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Windows Presentation Foundation

Creating a background application with WPF

Sometimes you need to have an application running in the background. Then you don’t want your MainWindow to be visible all the time. Instead you just want to have an icon in the notification area that allows the user to open up the MainWindow and to exit the application. In WPF you can do this easily with the help of Windows Forms’ NotifyIcon-class.

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The future of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and what’s coming next

In 2006 I started working with the first preview versions of the Windows Presentation Foundation with my Trivadis fellow Christoph Pletz. We wrote 2007 the very first German article about MVVM and 2008 I published my first book with the title “Windows Presentation Foundation – the ultimate handbook”.

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Windows Presentation Foundatoin 4.5 – WPF 4.5 – the 3rd edition is here

I’m proud to announce that the ultimate handbook about Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in .NET 4.5 is in stores now. Order your copy of the German-Speaking Topseller about WPF directly here on Amazon:

Order WPF-Book on Amazon.de

Find all the Details about the book on www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/wpf

Currently I’m working really hard on my book about Windows Store Apps. It’ll be released next year and can already be preordered on Amazon:

Preorder Windows Store Apps-Book on Amazon.de

So maybe I’ll blog more again in the future. But for now I’m totally focused on finishing the Windows Store Aps-book.

So far so good,
stay tuned,
Thomas

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TechDays 2011 – Demos online

Thanks to all who attended in my session at TechDays 2011 in Basel. My Live-Demo is available via the link below.

TechDays Basel – LiveDemo – Download here

The .zip-File contains a .bak-File that you can restore via SQL Server Management Studio by chosing “Restore Database” from the contextmenu when right-clicking on “databases” in Object Explorer.

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BASTA! Spring – Fortgeschrittenes DataBinding mit WPF

Danke an alle Teilnehmer meiner Session, die mir zu so später Stunde noch sehr aufmerksam und konzentriert folgen konnten. Ich hoffe, jeder konnte was mitnehmen. Folgend die Links zu den Slides und dem in der Live-Demo entwickelten Beispiel.

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Morgen früh um 8:30 Uhr geht’s weiter mit Silverlight und WCF RIA Services. Dabei wird auch das Windows Phone via SOAP mit Authentication an den WCF RIA Service “angehängt”.

Thomas

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GUI & Desgin Konferenz – Slides

An der GUI & Design-Konferenz in Nürnberg durfte ich heute zwei Vorträge zu den Themen “Controls in WPF/Silverlight designen und entwickeln” und “Hardwarenahe Programmierung in WPF/Silverlight mit Pixelshadern” halten. Bei Ihnen als Teilnehmer möchte ich mich an dieser Stelle recht herzlich für das grosse Interesse und die Aufmerksamkeit bedanken. Ich hoffe, es hat Ihnen gefallen und Sie konnten das ein oder andere für die Praxis mitnehmen.

Zum Runterladen der versprochenen Slides klicken Sie bitte einfach auf einen der beiden Vorträge:

Viel Spass damit. Falls weitere Fragen auftauchen oder der Code zu den kurzen Live-Demos gewünscht ist, genügt eine kurze Mail an mich. Schreiben Sie mir auch, falls Sie individuelle Trainings oder Consulting im Bereich WPF/Silverlight benötigen: Mail an Thomas

Cheers,
Thomas

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Speaking at GUI & Design Conference in Nürnberg

It has been quiet here for some weeks. After I had finished my Silverlight book I just enjoyed the unfamiliar free time I had on Saturday and Sunday. I just used it for hanging around with my family and friends. Now I’m back in the optimum of work-life-balance. I’m going to start a series of blogposts about building apps with Silverlight for the Web and for Windows Phone 7 in the mid of december. So I hope you’re looking forward to that.

With this post I want to inform you about the GUI&Design-Conference. The conference about GUI and Design has a lot of experts and great sessions to offer. I think it’s a special and great conference that you shouldn’t miss as a UI-Developer or –Designer. It would be great to see you there.

I’ve two sessions. One about Pixelshader-Effects in WPF and Silverlight and one about developing and designing Custom Controls in WPF and Silverlight. Find the conference-website on http://www.gui-design.ppedv.de/ or just click on the image below to join it.

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Looking forward to see you there.

Thomas

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WPF book has been released and Silverlight book will be available on 28th of August

Exactly two years after the first release of the WPF-book the second edition is available since some days. Find more details about the content and where you can order it on http://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/wpf.

The Silverlight-Book has also been written and is currently running through the process of reading, testing and printing. It will be in stores on 28th of August. Find more information about the Silverlight-Book and where you can order it on http://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/silverlight.

I hope you like the books and you can master the “programming-challenge” of your wpf- and silverlight-projects with the knowhow you got from the books.

Cheers,
Thomas

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