Three upcoming WPF trainings

Last year, Karl and I had a blast on our WPF for Line of Business tour.  It was so cool to meet all these people doing or planning to do WPF.  This year, budget is tighter, so no big tour.. but still plenty of WPF and Windows 7 training coming to a city near you..  …

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Introduction to WPF 4 Multitouch

This tutorial recaps the multitouch features in WPF 4, as of the Beta 2 release. I also included two basic samples to get you jumpstarted with working code: SketchPad using raw touch in WPF4 Image Manipulation in WPF 4 A Multitouch Backgrounder Multitouch is simply an abstraction from the OS (or a platform) that routes…

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WPF discussions, 091101

As usual, raw, unedited, useful info from the Microsoft’s internal WPF discussions lists. Subject: All keys don’t work in a WPF window when it is calling from a WinForm project. We had a big project developed in WinForm. Now I’m adding a new window to the project using WPF. The WPF window is now part…

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What is new in WPF and Cider on the .NET Framework 4 and VS2010 beta 2 release

This post is a quick recap of the most important changes for WPF and Silverlight developers in this Beta 2 release. I definitely will return to a few of these topics over the next few weeks, so stay tuned for updates and new posts. Please note that this post is NOT all-inclusive; there are lots…

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More on AERO Shake and WPF

A few follow-up questions (and answers) from this post on Aero shake in WPF Windowless apps . The code I posted does not work if your WPF WindowStyle=None window is maximized. Why is that? The shell detects the shake based on Windows movement, and when a window is maximized, it can not be dragged. This…

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Implementing Aero Shake in a WindoStyle None WPF Window

I just tried to implement Aero Shake in a WindowStyle=None WPF window. I had no clue what I would need to do; I figured I had to start by dragging the Window..   tried that, ran it just to see what would happen and voila! Windows 7 did the rest…  I am going to the movies…

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WPF Discussion 090922

Raw, unedited, insightful and deep content from our internal WPF discussion… Subject: Any chance of INotifyCollectionChanged moving to the core .NET libraries? The  System.Collections.Specialized.INotifyCollectionChanged interface is defined in WindowsBase.dll (primarily a WPF assembly) but my customer believes it should be pushed down into the core BCL so that other project types can benefit from it…

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Expression Studio TuTorialS Starter Kit

Via Arturo Toledo (internal email).  The Expression team released four great Expression starter kits today.. Introduction to Prototyping with Sketchflow in Expression Blend 3 Discover Sketchflow, a new feature set in Expression Blend 3 that helps you define the concept for user experiences in early stages of the design process. From sketches to wireframes to…

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WPF discussions 08082009

Raw/unedited useful WPF advise.. Subject: Control Verifier From: Samantha Durante, our controls PM Answer: I just wanted to let you know that we’ve just released Version 0.1 of the WPF Control Verifier tool.  WPF Control Verifier is a tool that verifies the correctness of WPF Controls. This tool is geared towards WPF Control developers with…

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RenderTargetBitmap tips

Quite often,  I run into the “RenderTargeBitmap gave me an empty image” or “RenderTargetBitmap did not render my visual”..   Hint: this happens a lot to people putting stuff into StackPanels. The problem is that renderTargetBitmap is working at the Visual layer to render the visual and to do the rendering, it looks at the local…

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