April on Israel Dot Net Developers User Group

יום שלישי, אפריל 17, 2012

This week we are helding our annual monthly session. It’s a bit odd, but Erez Pedro and myself are going to be the speakers . The session name is “Developers Are from Mars, Designers Are from Venus” it has 2 parts, one by Erez an amazing designer and UX expert targeted to designers and myself targeting developers. Our goal is the same, narrow the gap between the two group especially when doing XAML work. If you are a developer, I’m going to talk about the MVVM pattern, and it this session focus, why is it good...
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“Hacking” through Prism regions (or when to cross the lines with Prism)

יום שלישי, יולי 19, 2011

If you’ve been following this blog long enough, you should know I’m an avid prism fan. Most of my projects I am making use of Prism or Composite Application Guidance. This is not a post for learning Prism, but to provide a solution, not so straight-forward for a rather straight-forward problem. I must add that that rarely I had had been pushed to extreme solutions such as I show you here. For most scenarios you are pretty much good with the default behaviors. In my scenario I’ve been using a control as a region. This control...

PDC09 : Advanced WPF Application Performance Tuning and Analysis

יום רביעי, נובמבר 18, 2009

http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/CL11 In this presentation, a WPF Facebook like application was presented. Unfortunately the application has issues. during the session we have walked some classic scenarios and some are a bit far fetched (at least from my experience). If you are a WPF developer, see the video, this session should go through video really good, because you will be able to see all the small mouse gestures the presenters are doing  with each application they have used to analyze the problem. To get things in order, the session dealt with those issues: Memory...
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PDC09 : How Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Was Built with WPF 4

יום שלישי, נובמבר 17, 2009

http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/CL09 Live blogging. Reasons for VS to use WPF: You better lead by example, if you want people to use WPF, you must use it in house, intresting that it was the 1st point. WPF strong patterns of separation of concerns between UI an logic. Maturity of WPF. Plenty of rich UIs that VS needs that is much more easy to accomplish with WPF rendering engines. I guess that 3d driven designers and VS features are around the corner. ...
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Managing WPF resources contained in external assemblies

יום שלישי, ספטמבר 15, 2009

Here is a small how-to solution to a very common question. Suppose I have separated my client application to multiple projects, and each project contains his own WPF resource dictionary, how do I use it? Bottom line, you need to merge your resource dictionary to the application main resource, let’s see how to do that. private static void RegisterResources() { ResourceDictionary dictionary = new ResourceDictionary(); ...
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Composite Application Guidance for WPF – Am I Dreaming ?????

יום ראשון, אוגוסט 10, 2008

Those last few weeks I had "silently" been struggling with CAB and Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF). Many had talked about how notoriously CAB is. Well they were right. I think that CAB with SCSF is really confusing, there is no real examples of SCSF and many times you need to extrapolate CAB samples to SCSF. A light in the dark are Rich Newman excellent blog posts about CAB and SCSF. Today I had my first experience with CAG-f-WPF, and god, I was surprised no to say in awe, the documentation is finally at the level of Enterprise Library,...
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WPF, "The American Dream"

יום שני, יולי 23, 2007

You gotta love WPF, it's an amazing technology frightfully overwhelming but so overwhelming powerful as well. You can create applications which are so elegant that it's make you wanna cry.  Well, I guess all this opening is pretty nosense to you all, I didn't add anything new to you, even if you don't code with WPF (which most chances you don't, but that for another post), you could probably recite the same sentences word by word, Power to the media!. So obviously I'm not going to tell you things you already know I just wrote down one of the lesser pieces...