Rob Relyea

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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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  • WPF application update w/ Petzold

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    Charles Petzold has been generating many interesting blog posts dealing with WPF/XAML. As part of his book writing effort ( Applications = Markup +Code ), he even created a XAMLPad like application called XAML Cruncher. It added a number of interesting
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  • IE7 Search Bar + OpenSearch

    I'm loving the work many of my former teammates (I was an IE PM working on DHTML's programmibility from IE5 to IE6) are doing over on IE7. Keyboard (or mouse) shortcuts I like: ctrl-t - opens a new tab ctrl-click on a link (opens in a new tab in the background
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • IBloks.com interview/demo from Mix06

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    Just watched a short interview with IBloks showing off their new WPF application. I like Dancing man. I'm going to sign up for the beta...looking at their site it looks like they will sell backgrounds for $.99 and a game for $9.99 and media. Interesting
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  • Watching Mix06 from Redmond

    This morning I'm looking forward to watching the Mix06 online. I'm keeping my head down on work I have on my plate for a while, so I'm not attending. :-( I'll be following as much of the content as I can at VirtualMix . I'm back to subscribing to blog
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  • Windows Vista DWM (Desktop Window Manager) Details

    Greg Schechter rejoins us after a lengthy blogging pause to describe profound changes how Windows Applications render to the screen. Greg has contributed a lot to the architecture of WPF. You may have seen Greg, Chris Anderson , and Jeff Bogdan's talk
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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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