Rob Relyea

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October 2005 - Posts

  • Visio to Xaml Converter, vector image file format

    I was excited to learn that John is working with Michael Hunter on a Visio Exporter to XAML.

    When vector content is created in xaml, there are a few options.

    Acrylic currently supports 3 modes, I believe:

    • Exporting as a DrawingImage in a resource dictionary.
    • Exporting as a DrawingBrush in a resource dictionary.
    • Exporting as a Canvas with Shapes (in a resource dictionary?)

    Mike Swansons Illustrator exporter, uses just the Canvas/Shapes approach.

    What type of graphics exports would people like to see tools support?  Why?

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  • Borland, Delphi and WPF

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    I've just confirmed that I'll be presenting a talk about Windows Presentation Foundation ("Avalon") at Borland's Developer Conference in November.  I'm excited to do this for several reasons:

    1. Talking to new audiences with different backgrounds always gives me a chance to step back and ask what should I be talking about, demoing, etc... 
    2. Our team has worked hard to support a wide variety of languages/tools well in WPF.  This talk gives me extra reason to get Borland's languages/tools working on my machine and engage with them even more to have great WPF support.  I continually need to ask myself, have we told them everything they need to know to build great tools for WPF?
    3. Gives me a chance to update my knowledge about the Borland Product Roadmap: (a) Diagram (b) Danny Thorpe's Blog Entry
    4. I always love talking to developers.

    Part of my new talk strategy is to create a Url for it beforehand, give visibility to what I'm going to do.  Afterwards, make sure everything of interest is available from that Url.

    http://robrelyea.com/events/BorlandDevCon2005/

    If you are planning on going to Borland's Developer Conference, or use their tools, I'd love to hear what you'd want to learn about WPF from my talk.  As my outline for my talk turns into slides and demos, I'll keep that Url up to date...

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