MEF for Loading themes/resourceDictionaries

Hmm… One more acronym to remember :).. “The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) is a new library in .NET that enables greater reuse of applications and components. Using MEF, .NET applications can make the shift from being statically compiled to dynamically composed. If you are building extensible applications, extensible frameworks and application extensions, then MEF is…


WPF Test Helper Library

Testing your application is a critical part of the development lifecycle. However, as part of testing we often reinvent the wheel when it comes to helpers. How many of you out there have written file, input, and so forth helper classes. We realized this and decided to put out an open source project that delivers…


Translation bot for Messenger

Did you know about it. I tried it out today and it works pretty well. All you need to do is add as one of your contacts. Start the conversation with the bot and it asks for the source and target language and from then on you have a translator bot doing the translation….


Testing WPF apps using NUnit

Needless to say I use VSTS for testing purposes. However, quite a lot of people use NUnit for testing. So it was a good read for me when I came across Sacha’s post on NUnit and WPF testing. So if you are using NUnit, do take a peek 🙂   Other related posts:…


SilverLight Chart Controls running on WPF

In his recent blog post, Jaime took a stab at running the charting controls in the SilverLight ToolKit CTP on WPF.. Now thats awesome, aint it? Jaime also has the updated source code posted – Click here Share this post  


New WPF Controls: Ribbon/Calendar/DatePicker/VSM

Now you asked for more controls and you got it!! We have got walkthroughs for the following features: WPF Toolkit: DataGrid Feature Walkthrough New! WPF Toolkit: Visual State Manager Overview New! Ribbon Feature Walkthrough New! WPF Toolkit: DatePicker and Calendar Walkthrough New! And to whet your appetite, heres some screenshots: So where do you download it:   Share…


WPF sources/symbol files for 3.5 SP1

Today the debug symbols and sources for WPF 3.5 SP1 were pushed online for download through VS2008. Steps for configuring VS to make use of the symbols and sources are located at : To read the RSCC post, click here Share this post  

Tool: Crack.NET

Josh has just published the tool he’s been working on – CRACK.NET. Its a combo of Snoop and Mole and its pretty awesome. “Crack.NET allows you to “walk” the managed heap of another .NET application, inspect all kinds of values on objects, and even manipulate those objects via IronPython scripts” You can read more about…


XAML to PNG with server-side WPF

Y’day I just read an interesting post of rendering xaml files with Server side WPF logic.. Got time.. take a look at Lurent’s post here Share this post  

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