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A WPF Q&A

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 03, 2014

A panel of 9 Microsoft desktop developers were available during a lunch time Q&A. This session was not filmed, but we were able to record some of the WPF questions and Microsoft’s answers.

Future-Proofing Desktop Applications for Hardware Enhancements

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 02, 2014

Though CPUs aren’t getting any faster, other hardware capabilities are rapidly increasing. This is most evident in high DPI displays and the way they shrink legacy applications to the point of illegibility. So for perhaps the first time since the 90’s, future proofing for better monitors is becoming vital.

Nevron Open Vision Enables Cross Platform Application Development with Windows, WPF and Silverlight

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 31, 2013

The recently released Nevron Open Vision enable development of cross platform presentation layer applications with support for Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) and Silverlight. It will be soon updated to support Mac OS, iOS, Android and WinRT.

RadControls for WPF and Silverlight Q2 2013 SP1 with Entity Framework 6 Support and Several Features

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 06, 2013

Telerik has released RadControls for WPF and Silverlight Q2 2013 SP1 with the ability to change application icon set during runtime in addition to support for Entity Framework 6. It also provides an ability to pass event arguments to command when using Telerik EventToCommandBehavior in addition to several new features and improvements.

Google Releases Dart 1.0

by Zef Hemel on  Nov 14, 2013

Two years after its initial announcement and preview release, Lars Bak announced the first stable release of Dart at Devvox in Belgium today. Dart is Google’s new web programming language and platform for developing modern web applications.

XAML Spy is Now Free

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 10, 2013

First Floor Software, makers of XAML Spy, is now offering a free version of their flagship product. Known as XAML Spy Express, this product allows developers to browse the visual tree of a running WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone, or Windows Store application.

Extended WPF Toolkit v2 Community Edition Adds AvalonDock Control, New Features and Improvements

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  May 27, 2013

Extended WPF Toolkit Toolkit v2.0.0 community edition includes enhanced features, 67 improvements, bug fixes, new Windows 8 theme in addition to AvalonDock, WindowContainer and WindowControl control.

Phil Japikse on Telerik DevTools for .NET Q2 2013

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 25, 2013 1

Telerik has announced the roadmap for DevTools for .NET Q2 2013 which includes addition of new controls and features to their Ajax, Windows Forms, Reporting, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 product suites.

When to Use WPF with Async and Reactive Extensions

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 22, 2013

Ian Griffiths has published a six part series on when to use, and when not to use, .NET 4.5’s async features with WPF. The series begins with a post titled Too Much, Too Fast with WPF and Async.

Microsoft Refreshed .NET Framework 4.5 with Updates

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 12, 2013 2

Microsoft has recently released updates for .NET Framework 4.5 which fixes reliability, compatibility, stability, and performance issues associated with WPF, CLR, Windows Forms, XML, NCL, ASP.NET, WWF, WCF and Entity Framework.

RadPivotGrid with Filters and OLAP

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 08, 2013

Telerik recently released RadPivotGrid control that enables you to build Microsoft Excel look and feel applications for WPF and Silverlight.

NetAdvantage Reporting with Hierarchical Data and Enhanced Report Engine

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 02, 2013

Infragistics NetAdvantage Reporting 2012 volume 2 includes support for Hierarchical Data and Visual Studio 2012. It also ships with an Enhanced Report Engine and Pagebreak Control.

Telerik Announces Coded UI Test Support for WPF

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 07, 2012

Telerik RadControls for WPF Q3 2012 enables developers to test user interfaces as it ships with Level 1 coded UI test support.

Studio Enterprise with Localization and Visual Studio 2012 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 03, 2012

ComponentOne has released Studio Enterprise 2012 V3 with new controls for Windows 8, WinRT and existing control suites with support for localization RTF and Visual Studio 2012.

Integrate SkyDrive with .NET and Windows Phone 8 SDK

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 21, 2012 2

Microsoft recently released software development kit which enables developers to integrate SkyDrive into .NET and Windows Phone 8 applications.

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