C++/CX Performance Pitfalls
Aug 09, 2013
Writing applications in C++/CX is not like writing normal C++ applications. The interoperability between pure C++ code and the Windows Runtime (WinRT) can be surprisingly expensive. In this article based on Sridhar Madhugiri’s video, C++/CX Best Practices, we look at some of the ways to avoid performance problems in Windows 8 development.
Book Excerpt and Interview: Silverlight 4 in Action
Oct 16, 2010
Silverlight 4 in Action by Pete Brown is a comprehensive guide to Silverlight application building using C#. It features several practical examples that explore flexible layout, control extensibility, the communication and binding models, rich media, animation and more.
Mike Taulty on Building Rich Internet Applications
Dec 05, 2008
Silverlight 2 is a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in and runtime for building rich internet applications. Mike Taulty walks through Silverlight basics such as the UI Model progresses to building applications with both Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Studio.
Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation (aka Avalon)
Jan 17, 2007
Billy Hollis provides a virtual walkthrough of Microsoft's rich client user interface framework formerly codenamed Avalon and now known as Windows Presentation Foundation. Billy begins with the WPF application model and XAML language then discusses controls and containers in depth.Billy finishes with a discussion of when and where to use WPF while pointing out best practices throughout.