WPF for Developers and Lead Designers Course Launch

I’m excited to be launching a WPF training course through Toronto-based consultancy ObjectSharp. The course is called “Windows Presentation Foundation for Developers and Lead Designers,” and, as the title suggests, it offers a hands-on experience designed to give developers and lead designers the knowledge, background, tips and references they’ll need to build smart client [...]

WPF Line-Of-Business App Links

Some WPF Line-of-Business App follow-up after my presentation at DevTeach today: Great Snippets: Great code snippets I have installed into my Visual Studio for WPF development are the Dr Wpf and Nerd+Art snippet packs. WPF Coding Conventions: The coding guidelines I use for WPF are a riff on Paul Stovell’s XAML and WPF Coding Guidelines. Application Quality Guide: [...]

Bring on the 3rd major release of WPF (3.5 SP1 Beta is ready!)

A “Week of WPF” begins on Channel 9 with the announcement that the third major release of WPF (3.5 SP1) has gone beta! Tim Sneath’s blog entry has fantastic detail about what’s coming in this release and all the download/update details (Silverlighters: see caveat below). Folks attending my “WPF for Line Of Business apps” presentation on Thursday [...]

Toronto DevTeach on WPF - what would be useful for you?

I’m in the lineup to speak at the DevTeach conference, which is taking place in Toronto from May 12-15. My presentation is going to be WPF-centric, but I have deliberately left the abstract flexible. What would you like to hear about WPF at DevTeach from someone who’s been consulting in WPF and Silverlight? Building a WPF [...]

NLarge v1.1.2 (once more, with feeling, multimon and text annotation support)

Barry’s teaching a course this week and noticed that NLarge didn’t support multimon - or rather, it always zoomed in on the primary monitor. So NLarge got another update.¬† Good thing I don’t sleep! Changelist: Added Multimonitor support - zooms in on the monitor currently containing the mouse pointer. Added Text support - annotate zoomed-in images with [...]

NLarge v1.1.1 (once more, with feeling)

I immediately wanted to update NLarge again because its new default hotkeys (Ctrl-1 for Zoom, Ctrl-2 to Draw, Ctrl-3 for Break Timer) conflict with Outlook 2007’s hotkeys for Inbox, Calendar, and Contacts. So NLarge v1.1.1 is out. Changelist: Added ability to select your own hotkeys for zoom, draw and countdown timer. Added ability to Alt-Tab away from break timer, [...]

NLarge screen magnifier v1.1

NLarge is the screen magnification and annotation utility that I use for technical presentations. It magnifies the screen through a smooth animation, and allows you to pan and zoom around the magnified screen. You can annotate the magnified image using the mouse or a Tablet PC pen. Today I added a few features to NLarge to [...]

Top 3 of Mix08 (for me)

1. The Cirque du Soleil keynote demo, the most engaging articulation of WPF’s “richer, smarter, more productive line-of-business app” message since Avalon Healthcare. 2. More Microsoft Research innovation sees the light of day in the product groups and for developers at large.¬†Deep Zoom becomes available to developers through Silverlight and demoed by the Hard Rock Cafe, [...]

Mix08 - Keynote Day 2

Just got back from the Steve Ballmer / Guy Kawasaki keynote at this year’s Mix. Is Guy ever not on form? He did a great job asking Steve the tough questions, making it fun, and getting a few candid answers, along with some “PR” answers as well, including Steve’s cautious response to “What about [...]

Download links related to Mix08 Keynote Announcements

Head over to Tim Sneath’s blog for a list of all download links related to the keynote this morning.