XamlPadX v2

Season’s greetings guys 🙂 Hope your Christmas was great. Ok so before we go into the next year I thought I’ll take a look at XamlPadX since it will get a bit tough to spend some time on it in the next year. So XamlpadX v2 looks like: New features:1> Line numbers in the Editing box2> Written…


12 handy things/tips to know about Vista

By now I hope that most of you have atleast tried Vista. If not, join the bandwagon . INSTALL VISTA!!! 🙂 I love every bit of Vista and would like to share some handy tips and also bring into focus some apps that I use a lot. 1> Launch group favorites in IE: This feature is really nice. You…


Vista look on Non-Aero themes

the look of apps created on vista is kewl and it would be nice to have the same aero theme as default when apps are run on other themes … the way to do this is to specify the theme at the root. So it would look something like this.<Window.Resources>    <ResourceDictionary Source=”/PresentationFramework.Aero, Version=, Culture=neutral,…


Drag drop library

Some time back Marcelo had written a series of posts covering drag and drop. This was interesting reading and I had uploaded the C# code in one of my previous posts. Recently, I came across Pavans blog where he shows the same using attached properties. The code is written with reusability and ease of use in…


3D RSS reader in WPF

One more interesting WPF app … a 3D rss reader … EnJoi   “UniveRSS is a 3D RSS feed reader for Windows Vista. It leverages the Windows Presentation Foundation and provides a stunning way of visualizing RSS feeds and their content. It introduces a full-screen 3D universe where galaxies represent the folders of your RSS feed…


WPF/E is out !!!

WPF/E just came out with the CTP release…. download link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a3e29817-f841-46fc-a1d2-cedc1ed5c948&DisplayLang=en For the mac enthusiasts: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1665A00C-F7BB-459A-9DA2-F1DB6297277F&displaylang=en The sample pack http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=20&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d8aeebe39-6699-4f4f-9732-ca732e57ae21%26DisplayLang%3den Since pictures speak better than words here are some snapshots of some WPF/E samples: if WPF/E doesnt ring a bell then read the following “WPF/E stands for Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere which is a new…


Mapping mouseclick on 3DModel to a 2D texture coordinate

Some time back I posted a gadget with the rotating earth. This looked nice but it lacked some interaction. One of the things to make it interactive was to map the point of clicking to the texture applied on the globe. To get the 2D coordinate we need to perform a hittest on the Viewport3D…


Flickr Slideshow gadget

Gadgets are fun stuff… So I thought of creating some eye candy gadget in WPF … and it looks something like the below with the transitions: Its a slide show which gets images from Flickr based on tags. The Flickr assemblies are from the PostItBoard sample. The customization currently is only for search tags. The images…


Arithmetic operations in Xaml

One of the common hurdles (if you may call that) that I face while writing some xaml is performing simple arithmetic operations while binding. hmm… i am sure many have faced the same… The solution is writing an IValueConverter and you are set… For simple math like [ActualHeight+10] we can readily use the ArithmeticConverter code….


Vista – Sign off for RTM

WHOOHoo !!! For those with MSDN Premium subscriptions you will be able to download the RTM version within seven days from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads site. The same applies for the 2007 Office System.