Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
Scott Guthrie mentioned that he would post the sample code for the Process Explorer in his first entry on Atlas.
And, he did it, posting his Atlas Keynote Walkthrough, which shows all of the code for each step of the keynote.
- Step 1: The Web Service We Use
- Step 2: Simple Invocation of the Web Service
- Step 3: Using an Atlas ListView Control
- Step 4: Implementing Drag/Drop
- Step 5: Implementing VirtualEarth
- Step 6: Showing it on a Mac
It is very interesting to see Microsoft producing a cross-browser implementation, including WPF/E, which will run a subset of components on all browsers.
This morning at the PDC Microsoft announced the new Expression Designer line of products. Included as part of the Expression suite is the new product currently codenamed Microsoft Expression “Quartz Web Designer”.
It provides a really rich designer focused web authoring tool that has full support for ASP.NET 2.0 â€“ including rich support for ASP.NET Controls, Data-binding, Templates, Master Pages, Themes, Localization, etc. It will be a great tool for designers to use when working on ASP.NET 2.0 solutions (developers use VS, designers use Expression â€“ with the ability for both tools to edit the same web projects together).
In the Visual Studio Orcas timeframe we will also be upgrading the VS Whidbey WYSIWYG web designer to use the Quartz design surface so that we can take advantage of its richer CSS and layout editing support. If you attend the PDC session this afternoon you’ll also see a demo of a VS Orcas build showing this richer support off.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:36 pm