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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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  • Beyond data visualization

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    WPF has some great Data Visualization features. I'm working with Kevin Moore , other WPF teammates and people around the company to think about how we might be able to do even more with data. We think we are on to something very nice... Hope to have more
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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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  • Early notice of a change to WPF templates: "MyApp.xaml" to "App.xaml"

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    Just a quick note to book authors, users, and anybody else who cares. I'm communicating early because...well, why wait? Microsoft Tools and MyApp.xaml The VS "Orcas" team and Expression Interactive Designer team plan to change a few things about the default
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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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  • Short Video showing basic XAML and Databinding

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    David Betz posts a nice video demo of some basic Databinding in XAML. Few notes that I took about the demo: 1) The color capture of the video didn't make the gradient look very good. Very banded. Yes, it wasn't going to look much prettier...but at least
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  • Tim's tips for learning WPF

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    Tim Sneath posts a good set of resources to start your journey with WPF. He references my PDC 2005 Lap around WPF talk. I wonder how that talk would change with more mature tools now? I'm beginning to post information for each of my talks (including my
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  • Article about WPF Commands

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    Jelle Druyts wrote a nice article about WPF Commands that recently was posted here . Give him any feedback here . Would be interested in Nick Kramer 's feedback on the article...he is the PM for WPF commanding... Update: Mike Taulty comments here . (adding
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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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  • WPF Attached Properties

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    A post on the Avalon Forum from Jaffi raised a question WPF is not straight forward. Simple actions, like setting rectangles X position, requires using myRectange.SetValue(Canvas.LeftProperty, Value). I'm sure there is a performance penalty for such use
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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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  • Jan'06 CTP WPF Tech Demos

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    I just posted a set of 5 wpf technology demos that work on the January 2006 CTP showing: http://robrelyea.com/demos/wpfDemoShell Contains working versions of the following demos: Data Visualization (Auction items) Flow Document Layout (basic panels, layout
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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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  • Top 10 things about WPF

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    Chris and Ian wrote a piece for MSDN: Top Ten UI Development Breakthroughs In Windows Presentation Foundation Good reading. Thoughts?
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  • IronPython and WPF

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    Glad to find a nice link to a great demo of IronPython from Jim Hugunin. In version 1 of WPF, we chose to not enable scripting scenarios, but instead require you to compile any code. At least that is what we thought...the demo shows: "interactive exploration
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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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  • WPF and Rich Content Model

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    Doing my feedster search for WPF, I found a post where Aaron was excited about embedding a combo box inside a textbox. He has a picture of it in action. One key developer benefit of WPF is...
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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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  • PDC2005 Session Videos Available

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    Filipe created a useful list of links to the online videos of all the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)-centric sessions that our team did at the PDC. I've updated my PDC2005 Event Page with links to my video and to Filipe's list. Please watch the
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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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