Using Text as a Decorative Element: the Outline Text Custom Control

The FormattedText object provides greater text formatting features than standard WPF text controls, and can be useful in cases where you want to use text as a decorative element. This posting shows how to use the FormattedText object to create striking visual effects by setting a Brush value to the fill and outline of the…

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What is ContentPropertyAttribute?

ContentPropertyAttribute is an attribute that a class author places on the class to specify the property that is the ContentProperty. As an example, here’s part of the declaration of the Style class:   [ContentPropertyAttribute(“Setters”)] public class Style : DispatcherObject, INameScope, IAddChild  When a property is the ContentProperty for a class, it becomes the property that takes…

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WPF Technical Chat – Thursday, Dec 21st

The first ever WPF live online chat will be held this Thursday, December 21, at 12:30pm Pacific Time. This is a great opportunity for the WPF team to answer your questions, hear your feedback, and share any tips, tricks, and news with you! If you are interested, please go to this MSDN Chats page to add the appointment…

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Warning? XSD? XAML? Whatever…

Today’s blog entry is brought to you by the letters W, and X …   For those of you that have been developing in the release versions of Microsoft Visual Studio, along with the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), you have probably noticed that sometimes compiling XAML can result…

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MSDN Wiki Live on MSDN2!

The MSDN Community Content feature is now live on MSDN2 and enabled for the .NET 3.0 class library documentation! Your knowledge is valuable to us and the developer community you’re part of. If you see the following icon, it means you can extend the topic to share your tips, notes, code examples, and other information:       For…

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Introducing WPF/E

Microsoft has just released the first pre-release version of WPF/E, which is a Web technology that uses a subset of WPF XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language). For more information on WPF/E, see MSDN WPF/E Dev Center. The MSDN Library provides the WPF/E SDK overviews and reference content for the exposed JavaScript API set and XAML. The…

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