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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Issues/Suggestions for November Avalon CTP's VS2005 Add-ons ('Fidalgo')

    When you installed the WinFX SDK with the November CTP, one of the things that is installed is a set of add-ons to Visual Studio 2005 (code named “Whidbey“). Internally, we call these add-ons "Fidalgo". I'll describe what those involve and ask you for feedback and suggestions. What else needs to be installed...
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  • This is the kind of feedback I love: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Rod Paddock has begun working with Avalon. He posted a summary of his experiences: Avalon Adventures: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Many people on the Avalon team will read this kind of feedback, enjoy the good things and focus on the bad and the ugly. A few comments on his feedback: The Bad Documentation...
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  • Taking a break from Longhornblogs.com

    Because I am sick of the comment spam and I like to make my own stuff, I'll now be spending all my time over at AdamKinney.com. And one of my favorite features of the new site is that it renders as xaml when requested. For more details read here or if you have the Avalon CTP installed read the xaml version...
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  • Why isn't xmlns:def="Definition" gone yet...cost of change...

    Drew Marsh asked a good question recently about why we didn't Uri-ize the Definition xmlns yet... I answered via a comment here . Keep raising issues that you don't see getting fixed... Thanks, Rob PS. Making any breaking change is way too expensive. We are working on a tool right now that can make any...
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  • Xaml Page Design for Designers?

    I enjoy reading John Dowdell . The latest thing I learned there about was Web Page Design for Designers . As a non-designer, I had never known about Joe Gillespie's work with wpdfd.com - looks like he built a great destination. Joe's final editorial before his retirement is an interesting read as it...
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