Some Vista sidebar links..

This is an FAQ and I just shared it via email w/ someone, so sharing it for future: http://blogs.msdn.com/sidebar/    — Sidebar Corner ==  the sidebar PMs’    blog   http://microsoftgadgets.com/Sidebar/DevelopmentOverview.aspx – Sidebar development overview   There might have been a few API changes since beta2, but for the most part this paper is great for a…


Cider! Cider! Cider!

No surprise, Tim is prompt to post links to latest CTP goodies Huge surprise: I am giving Cider a fair try …. Since a few weeks ago, I have been using Cider August CTP (or candidates for it)..  It still has code parsing issues (aka whoops)… but it is a huge improvement of past releases…


You must snoop into your app..

Via John Gossman…   At first, I could not believe this there would be a utlility that helped me troubleshoot my WPF bindings… but snoop does 🙂  … This also walks you through Visual Tree ( a trick/utlity I use often now a days) It just happened that I was messing w/ a dynamic layout…


Every one wants a Windows Vista sidebar gadget… share your wish…

Sidebar is one of my favorite features in Vista..  It is just so full of business-value opportunities and it is such a low entry point that every one tends to always love it.. It is an extension to the existing “enterprise portal” model that has become so popular and successful over the last few years… …


rant to self…

jaime,  3 weeks again with no posts at all.. lame..    


ClipToBounds part2… Applied to ListBox ….

So, I gave you the secret already … GetLayoutClip () …  that is it … MY problem is twice I have sent that answer and they got back to me with “it is still not working” … mostly because they were trying to do it in a ListBox…  Let’s walk through it before we see…


Can’t get ClipToBounds to work… or why is my content being clipped

I often get pinged with a “My < insert control or panel here> is clipping … even though I have set ClipToBounds=false…  is this a bug?” …  It is not a bug; it is just that ( as of today, afaik) the clipping behavior in WPF is not documented completely (yet!)   Here is a sample XAML…

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.NET FX 3.0 July CTP…

While I am here, might as well share a headache from last week… The .NET FX 3.0 July CTP shipped with out “cider” (aka VS Extensions for Orcas)… why would MS do that ?  Pretty simple: there were huge fixes for Card Space and WCF that needed to go out; so there was plans for…


DataTemplates in WPF..

Today, I mentioned “DataTemplates” to a new team that is just getting started w/ WPF..   templates came into the conversation because they were asking about time estimation for developing a few screens; being a developer, I argued that the binding and basic layout was trivial and we mostly should be be concerned with designer’s time…

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rounded corner images in wpf.

this has come up 3 times over last few weeks.. so I am putting it here for the nxt time ..  “How do I create a mask to round the corners of an image” is how it gets worded, which of course scares me due to history with OpacityMask –in earlier builds, and I think still…