WPF Unleashed is flying off the shelves… even the shelf in my office!

I suppose I should be flattered.  It seems that someone swiped my copy of WPF Unleashed out of my office last week!  (Nothing else appears to be missing.)  It does have a few identifying marks on it, so the perpetrator better be careful! At any rate, thanks again to those folks who have given glowing…


WPF Unleashed is now available!

I got my hands on two copies while on vacation and gave them to family members, but now that I’m back home I need to wait for the rest of my copies to arrive.  I snooped around the blogosphere and found two references to it: Adam Nathan’s new WPF book is awesome! WPF Unleashed -…


Thoughts from the author of cards.dll

I got an email the other day that I thought I’d share (with permission from the author and with names removed).  This is in reference to my post last year: Hey – Don’t make fun of cards.dll! I wrote it! Back in the mid 80s (I think – it’s been a while) a bunch of…


WPF Unleashed: The perfect stocking stuffer!

This weekend I entered the final phase of tweaking and reviewing, so WPF Unleashed is on the verge of being printed!  The book is now scheduled to be available right before the new year (December 27, according to Amazon).  Although this isn’t quite in time for most of the upcoming holidays, perhaps you now know…


This one’s for John…

John said I need to update my blog.  Since he’s currently my manager, I guess I should listen to him.  Things are a *bit* busy with my day job, my night job, and my late night job, so I think I’ll consider this update complete.  Mission accomplished!


A new job… and we’re hiring!

I’m happy to report that I’ve recently joined a new team at Microsoft: John Montgomery’s “Non-Professional Tools” team.  We’re still in startup mode… it’s just the two of us right now, but more folks are joining soon and we’re looking to hire many more! Our team’s charter is basically to make programming fun, rewarding and…


WPF Unleashed!

It’s official… my WPF book now has a title, a temporary cover, and is listed on Amazon: The details aren’t published yet, but this book will have a feature that I think is quite cool… and I’ve never seen it done in any other book.  So stay tuned! I was surprised to read that it will be…


.NET and COM: Available once again in non-electronic form

As I mentioned in my earlier post, my .NET and COM book is now being printed on-demand and can be purchased only at the following location (and perhaps only for a limited time?):http://www.samspublishing.com/title/067232170X Enjoy!


Aero Glass inside a WPF Window

Recently Tim shared some code for extending Windows Vista Aero “Glass” inside a Windows Forms window.  It sounds like he’s eventually planning on showing this with WPF (among other things).  I also looked into this for my upcoming WPF book, and I couldn’t wait to share the results of my little WPF glass experiment!  Sorry, Tim,…


My encounter with another Adam Nathan

I felt a bit like Dave Gorman when I recently got an e-mail out of the blue from another Adam Nathan.  He said, “there’s lots of us out there (Adam Nathans) that is, but you are the one who shows up when I google my name, and I’m the other one who shows up when you…