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Mole 2010 has shipped!

February 23rd, 2011 | Posted by William Dasilva in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Read Josh Smith’s post about it here:

http://joshsmithonwpf.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/mole-2010-has-shipped/

Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow Release Candidate

July 10th, 2009 | Posted by William Dasilva in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Believe me when I say you need to ditch your old version of Blend and install the latest

Blend is amazing now!

Expect reviews from me soon.

The Gu has spoken! Silverlight 3 is shipped!

June 10th, 2009 | Posted by William Dasilva in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2009/07/10/silverlight-3-released.aspx

This is a great release… something MSFT should really be proud of and a real enabler for amazing experiences across multiple platforms.

I am just finishing up my first v1 of an SL3 project that we have been building on beta bits and the experience has been great. Its not so hard to be a WPF guy in Silverlight anymore.

Very exciting day for some really cool work that we have been doing at IM. Today we are announcing publically the IdentityMine Gesture Engine. Read the press release here:

http://cs.identitymine.com/blogs/im_news/archive/2009/03/19/identitymine-introduces-the-identitymine-gesture-engine-to-support-advanced-multi-touch-development.aspx

Quote from the website:

“In addition to multi-level gesture support the IdentityMine Gesture Engine also support for user recorded custom gestures. These gestures can be used to augment the set of gestures currently supported which include Rotate, Resize, Pan, Click/Touch, Slide, Flick, Touch and Hold, Drag, and 3D. ”

Its some really cool stuff and after having played with it a little bit it is very much a new playground for designers to start designing states and transitions for the complex world of intuitive NUI interfaces…

http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/dd434644.aspx

PhotoSuru Syndicated Experience is Live!

January 7th, 2009 | Posted by William Dasilva in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Really cool photo viewer app is available here with source code:

http://windowsclient.net/appfeeds/SubscriptionCenter/Gallery/photosuru.aspx

This app demonstrates the kind of hardware accelerated performance with full screen animations that you should expect from a rich client app.

I especially like the film strip that has a motion blur on it as it slides back and forth.

43 Folders on “Feeling Creative”

January 2nd, 2009 | Posted by William Dasilva in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

“Creative work only seems like a magic trick to people who don’t understand that it’s ultimately still work.

http://www.43folders.com/2009/01/02/feeling-creative

Silverlight 3 in 2010 with 3D and hardware acceleration

November 17th, 2008 | Posted by William Dasilva in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/11/16/update-on-silverlight-2-and-a-glimpse-of-silverlight-3.aspx

Conveniently announced before Adobe MAX tomorrow :-)

Dinner with Dr. WPF (another witness)

October 30th, 2008 | Posted by William Dasilva in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Walt and Josh blogged about it. It would be wrong of me not to.

Dinner with the disciples last night was great…

…a bit uncomfortable since most people were visibly awestruck by the doctor’s presence at our table.

I think its important to say that I feel like the doctor isn’t a bad guy. It just appears like he is the prototypical evil eccentric mastermind when we breaks into a loud “mooo hooo hooo ah a ahhhhh” (I did however hear that he is wanted in peru for kicking a llama and he conceived his first child at the age of six on a subway in a cloning experiment gone awry but I digress).

It was actually a night to remember. A life changing night. I will always remember the doctor’s powerful voice as he explained to us the importance of “oslo” and “m” and modeling saying, “From now on you will always measure life’s achievements as life before this asparagus and life after this asparagus.” It was truly life changing asparagus.

It was when the doctor told me I should be getting my Crack online and that “it was good quality stuff” that I realized that he really did care. His cold maniacal exterior was really just a visual style applied to his lookless control. Really he is a man of many dependency properties. His commands might have too many parameters but he is a great resource dictionary to hang out with at your next routed event.

Dr. WPF I look forward to having dinner with you at PDC 09

Karims attached bindings in Silverlight

October 27th, 2008 | Posted by William Dasilva in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Other than Karim’s office show and tell every now and then I never got a chance to really look at this until now.http://dragonshed.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/attachedbindings-for-silverlight/