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  • 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: WPF Shell Integration Library for .NET 3.5

    One of the exciting new features in .NET 4 is the ability to use Windows 7 Shell features like Jump Lists, Thumbnail Buttons, and progress indicators in Taskbar buttons, with your WPF applications. These features are found in the System.Windows.Shell namespace in .NET 4. However, if you need to target...
  • Blog Post: Karl Shifflett’s WPF and Silverlight shared design-time code

    Here’s a most excellent demonstration of how to author a custom design experience that’s shared between WPF and Silverlight controls. Karl gives you a detailed, step-by-step walkthrough, complete with Task List breadcrumbs: Walkthrough guidance in the form of Task List hints That’s so clever it blows...
  • Blog Post: Fishbowl – A Facebook sample app in WPF

    uxlabs@Microsoft has just released Fishbowl, a sample client application for Facebook, complete with source code. Fishbowl requires .NET 3.5 and uses WPF and ClickOnce . If you’re using Windows 7, it also demonstrates new features such as Jump Lists, taskbar previews, and multitouch. You can get more...
  • Blog Post: Glenn Block at PDC: Building extensible rich internet applications with the Managed Extensibility Framework

    Building Extensible Rich Internet Applications with the Managed Extensibility Framework In Hall F on Thursday at 11:30 AM Learn how the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 introduces the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) for building customizable applications that can easily be extended by third parties....
  • Blog Post: WPF samples now available at Code Gallery

    In past versions of our Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation, you may have experienced frustration when you tried to access our WPF sample code. No more. We’ve picked the best samples, hoisted them out of the docs, updated them for Visual Studio 2010, and uploaded them to Code Gallery: WPF...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight designer sample code is posted

    If you’ve been wishing for some helpful designer gestures for your Silverlight DataGrid controls, look no further. The Silverlight Designer Sample is available at the WPF and Silverlight Designer Extensibility site. It demonstrates a pretty neat designer implementation for Silverlight’s TabControl and...
  • Blog Post: WPF Designer sample code is posted

    If you want to author custom design-time experiences for your WPF controls, this is a good place to start. We have samples for custom adorners, context menus, property value editors, and advanced scenarios. This code is written for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, but you should have luck with the Beta...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight delivers online viewing experience for Sunday Night Football

    The NFL and NBC will be delivering the entire Sunday Night Football season by using Silverlight 3.0 and IIS Smooth Streaming. The first game of the season will be broadcast tonight, with the Tennessee Titans vs. the Pittsburg Steelers. Game starts at 5:00pm PST and you can watch online for free: http...
  • Blog Post: TestApi v0.3 Released!

    The third preliminary version of TestApi , the testing API library has been released. TestApi is a library of test and utility APIs that you can use to test WPF, Windows Forms, .Net Framework, and Win32 applications. Check out Ivo's blog post for information on changes and new features in this version...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 available for download

    The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is now available for download. Click here to download. For details on what's in the SDK, see the Microsoft Windows SDK Blog .
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 3 released

    Including Sketchflow ! Check out the Expression Web site and be sure to download the 60 day trial . Stay in touch with the Blend team by visiting the Expression Web blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/xweb/default.aspx?p=3 . New Blend 3 features: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Blend_Features.aspx...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 launch today

    This morning, Scott Guthrie and Soma announced the launch of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate for Expression Blend 3 and SketchFlow. The final version of the Expression 3 family of products will be available within the next 30 days. Visit the Virtual Launch Platform and check out a 1 hour TV-show...
  • Blog Post: WPF and Silverlight Designer for VS 2010 featured at WindowsClient.NET

    We’re featured over at WindowsClient.NET on the new WPF and Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio 2010 page. There are new walkthroughs and videos for creating your first WPF and Silverlight applications, as well as tutorials for setting up the designer to your liking. Visual Studio 2010 layout And...
  • Blog Post: TestApi v.0.2 Released!

    The second preliminary version of TestApi , the testing API library has been released. TestApi is a library of test and utility APIs that you can use to test WPF, Windows Forms, .Net Framework, and Win32 applications. You can see Ivo's post for more information. You can get the TestApi from http:...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 4 and VS Beta1 docs are posted

    Docs for .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 , Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) , and Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 are now available at MSDN.   The new data binding builder in the WPF Designer and the Silverlight Designer You’ll see the strong focus on line-of-business (LOB) applications in this release. In...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Beta unveiled today at MIX ‘09

    Don’t miss the live stream from MIX ‘09. Here’s the official word: Today, Microsoft Corp. unveiled Silverlight 3 Beta, a preview of the most powerful platform for creating and delivering Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and media experiences on the Web.  This third version continues Silverlight...
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