Windows Presentation Foundation User Education

Write Your Own Surface App with WPF!

Hey WPF devs - as of today you can get the Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK and write your own surface app....

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 07/12/2011

Inspire Improvements to Windows Phone Documentation

We are doing a study to see how we are doing with our documentation. Your input will inform and...

Author: snoutholder Date: 12/03/2010

A WPF Lab right in Visual Studio!

I recently learned about Ron Jacob's Hand on Lab for Windows Workflow Foundation 4 and I liked it so...

Author: Carole Snyder - MSFT Date: 11/09/2010

MSDN Magazine - A Coder’s Guide to Writing API Documentation

Peter Gruenbaum has written a great article in the November 2010 issue of MSDN Magazine about the...

Author: Jim Walker - MSFT Date: 11/05/2010

My favorite feature of the WPF and Silverlight Tools update

Update: I guess I didn't check the link I originally posted well enough. It's fixed, now. Thanks to...

Author: Carole Snyder - MSFT Date: 08/26/2010

Experiments with WindowChrome

In July, the Microsoft Ribbon for WPF was released. Hopefully you saw the announcements from the WPF...

Author: Jim Walker - MSFT Date: 08/25/2010

Getting Started with WPF

The writers on the WPF Developer Content team own over 30K topics in the MSDN library. But one of...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 08/17/2010

Have you started developing for Windows Phone 7 yet?

If you haven't heard the latest buzz about the Windows Phone 7, you must be living under a rock. Or...

Author: Carole Snyder - MSFT Date: 07/30/2010

Principles of software development from an alumnus of the WPF team

I got an email the other day from Ivo Manolov who worked for several years as the test lead for WPF...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 07/28/2010

The new WPF Team Blog - one place to get it all!

The WPF team has put together a new blog where you can go and find out what the people who create...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 07/21/2010

Finding code in the MSDN Library

At Tech Ed, one of the things we heard over and over is “More code!”  This is not a new...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 07/07/2010

Find the WPF sample you want with this "map"

I got an email the other day that included a twitter post with a link to this "map" of our...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 06/30/2010

Greetings from TechEd 2010

This week I'm hanging out at TechEd 2010 to find out more about what customers are interested in...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 06/07/2010

More tools for WPF 4 application development

You might have heard a lot of buzz about the recent release of the Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 05/26/2010

Help Viewer Power Tool Provides Index and Standalone Window

Microsoft released a Power Tool that adds keyword index capability to the Help Viewer with an option...

Author: Carole Snyder - MSFT Date: 05/14/2010

Calling a Stored Procedure from your WPF app

Recently I needed to get data from a database by calling a stored procedure. This seemed like it...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 05/04/2010

Keep Offline Help Up-to-Date in Visual Studio 2010

One of my favorite features offered by the new help system in Visual Studio 2010 is the ability to...

Author: wcsdkteam Date: 04/15/2010

OpenFileDialog sample

I finally got some time to dig through all my customer feedback requests and found a glaring...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 03/26/2010

Finding an Object TreeViewItem

The question often comes up, "how do I get to a certain TreeViewItem?" The question arises because a...

Author: Carole Snyder - MSFT Date: 02/23/2010

WPF Shell Integration Library for .NET 3.5

One of the exciting new features in .NET 4 is the ability to use Windows 7 Shell features like Jump...

Author: Jim Walker - MSFT Date: 02/22/2010

What's new in .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate documentation

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate is now available along with the...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 02/19/2010

Angled Headers in the DataGrid

In my last post, I demonstrated how to rotate the text inside a DataGrid header. And I suggested...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 01/06/2010

Rotate your text in the WPF DataGrid column headers

I was talking to Cheryl who writes for the Silverlight User Education team and she was trying to...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 12/16/2009

Karl Shifflett’s WPF and Silverlight shared design-time code

Here’s a most excellent demonstration of how to author a custom design experience that’s shared...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 11/21/2009

Fishbowl – A Facebook sample app in WPF

uxlabs@Microsoft has just released Fishbowl, a sample client application for Facebook, complete with...

