OpenFileDialog sample

I finally got some time to dig through all my customer feedback requests and found a glaring problem! The OpenFileDialog class has basically no content on it and so I set about correcting that. It turned out there was a nice little example already living in the Dialog Boxes Overview topic but with no links…


What's new in .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate documentation

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate is now available along with the documentation online at MSDN.  There are a few new things you might want to check out. The Getting Started with WPF walkthrough has been completely updated for this release. You’ll find downloadable sample code for both C# and VB that goes…


Rotate your text in the WPF DataGrid column headers

I was talking to Cheryl who writes for the Silverlight User Education team and she was trying to make DataGrid column headers with angled text. She was having trouble getting it to work so we sat down to look at it. We couldn’t make it work, but I went back to my office and started…


.NET Framework 4 Beta 2 documentation now available

Docs for .NET Framework 4 Beta 2, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 are now available at MSDN. You can get information on installing the beta here. Here are some of the latest updates to the WPF documentation that you might want to check out. What’s New in WPF Version 4 DataGrid…


WPF Toolkit is live - DataGrid, Ribbon, and Calendar preview versions

In conjunction the morning keynote presentation at PDC, the public releases of DataGrid and Ribbon are now live. Download the binaries and source from here: · WPF Toolkit including V1 of DataGrid, V1 of DatePicker/Calendar, & preview of VisualStateManager (VSM): http://www.codeplex.com/wpf/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=15598. · Preview version of Ribbon: http://msdn.microsoft.com/officeui (install instructions here).   WPF DataGrid doing line-of-business…

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Custom Window Chrome in WPF

Guest post by Joe Castro, WPF product team developer This document covers the design and some implementation details of getting WPF windows wrapped in custom chrome. Currently WPF supports standard windows, with an icon, title-text, and caption buttons, as well as borderless windows, which when combined with transparency allow arbitrary top-level shapes but the application…

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WPF Designer: Changes and Fixes in VS2008 SP1 Beta

Here’s the definitive list: List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Windows Presentation Foundation Designer New features The Properties window now contains the Events tab. The Events tab lets you create events, assign events, and review events. The Properties window now includes a category sort option and…

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Download Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta

Get it here. Discuss amongst yourselves at the forum. Don’t miss Guy Burstein’s guided tour. Here’s the official word: Visual Studio 2008 With Visual Studio 2008, developers and development organizations have the tools that enable them to be more productive, take advantage of all the latest platform advances on Windows, Office and the Web, and…

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Data Validation in 3.5

A cool new feature in the Data area in 3.5 is the support for IDataErrorInfo. Let’s take a look at the data validation model in 3.5 by starting with a memory refresher of that in 3.0. We end with a section that discusses how to choose between the different approaches. 3.0 Validation Model In 3.0,…

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UIElement3D - Input, Focus, and Eventing support in 3D

One of the great new additions in 3.5 is UIElement3D, which brings input, focus, and eventing to the 3D space. To use UIElement3D, you can use the two new classes that derive from it, ModelUIElement3D and ContainerUlElement3D, or you can create your own custom UIElement3D class. In this blog post, Kurt creates a Sphere class…

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