Xaml Art Assets

One more interesting site: www.xamalot.com  … Was looking around for some interesting xaml artifacts for a sample project and this site had plenty of it. The clipart is pretty nice (as shown below)… Have fun.. \ Share this post  


Porting WPF apps to Silverlight

The other day when browsing through the blogosphere I came across Arik’s posts describing the workarounds\tips that he used for porting his 3.5 WPF application to Silverlight. It was a good read since all these tips from different bloggers have been consolidated in 2 posts Porting from WPF to Silverlight: The Missing Pieces, Part 1…


Using RibbonGallery Control

The Ribbon Control is a pretty big control owing to the complexity of the Ribbon design guidelines. You can give it a try by downloading from LINK While there are several things to blog about, this post will focus on RibbonGallery. The download provides a sample that covers all features by implementing the Office Ribbon….


Zoomable Canvas Control

Kael has a nice series on the Zoomable Canvas control The usage is something like <ListBox.ItemsPanel>    <ItemsPanelTemplate>        <ZoomableCanvas Loaded=”ZoomableCanvas_Loaded”                        RealizationLimit=”1000″                        RealizationRate=”10″                        RealizationPriority=”Background”/>    </ItemsPanelTemplate></ListBox.ItemsPanel> (Move the Slider right to see it in action) (this is an xbap in an iframe. Would require IE\FireFox with .NET4 on your machine) Slide the slider right to populate the canvas….


WPF Ribbon Basics

  The WPF Ribbon control is easy to use once you get the basics of it. The structure is simple <ribbon:Ribbon x:Name=”Ribbon” >     <ribbon:Ribbon.ApplicationMenu>         <ribbon:RibbonApplicationMenu SmallImageSource=”Images\SmallIcon.png” >             <ribbon:RibbonApplicationMenuItem Header=”Open _File” ImageSource=”Images\LargeIcon.png”/>         </ribbon:RibbonApplicationMenu>     </ribbon:Ribbon.ApplicationMenu>     <ribbon:RibbonTab Header=”Home”>         <ribbon:RibbonGroup Header=”Group1″>   So you have Ribbon, Menu, RibbonTab, and then the Ribbon…


Ribbon Control Design Time Experience

The Ribbon Control is now available to the public for download. If you havent taken a look yet, would definitely recommend it. A neat thing about this release is that it includes a design time plugin to VS. So out of the box you have a template in VS, when creating a new project The…


Announcing CTP of XAML Toolkit

We are happy to announce the release of the second CTP of the XAMLToolkit. Where do i get it: LINK The toolkit comprises of: A XAML DOM Fxcop rule authoring support for XAML SilverlightSchemaContext that enables System.Xaml to parse SL XAML. We greatly appreciate your feedback… Bugs are welcome as well 🙂


BeeEye (Bing Image Viewer)

BeeEye is a Bing Image viewer application. Its got a very Blendish look and feel and was a quick project for our intern, Aykut Bal. Its Multitouch enabled and also has some facebook integration. The search history keep track of previous image searches along with the thumbnails. It also showcases the jumplist feature in Win7….


Perf Tools for WPF (.NET 4)

 You can now download the perf tools for WPF in .NET4. These tools can be use for profiling both 3.5 and 4.0 applications. The tools come as part of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 (Windows SDK 7.1) download. If you havent yet tried it, please do so. The install also…


WPF Shell Integration Library

One of the common complaints I have heard is that it is difficult to have a glass chrome like windows. Yeah, you could set the style to None, but then you would need to have code handling window behaviors like resize, close…. No more.. two of our devs (Adam Smith\Joe Castro) have written the WPF…