Author: wcsdkteam Date: 11/20/2009

Glenn Block at PDC: Building extensible rich internet applications with the Managed Extensibility Framework

Building Extensible Rich Internet Applications with the Managed Extensibility Framework In Hall F on...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 11/16/2009

In past versions of our Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation, you may have experienced...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 10/23/2009

.NET Framework 4 Beta 2 documentation now available

Docs for .NET Framework 4 Beta 2, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Visual Studio 2010 Beta...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 10/21/2009

Silverlight designer sample code is posted

If you’ve been wishing for some helpful designer gestures for your Silverlight DataGrid controls,...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 09/24/2009

WPF Designer sample code is posted

If you want to author custom design-time experiences for your WPF controls, this is a good place to...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 09/16/2009

Silverlight delivers online viewing experience for Sunday Night Football

The NFL and NBC will be delivering the entire Sunday Night Football season by using Silverlight 3.0...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 09/10/2009

TestApi v0.3 Released!

The third preliminary version of TestApi, the testing API library has been released. TestApi is a...

Author: Nitya Ravi Date: 09/01/2009

Implicit Styles, Templates, Controls and FrameworkElements

Even though I've been working with WPF for over 3 years, I'm still learning some of its...

Author: Carole Snyder - MSFT Date: 08/27/2009

Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 available for download

The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is now available for download. Click...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 08/07/2009

Expression Blend 3 released

Including Sketchflow! Check out the Expression Web site and be sure to download the 60 day trial....

Author: JGalasyn Date: 07/22/2009

Silverlight 3 and Expression 3 launch today

This morning, Scott Guthrie and Soma announced the launch of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 07/10/2009

LIVE, HD broadcast of the Michael Jackson memorial using IIS Smooth Streaming and Silverlight

Today, July 7th, 10AM PT, 1PM ET – We are broadcasting the Michael Jackson memorial, live in HD from...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 07/07/2009

Chart Controls for WPF ship in the Toolkit

We posted previously about the development of the WPF chart controls. With the release of the June...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 06/25/2009

We’re featured over at WindowsClient.NET on the new WPF and Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 05/27/2009

Code sample for the WPF DataGrid.CellStyle topic

At the deadline for Visual Studio 10 Beta 1 content complete, I was madly trying to check in art and...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 05/26/2009

TestApi v.0.2 Released!

The second preliminary version of TestApi, the testing API library has been released. TestApi is a...

Author: Nitya Ravi Date: 05/22/2009

Offline Beta WPF .Net Framework 4 documentation

Want fast MSDN docs that are scoped only for beta WPF and can be accessed without an internet...

Author: snoutholder Date: 05/21/2009

Visual Studio 10 Beta 1 bits are posted

Go get ‘em: SKU/downoad page Format Size Visual Studio 2010 Shell (Integrated) Beta 1...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 05/20/2009

.NET Framework 4 and VS Beta1 docs are posted

Docs for .NET Framework 4 Beta 1, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Visual Studio 2010...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 05/18/2009

Understanding Performance in your WPF Application

I just finished reviewing a document for using the WPF Performance Profiling Tools and I have to say...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 04/23/2009

A Twitter Application in WPF

DigiFlare has released the beta of a new WPF application called DigiTweet. DigiTweet is a desktop...

Author: Carole Snyder - MSFT Date: 04/06/2009

VantagePoint Controls for Silverlight

You may have seen us blog about the excellent VantagePoint WPF controls from our friends at...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 04/06/2009

More fun with DataGrid

Here’s another DataGrid sample using the WPF Toolkit.  It includes Creating templates for...

Author: Margaret Parsons [MSFT] Date: 04/02/2009

WPF Toolkit March 2009 Update is posted

Here’s the official word from the WPF Tree Services & Controls Team: We shipped some great new...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 03/26/2009

Silverlight 3 Beta unveiled today at MIX ‘09

Don’t miss the live stream from MIX ‘09. Here’s the official word: Today, Microsoft Corp. unveiled...

Author: JGalasyn Date: 03/18/2009

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