A gathering of posts covering what's going on in the world of the Microsoft Client Continuum. Client Technologies include Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, WPF, Silverlight, Expression Studio, ASP.Net and Live Services.
Dan Wahlin demonstrates a simple but very effective tip for
Making Silverlight 3 Application Code More Compatible with Blend. The topic is centered around using a method exposed by the platform allowing to check when your code is running in DesignTime.
Evgeny takes us on a tour of some of
the new functionality in Blend for working with Data. He demonstrates how can easily work with your sample-generated or working data by dragging and dropping fields to specific controls and areas in the workspace.
Karsten Januszewski has posted a
write up on his XAML Playground project, a design surface written in Silverlight using
Gestalt. The source code is available so you can see a glimpse into the work it takes to create a design tool.
Grant Hinkson has a published an updated
Fireworks to XAML panel which allows to output XAML from your Fireworks designs. The new version includes a new CS4 skin and additional features resulting in much cleaner XAML.
Michael Wolf from Cynergy takes on
a tour of the new Out of Browser functionality in Silverlight 3. After explaining the concept, how to customize the install and storing data, Mike discusses at a high level the difference between Silverlight OOB and AIR.
Blueboxes walks us through the process of
Rendering XAML to a JPEG using Silverlight 3 using the WritableBitmap class. Very useful when you wish to "print" the state of an application or something a user has created.
Windows 7 Has Been Released to Manufacturing announced Brandon LeBlanc on the Windows 7 Blog.
"We continue to be overwhelmed at the community’s response to Windows 7 and it has been an extremely rewarding experience to witness. We hope the enthusiasm will continue to grow even more…
Expression Studio 3 includes four professional design tools with many worthy features worth checking out. Below I will pick just one new feature for each tool included.
Expression Web 3 -
SuperPreview, multi-browser visual debugging
From the MIX Online team:
Gestalt is a library released by
MIX Online Labs that allows you to write Ruby, Python & XAML code in your (X)HTML pages. It enables you to build richer and more powerful web applications by marrying the benefits of expressive languages,
Behaviors, Triggers and Actions released with Blend 3 allow for developers to wrap up logic into objects that can instantly add interactivity and functionality to an application just by dragging and dropping. This encapsulation is great for reuse along
with empowering designers.