Announcing the "WPF for LOB" Training Tour..

After our m-v-vm training sold out, and most of the march trainings were filled within days, I am delighted to announce our new series of WPF trainings for April/May/June.    Karl Shifflett and I created our best offering to-date: two days packed with WPF, optimized for building business applications, and in your neighborhood. We are hitting…

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A deepzoom primer ( explained and coded)..

I had to learn DeepZoom recently and along the way I put together some handy notes .. below are the notes organized in a near step-by-step explanation format.  This is a very long post, but I hope it has useful insights for any one wanting to do deepzoom so I recommend you read it all. …

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Microsoft Client Continuum in action: The Silverlight toolkit charts, running in WPF

The Silverlight toolkit CTP released at PDC includes some new charting functionality  (Column, Bar, Pie, Line, and Scatter).    The long-term plan is for all of these controls to be ported to WPF; but inspired by Rudi’s work on porting the themes, I peeked into the task to see if the Microsoft continuum would hold for…

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List of features to track in WPF4 and the details on beta1

I am late to this  but still wanted to share an “insider view” into the status of “WPF 4” in the recently released .NET Framework 4 and VS 2010  beta1. Status of the run-time (on the public beta 1). The WPF team cranked hard until last minute on 3.5 SP1 so they have been playing…

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Silverlight in Financials Demonstrator

  Yesterday at the Financial Services Developers Conference in NY,   Marley Gray & Joe Cleaver showed  the “Silverlight in Financials Demonstrator”. The demonstrator is a ‘mock-up’ website that shows the interactions and experience you could get from a silverlight enabled site. Features like interactive video that drives charts, client-side charting, drag & drop, client-side calculations…

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M-V-VM training day sample application and decks

During the M-V-VM training (last saturday) with Karl Shifflett I showed and referred often to this Southridge application below.. The app is not very clean(when it comes to resources and styles in particular) but it is a fairly good ViewModel example, and it served well to illustrate a few of the points we made at…

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XAML guidelines part 3

There were 3 goals to the XAML guidelines series: Show that there is not a single right answer (that is why we interviewed multiple people, multiple projects) Document common practices and previous experiences that worked. Inspire others to share their own opinions and practices. In order to accomplish parts 2 and 3, I have typed…

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Announcement: WPF Pixel Shader Effects Library on codeplex..

We just published a codeplex project with source for > 25 Pixel Shader effects and ~35 Transition effects..  This video demonstrating the effects and transitions is a must watch. it is much better than the descriptions below.. [but for any one with less bandwidth I still tried].. Effects: BandedSwirl, Bloom, BrightExtract, ColorKeyAlpha, ColorTone, ContrastAdjust, DirectionalBlur,…

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Client profile explained..

As I mentioned on the SP1 cheat sheet, client profile is an exciting new deployment feature in SP1..   Troy Martez has an intro paper and a deployment guide for it.  Those docs and his coming blog are the ultimate reference on client profile, but I wanted to share the whole context and my 2c on…

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dabbling around the new WPF datagrid (part 1)

On Monday, the WPF team released the CTP of their new datagrid control.   You can download it from here.  [Note that it requires .NET 3.5 SP1, released monday too] I have been playing with it so I created this 3 part series. Part 1 (this write-up) is about the features in the grid and the…

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