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…


KevinButton, etc.

KevinButton Robby and I were hanging out at TechEd in Boston. Randomly I say, “Hey, we should put more people in buttons.” Long story short, Robby hacks away on some XAML and gets laughs at my expense during his talk. Back in Redmond, Robby shows the button to Tim. Tim thinks it would be a…


Hello Tuesday

Control Licensing in Cider (WPF designer for VS) James provides some great information on supporting licensing for controls in WPF. Jamie is blogging like a mad man Jamie is going through some old posts by Bea and updating them for recent bits. He also walks through how everything works in EID (Expression Interactive Designer). DataModel-View-ViewModel…


Random musings.

July CTP Bag-O-TricksWow! People seem to be enjoying it…or at least downloading it. Let me know what you think. (I don’t know what to do about adding more samples, though. What comes after eleventy?) Charles is Having FunAnimated drawing brushed. Beautiful XAML-only samples. Take a look. Recent Channel 9 Data Goodness SQL Everywhere – [Video]…


IE 7: Cool to Wicked Cool

I’ve been happily crankin’ along with IE 7 Beta2 for a while now. I just upgraded to IE7 Beta3. Wow! Demonstrably faster. I just feels tight and crisp. Go download…quick…now… FYI: make sure you un-install any previous IE7 Betas before you try this one. Oh, and I’m hoping to have an update to the bag-o-tricks…


Reasons to submit error reports

Punish your Microsoft developer Okay, so submitting bug reports isn’t quite this gratifying, but I know from a lot of first-hand experience that these reports are amazingly helpful. We feel your pain…if not literally.


Save the Internet!

In general, I avoid political discussion like the plague on my work blog, but since Microsoft has already taken a stand on this, I thought I’d throw my hat in.<Rant Disclaimer=”The following rant is solely my opinion and not that of my employer.”>I got a phone call last night. I could tell instantly it was…


In other news…

Our friends from Max have been busy. Not only are they cranking away at a beautiful WinFX app, but they’re taking time to blog about their adventures. Ben has blogged about IScrollInfo [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3]. If you are making your own panel and want a ScrollViewer to party over it, start here….


Most powerful wizard?

I ran into my good friend Charlie on the bus tonight. Not only is Charlie a great Ultimate Frisbee player, but he’s also a PM on the Excel team. Not only did Charlie introduce me to the wonder that is the pivot table in Excel, he also told me that the Excel PivotTable Wizard was…