WPF 3.5 SP1 Performance with Adam Smith

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Adam Smith and Tim Sneath discuss a wide array of improvements made in WPF 3.5 SP1 concerning performance.  Topics include graphics, startup time and benefits gained from the updated CLR. 

Looking for more than performance? Check out the WPF 3.5 SP1 Overview video

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      wisemx
      Wow...Adam is definitely cut out for this sort of thing, good job. Wink
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      vesuvius
      This will be the one to re-watch when you're optimising your application, or befuddlement arises as stated by Adam because your application is slow and you don't know what the problem is. Some of the issues covered are available at; http://blogs.msdn.com/jgoldb/archive/2007/10/10/improving-wpf-applications-startup-time.aspx

      Very good indeed.
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      MarkPerris
      This is truely excellent, really good to see this kind of thing on Channel 9.

      With regards to the text rendering, did any of the DX10 specific optimizations ever arise? A long time ago, in the Avalon days, i remember there was talk of moving the text path completely to hardware in DX10 class video cards, as opposed to the mixed hardware cleartype and software glyph composition / alpha blending in DX9 paths?
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      Adam Smith [MS]

      Thanks for the kind words all! 

      With regards to the text rendering, did any of the DX10 specific optimizations ever arise? A long time ago, in the Avalon days, i remember there was talk of moving the text path completely to hardware in DX10 class video cards, as opposed to the mixed hardware cleartype and software glyph composition / alpha blending in DX9 paths?

      At this time, our hardware rendering is (still) DX9.  Taking advantage of geometry shaders etc is still certainly interesting, though I can't say one way or the other if/when we'll move to DX10.

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      justbitchin

      Why can't you guys remember to post a link to the LOW-RES file on every video that you do? Mad

      It's very irritating when downloading with BITS to have to wait on 600Mb files.

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      jgoldb
      Nice Job Adam!

      A link to the performance improvements Adam talked about and some more details available here:

      http://blogs.msdn.com/jgoldb/archive/2008/05/15/what-s-new-for-performance-in-wpf-in-net-3-5-sp1.aspx

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