... Stewart: Is it a joke button - does the F12 button do something to...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF - State of the Nation, January 2007

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    In celebration of the launch of Windows Vista (and of course, Windows Presentation Foundation), I sat down with Ian Ellison-Taylor yesterday to chat about what's next for WPF. We touch briefly on the inception of the project and the surprises and the...
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