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This is where I attempt to regularly post about what I work on at Microsoft.

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    IScrollInfo in Avalon part III

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    When we last left the application it had the appearance of something that could scroll, but exceptions were being thrown from unimplemented members left and right. This posting will help out with that. Let's look at the SetVerticalOffset method as...
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    IScrollInfo in Avalon part II

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    At the end of the first part we have created a custom panel that implements IScrollInfo, but if you try to scroll we throw exceptions, and we cannot see the content. Since this is a Panel, we need to start seeing content so that we can scroll the content...
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    IScrollInfo in Avalon part I

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    Recently I invested the time to learn how to implement the IScrollInfo interface on a control in Avalon. This was an interesting learning experience, and since the existing documentation for this feature is not out in the wild yet, and I figure that people...
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    Good introduction to CSS Properties Window

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    Mikhail has written a great treatise and guided tour of CSS Properties Window that shows what it can do and how it works.
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    CSS Properties window has shipped!

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    The CSS Properties Window is something that I designed and implemented a lot of before I left the team earlier this year, and I am very glad to announce here that it has shipped: http://www.asp.net/sandbox/app_sandman.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=1 ...
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    I got a new SmartPhone

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    I got myself an Audiovox SMT5600 smartphone today. This thing is amazing. It syncs to my outlook server for mail and calendar. It has IE on it. I can play movies and music on it. It came with all the cables to sync up to my computer like a PDA. And it...
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    Table editing feedback

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    For lack of anything better to post, I would like to get an idea of what people think of the table editing in the HTML/ASPX designer in whidbey. I spent a lot of time trying to improve this area. After VS.NET 2003 I rewrote some parts of this code, hoping...
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    Responding to feedback - Auto Position feature has been added to the designer

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    After hearing a lot of support for the idea of automatically positioning controls, I got the go ahead to implement the feature. The fact that we are able to respond to what customers ask for is very encouraging - I hope that this and other examples (such...
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    Design view grid is gone

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    Today we cut a couple of options from the product, but we felt that the ramifications of these cuts warranted talking to the community about it and letting people know about it. I will explain why we decided to do it and talk a little bit about the surrounding...
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    To <BR&gt or not to &lt;BR&gt, that is the question

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    One of the little things about a HTML editor is the way that block formatting works. Most users probably don't realize when they run into these kinds of problems, but they do. The reason why editors have a hard time is because they are trying to emulate...
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    Feedback wanted - how do you set column widths in your HTML tables?

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    My PM asked this question once in the forums but we did not get many replies - lets see how many we get in the blogs. How do you set the width of your table columns in HTML tables? Do you: Set a width on one of the cells in the column and clear...
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    The button tag

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    One of the more interesting tags that I have seen is the <BUTTON> tag. Most people have never seen this, and when they see how whidbey lets you edit them like a normal container, the first instinct is to say "What is up with that?". Well, these...
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    CSS Options

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    One thing I have been thinking a lot about lately has been the multitude of ways that CSS can be applied to a document. You can have inline styles, you can have style elements in your page, you can have external style sheets, you can have styles applied...
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    F1R57 P057!!!!!

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    So I finally got around to making a blog. One of my friends tells me that this is a big responsibility, because apparently people do not like it when the blog is not updated often enough. I will endeavor for that not to be the case with me. So what...
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