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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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  • PDC 05 Event Calendar App

    I sat down last night and tonight with the intention of building out a cool calendaring app with functionality to share events and invites with friends (maybe I'll get to that tomorrow night). I didn't finish because I was sidetracked on some bugs, but the sorting and filtering of the events works fine...
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  • First opinions on Avalon

    I use feedster.com to see what people are saying about Avalon or XAML . I was interested in reading this first take on Avalon from slave to the code. He compares Avalon to Flash. He discusses some of our stregths..and the fear that people will abuse some of the power... (remember fonts in the early days...
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  • New codeproject to convert from 3DS files to 3d XAML.

    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! What other converters do people find themselves...
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  • A lesser-seen value of XAML

    So, I come to realizations every now and then...Here is one pertaining XAML. I have always know that XAML is a good visualization of source code because it allows you to inherently view the control hierarchy without having to look at another source. So, instantly you can glean the structure of your application...
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  • Creating custom controls, the real way

    I know the question has been dodged, and I myself didn't have a firm grasp--but I am back to report on "the way" of creating a custom control. First of all, be aware that a custom control should be created only as a last option. For the sake of all the work that has gone into Avalon to make controls...
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  • Matthew Adams ponderings on XAML

    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 for RAD development, and so maybe this doesn't register...
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  • Using BitmapVisualManager

    I have had some trouble getting this working, and I am not sure why it is that cool (probably the same reason for my fascination with the VisualBrush), but here it is: < StackPanel Width = " 100 " Name = " stack4 " > < Button Name = " button4 " Click = " button4Clicked " Background = " Green...
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  • Beware warnings from the xml editor...avalon2005.xsd/xaml2005.xsd are not perfect way to validate xaml

    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/2005'. Expected 'Page.Resources, Page.StatusBarContent...
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  • Rich Media Experiences Lacking

    TV is neat because many things are hand coded with explicit pixel positions and absolutes that are composited together to get an intended effect that looks incredible and visually enjoyable. I once thought Avalon was also going to be neat because we could do similar things. Not the hand coding, though...
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