Friday, March 2, 2007

The Learning Curve

During the past couple of weeks I’ve starting digging into “Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed.” It’s a meaty book which makes for slow reading. On the other hand, the detail-oriented writing style helps bridge your understanding between the old Win32 visual programming model and the new “Vista” model. In any case, there is a lot to learn and experiment with.

First I need to get a handle on the way the UI controls work, and then figure out how to combine them with sprites. It isn’t obvious to me right now how you overlay UI on top of background graphics, but I’m sure it can be done.

Next week I hope to have something interesting to show and tell, but right now it’s just time to muscle through the learning curve…

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