Inspire Improvements to Windows Phone Documentation

We are doing a study to see how we are doing with our documentation.  Your input will inform and inspire improvements and new features for developers.We’re looking for developers who Code at least 20 hours per week Are employed as software developers Do not have a degree in user experience or usability Have NOT worked…

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A WPF Lab right in Visual Studio!

I recently learned about Ron Jacob’s Hand on Lab for Windows Workflow Foundation 4 and I liked it so much that I decided to create one for WPF. Check out the WPF Simple Application Walkthough on Visual Studio Gallery!  I adapted an existing topic on MSDN to integrate directly with Visual Studio.  The lab demonstrates…


My favorite feature of the WPF and Silverlight Tools update

 Update:  I guess I didn’t check the link I originally posted well enough.  It’s fixed, now.  Thanks to Thomas Freudenberg for providing the correct link. OK, I know this update is several months old, but I was so excited to see this feature that I wanted to share.  If you’re like me, you spend a…


Experiments with WindowChrome

In July, the Microsoft Ribbon for WPF was released. Hopefully you saw the announcements from the WPF Team and on Pete Brown’s blog, and have already downloaded the Ribbon. A little bonus that you get with the Ribbon is the WPF Shell Integration Library and documentation for it on MSDN. This library includes the WindowChrome…


Getting Started with WPF

The writers on the WPF Developer Content team own over 30K topics in the MSDN library.  But one of the most viewed topics is Getting Started (WPF).  I’m trying to make the topic more helpful, relevant, to the point, etc.  I updated the page a few months ago and was hoping I’d get some feedback from…


Have you started developing for Windows Phone 7 yet?

 If you haven’t heard the latest buzz about the Windows Phone 7, you must be living under a rock.  Or at least away from the Internet!  Now you can develop applications for Windows Phone before it even debuts!   The Windows Phone 7 Developer Toolkit  is available for download.   Also, be sure to check out the Windows…


The new WPF Team Blog – one place to get it all!

The WPF team has put together a new blog where you can go and find out what the people who create WPF are up to. We’ll still be here writing the developer content and blogging about that, but if you want to find out what your favorite WPF developer (or tester, PM, architect, etc.)  is…


Finding code in the MSDN Library

At Tech Ed, one of the things we heard over and over is “More code!”  This is not a new comment. We hear it a lot and believe me we are trying to get the code you want (simpler, more complex, full downloadable sample) where you want it. But there are a few tricks to…