Archive for the ‘Windows Vista’ Category

MediaMania – My kind

April 27, 2006

I think most of the people interacting with WinFX and the corresponding development tools have seen or heard of MediaMania sample. I myself have seen Mark Boulter's demo on Cider.My MediaMania Sample

I was trying to find the sample code and was unsuccessful, so tried to write it by my own.

Again the gradient brushes, control template applied to ListBoxItem, Dockpanels and the layout system amazed me. It's so fun to develop user interfaces on top of hidden technologies! I'm getting used to it.

*Note: There's a sample on gotdotnet, check it too. It's also a personal try of the sample.

First WPF (“Avalon”) Try

April 27, 2006

Telling the truth, all these years of programming, I was certainly awful in UI. All the forms or pages were full of unindented user controls, no images, no colors and nothing of eye catching materials.

Workbench.2.1.jpgI was just an architectural thinker. I used to define components, desing them as reusable as possible and also tried to go deep through the technology and somehow coding style.

Threads were always a concern, and I was very helpful to the teams I was working with, by my thread managers even on UI threads. BUT I was very stupid on UI :(

I'm really confident now by WPF :)

Even my first try on WPF was an amazing UX. The gradient brushes, the way they render, glass effects and the powerfull control and data template system. These all will change user taste and I can say even the way applications are thought.

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