…one the most amazing and unexpected announcements of the whole keynote came for me in a WPF demo towards the end.
In an update to WPF that should be available some time this summer, we’re going to get SHADER SUPPORT in WPF.
Yes, that kind of shader.
WPF team, I love you guys.
First let’s get to the obvious Silverlight announcements we “knew” were coming during this keynote:
- Silverlight 2.0 Beta is available!
- Expression Blend 2.5 (!) March Preview is available!
- formal announcement of Silverlight Mobile device support!
In my presentation last weekend I was asked about Silverlight adoption stats, which I predicted we’d get during the keynote. [...]
After a brief intro by Scott Guthrie, the technical component of the keynote began with Dean Hackamovitch’s first public demo of IE8.
I know that this conference is fundamentally about connected systems, and the web browser is a vitally important component.
But I thought this was a profoundly boring way to begin the technical announcement part of [...]
I’ve just stepped out from the first Mix Keynote I’ve attended as a consultant rather than a Microsoftie. There was no real shocker in there, but it was a solid keynote and I am enthused by a couple of exciting announcements
Ray Ozzie began by saying he sees Mix08 as one of several milestones on a [...]
Thanks to everyone who came out to my WPF and Silverlight presentation at the Toronto CodeCamp event yesterday. It was great to have a chance to speak with so many interested and enthusiastic people who hung around after the talk.
Because the presentation was a riff on my What’s New in WPF 3.5 and Silverlight [...]
I’m presenting at the Toronto Code Camp on Saturday about What’s new in Visual Studio 2008 for WPF 3.5 and Silverlight developers. My presentation will be an updated version of the presentation I gave at ObjectSharp’s Visual Studio 2008 At the Movies event, which hopefully you’ll find interesting and useful if you’re doing client-side [...]
1. Visual Studio 2008. Express Edition is free. But the story doesn’t end here…
2. Expression Blend 2. Current build is the December Preview. I’m guessing the next drop will happen around Mix08 in March. Does a much better job of visually editing XAML (for instance, elements in Resource Dictionaries) than [...]
It was great to be part of ObjectSharp’s VS2008 at the Movies event this morning. Thanks to all of you who braved a quintessentially Canadian snowstorm to be there!
My favourite part of the WPF/Silverlight presentation was being able to show some of the work ObjectSharp has been doing with WPF and .NET 3.5 at Thermo [...]
Ever wonder how the experts build clever things into their WPF applications? Here’s one way to find out which uses a few of my favourite tools for building WPF and Silverlight apps.
1. Snoop, an excellent utility that lets you visualize and probe a running WPF application.
2. Lutz’s tried and true Reflector utility, which [...]
I’ve been knee-deep in code for the past month, and in the process I’ve refined my proverbial code pipeline and learned heaps about what it’s really like to build line-of-business WPF applications with Visual Studio 2008.
So I’m excited to have the chance to talk WPF and Silverlight at ObjectSharp’s “VS2008 at the Movies” event on [...]