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  • What Happened to SimpleText?

    Amit Bahree asks : I was curious as to what happeend to the class SimpleText in the WinHEC build? If I have any code that ran on the earlier build - now does now and I get an exception on SimpleText. We removed SimpleText from the builds a short while
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  • DockPanel.Dock

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    Karsten's Avalon Gotcha Quiz (and answer ) points to a common source of confusion for DockPanel users: When Avalon encounters the "Fill" command, it does just that -- filling the entirety of the given element no matter what follows that element
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  • Text, TextPanel, and ContentElements

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    In response to a Performance Tip by Markus , Iain asks : Is a Bold object little more than a Text object with an inherent formatting clue? Quoting myself from a previous post : Classes such as Image and DockPanel are responsible for their layout and rendering
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  • Breaking Across Pages

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    This is an old post from my previous blog; unfortunately, the content was never ported to this blog. I'm re-posting it here so I can reference it in the next post. James Clark asks a couple of questions about pagination in my comments: Obviously a single
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  • Now Taking Requests

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    I'm going to blantantly copy Chris , and take requests for blog content. My expertise is Layout, but I can pass on requests for other areas to my coworkers. Proposed future topics: Walkthroughs for building interfaces/documents using Avalon layout classes
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  • Outputting Debug Text to the Console

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    Erik Ardvisson asks : ... [I]s there some way to be able to output debug text to the console? (I tried #define DEBUG and all that.) I ended up using a log file but that is a bit cumbersome. We have a bug in our .Target files which cause the debug info
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  • Custom Layouts in Avalon

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    RichB asks : What sort of layout does Avalon limit me to? Can I add my own layout engines instead of the standard flow layout? Avalon doesn’t place any limits on layout, developers are free to write the layout algorithm of their choosing. How would
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  • XAMLXAMLXAMLXAML

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    Chris Anderson has written a series of articles about XAML: A Brief History of XAML Is XAML just data? Of Styles and Styling Response in some XUL newsgroups More on Avalon Styling... and CSS Another view on XUL XAML and the Web Dynamic UI I was inadvertently
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