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Bander Alsharfi yet another WinFX fan! January 2006 Entries
Learning WinFX (Day 1): Building TicTacToe using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Writting applications using the Longhorn Application Model is not hard at all, It's just a bit different. In the other application models you will be interfacing with Win32 API, but for LH Application Model; you will be using WinFX API. To understand what I'm going to talk about in this tutorial you must have at least a basic knowledge of what is WinFX.If you already have,skip the following defenitions. "Windows Communication Foundation" is the name for Microsoft’s unified programming model ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:20 AM

Binding in XAML
I didn't understand your question well, were you talking about databinding or control binding?Anyway down below are 2 scenarios to explain basic control binding, If you meant databinding; let me know. In this scenario we will bind a Rectangle to a Slider control, where the Slider controls the Rectangle's width, so when the Slider's value increases the Rectangle's width increases too. <Window x:Class="Window1" xmlns="http://schemas.micro... xmlns:x="http://schemas.mic... ......

Posted On Saturday, January 21, 2006 11:55 AM

Windows Vienna is the successor of Windows Vista
NeoWin.com writes about how Windows Blackcomb changed its name to Windows Vienna. Windows Vienna is the successor of the Windows Vista operating system. The new codename was not officially confirmed by Microsoft, however Robert Scoble confirmed the rumour in a Channel9 topic. "The codename for Blackcomb has changed to 'Vienna'. This does not reflect a big change for us; we have used city code names in the past," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. "These code names are derived from cities/locations ......

Posted On Saturday, January 21, 2006 9:40 AM

Last Usergroup Community Night WinFX Demo
Remeber the demo Don and Chris did in one of the MSDN TV shows? In my last WinFX presentation one of the attendees asked me during the break to build the same simple app that Don and Chris built; honstly I was happy to know that people in Jordan are watching MSDN TV, in addition he gave me an idea in what to demo about! to tell the truth I didn't plan a demo scenario, I was relying on the feedback from the attendees. Down below is the source code: <Window x:Class="Window1" xmlns="http://schemas.micro... ......

Posted On Thursday, January 19, 2006 9:57 AM

Running ASP.NET 2.0 Webparts over Sharepoint Portal Server 2003
Windows SharePoint Services SP2 does support the .NET Framework 2.0, CLR 2.0 and ASP.NET 2.0; therefore you can build ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts using Visual Studio 2005 and deploy them on Windows SharePoint Services SP2; however, this process is not as straight-forward as it sounds here! To leverage ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts in Windows SharePoint Services, a wrapper Web Part must be written to make the ASP.NET 2.0 Web Part appear to be a Windows SharePoint Services Web Part. After this is done, your ASP.NET ......

Posted On Thursday, January 19, 2006 6:23 AM

Outstanding WinFX Presentation Yesterday!
Yesterday's presentation went great!Attendees liked WinFX and I bet some went home; downloaded the SDK and spent the whole night playing with it...One thing I keep noticing in presentations; Introductory slides are always boring! most of the attendees were not that focus and some were trying to keep up but just couldn't! you know the slides were you start spraying marketing stuff all over the place about what a cool decade it was, what a great job Microsoft is doing, or what magazines are writting, ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:01 PM

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