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WPF on Mono? It is a matter of funding.

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 22, 2011 9

Miguel de Icaza, founder of the Mono project, says that support for Windows Presentation Foundation on Mono is possible, but would require funding for 15 to 20 developers over a period of two to three years. As an alternative he proposes using other toolkits, but they too need community support.

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A Case for WinForms

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 05, 2011 10

When DevExpress released their roadmap for 2011, WinForms barely got a mention. As a ten year old technology that is basically abandoned by its creator this isn’t too surprising. But what it interesting the amount of negative feedback that generated. A lot of DevExpress’s customers just don’t see WPF or Silverlight as a viable replacement for their major applications.

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WAF and Caliburn: 2 WPF Application Frameworks

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 19, 2010 1

WPF Application Framework (WAF) and Caliburn are two open source frameworks providing the foundation to developers to write WPF/Silverlight applications based on the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern using a layered architecture.

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Microsoft Ribbon for WPF

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 04, 2010 13

Microsoft has released a new preview of their WPF-based Ribbon control. Though not the final version, it includes a go live license and a copy of the source code. The quality is quite high and it appears that all of the bugs and API design flaws from last year’s preview have been corrected. While the source code is available, the license only permits read-only access for debugging purposes.

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.NET and Azure Samples Showcase .NET Technologies Used in a Layered Architecture

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 22, 2010 1

Serena Yeoh, a Microsoft consultant and a contributor to Microsoft pattern&practices Application Architecture Guide, has created a Layered Architecture Sample for .NET 4.0 which was later ported to Azure, showcasing various .NET technologies (WPF, WCF, WF, ASP.NET, ADO.NET EF) used in an architecture based on the Layered Architecture design pattern.

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Fixing Data Binding Problems in WPF/Silverlight

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 04, 2010

The data binding in WPF and Silverlight is amazing in all regards. Its power and flexibility are beyond compare. Unfortunately its resistance to traditional debugging techniques is equally impressive for the wrong reasons. There is no way to really step through the data binding process, but we collected some other techniques that developers may find useful.

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Three Hotfixes for WPF Memory Leaks

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 17, 2010

Windows Presentation Foundation is quickly becoming well known for the ease in which memory leaks are introduced. Most of these leaks seem to come from the use or misuse of weak references, upon which WPF’s data binding technology is based. In the recent set of hotfixes many of these leaks are fixed.

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Karl Shifflett Shows How to make VS 2010’s Binding Builder Actually Work

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 16, 2010

Visual Studio 2010 comes with a feature they call the “Binding Builder”. This tool, launched from the properties pane, helps developers quickly construct XAML bindings for WPF and Silverlight. But without some help, it doesn’t work when the data context is only set at runtime. Karl Shifflett shows how to work around this using design-time markup extensions.

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Prism Prevents One Incomplete Feature from Derailing an Entire Release

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 09, 2010

Having modular code does not help when applications still have to be deployed in an all-or-nothing fashion. Prism addresses this by allowing you do deploy a WPF or Silverlight shell to the users separately from any specific functionality. Individual features are released out-of-band as modules that may be stored locally, on a corporate file share, or served up by a web site.

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WPF vs. Silverlight: Choosing the Right Technology for a Project

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 02, 2010 7

There is some confusion about when to use WPF and when to use Silverlight. Choosing the right technology for a project depends on precise requirements the application has and the differences between WPF and Silverlight’s capabilities.

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Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 Brings Tools for WPF Developers Too

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  May 26, 2010

Silverlight 4 was released back in April without essential development tools.Recently it was announced that Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 is ready. In addition to basic Silverlight 4 support and templates for RIA Services, there are many IDE enhancements to make working with Silverlight, WPF, and XAML easier.

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Using WPF to Support 25 Simultaneous Mice on a Single Computer

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  May 11, 2010

Microsoft has recently released a new version of their MultiPoint Mouse SDK. This technology is designed to allow up to 25 users to simultaneously interact with a single PC each using their own mouse. The stated goal of this technology is to support educational environments and full-class participation.

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February’s WPF Toolkit Brings Three New Controls

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 23, 2010

February’s edition of the WPF Toolkit brings three more controls from Silverlight: Accordion, AutoCompleteBox, and Rating.

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PyBinding: Python Scripting for XAML

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 04, 2010 2

WPF developers often find themselves with an unappetizing choice. They have to either pollute their code-behind files with special case logic or create value converter classes, most of which will only be used once. PyBinding offers a third option, embedding small scripts right inside the XAML.

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.NET 4.0 Brings XAML 2009, but Not for WPF Users

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 02, 2009

At PDC 2009, Michael Shim and Rob Relyea presented Microsoft’s plans for the future of XAML. Long term, they plan on unifying the various XAML languages and parsers, but for now developers will only get XAML 2009 for non-UI technologies like Workflow Foundation. The new parser, on the other hand, will bring new functionality to everyone who needs to analyze, manipulate, or generate XAML.

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