Police Department Protects Citizens of Vernon Hills, Illinois with Windows 7

Repost from the Windows Team Blog    Great coverage about the real world Windows 7 and Azure solution developed by Modularis on the Windows Team Blog ! Exciting things are happening here as this excellent solution is evaluated in several countries world wide. This is a great example of leveraging the full power of the Microsoft platform…

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WPF and DataAnnotations

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. The System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace was introduce in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to support ASP.NET Dynamic Data.  Silverlight + WCF RIA Services now uses it as well.  I’ve been asked by a few people when WPF will use it.  Why wait?  Karl Shifflett has a sample of how to…

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Tanagram Partners: Making multi-touch easier with touch.codeplex.com

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Our Ch.9 Interview with Tanagram Partners on http://touch.codeplex.com was published.  Check it out! http://bit.ly/Ch9TanagramTouch “The APIs in WPF4 plus the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch make building common touch scenarios easy. However, implementing many of the same touch scenarios using WPF3.5SP1 or Silverlight 3/4 involves writing a fair…

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NOW AVAILABLE: Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Check out the video: https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Surface-Toolkit-for-Windows-Touch/ Download the SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=801907a7-b2dd-4e63-9ff3-8a2e63932a74 For those of you who don’t read the readme… One of the samples uses XNA.  The toolkit installer will not install XNA.  You will need to do that yourself.  Either install the tools or just the redist.  Your call:…

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SCREENCAST: Improving perceived WPF app startup performance with MEF and a Splash Screen

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. I’ve been meaning to record this screencast for a LONG time.  Well, I have a presentation on MEF tomorrow.  I was originally planning on demonstrating this sample, but realized that I won’t have enough time.  However, I needed to be able to point the audience to an explanation…

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First NUI Camp Announced

[Cross-Posted from James Chittenden’s Blog] I’m happy to FINALLY announce the first NUI (Natural User Interface) Camp on April 24th and will be held in Reston Virginia. This is the first of a series of NUI developer & designer events targeted to getting you real, hands-on experience learning and competing with other teams all in…

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Announcing touch.codeplex.com

UPDATE: You can follow tanagram on twitter @tanagram https://twitter.com/tanagram.  NOTE: This was cross posted from here. One of the things I have been trying to do this year is encourage / kick start partners to create useful CodePlex projects.  I’ve been digging into Windows 7 multi-touch since it was announced at PDC08.  As the managed (.NET) APIs…

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Improving perceived WPF app startup performance with MEF and a Splash Screen

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. UPDATE (4/5/2010): I uploaded a newer version with a few minor tweaks.  I finally created a screencast for this sample: http://tinyurl.com/WpfMefStartupScreencast UPDATE (2/27/2010): I uploaded a newer version of the sample.  I fixed some bugs and added support for loading a ResourceDictionary using MEF.  I will be recording…

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Microsoft Developer Dinner for Partners: Hands-on Natural User Interfaces: Multi-touch development with Silverlight and WPF 4

  REGISTER TODAY!   Click the link above, visit http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032440485&Culture=en-US, OR call 1-877-673-8368 and reference event ID 1032440485   Event Date: February 24, 2010   Registration: 17:30   Event Time: 18:00 – 20:00   Event Location: Microsoft Corporation12012 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190(703) 673-7600   Speakers for tonight’s presentation Joshua Blake, Consultant, Information Strategies, Inc. (see biography below) Marc…

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Bing Maps 3D, WPF, and Windows 7 MultiTouch

NOTE: This was cross posted from here. Have you seen the Microsoft Surface Globe application in the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7?  There are plenty of videos of the app in action on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSurfaceGlobe. Would you like to build an app like this yourself?  Thanks to InfoStrat.VE, you can! Josh Blake just announced…

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