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HOW TO: Build Your First WPF Application
I just really started playing around with WPF and XAML and how to build an application in this new format. I really like it, but at the same time, I have a lot to still learn! For my first example, I wanted a form that would have some sort of event that caused UI to change in some manner. For this, I put together a form with a simple Button control on it and a place to put some results on the form after the button is clicked. This form really needs two pieces to work - Window1.xaml and Window1.xaml.cs. ......

Posted On Monday, November 20, 2006 7:16 AM

Office 2007 to the Rescue!
I installed Office 2007 on my laptop. This was for me an upgrade from Office 2003 and the upgrade went beautifully. It launches by asking you for the Office key right at the beginning and you can copy and paste the entire key in at once as it is a single textbox (which is a nice feature). You can also provide the key later and just install Office directly without this key. From there, you are provided two buttons - Upgrade and Custom. For kicks, I pressed the Custom tab to see what it was installing ......

Posted On Friday, November 17, 2006 10:12 AM

Vista is out to Manufacturing! Oh Yeah!
As everyone is probably blogging ... Vista is out! Yeah! Very nice. I am quite looking forward to have Vista on my machine full time now as a finished product and I am very much looking forward to MSFT Office 2007 and the abilities it gives developers to more easily build within its environment. Have you seen the new VSTO Special Edition for Visual Studio 2005? If not, then this is something to check out. It seems quite easy to program to from the demos that I have seen. I am also looking at the ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 8, 2006 12:48 PM

Downloads Galore!
There are so many new items out for download today. The first set are all the new .NET Framework 3.0 downloads: .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components Windows SDK for Vista and the .NET Framework 3.0 Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Workflow Foundation) Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP There was also a release of VSTO 2005 SE: ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 7, 2006 2:27 PM

.NET Micro Framework
Java has always been good at getting its code down to the smallest of devices. .NET made attempts at entering this space a little while back when SPOT came out that allowed .NET developers to write code for some small devices such as some Microsoft watches. SPOT has gone away it seems but the work applied there has brought forth the new and upcoming .NET Micro Framework. This is a development environment that will allow for .NET development on a small device. The size of the framework will only be ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 7:43 AM

SQL Everywhere Renamed to SQL Server Compact Edition
According to Steve Lasker, the Microsoft marketing machine has renamed SQL Everywhere to SQL Server Compact Edition. If you haven't looked at SQL CE (the new name) yet, I suggest you do. I posted earlier on some good links to some info on this product.

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 7:21 AM

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