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…


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…


Find the WPF sample you want with this "map"

I got an email the other day that included a twitter post with a link to this “map” of our documentation samples. It is a pretty fun way to see what all we have available. I don’t know who created it but I really like it!  Especially since we had a hard time designing our wiki…


Fishbowl – A Facebook sample app in WPF

uxlabs@Microsoft has just released Fishbowl, a sample client application for Facebook, complete with source code. Fishbowl requires .NET 3.5 and uses WPF and ClickOnce. If you’re using Windows 7, it also demonstrates new features such as Jump Lists, taskbar previews, and multitouch. You can get more information and install the application from http://www.fishbowlclient.com. You can get…

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Annotated FlowDocument Viewer with Comments Pane

A new WPF 3.5 feature in the Annotations area is the capability to match annotations with the corresponding annotated objects. For example, you can now implement a document viewing application that has a comments pane, where the paragraph that contains the corresponding comment (a text sticky note in this case) is brought into view if you…

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Binding to Web Services

In WPF, you bind to objects returned by web service method calls the same way you bind to any other objects. To demonstrate, we’ll walk through a simple application that consumes the MSDN/TechNet Publishing System (MTPS) Content Service, discussed here. Our application implements a very simple scenario that retrieves the list of languages supported by…

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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…

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Big 'ol WPF Animation Wizard Sample

I just created a sample that serves as a walkthrough wizard for teaching WPF animations. Besides teaching you the basics of WPF animations in an interactive and relatively entertaining way, there are a bunch of cool effects integrated into the wizard that you can use for yourself (animations are defined in XAML). This sample will be…

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