WPF, from this to that..Wow!

A few weeks ago, our reference implementation for Prism looked like this. Early on we decided that we needed the RI to have a better look in feel so that it delivered a more real world WPF experience. We hired a design firm to create XAML proofs based on our implementation. The process on their…

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Prism vs Framework XXX

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mukluk/288925731/ There’s been a bunch of talk on the net comparing Prism to other frameworks that exist. In many cases comparisons are being made based on feature parity and such. I think it’s important to make the distinction of why Prism is different. Prism is a set of guidance for building Composite UI applications with…

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Announcing the patterns and practices Patterns Factory

For some time now I’ve been working on a project that I’ve not been able to talk about. Well today, I am finally able to let the cat out of the bag. One of the challenges we’ve been hearing about from customers is around patterns. We hear they are way too hard to grok, and…

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Prism Drop 2

We just shipped our next “Prism” drop on codeplex. Below is a list of some of the significant changes. RegionManagerService no longer exposes AddViewToRegion. Added a sliding region to the shell which displays the watch list. Add to Watchlist functionality now works. A custom AddWatchCommand command uses a WatchListService to add the new item I…

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What is Differentiated UI? (and how it pertains to Composite WPF)

Over the past few weeks we’ve been doing a lot of deep exploration into what it means to build a composite UI within WPF. As soon as you set your foot into WPF land you come into contact with a concept known as Differentiated UI. You’ll hear this term often coming out various teams in…

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DevTeach Vancouver sessions (NOT)

DevTeach is going on this week in Vancouver and kicking off tomorrow. Around this time tomorrow (12:30am) people will probably winding down from Jeffery’s Party with Palermo. I’m happy to have been invited to attend DevTeach and deliver three talks in lieu of David Hayden’s being unable to attend. The topics are one talk on…

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Ward Bell shares his perspective on the new Composite Client

Ward just did an excellent post sharing his thoughts on our new WPF Composite Client, Acropolis and CAB. If you don’t know Ward and you are a CAB customer, you should. Ward is the VP of Product Management for IdeaBlade, one of our partners and the makers of DevForce. Ward and company do a tremendous…

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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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