I’m Hanging Up My Crossbow

My Dear Loyal Readers, That’s right, I’m moving on to other projects here at Microsoft.  The Crossbow runtime is pretty well locked and loaded and on a glide path for release with WPF so I am shoving off for other shores.  Not to worry, Crossbow is in good hands and like I said it’s pretty…

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Crossbow Web Cast

I did a web cast, well really I guess it was a Live Meeting, today on Crossbow.  I received numerous requests to post my demos and my slide deck.  I’ll do ya one better, I’ll even post the recording of the event so you can watch it again and again.  Heck, ice down some brewskis…

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Have You Checked the Children?

He says in his best maniacal voice… I assume you know that the fairly recent movie “When a Stranger Calls” is a re-make of the 1979 original which starred Carol Kane as the babysitter.  You may remember Carol Kane as Simka, Latka Gravas’ (Andy Kaufman) wife in the TV show Taxi.  Andy’s dead now you…

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Localizing a Hybrid Application

I’m blogging to: KEXP Live Stream Have you ever done one of those things where you search all over the house looking for your glasses and after hours of searching you walk past a mirror and see that they are sitting on your head!  Makes you feel kinda stupid doesn’t it?  Well, that’s how I…

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We Don’t Need No Stinking Mapping PI!

I’m blogging to: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones I just wanted to make sure eveyone was aware of this little fact.  First of all, in more recent builds (at leas the Feb CTP and beyond) you no longer use Mapping PIs to reference external assemblies.  Instead, you simply use the xmlns attribute by…

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Dude, Where’s My Control?

I’m blogging to: Johnny Cash The Legend of Johnny Cash I have received numerous emails from people who are using the Feb CTP version of Crossbow and have run into the bug that we have in ElementHost where the hosted WPF content does not show up until you resize the Form that contains the ElementHost…

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Help me fix my CSS!

I’m blogging to: Sirius Satellite Radio Left of Center Okay all you CSS studs and studettes out there…help me out.  I’m having a CSS crisis!  If you are a regular reader of my blog you notice that I try to give you some insight into my strange mind by telling you what music I am…

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A Bitmap By Any Other Name…

I’m blogging to: The Greencards Weather and Water As I typed the title to this post, I wondered just how many people over the years have butchered “Billy the Bard”‘s line from Romeo & Juliet?  I’m sure it’s ridiculously high and here I go contributing to it.  Sorry about that Bill, you can roll back…

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Sharing…

Okay, now I’m really going to show my age…  If you’re an old fart like me you remember the classic Cracker Jack commericals featuring character actor Jack Gilford where he succumbs to pressure from little kids to share his Cracker Jacks and the tag line was “Sharing…”. Okay so you don’t remember huh?  Anyway…the point…

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"I Love It When A Plan Comes Together!"

I just had to quote George Peppard’s cigar-chomping-glove-wearing character Col. Hannibal Smith from TVs “The A Team” because it seems so appropriate.  One of the beautiful things about the software industry is the ecosystem that develops around it and the cycle of information flow between software companies and their customers.  So it is really exciting…

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