Why, you might ask, does a Software Development Kit (SDK) team need its own blog? What do we have to offer the Windows Presentation Foundation developer community that’s not available elsewhere? Good questions, to be sure… Let me tell you why we started this blog.
The principal reason is that we’re a team of 20 writers, editors and leads that all have specialized product knowledge that we want to share. Readers of this blog can look forward to receiving product information, sample code, tips and tricks, and general insight into the Windows Presentation Foundation from individuals with direct access to the architects of the platform. Another reason is that we’re user advocates; we want the platform to be as useful and well designed as possible. We pride ourselves in effectively advocating design decisions that are in the best interest of our users. This blog provides a forum for you to influence us.
Here are a few other reasons for this blog’s existence:
- Because every time you use Microsoft documentation and have a bad experience, we want to know about it so we can route your feedback to someone that can do something about it (frequently, us!) and fix it…
- Because every time you have an idea that you think will make the documentation better, we want to hear about it so we can try to implement it…
- Because every time you try to use an API or a product feature and can’t figure it out, we want to find out about it so we can make the documentation more useful…
- And because every time you think to yourself, “if only there was a sample that showed how to do that…”, we want to hear about it so we can build it.
From top to bottom, everyone on the Windows Presentation Foundation SDK team values your insight, your feedback, your ideas, and most of all, your time. We’re here to help you create world class solutions using WPF — if you’re blocked, we’re not doing our job properly. We care about your experience, and we want to be accountable to our customers. This blog is your conduit to our team. Please use it to let us know what you like about our SDK as well as what we could improve. And if it just so happens that you learn a few things along the way, all the better.
Thanks for your time — and welcome.
Keith, Lead Programming-Writer
We are the Windows Presentation Foundation SDK writers and editors.