WPF Application Quality Guide v0.4 Released!

WPF Application Quality Guide v0.4 has been released today at the WindowsClient.NET with new topics and updates!  Check out the headline at the Featured News section, view the guide content online or download a word doc  for viewing offline!      This release includes several new topics and updates: 1.       Suggested Roadmap – updated to…


TestApi v.0.1 Just Released!

I am very excited to introduce the TestApi v.0.1 to you – Microsoft WPF Test team has just released the v.0.1 version of the Test APIs!  To find out the details and download the APIs source code, samples, and API documentation at http://codeplex.com/TestApi/.  TestApi is the API extension to the WPF Application Quality Guide, providing a set…


The 8 Benefits of XAML for UI and Beyond

WPF team’s PM Architect Rob Relyea wrote up a good post today summarizing the benefits of XAML for UI and beyond, including some new changes in XAML2009.  Check it out here for more details. 


WPF Sources for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

We’ve made the WPF sources for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 available today through download of Visual Studio 2008. Here is a list of available components:   List of available assemblies NPWPF.dll ReachFramework.dll PenImc.dll System.Printing.dll PresentationBuildTasks.dll System.Windows.Presentation.dll PresentationCFFRasterizer.dll UIAutomationClient.dll PresentationCFFRasterizerNative_v0300.dll UIAutomationClientsideProviders.dll PresentationCore.dll UIAutomationProvider.dll PresentationFramework.Aero.dll UIAutomationTypes.dll PresentationFramework.Classic.dll WindowsBase.dll PresentationFramework.Luna.dll WindowsFormsIntegration.dll PresentationFramework.dll wpfgfx_v0300.dll PresentationFramework.Royale.dll PresentationFontCache.exe PresentationHostDll.dll PresentationHost.exe PresentationHostProxy.dll XamlViewer_v0300.exe…


Introducing WPF Application Quality Guide v.0.3

WPF Application Quality Guide v0.3 has been released on 09/26/08 (last Friday) at the WindowsClient.NET!  It is a guide that we hope upon completion can be a one-stop shop for guidance and best practices to improve product quality and testability of WPF applications and controls.  Check out the headline at the Featured News section, view the guide…


Resources for Control "Skinning" with VSM – VisualStateManager

VisualStateManager, a.k.a. VSM, I quote our WPF architect John Gossman’s words from the architectural view: VisualStateManager, by providing an abstraction of a VisualState, makes unifying the deskop and web models much more straightforward.  While currently in Silverlight a VisualState contains a Storyboard, in the future it contain a group of Setters, just as in WPF. …


Transparent Windows in WPF

One of our development managers, Dwayne Need, just posted a blog about WPF layered window, it includes intro about layered windows in WPF, code snippents for using the feature, hittesting considerations, performance implications, and also talked about a few issues uncovered, for more details check it out at http://blogs.msdn.com/dwayneneed/archive/2008/09/08/transparent-windows-in-wpf.aspx. 


Different Ways to Scroll Content in WPF Apps

We had a good thread today at the office about the content scrolling in WPF applications (controls, DataGrid, etc.), and one of our devs, Ben Carter, had a response that I thought is golden and would like to share with you: Here are a variety of ways to scroll, perhaps one of these would fit the scenario…


SP1 for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Fx 3.5 released!

Yes, Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Fx 3.5 has been released!  Here are a few important links for your convenience: ·         Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 ·         Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Readme ·         Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool ·         Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service…


WPF DataGrid Preview & Control Investments in WPF 3.5 SP1!!!

WPF is proud to introduce the new DataGrid control and our control improvements for 3.5 SP1! In 3.5 SP1, the WPF Controls team invested heavily in improvements to our controls infrastructure to enable a performant, full-featured DataGrid in our next release. A CTP of our new DataGrid control is available on CodePlex. The WPF team…