WPF discussions 090626

Emails from our MS internal discussions. Lots a great tips. Subject: Advise for running WPF apps over Citrix Answer: All versions of WPF since WPF 3.5 SP1 have remoted (both with Remote Desktop and Terminal Server) using Bitmap Remoting. Bitmap remoting works as follows: The application is rendered on the server using WPF’s software rasterizer…

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New release of WPF Toolkit, now with charts!

The June release of the WPF toolkit went live today, it now includes the charts that come with the Silverlight toolkit. David Anson has the scoop and a great sample on the charts.  The other controls (Datagrid, VSM, and DatePicker) also include a few minor fixes (check the release notes).   There is not an…

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THANKS CHICAGO. Here is the content.

Last friday, we had the pleasure of delivering the last stop in the WPF for LOB tour: Chicago.   The training was very lively, with lots of people from all over the mid-west, and a few people from other further places…  It was a lot of fun at a good location (despite a shaky start…

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WPF in LOB TOUR, PHOENIX CONTENT

Last week’s stop in the WPF for LOB tour was Phoenix.   Great weather, a great audience, and good times. Having been twice in Phoenix this month I have to say they have a really great .NET community. Congratulations and thanks for joining us for the training!! Here are the decks and the demos. Thanks again…


Programming differences between WPF and SIlverlight, a WHitePaper

Wintellect just posted a great 70 page white paper on codeplex about the “programming differences between WPF and Silverlight”.   I have not dissected it yet, but from a quick scan it looks very useful. I will be printing it and dissecting it on my flight to the next (and last) WPF for LOB Tour stop:…

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WPF discussion 090605

You know the drill: Raw/unedited WPF discussions from inside the mothership. Subject: Accessibility tree, and collapsed elements We have some UI that we’re collapsing (Visibility=Collapsed). However, even after it’s collapsed, it *seems* to be participating in the accessibility tree (shows up in UIspy). Is this the correct behaviour? Answer: It seems that this behavior is…

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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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WPF Discussion, 090522

I hope you remember the drill; sorry that I missed last week, we had school Subject: ItemsControl and Screen Reader I have a WPF 4.0 ItemsControl as follows. The AutomationProperties.Name attached property is set to a string for the item containers. I expected the screen reader to read out the string when the item container…

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Announcing WPF TestAPI 0.2 release

Last week, the WPF test team released a new version of their Test API: 0.2.  You can download the new release from their codeplex site. The Test API is a library with utilities for testing WPF and Windows Forms applications.  In their 0.2 release, the library includes APIs to simulate input and do visual verification;…

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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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