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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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  • Busy week...transitioning from xaml to tools...talks, etc...

    I've had 2 presentations this week and 1 ask the experts session with the Microsoft field (Technical Specialists, Developer Evangelists, Consultants, etc...). I really enjoy meeting with customers or other microsoft folks. I used to be part of the Microsoft Field...for 5 years in our Chicago office....
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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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  • 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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  • Databinding + Datavisualization Demo with WPF/XAML/VB

    Many people say that Databinding is one of the more impactful of the features in WPF. Namita wrote a great set of demos for her PDC talk about Databinding with WPF . As part of a few talks (some VB customers, a Vista + WPF talk , a talk at the Borland Developer Conference ), I used that demo. I've finally...
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  • Do you find intellisense for XAML useful

    I've written in the past about the Avalon schema that one gets installed with VS 2005 Extensions for WinFX. Now that VS 2005 is final, I'm excited to take advantage of some bug fixes made in the Xml Editor to make the schema more useful. Before I bother to go do that, I had sent mail out internally asking...
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  • Great XAML and Cider information

    In case you haven't seen other pointers to Chuck's blog , please make sure to visit him regularly. Chuck describes his role in the development of XAML in his first of several posts describing XAML. Thanks to Chuck's influence and focus, XAML is evolving into a language that is generically useful. WPF...
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  • Script for building the healthcare app demo

    I've updated my page that points to the healthcare app demo that I did at the PDC. I've added a pointer to a demo script and the starter files. If you find it useful, or have questions/comments/suggestions about it, please comment here.
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  • PRS305 - Healthcare demo source posted

    Our team had a fantastic PDC. I was privileged to be the presenter for the Lap Around WPF. It was my biggest presentation ever. ~2000 developers! My goal was to communicate the basics of WPF/XAML and to give brief introductions to many of the topics that we had a drilldown presentation later in the PDC...
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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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