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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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  • XAML and IL

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    Tim Anderson asked a question on the MSDN forum for WPF. I'm not 100% clear about the relationship between XAML and IL. As far as I can tell, you can compile XAML but it ends up as BAML rather than IL. Equally, my understanding is that anything you can
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  • XAML Language and XAML Formats

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    There are several ways that people use the term XAML: 1) XAML Language - the core language. This defines how a XamlReader treats elements, attributes and content in an XML file to represent a tree of objects. One mapping is to CLR based objects. We haven
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  • C++ applications using XAML

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    Nish is starting to use WPF with C++. He posts about using C++ and XamlReader.Load together. There are 3 main ways that an application can use XAML. Nish referred to one of them (code + compiled markup) and shows off another (code + markup using XamlReader
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  • XAML used for Windows Workflow

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    The WPF and WF teams have worked together to make sure our markup formats are both XAML. See a bit about using XAML for Workflow in this article . Comments on the article should go on this post from K. Scott Allen . Only one (very minor) problem I saw
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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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  • Busy week...transitioning from xaml to tools...talks, etc...

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    I've had 2 presentations this week and 1 ask the experts session with the Microsoft field (Technical Specialists, Developer Evangelists, Consultants, etc...). I really enjoy meeting with customers or other microsoft folks. I used to be part of the Microsoft
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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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  • Do you find intellisense for XAML useful

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    I've written in the past about the Avalon schema that one gets installed with VS 2005 Extensions for WinFX. Now that VS 2005 is final, I'm excited to take advantage of some bug fixes made in the Xml Editor to make the schema more useful. Before I bother
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  • Great XAML and Cider information

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    In case you haven't seen other pointers to Chuck's blog , please make sure to visit him regularly. Chuck describes his role in the development of XAML in his first of several posts describing XAML. Thanks to Chuck's influence and focus, XAML is evolving
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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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