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  • Requests for xaml:blog should be forwarded to spaces.msn.com/rrelyea

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    I moving over to msn spaces...
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  • Databinding + Datavisualization Demo with WPF/XAML/VB

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    Many people say that Databinding is one of the more impactful of the features in WPF. Namita wrote a great set of demos for her PDC talk about Databinding with WPF . As part of a few talks (some VB customers, a Vista + WPF talk , a talk at the Borland
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  • Why isn't xmlns:def="Definition" gone yet...cost of change...

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    Drew Marsh asked a good question recently about why we didn't Uri-ize the Definition xmlns yet... I answered via a comment here . Keep raising issues that you don't see getting fixed... Thanks, Rob PS. Making any breaking change is way too expensive.
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  • CTP - XAML Viewer working inside VisualStudio!

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    Gaston Milano is a self-proclaimed “VS man” - so he wanted a XAML Viewer that worked inside of Visual Studio Whidbey. So he wrote one ! Screen shots look great! (I just left a comment with my problems getting it running on Visual C# Express
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  • 3rd public release of Avalon...a few details on the development experience

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    First, PDC 2003. Second, WinHec 2004. Now an Avalon Customer Tech Preview! Three interesting links way below that I stole from http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/ . First, a link to the bits for MSDN members. Second, a link to online documentation and
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  • Attribute grammar for xaml attributes

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    We have a bit of a mess in our processing for attributes. First, a list of the mess, then a brief description of the fix we plan. Attribute values in xaml can map to: 1) a Literal value <Balloon Color=”Red” /> We use the type converter
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  • new Xaml terminology.

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    Among other things, I (and my teammates) have spent much of the last year designing significant improvements to xaml2003 that you saw at the PDC in October 2003. While we have spent a lot of time investing in design, we haven't implemented many of the
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  • Walking the thin line with XAML

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    Chris positions XAML vs general serialization technologies and approaches. ... XAML was designed to be a compromise markup format, that balanced the toolability and readability aspects of a markup. You can think of HTML as a markup that was squarely designed
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  • The .Net Show - filming about avalon

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    Pablo Fernicola (Group Program Manager), David Ornstein (Lead Program Manager), Nathan Dunlap (Rockin' Designer), and I spent time yesterday with Robert Hess and the .Net Show crew. The .Net Show blog posted about the filming (with links to photos) etc
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  • Today you can't compile xaml on the fly.

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    A posting in the channel 9 wiki on getting stated with xaml led me to clarify how xaml pages load in IE and why you sometimes need to compile them. XAML Loading in IE Currently, if you have a xaml page and it doesn't have any code embedded (or in a code
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  • Markup-oriented developers aren't at home with Strongly Typed languages

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    A user asked: Is there a generic way of assigning a property a value, somewhat like you could do through XAML? For example, if I specify the following code: <Glyphs Fill=”#000000”> How would I create a Fill property with value “#000000”
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  • CSS Support in XAML

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    Jon Udell compares Flex and Avalon . He says: It's interesting to consider these two admirably compact implementations side-by-side. Some points of comparison: MXML XAML Here today 2006? 2007? Runs anywhere Flash Player 7 runs Runs only on Longhorn Server
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  • XAML: Un-programming. Ouch. We want it to feel right.

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    Dino's Un-Programming post, brings up interesting feedback from the development community. We want to make XAML somethings that developers can choose to use. That being said, I hope tools like VS and other tools from the rest of the industry focus on
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  • XAML: Setting richer properties via element syntax. Design considerations.

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    I just saw Kenny Lim's ( digitalnetbizz ) posting calling out using a CLR object as a property in XAML . Let me give people some background on the feature and some changes we are considering in the future. Markup==ObjectModel This is one of the Avalon
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  • MarkupCompilation: XAML, BAML, .g.cs Details

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    WinFX allows you use XAML to declaratively define your UI, interactive media, or document. XAML is a great way to define these things. However, XAML isn't what we'd prefer to use at runtime. With HTML, parsing of the .html file is done at runtime. This
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  • Question any complexity! Avalon API feedback

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    In the comments of Steven's posting about the SideBar usability study, Frank says: “It is good that usability is being tested for Avalon. Looking at the docs online, I have the feeling it is one of the least-usable APIs I have ever seen. The xml
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  • IntelliSense in markup & the Longhorn Tools Experience

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    We just posted a patch to make intellisense in xaml better. The problem was that the XML editor in VS has some things hard coded. It thought that if a file didn't have .xml as an extension, it must not be XML. No matter how much we told it that our <style>
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  • HelloWorld.xaml (for Avalon, not Console)

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    Don was showing how XAML was not just about building trees of Avalon Elements with his K&R flashback . That's true: XAML can be used to build (a) element trees, (b) element trees with logic, or (c) class definition. I don't want people to become too focused
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  • Slides and Demo code from Cli300

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    My demos have been posted for a while. My slides must have gotten lost in the mail... Now it all seems to be posted: http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc/agendaandsessions/sessions/default.aspx My session was CLI300. Let me know if you have any questions
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  • Tools in PDC Bits for Building Longhorn Apps - XAML, etc...

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    I'm going to try to start posting my comments answers that others may find good info in on my blog, not just as comments on people's site. Sam Gentile posted : I just realized that the Longhorn SDK adds templates to VS.NET Whidbey so you can use it to
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