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PDC - Day 2 - CLI302 Avalon Design Time Support

October 28, 2003 Comment on this post [1] Posted in PDC | XML
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Here's a sample of some XAML that's being written on the screen in CLI302.

<FlowPanel>
   <Text Height=”150px” Width=”75px”>1</Text>
   <Text Height=”150px” Width=”75px”>1</Text>
   <Text Height=”150px” Width=”75px”>1</Text>
</FlowPanel>

Feels like the different layouts that I used to do in Java AWT, but as XML and without all the dancing to get it to display right. 

One thing i'll give Microsoft, is that they have been exceeding thoughful about who is going to use this stuff and how their minds work. 

Remember when you first wrote C# and felt a connection with your lizard brain?  As if this language was the language of your own neurons?  That's what XAML feels like for UI.  Standing on the shoulders of giants and reaching back to the lizard brain, if I may mix metaphors.

 

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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October 29, 2003 3:30
"Standing on the shoulders of giants and reaching back to the lizard brain"

What an awesome quote ;)

I'm digging your PDC blog. I'm way over here in Atlanta, so blogging lets me get a taste of what I'm missing.

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