Write Your Own Surface App with WPF!

Hey WPF devs – as of today you can get the Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK and write your own surface app.  You can even use a Windows 7 touch computer to create and test your app!  To start playing and get more info, go to the www.surface.com!  


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…


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…


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…


Calling a Stored Procedure from your WPF app

Recently I needed to get data from a database by calling a stored procedure. This seemed like it should be easy to do but it ended taking me 2 days to find the right feature that would work. My knowledge of databases is extremely limited and I ended up winding along a not very helpful…


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…


WPF Shell Integration Library for .NET 3.5

One of the exciting new features in .NET 4 is the ability to use Windows 7 Shell features like Jump Lists, Thumbnail Buttons, and progress indicators in Taskbar buttons, with your WPF applications. These features are found in the System.Windows.Shell namespace in .NET 4. However, if you need to target .NET 3.5SP1, which ships with…


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…