A (super rough) Christmas Present

It’s 1:22 AM. I think I’m getting sick. I’m flying out for California tomorrow. Haven’t packed yet. And I’m coding. Some ideas you just have to get working before you can put them down. In no way is this beatiful code. The end-to-end is pretty interesting, though. When I’m back from Cali, I’ll clean it…


Chat with the WPF team tomorrow

Our holiday gift to you: listening. Tomorrow (Dec 21) 12:30 – 1:30 PM Pacific Time. Details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/ Add to Calendar (As always, Tim is much more thorough than I.)


Expression Web – beautiful

I’m working on an end-of-year letter as web site. (Yeah, I’m a geek. I have way more email addresses for friends than mailing addresses.) Anyway, I’ve been bought into CSS for a while. The start of my projcet aligned nicely with the shipment of Expression Web, so I’ve been giving it a go. Amazing. The…


Business Objects are cooler than you think

I think it was Paul Stovell’s article on Validation in WPF that got me started. The article is amazing and has inspired a lot of my thoughts on what to do with binding in v-next. Paul mentioned CSLA. I wasn’t familiar. I dug in. Found Rockford Lhotka. Then I found Expert C# 2005 Business Objects. Great…


New hotness, random musings

Interacting with 2D on 3D in WPF Holy hotness! Check out details on the WPF3D Blog Check out the Channel9 interview Check out the CodePlex project (and download the toys) Go build games for your XBOX Too many links. A great write-up on FierceDeveloper. Almost makes me want to buy a 360. (But then I…


What do I love about Vista? Everything Chris loves

Mr. Sells does a great job of listing the great features of Vista. (Including some things I don’t use enough.) I had fun bringing my laptop back to Iowa for Christmas Thanksgiving. Everyone I showed just sayed said “wow”. I’m proud to have shipped code on the DVD. I had to uninstall the games because…


Bag-O-Tricks : RTM Edition

Okay, I admit I should have a whole mountain of new and sexy stuff for the RTM release. I’ve been busy lately. Busy with fun stuff. I’m hoping I’ll get to talk about it soon. (Yeah, I’m a huge tease. No, I won’t be able to share anything with you even if you send me…


How you can tell the bolts are tightening

I tested the latest rev of the bag-o-tricks on Vista RC1 (which included the .NET Framework 3.0 RC1) with VS 2005 RTM. I just did an install of .NET 3.0 September CTP + Orcas tools (“Cider”) September CTP + VS 2005 SP1 Beta on my XP machine at home. All of the samples still build…


The Bag, the Blogs, the Betas

The Bag Glad to see people are downloading the RC1 rev of the bag-o-tricks. Thanks for the love. (Always love to hear I have “nice code”.) I’ve already gone down another level on some of the layout tricks I use to get the animation working with layout. I plan on more updates (and hopefully a…


Update to Bag-O-Tricks for RC1

As promised, I’ve updated the bag-o-tricks. Download now. Updates HexHex had a few rough edges that I cleaned up. Thanks to fun with MultiDataTrigger, I removed the need for a special “HexButton”. I also cleaned up a bunch of stuff that I must have wrote while drinking…or maybe I’ve just learned a lot in the…