Monthly Archives: November 2006

New Cider Adorner Placement API’s

In my last post I discussed the 3 adorner spaces in the new Cider adorner placement API’s.  In this post I will discuss these API’s  in a little more detail.  Note at the time of this writing, the spcific class … Continue reading

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Layout Space Adornment in Cider

I have recently been redesigning the architecture used to specify adorner placement within Cider.  This is a good time for us to get to a common understanding of the coordinate systems that affect our adorners in WPF and how they can … Continue reading

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XNA GSE – Free Game Development Tools

If you have a machine still running Windows XP SP2 and you’d like to play with some fun simple game development code, check out XNA Game Studio Express.  http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/xna/gse/ This install requires Visual C# Express to first be installed.  Visual … Continue reading

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WPF Rendering – #1

WPF offers distinctly different techniques for rendering graphical elements. The top level is adding shape elements such as Rectangle, Ellipse, and Path to a Panel element. This is what we see in the multitude of XAML based samples. Below I … Continue reading

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Nikola Is Blogging!

Nikola is one of the QA members of the Cider Team.  He is now blogging at http://blogs.msdn.com/nikola/. Be sure to check it out and encourage him to blog more.

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Back from Vacation

Well, I’ve survived yet another vacation.  After 1900 miles, 5 states, 8 tanks of gas, 5 hotels, 2 horseback rides I return home with 8 gigabytes of photos, aches, pains, more bug bites than I can count, and fine new … Continue reading

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NetFx3.com – Developer community for the .NET Framework 3.0

 .Net Framework 3.0 has been announced.  It includes Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, and Windows CardSpace.  A new community site has been launched to support this, NetFx3.com   Check it out, sign up, and contribute!

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