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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"The New iteration" a paper on designer/developer collaboration using XAML...

Karl (of mole fame) emails me about “The new iteration” article that Karsten and I wrote a while ago… The paper attempts to do a lot in a few pages:   Introduce XAML ( in the context of HTML, SVG and the likes) for those not familiar with WPF. Introduce the workflow you can get when…

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Cider part3: Design-time extensibility.

We have walked through the cider features, we have discussed its integration with Blend and the sweet spots for each tool …  to most users that is plenty, but there is a side to Cider that eventhough you might not see a lot is very important for the ecosystem and our long-term vision for Rapid…

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Cider Part2: building a WPF app using Cider and Expression Blend..

In my earlier post I walked through my favorite Cider beta2 features.  You might have noticed that I focused on ‘developer’ features like laying out controls, wiring up events, and XAML editing. I skipped other ‘designer’ tasks (like styling, templating, animation, etc.) that you would need to create a stunning app .    The reason I…

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A screencast on what's new on WPF Designer "Cider" beta2...

A belated follow-up to an earlier post about Cider…    Will try for a brief series that discusses: What’s new in Beta2 … (  lotsa new features, check details below ) How to build a WPF app using Cider AND Blend …  ( sweet spots for each tool,  brief demo of the workflow) .. Cider extensibility…

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VS2008 Cider beta2 .. feedback wanted ..

Today I spent two hours in Cider beta2.. I was not sure what to expect, I must admit in the past I had just disabled it cause I did not enjoy waiting for the “whoops” page.. Here is my first [raw,unedited, un-sugar-coded] impression… The parser definitely surprised me..  A lot of my customer projects from the Vista launch…

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VS2008 (Orcas) beta2 ...

I often skip the “xyz” has shipped announcements.. but VS2008 “orcas” beta2  is packed with so much goodness that I had to jump in to vouch for it..   Check out Soma/ScottGu’s video on beta2 https://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=329443…  Start downloading beta2 while you watch the video, cause by the end no chance you will not be interested in playing with…

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