Document Toolkit v1 available

First Floor have released version 1.0 of their document toolkit for client-side display of XPS using Silverlight. Details in this blog post. The documentation is also available online, including details of conformance with the spec, note that TIFF and HD Photo images and ICC color profiles are currently not supported.

SimonSays How to Display XPS in Silverlight

Another XPS in Silverlight link. This one is from Simon Guest with details on how he updated David Anson’s sample to work around changes in Silverlight 2. Source code available.

XPS to OneNote

David Rasmussen on using XPS to print to OneNote. There’s also a codeplex project.

Windows 7 Beta SDK

Here’s the link to the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA download.

Windows 7 Beta MSDN Library Content Available

The content team has published Windows 7 SDK documentation for some of the Win32 APIs in the Windows 7 beta. Of particular interest: Packaging XPS Documents XPS Digital Signatures Direct2D DirectWrite Although I’m off to try out the sensor API… Enjoy

MSDN Code Gallery for XPS

The code gallery for the XPS APIs in Windows 7 is now live on MSDN. The gallery has three code samples for using the new APIs: Basics of working with XPS Documents: loading, modifying and saving. Rollup: combing content from different documents. Flow Text: using the text capabilities exposed by DirectWrite to generate fixed layout…


New XPS Features in Windows 7

We’ve been busy. Last week at PDC we unveiled Windows 7 and provided developers with a first look at the bits. This week at WinHEC we’re providing further details about Windows 7 for the hardware community. The big Windows 7 news for XPS is that we’ve extended the developer surface to include applications built on…



A favorite question I get asked is “When will [insert some application name] be ported to WPF?” WPF is a fantastic technology and there’s lots of interesting stuff happening on top of the WPF platform, but I’m wondering why people are asking me about it and [insert some application name]. It turns out that there’s…

Data-binding XPS with WPF

Mark Nijhof on using WPF data binding to create XPS documents from templates.

Windows SDK

The Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008, .Net Framework 3.5 and Windows Vista SP1, with support for Visual Studio 2005 & 2008) has RTM’d. More details on the Windows SDK blog.