Microsoft Professional Developer Conference 09

The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is the definitive developer event focused on the technical strategy of the Microsoft developer platform.  Attendees come from around the world to learn about the future of Microsoft developer technology directly from the people who make it happen.  If you’re a developer, architect or technology leader involved in making strategic…


Dynamically Producing XAML files using XamlWriter.Save Method

The XamlWriter.Save is used to serialize the contents of a WPF application as a XAML file. I wrote a small sample in which we will be serializing the WPF objects to a XAML string   using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using System.Windows; using System.Windows.Controls; using System.IO; using System.Windows.Data; using System.Windows.Markup; using System.Windows.Media;  …



“SAAS+WPF” When someone told me about this idea I was little skeptical as my understanding of SAAS was limited to a web user interface, however truth is SAAS and Web are related but not dependent concepts one should choose the right UI technology to better serve their customers. Eugenio Pace few days back posted a very nice article on how a…


Using WPF Custom Control Inside Word 2007 ActionsPane

Using WPF Control inside word 2007 is really simple today I’ll walk you through the process.                   1) Go to start ->Visual Studio 9.0->Microsoft Visual Studio codename Orcas. 2) select New project->Office->2007 and select Word Document and name it WPFControlforWord2007. 3) Add an Existing WPF Custom control library to the same solution. 4) Add…


XAML browser based sample for annotating the XPS document

I was looking for a web based sample for annotating the XPS document. I looked at DocViewerAnnotationsXps sample in SDK and converted it to a XAML Browser based sample. Since this application requires full trust you would need to install the .pfx certificate in Trusted Root Certification Authorities and Trusted Publishers in your IE


This is what you can expect in Visual Studio 2008(Orcas) related to WPF!

• Performance – Overall, moderate improvements on CPU consumption & working set. – Increased animation smoothness – Layered Windows perf improvements for both XP & Vista. – More performant Xml databinding • IME support fixes • Firefox Plugin Support for XBAP’s • File Extensions for Click-Once Applications • Session & Resource Cookie Support in XBAP’s…


Publishing XAML Browser Application in VISTA

  If you try to publish a XAML Browser application in VISTA you would not be allowed to publish the application to Local IIS. You will hit this issue all the time unless we make some changes in IIS and run Visual Studio as an Administrator Once you see this type of messages follow these…