Tech News - September 2009

1. Awesomium(WPF WebBrowser)
(Its a mix of the Google Chromium project, (a wrapper called Awesomium) and a WPF) )

What Is Awesomium?
Awesomium is a library that makes it easy for developers to embed the web in their applications. For example, it can be used for:
· Powering an in-game GUI using HTML/JS/CSS
· Rendering a live web-page to a 3D object and interacting with it
· A framework for an advanced, 3D web-browser
· An offscreen renderer for snapshots or recordings of web-pages
· The implementation of in-game advertisting.
· and more!

Links:

http://chriscavanagh.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/a-real-wpf-webbrowser/

Source Code - http://wpfchromium.codeplex.com/

2. Google Books Downloader

http://www.codeplex.com/GoogleBookDownloader

3. .Net3.5 Namespace Poster

http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/a/3/4a3c7c55-84ab-4588-84a4-f96424a7d82d/NET35_Namespaces_Poster_LORES.pdf

4. Debugging in WPF – WPF Disciples tips and tricks

http://wpfdisciples.wordpress.com/2008/04/04/debugging-in-wpf-wpf-disciples-tips-and-tricks/

5. Guidance on Differences Between WPF and Silverlight

http://wpfslguidance.codeplex.com/

6. WPF Localization Guidance Whitepaper

http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=29389

7. Printing Contents of WPF RichTextBox

http://blogs.msdn.com/prajakta/archive/2007/01/03/printing-contents-of-wpf-richtextbox.aspx

8. WPF Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) Toolkit 0.1

The WPF team has just released an MVVM Toolkit which contains an overview and walkthrough of the MVVM pattern, a full Messenger sample app using MVVM, as well as a Visual Studio template for MVVM. The template creates a WPF application with folders for Views, ViewModels, Models, and Commands.

Source Code - http://www.codeplex.com/wpf/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=14962

9. TestApi

TestApi is a library of test and utility APIs that enables developers and testers to create automated tests for .NET and Win32 applications. TestApi provides a set of common test building blocks -- data-structures and algorithms -- in a simple, layered, componentized and documented stack.

http://www.codeplex.com/TestApi

10. From zero to a complete web application in minutes

The Windows Web App Gallery is designed to help you get up and running with a customizable web application quickly so you can focus on building the code only you can write.

http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2009/07/31/from-zero-to-a-complete-web-application-in-minutes.aspx

11. WPF Futures Downloads

http://www.codeplex.com/wpf/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=14962

12. Progressive .NET Wrap-up by Udi Dahan

http://www.udidahan.com/2009/09/07/progressive-net-wrap-up/