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  • Use XAML in .NET today

    Adam Young wrote up an article on DevX on how you can use XAML in .NET today. He has come up with an interesting solution using the classes in the System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters namespace to parse actual XAML files. A custom section is used in the application's config file to define whether...
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  • Commentary on the first Chronicles article

    There's some interesting commentary going on over at OSNews.com in response to my Chronicles of a WinFX Developer article. There's a post in their comparing the new features of Longhorn and C# to existing open source technologies. Sounds interesting, but I can't comment too much as I am not totally familiar...
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  • The beginning of the XAML Manifesto

    Stuart Celarier, a man who seems to be missing a blog, has done a lot of work on the Developer FAQ for Longhorn posted on MSDN. Tonight he has initiated the development of the XAML Manifesto on Channel9. He has listed a few topics to start with, that I think will be great to talk about and hear evreyone...
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  • Channel 9 Impressions

    I am digging the new Channel 9 site. At first glance I was kind lost and thinking it was a bit disjointed, but I think it has definite potential. Some initial thoughts listed below: The videos are the best. Very original content that adds some extra Gu to the Microsoft Mu Gu Gai Pan . I like the look...
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  • Xul Challenge

    I signed up to participate as the MS XAML representative in the Xul Grand Coding Challenge 2004 . The challenge includes creating a counter , calculator and one freestyle entry. Should be interesting entering a contest with pre-alpha technology…
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  • XAML for everybody

    Yesterday, Chris Sells shared Joe Marini's all XAML aggregator Bloghorn with the world. This is a great example of how a little XAML can go along way. And it leads me to wonder when Longhorn comes out how the “home hacker” world is going to change. Anyone can currently open Notepad, grab...
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  • Avalon SDK Team posts Performance Tips

    In the microsoft.public.windows.developer.winfx.sdk news group the Avalon SDK team has begun posting Performance Tips. They're great nice short notes that include sample code. Perfect for a blog entry. Avalon SDK team, why don't you setup a blog on LonghornBlogs.com ? I believe that they might reach...
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  • Microsoft XNA

    Microsoft unveiled its new XNA game development platform yesterday. The platform and tools act as a common programming environment for PC and XBOX games. Hopefully by paying attention to what's going on here, I'll find some idea of the direction of DirectX. I haven't found much public word on DirectX...
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  • VS2005 and Longhorn SDK?

    I've seen all of the talk today about VS2005 now available on MSDN, but I am wondering how well this will work with Longhorn and the Longhorn SDK? Should I go to the trouble of uninstalling the Longhorn SDK and then installing the VS2005 bits? At this point I am thinking, probably not. I doubt there...
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  • Marc Clifton starts a blog

    In a Scoble-like blog success story, Marc Clifton has started a blog “to chronicle the adventures of MyXaml “, after a conversation in the comments of my MyXaml entry . Now keeping track of MyXaml's progress will be a whole lot easier. I also promised Marc a banner for his blog after he said...
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