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  • Nice rescue from demo hell

    I enjoyed reading Chris' recap of the presentation that he and Doug Purdy did at the PDC. I forget who grabbed me or called me, but I was able to grab one of the WPF team's demo machines and bring it to Chris. It turns out his machine came to life in time. On the last day of PDC, I enjoyed their talk...
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  • Vista Build 5231 (October CTP) is Out!!

    Its out on Microsoft Connect and MSDN Subscriber! Also check out Paul's summary here which lists new fatures like fully functioning version of Windows Media Player (WMP) 11, the Vista version of Media Center, a new Network Center, and other features that weren't available in previous builds! There is...
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  • New and Notable 79

    I was in the middle of a beautifull New and Notable, 2nd day in a row no less when Windows Vista Beta 1 froze. No blue screen, just totally froze. No response to Task Manager or Ctrl-Alt-Delete. I guess you are not supposed to play a Windows Media Player file at the same time as doing anything else or...
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  • Getting the PDC CTP of WinFX installed.

    Critical Update (11/18/2005) No reason to install the PDC (Sept 2005) CTP of WinFX anymore. November 2005 CTP is now out ! PDC 2005! Having a great time at PDC2005! Man, am I excited. We had the "Ask the Experts" session last night at the pdc. I sat at the "WPF - XAML" table last night with ChuckJ and...
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  • New and Notable 78

    Yet another big gap (August 3rd) . As you can tell from all the latest posts, I am playing a lot with Vista, WinFX (Indigo AND Avalon) and half a dozen incompatible versions of SQL Server/VSTS as well as diving into ADO.NET 2.0 in my day job. I am also writing some great new code and material for my...
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  • WinFX Runtime Beta 1

    The WinFX Runtime Beta 1 contains the Indigo communications system, as well as the Avalon UI system. This version is fully compatible with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 and the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2. This version is also the version that will be found installed by default in Windows Vista Beta 1 . Download...
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  • FAQ: Why doesn't Avalon/Indigo March CTP work with VS Beta2

    Stevey asked a FAQ about why Avalon March CTP doesn't work with VS 2005 beta2. I'll explain why here. First of all there are 3 players in this story. .Net Framework 2.0 Avalon Visual Studio Avalon & VS have dependencies on .NET Framework Avalon's assemblies (PresentationFramework.dll, PresentationCore...
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  • Funny theory predicting the failure of C#

    Funny post predicting failure/success of languages based on photos... [via Stéphane Rodriguez ]
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  • Why isn't xmlns:def="Definition" gone yet...cost of change...

    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. We are working on a tool right now that can make any...
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  • Attached Properties, Dependency Object, Dependency Properties

    Drew Marsh wrote a great intro to those topics today. I'll add a few things...Drew covers the concept of Attached Properties. He should update the post to include examples of non-attached properties as well... We have tried to make the fact that DependencyProperties exist pretty hidden. I can remember...
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