The ViewModel Pattern in Silverlight – An Example

During the last few weeks I was working with Silverlight again quite a bit. This meant I had to write some code for several showcase projects, too. Of course no real production code (beware) but nevertheless in the end the applications were doing what they were supposed to do. However as it usually happens in…


Mixing Up In Germany – XTOPIA Is Open For Registration

  I just returned from a great Mix ’07 conference in Las Vegas with some exciting announcements, great keynotes and sessions. So there’s a lot to discover and to learn about all the products and technologies Microsoft has released or is about to release in the near future to help designers, developers and enthusiasts to…


.Net 3.0 What? Where In My N-Tiers Can I Use It?

I often get asked about where the framework extensions introduced with the .Net Framework 3.0 fit best in a multi tiered architecture. If you are not familiar with those I’m talking about the technologies Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Cardspace. Details can be found on MSDN….

WPF 3D – Blender Helps You Getting Productive

The last few days I played around with the 3d capabilities of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). After doing my first steps understanding the basics and and the differences between WPFs 2d and 3D coordinate-systems and painting manual sketches of my primitive 3D objects I found this kind of workflow for producing WPF 3D objects…