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Source for VISTA standards in business apps

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Can anyone recommend a source for sample apps that demonstrate UIs that meet
the VISTA UI standards such as "top rules for the windows vista user
experience" http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...327.aspx#aero?

The problem I've found is that ALL samples on the net show off the awesome
capabilities of WPF with fancy GUI and features, but nothing that address
the needs of a serious business data entry program which meets the VISTA UI
design standards. I know data entry is boring for most, but its probable
the majority of apps that will be built for businesses and it's the most
overlooked. When I say data entry, most of an app is usually designed for
users to input data such as a properties window for a business objects like
'Customer', 'Transaction', 'an Idea which along with the idea could have
many properties like team members developing the idea, CAPEX, REVEX,
Excepted for implementation, etc.'. Boring yes, but this is the meat and
potatoes of most biz apps. I just downloaded Expression Blend hoping to
find some samples there with no luck. I'm a small shop building apps for
fortune 100 companies and could use some sample UIs as templates to help me
get jump started. Can someone please help me on this? I'm sure there are
others out there with the same needs.

Thanks.

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Mar 28 '07 #1
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Hi,
>I just downloaded Expression Blend hoping to find some samples there with
no luck.

Do you mean you don't find samples from the Microsoft Express Blend? You
may access them from the Welcome Screen on the startup, or by clicking
Welcome Screen on the Help menu, and then by clicking the Samples tab.

For more WPF samples, you may visit the following link.

'Application Samples'
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms771542.aspx

Hope this helps.
If you have any question, please feel free to let me know.

Sincerely,
Linda Liu
Microsoft Online Community Support

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Mar 29 '07 #2

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thanks Linda,

Yes I've gone through the Expresson Blend examples, but they are vey limited
and focus on showing off really cool gui stuff which is not applicable in
most straight forward business situation. I also looked at the sdk sample,
but those are focused on showing specific functions and features.

What i'm trying to ask for is an example of UIs that show off Vista
standards such as what you can find in this link:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...327.aspx#aero?
I'm not looking for pictures, but a sample app there I can clean code as
templates for this type of UIs.
"Linda Liu [MSFT]" <v-****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message
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Hi,
>>I just downloaded Expression Blend hoping to find some samples there with
no luck.

Do you mean you don't find samples from the Microsoft Express Blend? You
may access them from the Welcome Screen on the startup, or by clicking
Welcome Screen on the Help menu, and then by clicking the Samples tab.

For more WPF samples, you may visit the following link.

'Application Samples'
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms771542.aspx

Hope this helps.
If you have any question, please feel free to let me know.

Sincerely,
Linda Liu
Microsoft Online Community Support

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Apr 5 '07 #3

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Hi George,

Thank you for your reply.

I have searched the Internet, but didn't succeed in finding a sample
application that meet the "Top Rules for the Windows Vista User Experience".

These top rules just put forward some rules that we should obey when
developing applications for Windows Vista. I am sorry to say that, in my
opinion, it may not necessary to provide such a sample application that
meets these standards.

If you have any question about these rules, or have difficulty in meeting
these standards, please feel free to let me know.
Sincerely,
Linda Liu
Microsoft Online Community Support

Apr 10 '07 #4

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Hi George,

I have spent more time searching for the sample projects for Vista
standards and found the following resource:

'Windows SDK .NET Framework 3.0 Samples'
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...b6c-8f98-40d0-
880d-c3339c5da01e&displaylang=en

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,
Linda Liu
Microsoft Online Community Support

Apr 11 '07 #5

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