• Tim Sneath

    Challenges in Avalon

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    Ian Moulster recently sent out a XAML developer challenge to recreate an optical illusion in XAML. Jonathan responded in rapid quick time. We should set up a series of "capture the flag" developer challenges on Avalon to give people a chance to try...
  • Tim Sneath

    Running Avalon on Laptops

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    As you may already know, Avalon supports different tiers of hardware for its rendering engine. For machines with DirectX 9.0 and PS 2.0 support (almost everything sold these days), Avalon renders almost everything in hardware, which allows it to take...
  • Tim Sneath

    Export Vector Graphics to XAML with Acrylic Aug CTP

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    We've just posted a new build of "Acrylic" to the web, known as the August CTP release. If you haven't yet come across Acrylic, it's a powerful graphics tool that incorporates both vector and bitmap-based capabilities. This hybrid approach allows you...
  • Tim Sneath

    Synchronizing Documents Across Multiple Computers

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    I spend a lot of time worrying about my files, both at home and at work. I have a variety of machines in both locations, and it's a real challenge to make sure that I've got the latest version of all my files available to me wherever I travel. Over the...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great .NET Smart Client Blog Aggregator with BSD License

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    Omar forwarded me a link to his RSS Feeder .NET sample on CodeProject - it's a fantastic example of a Windows Forms smart client app that takes advantage of many of the application blocks from the Enterprise Library , and demonstrates Outlook integration...
  • Tim Sneath

    Metro Video now Online on Channel 9

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    A while ago Charles Torre and I shot a video with Jerry Dunietz, one of the principal architects for Metro (now more correctly known as the XML Paper Specification or XPS). Metro is a major new advance that integrates display and document infrastructure...
  • Tim Sneath

    Vacation and Vista

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    I've been on vacation for the last two weeks in Oregon. I always thought Oregon was a somewhat nondescript state to act as a buffer between Washington and California; a close friend who hails from the area was so incensed with my dismissal of their home...
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