Gone With the Week (Mar 22 – 26, 2010)

Here we offer our review on .NET development topics published on independent media.   Microsoft Has Released OData SDK and “Dallas” CTP 2 Abel Avram covers the release of Odata SDK, an AtomPub-based protocol facilitating data sharing over the web through REST-like requests sent by a consumer -.NET, Java, PHP, Objective-C (iPhone and Mac) and…

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Rendering Text On A Path With WPF

Text is more than just its literal meaning. By treating text characters as graphical objects, the programmer can make text dance and fly on the screen. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Charles Petzold shows you how to position text characters along a curved line with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and animate the…

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Advanced Basics: The ObservableCollection Class

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) adds functionality to the Microsoft .NET Framework so that you actually can reliably keep bound controls synchronized with their data sources. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Ken Getz demonstrates how to use the ObservableCollection class provided by WPF to keep bound controls in sync with underlying data sources….

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Basic Instincts: Dynamic Data Entry With XML Literals

Wouldn’t it be nice to generate all your maintenance screens in your data-driven applications automatically? In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Beth Massi shows you how to create Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) user interfaces at run time using Visual Basic XML Literals and XML namespace imports. Read more about Visual Basic and find…

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Routed Events and Commands In WPF

Routed events and routed commands form the basis for communication among the various parts of your user interface in Windows Presentation Foundation—whether individual controls on one big Window class or controls and their supporting code in separate, decoupled parts of your app. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Brian Noyes walks you through…

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Foundations: Dependency Properties And Notifications

How can objects establish boundaries and priorities? The WPF answer is a feature known as dependency properties, which provides a structured way for WPF classes to respond to changes that result from data bindings, styles, inheritance, and other sources. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Charles Petzold explains how dependency properties work and…

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Building Composite Applications With WPF

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight provide developers with a simple, declarative means of quickly and easily delivering applications with rich user experiences. But as the number of moving parts increases, keeping the project under control becomes exponentially more difficult. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Glenn Block explains what a composite application…

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Custom Controls for Silverlight 2

Silverlight 2 features a rich and robust control model that is the basis for the controls included in the platform and for third-party control packages. You can also use this control model to build controls of your own. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Jeff Prosise describes how to build a SimpleButton control…

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Data Points: The Entity Framework In Layered Architectures

When you evaluate any new technology, pattern, or strategy, you have to consider how that new piece of the puzzle is going to mesh with your existing application architecture. With the Entity Framework, integration is not a problem. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, John Papa demonstrated how the Entity Framework can fit…

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State Sharing In A Peer Network With WPF

Peer applications cover the gamut from simple file sharing to instant messaging (IM) to full-on collaborative applications such as shared white boarding, Voice over IP (VoIP) calling and conferencing, social networking, and much more. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Kevin Hoffman shows you various ways to share state in a peer network,…

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