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  • Sizing Paths

    I had a Path (System.Windows.Shapes.Path) that I wanted to show, but it wasn't exactly clear as to how I was going to size it because there aren't any dimension properties to modify. So, simple enough, I plopped it in-between some Viewbox tags, and I was able to size it to my requirements. < StackPanel...
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  • Avalon: More Power, Less Pain

    Gervase Markham is attending XTech , an XML focused conference in Amsterdam. He attended my talk on Avalon/XAML and had some comments . In this post, I'll address the first of his three comments. Avalon’s Motivation Gervase said: “The motivation behind XAML seems to be to make it easy to write Windows...
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  • XTech presentation on Avalon/XAML

    At XTech , I just finished a 45-minute talk on Avalon & XAML. It went well...but 45 minutes is pretty short. I did the following: Some "slides" on Microsoft platforms (win32, com, .net, gdi/gdi+, direct x) Some "slides" on Avalons goals Demo of BlackJack running as an Avalon Express Application Demo...
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  • More complex applications - Menu

    Preople argue that the menu is the only way you can display selection choices for a complex application. I totally disagree, so I worked up an example. Here is what I envision as one alternative to a complex menu (click image for original size): Remember, statistical grouping is going to be the norm...
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  • Design practices that have been Hyper-Extended

    Most people want good looking software, but really don't know how to get it. They are confident about one thing, though: do it yourself (DIY). They are not willing to make the investment to have a real designer help them out. That's fine, it's a business decision that they have obviously weighed. So...
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  • Avalon App

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  • Animation Timing

    < PointAnimation Duration = " 0:0:2.5 " From = " 0 " To = " 50 " /> The time format (as in Duration, above) is separated as follows: [days : hours : seconds] --Docs are wrong UPDATE: [hours:minutes:seconds] --I have been confused when I see it like this, so now it is clarified.
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  • Avalon Color Wheel - Almost done

    Ok, I almost have a color wheel implemented...More stuff needs to be added, but the start is there. I am trying to do a throw-back to all the real artists who use pigmented oils--the true way. I like to start with a swatch and add color as needed. The color wheel helps me visualize complementary colors...
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  • 3 Coding Styles for Avalon Applications

    There are 3 coding styles developers could use to build Avalon applications: 1. Code Only 2. Code + Markup (Runtime use of XamlReader) 3. Code + Markup (Markup compiled)*** *** - Microsoft Development tools will recommend this style. Coding Style 1: Code Only Application Any CLR compatible language can...
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  • Audio/Videos online...haven't they heard of Tivo?

    Mike Swanson has pointed towards a presentation that Karsten did at Flash Forward. I just started watching it...good talk. I'm intrested to see how Karsten talked to designers...nice job so far...i'm 9minutes into it. Videos Should be Downloadable This made me think about streaming Audio/Video. Streaming...
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