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  • Today you can't compile xaml on the fly.

    A posting in the channel 9 wiki on getting stated with xaml led me to clarify how xaml pages load in IE and why you sometimes need to compile them. XAML Loading in IE Currently, if you have a xaml page and it doesn't have any code embedded (or in a code behind file) you can just double click it and it...
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  • Markup-oriented developers aren't at home with Strongly Typed languages

    A user asked: Is there a generic way of assigning a property a value, somewhat like you could do through XAML? For example, if I specify the following code: <Glyphs Fill=”#000000”> How would I create a Fill property with value “#000000” through code? Note that I don’t...
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  • CSS Support in XAML

    Jon Udell compares Flex and Avalon . He says: It's interesting to consider these two admirably compact implementations side-by-side. Some points of comparison: MXML XAML Here today 2006? 2007? Runs anywhere Flash Player 7 runs Runs only on Longhorn Server required Server not required Uses ActionScript...
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  • XAML: Un-programming. Ouch. We want it to feel right.

    Dino's Un-Programming post, brings up interesting feedback from the development community. We want to make XAML somethings that developers can choose to use. That being said, I hope tools like VS and other tools from the rest of the industry focus on persisiting Visual Designers to XAML, not code. We...
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  • XAML: Setting richer properties via element syntax. Design considerations.

    I just saw Kenny Lim's ( digitalnetbizz ) posting calling out using a CLR object as a property in XAML . Let me give people some background on the feature and some changes we are considering in the future. Markup==ObjectModel This is one of the Avalon programming model's key tenets. We wanted our markup...
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  • MarkupCompilation: XAML, BAML, .g.cs Details

    WinFX allows you use XAML to declaratively define your UI, interactive media, or document. XAML is a great way to define these things. However, XAML isn't what we'd prefer to use at runtime. With HTML, parsing of the .html file is done at runtime. This leads to the following problems: 1) the runtime...
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  • Question any complexity! Avalon API feedback

    In the comments of Steven's posting about the SideBar usability study, Frank says: “It is good that usability is being tested for Avalon. Looking at the docs online, I have the feeling it is one of the least-usable APIs I have ever seen. The xml looks easy but the API is very complex and over-engineered...
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  • IntelliSense in markup & the Longhorn Tools Experience

    We just posted a patch to make intellisense in xaml better. The problem was that the XML editor in VS has some things hard coded. It thought that if a file didn't have .xml as an extension, it must not be XML. No matter how much we told it that our <style> tag could have content inside of it, it...
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  • HelloWorld.xaml (for Avalon, not Console)

    Don was showing how XAML was not just about building trees of Avalon Elements with his K&R flashback . That's true: XAML can be used to build (a) element trees, (b) element trees with logic, or (c) class definition. I don't want people to become too focused on the programming model for building console...
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  • Slides and Demo code from Cli300

    My demos have been posted for a while. My slides must have gotten lost in the mail... Now it all seems to be posted: http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc/agendaandsessions/sessions/default.aspx My session was CLI300. Let me know if you have any questions/comments. I'll post a screenshot of my demo at...
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