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"Sparkle" CTP is out!

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    irascian
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    mclement

    It was hard not to tell you guys this one was coming!
    Finally!

    Make sure you read the ReadMe.txt and take a look through the documentation, samples, tutorials.

    Smiley

    -mano

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    jmacdonagh

    Beat me by two minutes!

    Can't wait to try it out!

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    irascian

    Other cool stuff:

    Avalon Hands on Labs. For guidance on where to start and what's availablle check Tim Sneath's blog here

    "Expression" Graphical Designer (Acrylic) is also available in new January CTP form: here

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    mclement

    Ah yes Graphic Designer's XAML exporter is very cool now - it has a live preview of the output (using Avalon).

    -mano

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    mclement

    BTW ... you need .NET 2.0 and WinFX CTP in order to install and run Expression Interactive Designer.

    -mano

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    irascian

    Are there any plans to make some "Hand on labs" available for this "Sparkle" CTP Manuel?

    (Of course if there's something included in the Avalon hands on labs Tim Sneath points to feel free to tell me to RTFM Wink)

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    mclement

    irascian wrote:

    Are there any plans to make some "Hand on labs" available for this "Sparkle" CTP Manuel?

    (Of course if there's something included in the Avalon hands on labs Tim Sneath points to feel free to tell me to RTFM )




    Yes! There are several tutorials in this CTP build actually Smiley

    Just install and run Expression Interactive Designer (EID), and you will see the Welcome Screen appear. It allows you to go to the tutorials, the help, or open one of the sample applications.

    -mano

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    Cybermagell​an

    mclement wrote:

    Yes! There are several tutorials in this CTP build actually

    Just install and run Expression Interactive Designer (EID), and you will see the Welcome Screen appear. It allows you to go to the tutorials, the help, or open one of the sample applications.

    -mano


    I think I love you..... Tongue Out

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    Steve411

    Good job dev team! -- here's a .3 C raise.

    Smiley XAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM--L
    - Steve

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    Arran

    Wahoo!  have been waiting for this one for a while.

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    Cybermagell​an

    Finally installed everything on Windows Server 2K3...*cries* Manuel it's beautiful...

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    Arran

    it really does have a nice UI.  The fact that its all built upon WPF is really helping me sell this technology to me!

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    RamblingGeek​UK

    Now I have no reason not to get a PC to run Vista/XP with Avalon bits installed..... ah well I'm sure the holiday can wait Big Smile.

    It will be intresting to see how easier it is to used compared to flash......

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    dahat

    WRAAAAG! I need to finish studying for retaking 70-340 that is scheduled for Monday... and then you tempt me with such wonderful crack? How to decide? How to decide?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    First impression:  WOW.  (Workspace Zooming:  Smiley)

    More details coming when I have time to play with it.

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    Sean Gerety

    Great work!  My wife is going to kill me because of all these new toys! (CTP, Sparkle).  And please, please, please keep the name of this to Sparkle!  I don't know who makes up the names.

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