Wei-Meng Lee, the Microsoft Regional Director for Singapore, has a prolific output across a broad range of .NET technologies. This year alone he's written two books for O'Reilly on ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Basic 2005. But he's now discovered the jewel in Microsoft's crown - Windows Presentation Foundation (of course!) - and has written four great articles covering everything from the application model to internationalization. The last one is particularly good - there's not a lot of material on this topic, so it's even more heartily appreciated. Here's a quick run-down of the articles, in his own words:
- Be an Avalon Test Pilot and Build the Windows UIs of Tomorrow
Avalon, the nascent framework for building next-generation user interfaces in Windows Vista, is available now in beta, but you don't have to wait for Vista (a.k.a. Longhorn) to get started. We unpacked it early in order to give you a jump start on building the UIs of tomorrow.
- Learn Navigation in "Avalon"—the Windows Presentation Foundation
Windows Presentation Foundation, the nascent framework for building next-generation user interfaces in Windows Vista, is available now in beta, but you don't have to wait for Vista to get started. In this second article in the series, we show you how to use the new navigation model.
- Create Data-Aware Applications in "Avalon"—the Windows Presentation Foundation
In WPF you can bind UI elements to a wide variety of data sources, including XML data, Web services, as well as databases. Learn how data-binding works in the Windows Presentation Foundation with this sample project using an XML data source.
- Globalize and Localize Your "Avalon" Applications Using LocBaml
You already know that internationalizing your applications can propel you into new markets. But did you know that the Windows Presentation Framework can make it easier than ever to do? Learn how to write culture-aware WPF applications using this example.
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