Adam Smith [MS]

Adam Smith [MS] Adam Smith [MS]

Niner since 2005


  • WPF 3.5 SP1 Performance with Adam Smith

    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.

  • Manuel Clement and others - Introducing Sparkle

    Larsenal wrote:

    Very nice.  A lot of the tools for doing visual tweaking seem to be thought out quite well.

    Admittedly, this is a bit of topic, BUT after being wowed....

    Will there be a programatic way to rasterize XAML and save as a PNG or JPEG?  I'd love to be able to programatically do some XAML data binding to create say a graph or some other type of data visualization and then spit that out as a PNG on my web app.

    Yes, you can indeed use WPF ("Avalon") to rasterize/snapshot content and then use our rich imaging functionality to encode that snapshot to BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG and TIFF or others, depending on what codecs you have available. 

    If you (or others) have any other questions, another great resource is our Avalon newsgroup ( - lots of people happy to help with any random Avalon questions you may have.

    -Adam Smith [MS]