Vista Office Launch Resources



Thanks for attending the recent Vista and Office Launch.  Here are a bunch of resources, tips and links from my presentation.  They are listed in order of the presentation.



  • General event resources – includes .NET 3.0, .NETFx3 website, samples for download (Fabrikam, Feature Montage, Patient Monitoring, DinnerNow) + other downloads

  • List of live on Vista applications on Channel 9, and here’s my favorite live application == the German e-commerce web site for Otto on Vista

  • Northface kiosk makes great use of one version of the Infragisitics WPF carousel controls

  • WPF – you can get the NYTimes reader for free, download it here

  • Woodgrove Finance – you can get it here

  • Accurent uses a well-designed XBAP application – here’s a FAQ on XBAP

  • Use ZoomIt to improve the visibility of your presentations

From AllScripts Patient Monitoring – which can be downloaded



  • Vista Power Management open the solution in VS and look at PowerChecker.cs in AvalonPatientMonitoring.sln

  • WPF – Open Patient Monitoring in (downloadable) Blend Beta 2 look at AppWindow.xaml, watch video on Channel 9 2d on 3d, XPS info, read whitepaper

All of the items below are from the DinnerNow sample, which can be downloaded



  • AJAX – open Web.sln, look at OrderStatus.aspx – UpdatePanel control, more on AJAX, including tutorials

  • LINQ – open Data.sln, look at the files in the Contracts folder and for ‘var=…‘ SQL-like syntax in Queries.cs, more info on LINQ on MSDN – LINQ on MSDN

  • WCF – open Hosts.sln, look at Program.cs and app.config (open with WCF config tool), get WCF samples and tutorials

  • WPF – open Management.sln, look at GetWorkflow.cs, get WPF samples and tutorials

  • WF – open OrderProcessing.sln, look at ProcessRestaurantOrder.xoml, ProcessOrder.xoml, get WF samples and tutorials, build a custom WF Activity, play with the VirtualEarth interactive SDK

  • CardSpace – open Web.sln, look at CardSpaceControls folder – all files, particularly TokenProccessor.cs, for more on Cardspace (deep dive) watch on Channel 9, get Cardspace samples and tutorials

  • Gadget – save to desktop, open with notepad to examine code, how to build a gadget

  • IIS 7.0 handler – open IISHandler.sln, look at  open IIS MMC, look at Handler section, solution uses ImageCopyright Service (for .jpg), try out IIS 7.0 on Virtual Labs, also IIS 7.0 FAQ FAQ

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Comments (1)

  1. King Wilder says:

    Is there any complete documentation on using C# to manipulate Excel 2007?

    I’m trying to build a small console app in C# that I can point to any of a number of Excel workbooks that I’ll be getting from my client, that will run a function based on the data of the Excel workbook, snd it needs to out put it to a csv file.  

    I have some code written in VBA inside an Excel workbook, but the result from the execution of the program can be in excess of 65000 rows.  That’s why I need it to create a csv file.

    I’ve been able to convert much of the VBA app (written by someone else) into C#, but there are other VBA tricks (shortcuts) that don’t seem to be available in C#.

    Any suggestions on where some good C# resources are?

    Thanks.