Featured!

Well, I just had it pointed out to me, that my blog is now listed on http://expression.microsoft.com. I’m actually pretty excited to see myself up there. It does, however, make me realize that I should spend a little time sprucing up the look of my blog. The current theme is something like “Fire”, which I…

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Moving objects around interactively

I was playing around with Blend today, and decided that I wanted to write a function to allow my user to drag the shapes around on my artboard. Granted, this could use a bit of polish, since there are some tweaks that would make it a bit better, but the overall sense should work. For…

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MIX ’08

Well, it’s official, I’m going to be presenting at the MIX convention! I’m really excited for this, although it’s going to be busy for a little while. We need to do dry runs and such. The tentative title is “Unlocking the Creative Genome”, but that title may change. I don’t know how many folks who…

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Getting the ‘Vista’ minimize with Windowless applications

Here’s the problem. Launch Blend, and create a window that has AllowsTransparency set to true (which sets the WindowStyle to None). Looks good, yes? Now, add a button, and in the Click handler, set the WindowState property to Minimized. Run the application on Vista, and click your minimize button. You’ll notice that the window just…

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