Seems like a canned version of popfly and workflow. How does this justify that it doesnt seem to bring ALL that much new stuff to the table?
My thoughts exactly... the only thing I see different is CCR is available and the parallel programming thing (forgot what it was called, but he gave an example when doing the calculation in the end of the demo). This could easily be integrated in WF... known
enviornment, programmin model (XAML), WPF and WCF also available..
Awesome! This was a great way to demonstrate the various C# 3.0/3.5 features and also introduce to LINQ. I've read the blogs and MSDN articles on this, but this was probably the best/quick way to get hands dirty.
Looking forward to more of these (probably on individual topics, but going a little deeper - like Extensions, anonymous types, query interfaces, etc).
It'd be nice if MS was the only one doing this (considering they are now), so that we don't have different frameworks out there trying to do the same thing.
Lastly, this is awesome! Like to see some real world examples of this, but I could imagine people easily using this in ASP.NET apps.
Also, has anyone tried (or planning) to "read" a Word document (or excel, ppt) using these APIs instead of just creating it? Let's say I want to open a word 07 document inside my Application and not use / embed Word activex control. Since it's all XML, can
I do it? I know I'll be duplicating a lot of functionality, but if i'ts a document I just created, I probably know how to display it. Maybe as a "preview" or even editable view.