Hmmm… WPF popup is always TOP_MOST

Recently I have this bug inherited from my good intern that WPF <Popup/> will always be TOP_MOST in terms of z-index. The bug scenario is that when you have another application (eg. notepad.exe) going on top of my WPF application (with Popup launched), Popup will be top most even though notepad appears on top of…

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My WPF Hobby project for 2006 "Portfolio Delta"… a little late.

It’s been sometime since I last post here. This site even come with a new blog software. Very nice. Every year during my OOF days, I worked on some hobby project that I will be using. Last year, I was doing a Stock reader for my own consumption. It comes with loads of features. Mostly for my…

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1 line XAML challenge and Popup ….

I saw Tim’s challenge and thought about some interesting single element XAML. One of my markup which I thought will cover the whole screen does not do that anymore, it just covers about 80% of the screen MAX. I remember going thru the threat modeling and having Markup injection like this a concern. The following…

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Tiling with VisualBrush – WPF Beta 2

It has been a while since I last blog about WPF (Avalon) related work. Well, here’s some updates on something I tried recently. I have some requirement lately to implement some GridLines for Diagrams. I first try to use OnRender and doing DrawLine inside of OnRender. I found that this is somehow slow when I…

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Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook 2007

If you have access to Microsoft Office 2007 Beta2, check out this new office program:http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/programs/outlook/cpa.mspx This software has dependency on Windows Presentation Framework Beta 2 (codename: Avalon) and of course Office 2007 Beta2. This software also utilize the rendering/style power of WPF.  This program allows you to use additional template for your Outlook appointments and data. This allows…

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A Collection of useful Avalon tutorial

While researching for information about Avalon [for play-n-learn sample app], I realized that I’m always going back to the same site/blog over and over again. I thought it is nice to just compile a list of information that I’m always using from time to time so that other users of Avalon can make find this easily. I…

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Experimental US weather service exposed via XML web service

Found out yesterday that this information is available. I’m adding to my sample app (virtual earth) to enrich user experience. For more information, refer to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: http://www.weather.gov/xml/

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self::probe Avalon smart client

Ok. I got the Windows Presentation Framework (aka Avalon) from amazon.com 3 weeks back. It’s a great book to learn WPF and be sure to check Chris’s code sample update site. It’s been quite a bit of breaking change in WPF. So again, I decided to write a cool smart client application to learn about…

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New and improved Nntp [dude] for Avalon March CTP …

I read Chris Sell’s blog and found out that the new Avalon CTP is available to public. As a member of the public I was too excited and decided to download and play with the CTP, CLR beta 2 and Visual C# Express. I was a bit worried as I have all kinds of VS…

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Microsoft @ 30 …

A little analysis of Microsoft’s business according to this Forbes article.  

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