PDC 2008!

Save the date! http://msdn.microsoft.com/pdc.


Yahoo releases Yahoo! Messenger for Vista

Yahoo just released their Yahoo! Messenger for Vista.  I haven’t yet installed it but I do know that’s its based on WPF.  Check out some of the blog postings about it, below. http://eric.burke.name/dotnetmania/2007/12/06/0.05.32 http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2007/12/06/great-wpf-applications-16-yahoo-messenger-for-windows-vista.aspx http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/?p=661 http://www.ymessengerblog.com/blog/2007/12/05/yahoo-messenger-for-vista-preview-release-available/


NET FX 3.5 B2 Released! What’s new in WPF?

Get it here!  The WPF team is very excited about this release because we’ve been able to follow-up on a handful of issues we heard from you so soon after the release of our V1 in NET FX 3.0.  Below, you’d find a quick summary of some of the work that you’ll see in NET FX 3.5…


.Net Framework Security Update Performance Issues

Rob Eisenberg recently posted that he was experiencing performance issues related to recent Windows auto updates that he received.  The issue was caused by a .NET Framework security update on 7/10. From the information I have it appears that a significant number of assemblies are being ngen’d after reboot.  The NGEN’ing itself can use a significant…

Loading a ComboBox with "Many" Items is Slow

In the WPF ListBox and ListView, some form of virtualization takes place.  The consequence is that loading (either app or the control itself) is faster since less work is done at the get go; additionally, it can help keep working set down.  We didn’t do this for ComboBox (I don’t have all the background; we’re…