What’s New in WPF 3.5 – Going Deeper

In the last post we gave you the list of new WPF 3.5 features. If you’re looking for more details, check out the What’s New in WPF 3.5 doc on MSDN.


WPF individual sample downloads!

Great news! You can now download WPF samples individually. From the WPF samples page on MSDN, just go to the sample topic of your choice, click the “Download sample” link on the page, and follow the instructions! It’s fast and easy! Note that if you choose the “Unzip” option, you will have to dismiss two…


WPF APIs will not work on Windows 98!

So this is kind of embarassing but there is a mistake in the WPF reference documents out there. Under the Platforms section of all the WPF reference documents there is the following INCORRECT statement: “Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003,…


Expression Interactive Designer May CTP now available

The May CTP of Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer is now available here. This version works with the just released WinFX Runtime Components – Beta 2 Take a look at the samples and tutorials in Interactive Designer to get an idea of how you can create visually rich user-interface designs. The HyperBar sample demonstrates a hyperbolic…


Petzold Book Blog

Charles Petzold is chronicling the writing of his latest book, Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation. His blog at Petzold Book Blog contains lots of sample XAML code you can copy and paste into XAMLPad. Amazon lists the availability date of the book as September 2006.About Us We are the…

WPF Architectural Article

The Windows SDK Beta 2 refresh is scheduled to happen very soon. At that point in time, the content that we’ve been working on since the last CTP SDK refresh will become available both in the offline Windows SDK and the http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com site. We’ll have an announcement posted as soon as the updated SDK bits…


Hello World

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…