• Tim Sneath

    Building a Perfect WPF Developer Workstation

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    OK, so you've just decided that WPF is the strategic technology of choice for your next-generation application, and you've taken the opportunity to flatten and reinstall your developer workstation. What should you put on it to create the perfect WPF development...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Compatible with WPF and WPF/E Templates

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    Just in case anyone was wondering, you're safe to install the service pack for Visual Studio 2005 on a machine that has the .NET Framework 3.0 Extensions and/or the "WPF/E" project templates. One thing to be aware of is that Visual Studio 2005 SP1 includes...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF Unleashed - New Book from Sams Publishing

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    If you're looking to learn WPF from a book, there are an increasing range of good choices out on the bookshelves that are based on the shipping APIs. I wrote a little about Charles Petzold's latest Microsoft Press title Applications = Code + Markup a...
  • Tim Sneath

    Microsoft Expression Launch Event

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    I'm presuming that almost everyone who follows this blog has at least one of the Expression design tools on their machine; Expression Blend (formeddrly known as "Sparkle" or Expression Interactive Designer) is an essential part of the arsenal for any...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF Technical Chat: Thursday December 21st

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    Following on from a couple of requests, I'm delighted to announce that we'll be hosting our first ever live online technical chat with the WPF team on the MSDN site next Thursday, December 21st , at 12:30pm Pacific Time (that's 3:30pm ET, 8:30pm GMT,...
  • Tim Sneath

    The Microsoft Office Prank

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    It's a long-standing Microsoft tradition that when someone goes away for an extended period of leave, they're at risk of having a prank played on their office. The great Larry Osterman filmed a hilarious video a while back listing many of the examples...
  • Tim Sneath

    New in WPF: Build a True 3D Application

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    Well, it's finally here. As mentioned yesterday, the WPF 3D team had a very special announcement to make today. In the last hour, the bits have gone live on CodePlex . So what have we been getting excited about? It's now possible to build a fully 3D...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF in Three Dimensions

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    The WPF 3D team have just started a new team blog (covering the 3D APIs in WPF, obviously). These guys have done an amazing job over a very short space of time. For a long while, WPF didn't have any support for 3D at all (it wasn't in the original PDC...
  • Tim Sneath

    Installing the WPF/E Developer Environment on Windows Vista

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    Although the client runtime is an easy install, I came across a few quirks in installing the full "WPF/E" developer environment on Windows Vista (hey, this is bleeding edge, after all!) I thought I'd post a quick summary of the steps here in the hope...
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    The WPF/E Developer Environment

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    On Monday of this week, we introduced a "little brother" for WPF as we released the first CTP of "WPF/E" , a technology that was announced a year ago at PDC 2005. "WPF/E" is a small, lightweight, cross-platform client runtime that brings the animation...
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