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  • WPF Attached Properties

    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 (Which caused the performance problem). Why can...
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  • XAML Markup Extensions

    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 is no. But you can have a tag map to a markup extension...
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  • Jan'06 CTP WPF Tech Demos

    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-to-layout animation) XAML (using a custom class...
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  • Feedback Time Please

    [ Topic from Main Blog ] This blog has been going since March 2002 when it was only me, Peter Drayton and Simon Fell as .NET bloggers. Its come a long way since then. I know I have a lot of loyal readers and a lot of people that recomend me on their blogs. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am...
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  • Orcas Designer for Avalon Totally Rocks!!

    Now that I got the mess working , I must say that the Orcas Designer from Avalon totally utterly rocks!!
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  • IAddChild says bye-bye

    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 the ContentPropertyAttribute in place of IAddChild...
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  • Top 10 things about WPF

    Chris and Ian wrote a piece for MSDN: Top Ten UI Development Breakthroughs In Windows Presentation Foundation Good reading. Thoughts?
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  • WinFX Dec CTP Released along with Public Release of Vista

    Normally I am really excited about new releases of WinFX/Indigo but our team members just looked up after reading Tom Archer's post and said “***, we have to upgrade again.” As Tom says, “Go to my Windows Vista Get the Beta Web page to see a description of what's included, read the release notes and...
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  • IronPython and WPF

    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 and GUI building from a command prompt as...
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  • Does WPF focus too much on markup scenarios?

    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 sees the feedback. Please let us know other scenarios...
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