WPF Composite Client, it’s coming!

Today is a great day as we unveil our plans for a new  patterns & practices deliverable currently called " WPF Composite Client". The Acropolis team  just announced that  the core Acropolis concepts  will be rolled into future .NET Framework releases.  While we’re excited about this evolution of Acropolis technologies into the core platform over…

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Acropolis, the future of Smart Client

For some time people have been asking us what our plans are for supporting WPF within SCSF / CAB. In our last release we shipped support for hosting WPF Smart parts and Workspaces within a windows SCSF / CAB application. The next question many of our customer’s had is “Why didn’t you ship a WPF version of SCSF?”. Well this week at Tech-Ed,…

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Tips: Streams, Zones, Vista and Blocked Files in IE

4/07/2007 Update Rick O’Dell and Phil C. both emailed solutions for XP (Yes it happens in XP as well) and Vista that will prevent alternate streams from being saved period. Open a cmd window. gpedit.msc Goto: User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Attachment Manager Enable: Do not preserve zone information in file attachments. Note:…

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Is CAB complex? And if so, Why?

  Recently, there have been several posts critical of CABs complexity. Personally I have no issue with being critical of the complexity of CAB. First off, it’s your right to give your opinion. Second, CAB is complex! Whether that complexity is warranted or not is open to debate. One of the reasons we built the Smart Client…

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Thinking about a name for Composite WPF

We’re in the early stages of the new Composite WPF. We’ve received a bunch of feedback from customers that the name needs work and doesn’t roll off the tongue.  This applies to the short form CWPF or the longer Composite Windows Presentation Foundation. We’ve been playing the name game internally to see if we could…

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‘Prism’ RI first drop

Today is a historic occasion for the "Prism" team as our first drop of our Reference Implementation (RI) hits codeplex. In this post I will describe to you what the RI is, and what you can expect to see when you download it. Disclaimer: This will evolve (and change) significantly. At this stage of the…

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WCF Web APIs, HTTP your way

At PDC in my session  “Building Web APIs for the Highly Connected Web” we announced WCF Web APIs, new work we are doing to make HTTP first class in WCF. In this post I am going to describe what we are doing and why. If you are saying, “just show me the bits”, then just…

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WCSF vNext – What’s important to you?

As Blaine menioned, we’re right at the point when we are about to begin planning for the next version of WCSF. I’d like to hear what you think we should be building. In the spirit of Tom’s prior post, let’s use the monetary system. You’ve got $100 to spend on building WCSF. What features would you include,…

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Web Client 2.0 closer than you think

We’re past the trailers and it’s the morning before opening night (not literally 🙂 ). For the past few months my team has been packaging up the next version of Web Client Software Factory. Well now we’re oh so close to being done. What’s so big about WCSF 2.0? Well, here’s a partial list. Fully…

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Web Client Validation Bundle shipped!

Hey guys, we just shipped the Validation Bundle.  The guidance in this bundle is designed to help you streamline the end-user experience of your web applications by utilizing ASP.NET AJAX to invoke server-side validation. Additionally you will find guidance on how to improve maintainability of your applications by reusing domain object validations across multiple screens,…

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