Sample Font Chooser

[ Reposting, as this entry got deleted accidentally. Aplogies if you’ve seen this before! ]  One thing we didn’t have time to include in the first release of WPF is a set of predefined dialogs analogous to the Win32 common dialogs. Attached to this article is a sample application that might help you implement your own…

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Tips for improving your WPF text rendering experience

WPF uses the latest version of ClearType to render text. This version of ClearType has a few new features over the standard ClearType used in GDI and WinForms. You can read more about these features here.     We’ve found that a couple simple tips can improve your reading experience:   -Make sure your monitor…

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NYTimes launches Times Reader Beta program

The Times Reader Beta is out! You can get it here. Wired wrote an article reviewing it as did Slate. One of my favorite features of the Reader and, certainly the simplest, is being able to navigate to the next page instantly without that 1-2 second wait thanks to all the articles being cached locally…

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Font Families and Friendly Names

Hi, my name is Niklas Borson and I’m a developer on the WPF Text team. I’m going to write today about font families and in particular the “friendly name” string used to specify a font family. This may sound like a rather limited topic, but perhaps a couple of short XAML snippets will whet your…

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Pure XAML Font Chooser

Hi,   My name is Norris, and I’m the test lead on the WPF Text team. Our team is responsible for testing the latest and greatest of the core text technologies in WPF, including text layout, text rendering, and fonts.   The best thing about being a tester is that I get to play with…

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Demos from the TechEd WPF Rich Content talk

I just gave a talk at TechEd in Boston on Creating Rich Content Experiences in WPF (DEV326), for those of you that were there, I hope you enjoyed it! I got a bunch of requests to post the demos I showed:   New York Times’ Times Reader  You can find a video with Kevin Gjerstad…

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Quick Tour of WPF Text Architecture

WPF Text   Hi, my name is Worachai Chaoweeraprasit (or “Chai” for short – I assure you, it doesn’t mean “tea” in my native tongue). I’m the development lead of the WPF Text team. We are the group of people who makes text work in WPF. When you’re reading WPF text, you’re staring at our…

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MSDN TV Demo Part 1 Continued: Creating an Easy and Enjoyable Reading Experience in WPF

Hi world!  I’ve grabbed hold of Chris Han’s blogging coattails and will be posting some info about our MSDN TV Demo.  Specifically about the built in (free!!) flow and dynamic layout capabilities. Hyphenation and Optimal Paragraph Hyphenation is an age old technique to aid in evenly breaking up the content of lines.  Optimal Paragraph is…

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