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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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  • WPF General Manager on Channel 9

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    Just finished watching my boss' boss Michael Wallent talk about the forming of the Avalon team, the journey to shipping our v1, and some of the places we know we want to go in the future...Many of you will enjoy some of the history behind the forming
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  • Check out Fil's Thailand demo app on C9

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    Fil is on Channel9 doing a demo of building an application in WPF . This is based on the demo he did at Mix06 for developers...
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  • Wpf Xaml Namespace Update Tool for Feb2006 CTP

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    When we ship the Feb 2006 CTP, there are a few changes that will need to be done to all xaml files. We've created a tool to help upgrade your WPF XAML files to the Feb CTP. It doesn't do an exhaustive upgrade, but it does handle the following major changes
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  • XAML Markup Extensions

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    Markup Extensions are documented in the Windows SDK here . In addition to what that document says, you can also use Markup Extensions as elements. Not just in attributes. Somebody asked a question if you could have a tag map to an interface...the answer
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  • IAddChild says bye-bye

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    We hit the deadline for DCR (Design Change Requests) for WPF this month. I rolled up my sleeves a bit to help the development team do some additional changes. We just stopped the XamlReader (formerly Parser) from calling IAddChild. You should start using
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  • Does WPF focus too much on markup scenarios?

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    Charles Petzold asks if we are deliberately or accidentally making code-based scenarios difficult. He sums it up well with the title of the piece: "XAML Rules (but Code Suffers)". Thanks Charles for raising this issue. I'll make sure the right dev team
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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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  • Script for building the healthcare app demo

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    I've updated my page that points to the healthcare app demo that I did at the PDC. I've added a pointer to a demo script and the starter files. If you find it useful, or have questions/comments/suggestions about it, please comment here.
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  • PRS305 - Healthcare demo source posted

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    Announcing the availability of demo source from my Lap Around WPF ("Avalon") talk at PDC2005...
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  • New codeproject to convert from 3DS files to 3d XAML.

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    I woke up a bit early this morning thanks to my 2 year old...had a chance to catch up in the Avalon newsgroup ... I enjoyed seeing another converter to import content into Avalon. Andrej Benedik wrote a converter from 3DS files to 3d XAML. Great to see
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  • Matthew Adams ponderings on XAML

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    Interesting post on " Avalon, XAML as a discoverable API " by Matthew Adams. In the discoverable API piece, he ends with: But I don't think XAML quite delivers on that ease-of-use goal as it stands. I'm sure the intention is to build tooling around it
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  • Beware warnings from the xml editor...avalon2005.xsd/xaml2005.xsd are not perfect way to validate xaml

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    This issue keeps coming up... When VS gives you a message like this: The element 'Page' in namespace 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/avalon/2005' has invalid child element 'Page.CommandBindings' in namespace 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/avalon
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  • Avalon: More Power, Less Pain

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    Gervase Markham is attending XTech , an XML focused conference in Amsterdam. He attended my talk on Avalon/XAML and had some comments . In this post, I'll address the first of his three comments. Avalon’s Motivation Gervase said: “The motivation behind
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  • XTech presentation on Avalon/XAML

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    At XTech , I just finished a 45-minute talk on Avalon & XAML. It went well...but 45 minutes is pretty short. I did the following: Some "slides" on Microsoft platforms (win32, com, .net, gdi/gdi+, direct x) Some "slides" on Avalons goals Demo of BlackJack
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  • 3 Coding Styles for Avalon Applications

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    There are 3 coding styles developers could use to build Avalon applications: 1. Code Only 2. Code + Markup (Runtime use of XamlReader) 3. Code + Markup (Markup compiled)*** *** - Microsoft Development tools will recommend this style. Coding Style 1: Code
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  • Issues/Suggestions for November Avalon CTP's VS2005 Add-ons ('Fidalgo')

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    When you installed the WinFX SDK with the November CTP, one of the things that is installed is a set of add-ons to Visual Studio 2005 (code named “Whidbey“). Internally, we call these add-ons "Fidalgo". I'll describe what those involve and ask you for
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  • This is the kind of feedback I love: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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    Rod Paddock has begun working with Avalon. He posted a summary of his experiences: Avalon Adventures: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Many people on the Avalon team will read this kind of feedback, enjoy the good things and focus on the bad and the ugly.
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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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  • Xaml Page Design for Designers?

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    I enjoy reading John Dowdell . The latest thing I learned there about was Web Page Design for Designers . As a non-designer, I had never known about Joe Gillespie's work with wpdfd.com - looks like he built a great destination. Joe's final editorial before
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