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Hanselminutes Podcast 147 - The new WPF-based Text Editor in Visual Studio 2010 - Interview with a Dev

January 23, '09 Comments [4] Posted in Podcast | WPF
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image Scott is on campus this week and bumps into Noah Richards, a "lowly" (his word) dev on the new editor in Visual Studio 2010. They sit down and Scott gets an education on how it's put together, built, componentized and shared using C#, WPF and MEF.

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Friday, January 23, 2009 7:30:44 AM UTC
Why would we want a WPF text editor I wonder?

Given that WPF text is all fuzzy and hard to read except for large font sizes :

http://windowsclient.net/wpf/white-papers/wpftextclarity.aspx

Friday, January 23, 2009 7:27:37 PM UTC
Will the editor be released as a component I can use in my own apps?
Lars
Friday, January 23, 2009 8:43:03 PM UTC
That fuzziness has been fixed.

Lars - Yes, it's used by other editors already at Microsoft.
Saturday, January 24, 2009 2:03:33 AM UTC
I'm interested about the fixed fuzziness. Is that because VS2010 is based on .net 4.0?

I'm building a fairly detailed UI in WPF (.net 3.5 SP1) but haven't found the panacea for the fuzz aside from large fontsize.
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