Our flagship conference for web designers and developers, MIX, starts today in Las Vegas. This event is unlike any other Microsoft conference, with a fascinating mix of internal and external speakers even including a few that are openly hostile towards Microsoft! I know not everyone gets as frothed up about events like this as the blogosphere would have you believe. Neverthelesss, we're using this conference to make a number of major announcements: starting in less than ninety minutes...
If you're attending, welcome: hope to catch up with many of you in the corridors and lounges at the venue. If you're not attending, the visitmix.com site will put you in the front seat with on-site video blogging, live keynote streaming and other sessions posted throughout the conference.
What I really want to highlight, however, is three beautiful mash-up applications, written on the WPF platform, that demonstrate all the attributes for which we hope this conference will be known: great design, social networking and advanced technology.
Make sure you check these applications out - and stay tuned to this blog - I'll be posting news and information as fast as I can type!
mixMe is really a good looking flashy application, great work, but...
Sorry for being so picky but I just can't undestand why the app doesn't resize... well okay, I can understand that the resize would have taken too much time for the demo.
When I try to resize mixMe (since the cursor changes to "resize") there's a lot of flickering caused by the resize focus rect being drawn in all sorts of directions.
I still can't understand why WPF doesn't provide a way for a window to be "not resizeable" natively. I know I'm being picky here but I still can't understand why each framework released by Microsoft has these kind of weird behaviours "by design" instead of natively supporting these kind of scenarios?
I don't know much about WPF, so I may be picking about a solution chosen by the mixMe developers instead of a limitation inside WPF.
Please let me know if I'm wrong here
I'm guessing that's just a bug. WPF does have a "no resize" property you can set on the Window. Still, this is one heck of a fantastic application!!!
The MixME download is corrupted! I've tried to download it twice - downloads OK apparently. When I try to open the zip file in both WinRAR and with Windows Compressed Folders I get the error that the file is corrupt!!
This is a sweet app. http://www.thirteen23.com/labs/wpf/mixme/ It’s a Flickr mash-up, agenda builder,
Where were these guys at Mix07?! These guys are killing it! This WPF app is amazing.
I think that the thirteen23 guys and their apps rock. These kind of applications and interactions were really hard to implement with Windows Forms. The thirteen23 lab guys do a good job of showcasing the interactions that can be built with WPF. Their proof-of-concepts are definitely good to look at. Thanks for the link.
Wow. thirteen23's applications are amazing. Thanks for the link! Can't wait to see more.
Watch the Live Streaming Keynote: Ray Ozzie, Dean Hachamovitch, and Scott Guthrie So wish I was there...