Avalon XP Resources

So you've installed the November 2004 Avalon CTP from MSDN. What do you do now? I've compiled a list of resources and source code to help you explore Avalon XP in depth:

Avalon Games (with Source Code)

Joe Duffy recently designed a game of Pong using Avalon code. Check out his post here:
http://www.bluebytesoftware.com/blog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=93dae8e0-9c0d-45c6-b406-b95722400985
 
Valentin Iliescu created a  game of Avalon chess:
http://www.valil.com/avalon/

Exploring Avalon 3D

If you are interested in 3D, Ian Griffiths designed a CTP-compatible mesh to XAML converter:
http://www.interact-sw.co.uk/iangblog/2004/06/11/dxmesh2xaml

Daniel Lehenbauer created a bouncing ball demo:
http://blogs.msdn.com/danlehen/archive/2004/11/23/268252.aspx

If you want to look at a beautiful example of the graphical possibilities of XAML, check out Chris Anderson's XP Demo: http://www.simplegeek.com/permalink.aspx/6a8e0cf6-b211-4cb0-9a67-1fe42cdef146

Tools and Programming

Chris Anderson has also released an Avalon CTP version of XAMLPad:
http://www.simplegeek.com/PermaLink.aspx/f873638f-a3ec-4574-932d-d939b336ead2

Gaston Milano created a XAML Viewer which integrates into Whidbey:
http://weblogs.asp.net/GMilano/archive/2004/11/24/269082.aspx

Fellow MVP Rod Paddock created an Avalon app that binds to Northwind
http://blogs.officezealot.com/rod/archive/2004/12/04/3528.aspx
http://blogs.officezealot.com/rod/archive/2004/12/04/3530.aspx
http://blogs.officezealot.com/rod/archive/2004/12/04/3531.aspx
http://blogs.officezealot.com/rod/archive/2004/12/05/3533.aspx

You can download the source code here:
http://www.dashpoint.com/Default.aspx?tabid=26

Sean Gerety created a XAML Sparkline Example (based on principles by Edward Tufte):
http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/metablog/archive/2004/12/03/34896.aspx

General Resources

Official Notes on Avalon November 2004 CTP
http://msdn.microsoft.com/Longhorn/understanding/pillars/avalon/avnov04ctp/default.aspx

Chris Sells has a compilation of Avalon XP resources on his website:
http://www.sellsbrothers.com/news/showTopic.aspx?ixTopic=1588

Jason Zander reported on his blog that that the Avalon CTP is only compatible on Whidbey Beta 1:
http://weblogs.asp.net/jasonz/archive/2004/11/20/267291.aspx

Do you want to be on top of all Longhorn developments? Check out LonghornBlogs.com
http://www.longhornblogs.com

I'll be posting more resources in the future (especially new samples and source code). Cheers!
(Source: http://p2p.wrox.com/blog.asp?BLOG_ID=45)

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