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.
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Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers. The kit includes code, videos and labs for both native Win32 C++ developers and .NET developers covering the new features available in Windows 7.
Josh Smith posted a tutorial on
creating and displaying a matrix using a custom control in WPF. Not only does he use the control, he explains how it works and the thinking behind the architecture. And as expected from Josh, there si a full seperation of model, control and a template
Although you may not speak German, the smooth experience of the Konfigurator comes through via the images and motion. You can check out a video of the Konfigurator in action
start using it to customize your own Mazda. Keep an eye out for the Deep Zoom of the interiors, which ends up being a…
Erik Mork from the Sparkling Client podcast has posted a 10-minute episode on
Projects that Benefit from Prism. Erik interviews Shawn Wildermuth and from the Patterns and Practices team Bob Brumfield
and David Hill who all have opinions on when its best to bring some pieces of the Composite…
A new version of Deep Zoom Composer is available that offers many new requested features. Along with better memory usage
one feature I'm most looking forward to checking out is the added Navigation functionality. Zooming into a collection of pictures is nice, but if I can do it quickly and read…
Cory Plotts has taken on
Robby Ingebretsen's original challenge and has created a
Photoshop style blend modes library for WPF. This means that using Cory's library you can use Blend modes you are familiar with from Photoshop while developing a WPF Application. Familiar modes like Linear Burn,…
Posting the final few pieces today on the new Visual Studio Designer for WPF and Silverlight, we are up to 7 videos spanning 79 minutes and 5 seconds of content covering WPF 4 Beta 1.
An overview of WPF 4 Beta 1
XAML in .NET 4
Multi-touch in WPF 4 Beta 1
Deployment in .NET 4…
Jesse Liberty, our official Silverlight Geek, walks us through his first Silverlight 3 application built with Visual
studio 2010 Beta 1 running on Windows 7 RC. Yes it works! Check out his
Example-Code Quality Guarantee.
Nick Petterssen from Electric Rain
demonstrates how to use ZAM 3D with Blend to create true 3D content for WPF. Once the 3D object is then added to the scene he shows how to animate it using the familiar Storyboard objects used for animating 2D objects.
Brian Keller posted a great walkthrough video on
Downloading and Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. he includes a bunch of handy links, references and more help in the comments thread. Install VS2010 and check out new UI based on
WPF 4 Beta 1.