Archive for the ‘WinFX’ Category

WinFX May 2006 CTP

May 25, 2006

Finally the Windows Vista Beta 2  and the according technologies such as WinFX went public and are ready to download.

Check these:

According to this post I've just faced with some issue on the log files in %temp%, which indicates that the new Windows Communication Foundation embeded with May 2006 CTP WinFX runtime Components, tries to register the service model configurations and it fails if there isn't IIS installed.

IIS was not a requirement in prior CTP releases, but it seems it is now.

I managed to setup winfxrc.exe on a clean Windows Vista Build 5342 and also installed EID May 2006 CTP and everything went well.

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Media Maniac!

May 5, 2006

I've just published the my Media Mania Clone source code to CodeProject. After about 2 hours, Marc Clifton left a message claiming that what you submitted is not an article, it's just a demonstration. He was right. From there I tried to modify/update my article with the detailed description.

No I like it. But code modification inside the CodeProject's editor was a hell. Or I'm stupidly used that? huh?

My First Article On CodeProject

May 3, 2006

Bingo! Now I have my first post on Code Project. It was an exciting job.

As I've mentioned before, I'm starting to publish my sample source codes on Code Project. So anytime I've found a nice piece of code in my works, I'll upload it there.

Go download it, although it doesn't make any sense and it's so simple, but your feedbacks will help me improve.

Does WinFX Make Sense?

April 28, 2006

I've discussed about the title many times with my mates who specially are in Software Development teams especially Database Oriented, Distributed, Multi-Tier Information Systems.

They've all asked about the new platform with the brilliant eye-catching User Interface (UX). The technical question is "Who cares about the glass effect, right on the desktop?".

In some cases in Information Systems, such as an accounting software or inventory or production management front-end, end-users are not professional gamers who care about graphics or visual effects in that way, they're TPS operators, Middle-Managers and sometime High level managers who use Client Applications to work with their own data on their workstations or laptop.

I was wondering about the answer and ofcourse couldn't fight with my instinct which is noting me that the new Technology is like a thunder in the way we develope software.

I've though about the main question "Who cares?" or "Who needs?" all this past month. There are so many aspects which I could talk about, e.g. WWF is a high priority need with no doubt, or WCF is relief on service-oriented world. But the UX part which people say it's just beautiful, needs some argument.

I never was a UI desinger, but as much as I've discovered in WPF ("Avalon"), and thought about the fundamentals of the new UX framework like Visual Tree and the Rendering system, usage of DirectX rendering on the desktop which I call it Hyper-Graphic on my own or the robust Control and Data Templates all help end-users (never mind if they are older managers) to undrestand data and communicate with the target system by the visualization capabilitis WinFX provides in a very productive way. (more…)

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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