Avalon: May ’05 Beta 1 RC Change Log Commentary

Here’s some quick and dirty changes I’ve noticed from the March CTP to the May Beta 1 RC. Hopefully Microsoft will post a formal change log soon: General FrameworkElement::ID property renamed FrameworkElement::Name. Subsequently any properties that used to point to a FrameworkElement by ID now point by Name (e.g. SetterTimeLine::TargetName). IPropertyChanged interface renamed to INotifyPropertyChanged System.Windows.Shapes.StretchableShape […]

Avalon Naming Conventions

Nick Kramer, a PM on the Avalon team, bursts into the blogging scene with his first post being about Avalon’s various naming conventions. The primary need for these conventions is for discoverability through reflection. The primary “client” that needs to reflect on types using these patterns is the Avalon serialization architecture itself. However, these patterns can also be leveraged by design time […]

Microsoft’s Language Choices

Dare posted up the other day about Microsoft’s language choices and how they have “missed the boat” with some of today’s trendsetters. He mentions that Microsoft is too busy competing with Java and the JVM with C# and, as a result, other language/technology crowds aren’t receiving enough attention. He makes some good points, so definitely give it a read. I originally just commented on […]