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  • CTP - XAML Viewer working inside VisualStudio!

    Gaston Milano is a self-proclaimed “VS man” - so he wanted a XAML Viewer that worked inside of Visual Studio Whidbey. So he wrote one ! Screen shots look great! (I just left a comment with my problems getting it running on Visual C# Express. I'll have to wait until I get into work to see...
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  • 3rd public release of Avalon...a few details on the development experience

    First, PDC 2003. Second, WinHec 2004. Now an Avalon Customer Tech Preview! Three interesting links way below that I stole from http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/ . First, a link to the bits for MSDN members. Second, a link to online documentation and samples. Third, a good overview of what is new or...
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  • Attribute grammar for xaml attributes

    We have a bit of a mess in our processing for attributes. First, a list of the mess, then a brief description of the fix we plan. Attribute values in xaml can map to: 1) a Literal value <Balloon Color=”Red” /> We use the type converter from the type of the Color property. I'm happy...
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  • new Xaml terminology.

    Among other things, I (and my teammates) have spent much of the last year designing significant improvements to xaml2003 that you saw at the PDC in October 2003. While we have spent a lot of time investing in design, we haven't implemented many of the changes yet. As such, I hadn't wanted to do much...
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  • When are IDs necessary in XAML & what about ID="Root"?

    Keith Hill asked a question in nntp://microsoft.public.windows.development.winfx.avalon I've seen this in several XAML examples on the root XML element and I've seen plenty of examples without this attribute. When is it needed and is the value "root" special? About IDs First let's talk about IDs. TheRHogue...
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  • Comparing Visual Appearance and Developer Experience in a markup-bake off

    Adam Kinney has posted his xaml app that he entered into a markup-bakeoff that Gerald Bauer organized. Nice job Adam. Follow Adam's link to all the entries - they are very interesting to read through. Visual Appearance I found it interesting that the different entries all had different looks based on...
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  • Nigel's "Standard's Based Look at Xaml's Features" and my quick "CSS and Avalon's Styling compared"

    Nigel McFarlane wrote a DevX piece “ A Standards Based Look at XAML's Features ”. I'd like to make a few informational points for readers of that article and then have a place where people can add comments/questions. The whole topic may warrant a long post, but I don't have time right now...
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  • Avalon: solitaire & using markup and custom elements

    I was happy to read Chris Sells' MSDN article "Another Step Down the Longhorn Road" . Chris is building solitaire using Avalon. (This article was step 2 of 3). This article goes into 2 of the 5 element families: Panels and Controls. It also covers the details (and current gotchas) of how to build an...
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  • Walking the thin line with XAML

    Chris positions XAML vs general serialization technologies and approaches. ... XAML was designed to be a compromise markup format, that balanced the toolability and readability aspects of a markup. You can think of HTML as a markup that was squarely designed to be readable, but not very toolable. SOAP...
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  • The .Net Show - filming about avalon

    Pablo Fernicola (Group Program Manager), David Ornstein (Lead Program Manager), Nathan Dunlap (Rockin' Designer), and I spent time yesterday with Robert Hess and the .Net Show crew. The .Net Show blog posted about the filming (with links to photos) etc... Interesting format. Nathan showed the Login Screen...
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