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The WPF/E Installed on your system is no longer valid. Please go to Microsoft's web-site for the latest version
I started getting this when I got home tonight: and this is painful since I need to finish my INETA presentation for Saturday. Thinking possibly the download I had was corrupted, I re-downloaded and got the same message, but in the process saw the message that the code would be good until February 18th. I played around and found if I set the date back to January 30, it works fine, but setting it forward to February 1 it throws the error. I get the same results with Firefox and IE7. I ratted around ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 31, 2007 7:23 PM

Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcut Posters & Other 'Cheat Sheet' Links
Tim Heuer blogged this morning about some Visual Studio Shortcut 'Posters' that are available from Microsoft as PDF, and I thought they'd be worth a mention in case anyone doesn't watch his blog: Visual Basic 2005 Keyboard Shortcut Reference Poster Visual C# 2005 Keyboard Shortcut Reference Poster Both are available in color or grayscale... In addition... I recently found these as well... Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet by Dave Child And a page full of links by John Sheehan: .NET Format String, ASP.NET ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:49 AM

WPF/E Rolling Gear thoughts
On the drive in to work I was thinking about the rolling gear and the discontinuity at the edges of the canvas. It struck me that instead of messing around with starting and stopping things, maybe what I should be doing is reversing the sense on the gear rotation, and simply move the animation right to left. If I do that, I can lose the entire reverse canvas, the outer Storyboard becomes a RepeatForever, and I can just time the right and left animations. Not sure when I'll have time to try that, ......

Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2007 7:29 AM

WPF/E Rolling Gear Animation
After seeing Michael Schwarz' animation of the WPF/E Gear Reflection, I just had to see if I could roll it across the canvas. Of course, it had to return as well. The demo is at and the article is at ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 9:43 PM

Forget the Gear Reflection in WPF/E, Michael Schwarz animated it!

Michael Schwarz (yes THAT Michael Schwarz) took the gear reflection that everyone has been looking at and animated it.

Check it out on his blog!


Posted On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 7:43 AM

Fonts Available in the WPF/E December CTP
I've been asked to present WPF/E at the Phoenix INETA meeting on February 3, 2007 in Phoenix, and while working on my presentation, I got wrapped up in fonts, and ended up searching out a source for a list of all the fonts available in the December CTP. I have them listed here, along with the original Microsoft source I found. ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 23, 2007 10:10 PM

Marquee at Days Inn at Thomas Road and I-17 in Phoenix
Last night I drove past this Marquee from the East, and while I was waiting to get onto I-17, I read the marquee: NOW HIERINGFRONT DESK EXPRIANCE I thought that was pretty hilarious, and actually made me forget I was sitting in going home traffic. I guess the boss gave the sign guy the letters he needed, and the bottom row was pretty cramped and since he came out a letter ahead he figured it MUST go somewhere :) So this morning I'm heading that way again, and wouldn't you know, I didn't think to ......

Posted On Thursday, January 18, 2007 11:59 AM

Minor Errors in WPF/E QuickStart
While working on the last part of the WPF/E QuickStart, I was doing my thing which is normally thinking of other stuff to try to do with the sample code. The slider looked like fun, and I thought if I started it in the center instead of on the left that would be interesting. The outer Canvas in the xaml already had a Loaded= line in it, so I simply used it to try to set the center.'Loaded' was pointed at "javascript::slider_loaded. That in turn called slider_SetValue. So I changed this call to pass ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 17, 2007 8:28 PM

Final WPF/E QuickStart Example Page On-Site is the last page from my working through the WPF/E QuickStart. There were a few bumps in the road that I'll explain in another article, but once I got past those, things came together pretty easily.The final section of the QuickStart begins with hyperlinks which I already used on the other three starter pages. It then moves into buttons without much explanation, and then a slider example. I've combined the button and slider onto one overall ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:11 PM

Amazing Site and Young Man - Omar Al Zabir
All I can say is it's a good thing I'm as old as I am, and as firmly involved in my field. If I were the age of Omar Al Zabir, or worse, work anywhere around him, I might pack it in and see about selling used cars or something. I was minding myself reading my 'morning paper' (my blog roll) this morning and found Omar's article about a Google IG-like web site in AJAX & LINQ. My mouth started to go dry as I was looking at what he'd done, then got to the bottom and found out more information about ......

Posted On Friday, January 12, 2007 8:43 AM

Metabuilders ExpandingImageButton helps Rollup Sidebar Links
I've made another site modification right on the heels of a friend asking me "when do you decide your site is done and then are simply adding product?" In my case the answer is never, because my site is part of the product!The ProblemThe product addition I've now deployed is getting rid of that huge long list of links in the right-hand sidebar. There are 71 of them loosely categorized, but a huge list no matter how you look at it. And no I didn't really get rid of them, but I got rid of what looks ......

Posted On Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:06 PM

URL Rewriting (self-induced) Problems
It may be this way for everyone, but when a page has worked for a while, I have a tendency to not go back and look at it unless I need it for a reference. So this morning when I hit one of my page links just to make sure my content page code was running, the page didn't load. Others did, so what's wrong with that? This is obviously a failure in the QA department... oh, that's also ME :) I checked to make sure the page was in the database, and the page table was also still correct. I accessed the ......

Posted On Thursday, January 11, 2007 8:26 AM

Phoenix INETA-Sponsored Launch event for Windows Vista

February 3, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, UAT Campus, Phoenix, AZ

This is the perfect springboard to get you off the ground using the new features in .NET 3.0

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Posted On Saturday, January 6, 2007 7:05 AM

Vista "Ready for a New Day" Launch Tour in the Southwest Update
Wed., Jan. 17, 20079:00am-3:30pmPhoenix Convention Center100 N. 3rd StreetPhoenix, AZ Update Jan 4, 2007: Check Tim Heuer's Blog page for dates in other Southwest cities. It was leaked today that every REGISTERED attendee would receive a copy of Office 2007 and Groove 2007! ......

Posted On Thursday, January 4, 2007 2:22 PM

Meeting an old friend (Charles Petzold) at a new location (WPF)
'Back in the day' there was DOS and this new-fangled thing called Windows. Windows didn't multi-task, but it had a cool UI, so I was attracted. 3.1 finally came out and amazingly enough, Borland was delivering a compiler that would allow me to compile 'Win-Apps', as opposed to 'DOS-Apps'. If I bought the compiler by a certain date, I'd get a copy of "Programming Windows" by Charles Petzold. I did, and tried to enlist friends and coworkers to join my quest, to no avail. I read that book cover to cover, ......

Posted On Thursday, January 4, 2007 7:57 AM

VS2005 SP1 Install Hints from Scott Guthrie

Great information from Scott on installing SP1... a must-read:

Posted On Tuesday, January 2, 2007 7:34 AM

RGB, aRGB, now scRGB... what is that?
Working my way through the WPF/E QuickStart I stalled out when I hit a color Fill value of: "sc#1, 0.8123474, 0.8123474, 0.8123474". I didn't have to stall out there, but it bugged me that I didn't know what that was all about. It took me a bit to find out that was "scRGB", but then I was able to find lots of pages about that. I've written a short blurb about it on my site here: ......

Posted On Monday, January 1, 2007 5:16 PM

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