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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: Keep Offline Help Up-to-Date in Visual Studio 2010

    One of my favorite features offered by the new help system in Visual Studio 2010 is the ability to easily update offline content with the latest documentation from MSDN. If you use offline documentation in Visual Studio, one of the first things you should do after installation is to check for the latest...
  • 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: 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: 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: .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...
  • Blog Post: Tip: Invoking Blend from Visual Studio

    So you’re using the WPF Designer to build your slick UI, and you realize you need to go to Expression Blend for some high-end resource authoring. Although Blend lets you invoke VS with a quick gesture (right-click on the solution and click Edit in Visual Studio ), going the other way isn’t quite as convenient...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Tools for VS and F1 Help

    If you've installed the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 , you may have noticed that pressing F1 in the VS Code Editor or in XAML View can take you someplace unexpected. You'll see this with types and members that are "shared" between Silverlight and the .NET Framework, which means...
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