This week we talk with WPF guru, Dr.
WPF. The good Dr. delivers his insights on common misunderstandings in
WPF along with a recommendation on one of the most important decisions
you can make when building your applications. He also tells us about
what he sees as being a true barrier for rapid WPF adoption. Remember
though it's easy to get the answers you need... all you have to do is
ask Dr. WPF!
What’s Happening in .NET
Scott Guthrie recently blogged about the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 SP1 beta release.
While shipping with the expected bug fixes, SP1 comes with some major
feature additions as well. The following is a quick list of the items
that affect user experience:
- Dynamic Data: Makes working with data-driven
websites a delight. This release brings DynamicControl support to
GridView, ListView, DetailsView and FormView
- Routing: Yes, the URL does matter! The routing engine brings control to URL to all ASP.NET developers.
- Back/Forward History: This control will help solve a significant user experience problem plaguing AJAX applications
- Script Combining: Many AJAX applications will get
the server and served to the client at once.
has IntelliSense support for most of the major players.