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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.

Docking For WPF– AvalonDock

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Aug 08, 2012

AvalonDock is a .NET library that can be used to arrange a series of WPF/WinForms controls into a docking layout. And the newly released version natively supports MVVM, Aero Snap and has better performance.

WPF 4.5 Brings Various Improvements

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 21, 2012

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) 4.5 brings several new features to developers in a midsize upgrade.

New Asynchronous Features Enhance .NET Framework 4.5

by Jenni Konrad on  Apr 11, 2012

.NET Framework 4.5 Beta not only brings the Async/Await keywords and language simplifications to C# and Visual Basic, but also adds asynchronous methods to several common I/O and data access functions. New asynchronous features are available in ASP.NET 4.5, WCF, and WPF as well.

WPF Table View, a Lightweight Data Grid Built for Performance

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 26, 2012

We spoke with Graham Knight about his WPF Table View project. WPF Table View is a lightweight data grid designed to handle very large data sets with 100,000+ rows.

Avoiding Performance Pitfalls With XAML

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Feb 27, 2012 2

The DependencyProperty and DependencyObject which form the building blocks for most XAML features come with a performance cost. An MSDN article “Optimizing C# for XAML Platforms” discusses this in detail along with ways to minimize its impact.

Weak Events in WPF 4.5

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 16, 2012 5

.NET 4.5 brings with it a generic version of WeakEventManager for WPF developers. In addition to not needing the event-specific subclass, this version also dispenses with the need for listener interfaces.

Multithreading and WPF 4.5

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 23, 2012 1

WPF 4.5 has improved its support for multi-threaded data binding, but the technique is still risky. This report attempts to explain how it works and what’s involved in using it safely.

New Bing Maps WPF Control Includes Touch Capabilities

by Jenni Konrad on  Jan 13, 2012 2

The Bing Maps Windows Presentation Foundation Control introduces mapping capabilities to WPF via a native control. It includes support for Microsoft Surface, bringing touch features to Bing Maps.

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