WPF Text Blog

A blog on WinFX: Windows Presentation Foundation text and flow layout.

Blind Comparison VS2008 vs. VS2010

The text clarity improvements in WPF4 bring WPFs text rendering to near GDI compatibility. Below is...

Author: text Date: 04/13/2010

VS2010 & .Net4 Released!

Yesterday we released VS2010 and .Net4. Now everyone can try out the new features that I have...

Author: text Date: 04/13/2010

Additional WPF Text Clarity Improvements

During each milestone of WPF4, we have been working to improve our text rendering. WPF4 Beta2...

Author: text Date: 03/05/2010

Visual Studio 2010 Crash On StartUp

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */...

Author: text Date: 03/01/2010

ClearTypeHint

ClearType text filtering relies heavily on alpha blending (overview of ClearType). This algorithm...

Author: text Date: 01/14/2010

WPF Text Measurement Units

The WPF text team has seen some people get confused about what units WPF uses when measuring text....

Author: text Date: 12/11/2009

Custom Dictionaries

Most current editors provide built in spell checking which validates user input. Spell checkers can...

Author: text Date: 10/02/2009

Bindable Run

Since the initial release of WPF, Run.Text has been a normal CLR property. This has meant that...

Author: text Date: 09/01/2009

Caret Brush

WPF provides extensive customizability to app authors, allowing them to change the default look and...

Author: text Date: 08/31/2009

Selection Brush

The default visual appearance of most objects in WPF can be easily tweaked, if not swapped out for a...

Author: text Date: 08/28/2009

Layout Rounding

WPF’s layout engine frequently gives elements sub-pixel positions. Antialiasing algorithms cause...

Author: text Date: 08/27/2009

WPF 4.0 Text Stack Improvements

Please note that the screenshots in this post are not displaying correctly. To view them in their...

Author: text Date: 08/24/2009

Back to WPF Text Blog

Since DirectWrite will now be using a different blog, the name of this blog will return to WPF Text...

Author: text Date: 08/21/2009

DirectWrite blog posts moving to the DirectX blog

In order to consolidate information from various blogs about the DirectX family of APIs, we have...

Author: text Date: 07/16/2009

New WPF 4.0 Features

WPF 4.0 Beta1 was released last month. While many exciting features were included in Beat1, there...

Author: text Date: 06/24/2009

Introducing the DirectWrite Font System

Hi, my name is Niklas Borson and I’m a developer on the DirectWrite team at Microsoft. DirectWrite...

Author: text Date: 04/15/2009

DirectWrite Questions and Answers

Hi, my name is Mikhail Leonov, and I’m a Senior Software Development Engineer on the DirectWrite...

Author: text Date: 04/13/2009

DirectWrite beta documentation

There is now DirectWrite content in MSDN as part of the Win7 beta documentation.   ...

Author: text Date: 01/15/2009

DirectWrite

Hello – my name is Sriram Subramanian and I am a Senior Program Manager on Windows 7 for text. ...

Author: text Date: 12/11/2008

WPF Text Clarity Doc

I have posted a doc about: problems inherent to rendering small text, how WPF tackles these...

Author: text Date: 08/18/2008

New Blog Admin

Hi, my name is Chipalo, and I am a program manager on WPF. Unfortunately, Chris is no longer with...

Author: text Date: 07/18/2008

WPF 3.5 to support the languages of ~1 billion more people

We're quite excited about our upcoming WPF 3.5 release which will now support seven Indic scripts!!...

Author: text Date: 09/19/2007

WPF TypeCon Workshop Material

Thanks to all who attended TypeCon's Fonts and Typography in WPF workshop. We had a great time...

Author: text Date: 08/06/2007

Job opening in the Windows text team

Hi everyone, our team is seeking a strong developer to help us design and deliver world-class text...

Author: text Date: 06/12/2007

Microsoft Surface

Unrelated to text, but extremely cool... Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates once talked about putting a...

Author: text Date: 05/30/2007

Silverlight Times Reader on a Mac

You may have seen people on the subway or bus reading the New York Times on a tablet PC. You might...

Author: text Date: 05/16/2007

The Art, Science, and Business of Killer Content Experiences MIX Session

I hope some of you who are attending MIX were able to attend this talk this morning. If not, here's...

Author: text Date: 05/01/2007

WPF font selection model

Hi,my name is Mikhail Leonov, I'm a developer on the WPF Text team. WPF introduces a new font...

Author: text Date: 04/23/2007

Fortes is back.

Fil Fortes has restarted blogging on WPF flow & text topics. Lots of good posts including a...

Author: text Date: 03/30/2007

.NET 3.0 available in XP optional software update

.NET 3.0 is now available in XP SP2 as an optional windows software update, probably the quickest...

Author: text Date: 02/05/2007

Tim's Intro to Great WPF apps

Tim Sneath has just started an 'Intro to great WPF apps' series starting with the British Library's...

Author: text Date: 01/30/2007

Dot Net Solution's WPF Wikipedia Explorer

Dot Net Solutions created a fun Wikipedia explorer app that takes Wikipedia content and displays it...

Author: text Date: 01/08/2007

Text as a decorative element

Lorin on our SDK team just posted a great sample on how to use FormattedText to create fun...

Author: text Date: 01/02/2007

Sample Font Chooser

[ Reposting, as this entry got deleted accidentally. Aplogies if you've seen this before! ] One...

Author: text Date: 10/31/2006

After animating text, the text seems to pause for 1 second and then render more sharply than before. Why is that?

If you've ever wondered why this happens Seema, a program manager on the WPF team, wrote a great...

Author: text Date: 10/20/2006

Tips for improving your WPF text rendering experience

WPF uses the latest version of ClearType to render text. This version of ClearType has a few new...

Author: text Date: 10/18/2006

NYTimes launches Times Reader Beta program

The Times Reader Beta is out! You can get it here. Wired wrote an article reviewing it as did Slate....

Author: text Date: 09/19/2006

MSDN TV Demo Part 2: Using an interactive animating object sitting in 3D space as the foreground for your text

The demo I showed on the MSDN TV segment used an animating star sitting in 3D space as the...

Author: text Date: 08/14/2006

Font Families and Friendly Names

Hi, my name is Niklas Borson and I'm a developer on the WPF Text team. I'm going to write today...

Author: text Date: 07/10/2006

Pure XAML Font Chooser

Hi, My name is Norris, and I’m the test lead on the WPF Text team. Our team is responsible for...

Author: text Date: 06/19/2006

Demos from the TechEd WPF Rich Content talk

I just gave a talk at TechEd in Boston on Creating Rich Content Experiences in WPF (DEV326), for...

Author: text Date: 06/14/2006

Quick Tour of WPF Text Architecture

WPF Text Hi, my name is Worachai Chaoweeraprasit (or “Chai” for short – I assure you, it doesn’t...

Author: text Date: 06/05/2006

MSDN TV Demo Part 1 Continued: Creating an Easy and Enjoyable Reading Experience in WPF

Hi world! I’ve grabbed hold of Chris Han’s blogging coattails and will be posting some info about...

Author: text Date: 05/22/2006

MSDN TV Demo Part 1: Creating an OpenType menu in WPF

Hi, my name is Chris Han, I’m the program manager in Windows Presentation Foundation working on text...

Author: text Date: 05/06/2006

New York Times 'Times Reader' built on WPF

Something we've been really excited about in the WPF team is our partnership with New York Times and...

Author: text Date: 05/01/2006

Welcome!

Welcome to the text blog! We decided to start this blog for several reasons: to show you a lot of...

Author: text Date: 03/07/2006