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Last Build Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:15:00 +0000


Write Your Own Surface App with WPF!

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:15:00 +0000

Hey WPF devs - as of today you can get the Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK and write your own surface app.  You can even use a Windows 7 touch computer to create and test your app!  To start playing and get more info, go to the!  

Inspire Improvements to Windows Phone Documentation

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 11:47:00 +0000

We are doing a study to see how we are doing with our documentation.  Your input will inform and inspire improvements and new features for developers.We’re looking for developers who Code at least 20 hours per week Are employed as software developers Do not have a degree in user experience or usability Have NOT worked...

A WPF Lab right in Visual Studio!

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 16:27:48 +0000

I recently learned about Ron Jacob's Hand on Lab for Windows Workflow Foundation 4 and I liked it so much that I decided to create one for WPF. Check out the WPF Simple Application Walkthough on Visual Studio Gallery!  I adapted an existing topic on MSDN to integrate directly with Visual Studio.  The lab demonstrates...

MSDN Magazine – A Coder’s Guide to Writing API Documentation

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 15:19:20 +0000

Peter Gruenbaum has written a great article in the November 2010 issue of MSDN Magazine about the why and how of documenting APIs . You can read it online here: Hello World! A Coder's Guide to Writing API Documentation.

My favorite feature of the WPF and Silverlight Tools update

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:33:00 +0000

 Update:  I guess I didn't check the link I originally posted well enough.  It's fixed, now.  Thanks to Thomas Freudenberg for providing the correct link. OK, I know this update is several months old, but I was so excited to see this feature that I wanted to share.  If you're like me, you spend a...

Experiments with WindowChrome

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:25:00 +0000

In July, the Microsoft Ribbon for WPF was released. Hopefully you saw the announcements from the WPF Team and on Pete Brown’s blog, and have already downloaded the Ribbon. A little bonus that you get with the Ribbon is the WPF Shell Integration Library and documentation for it on MSDN. This library includes the WindowChrome...

Getting Started with WPF

Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:29:00 +0000

The writers on the WPF Developer Content team own over 30K topics in the MSDN library.  But one of the most viewed topics is Getting Started (WPF).  I'm trying to make the topic more helpful, relevant, to the point, etc.  I updated the page a few months ago and was hoping I'd get some feedback from...

Have you started developing for Windows Phone 7 yet?

Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:07:00 +0000

 If you haven't heard the latest buzz about the Windows Phone 7, you must be living under a rock.  Or at least away from the Internet!  Now you can develop applications for Windows Phone before it even debuts!   The Windows Phone 7 Developer Toolkit  is available for download.   Also, be sure to check out the Windows...

Principles of software development from an alumnus of the WPF team

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:54:52 +0000

I got an email the other day from Ivo Manolov who worked for several years as the test lead for WPF and then for a bit as the PM lead. He's recently moved to a new group, but he summarized what he's learned from his experience leading the WPF team into two blog posts. One...

The new WPF Team Blog – one place to get it all!

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:22:53 +0000

The WPF team has put together a new blog where you can go and find out what the people who create WPF are up to. We'll still be here writing the developer content and blogging about that, but if you want to find out what your favorite WPF developer (or tester, PM, architect, etc.)  is...