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!


Source Code -

2. Google Books Downloader

3. .Net3.5 Namespace Poster

4. Debugging in WPF – WPF Disciples tips and tricks

5. Guidance on Differences Between WPF and Silverlight

6. WPF Localization Guidance Whitepaper

7. Printing Contents of WPF RichTextBox

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 -

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.

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.

11. WPF Futures Downloads

12. Progressive .NET Wrap-up by Udi Dahan