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  • Blog Post: Getting Started with WPF

    The writers on the WPF Developer Content team own over 30K topics in the MSDN library. But one of the most viewed topics is Getting Started (WPF). I'm trying to make the topic more helpful, relevant, to the point, etc. I updated the page a few months ago and was hoping I'd get some feedback from customers...
  • Blog Post: Find the WPF sample you want with this "map"

    I got an email the other day that included a twitter post with a link to this "map" of our documentation samples. It is a pretty fun way to see what all we have available. I don't know who created it but I really like it! Especially since we had a hard time designing our wiki page on code gallery. Check...
  • Blog Post: Greetings from TechEd 2010

    This week I'm hanging out at TechEd 2010 to find out more about what customers are interested in learning about in our documentation. I'll be attending sessions and attempting to get people to tell me all about their experience with the MSDN Library. If you are at TechEd, you can find me (or my friend...
  • Blog Post: Calling a Stored Procedure from your WPF app

    Recently I needed to get data from a database by calling a stored procedure. This seemed like it should be easy to do but it ended taking me 2 days to find the right feature that would work. My knowledge of databases is extremely limited and I ended up winding along a not very helpful path. Hopefully...
  • Blog Post: OpenFileDialog sample

    I finally got some time to dig through all my customer feedback requests and found a glaring problem! The OpenFileDialog class has basically no content on it and so I set about correcting that. It turned out there was a nice little example already living in the Dialog Boxes Overview topic but with no...
  • Blog Post: What's new in .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate documentation

    The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate is now available along with the documentation online at MSDN. There are a few new things you might want to check out. The Getting Started with WPF walkthrough has been completely updated for this release. You'll find downloadable...
  • Blog Post: Rotate your text in the WPF DataGrid column headers

    I was talking to Cheryl who writes for the Silverlight User Education team and she was trying to make DataGrid column headers with angled text. She was having trouble getting it to work so we sat down to look at it. We couldn't make it work, but I went back to my office and started working on it in WPF...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 documentation now available

    Docs for .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 , Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) , and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 are now available at MSDN. You can get information on installing the beta here . Here are some of the latest updates to the WPF documentation that you might want to check out. What's New...
  • Blog Post: Code sample for the WPF DataGrid.CellStyle topic

    At the deadline for Visual Studio 10 Beta 1 content complete, I was madly trying to check in art and code for the DataGrid APIs. I thought I got it all in but failed to click submit to actually finish uploading the code for CellStyle . So if you are interested, here is a little sample code. Using styles...
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