Robby Ingebretsen on Kaxaml and MIX09
Robby Ingebretsen has been working with WPF for a long time. Back in the days when it was still called Avalon and before it was public, Robby was toiling away as a Controls PM at Microsoft. Since then he, has awakened his inner Designer and after 6+ years of work in the XAML world, he is still here and more active than ever.
In a rare moment of free time and “in town”-ness for Robby, he came by the studio to talk about his experiences and one of his tools for success, Kaxaml.
Kaxaml is a lightweight XAML editor that allows you to simply code and preview XAML content. Robby has been working on Kaxaml for awhile now and has recently added Silverlight 2 support. One of the really nice features shown in the video is Snippets. You can write your own, but the existing are pretty useful. One of those Snippets is SimpleStyles which allow you to easily create Styles for your WPF controls and templates by starting from a very basic theme with all of the typically used properties preset.
All of this designer and developer knowledge of WPF and Silverlight is occasionally released from Robby’s mind in the form of lecture, discussion and demonstration. Not just once but twice Robby will be giving workshops at MIX this year. The first is Design Fundamentals for Developers and the second, with Jaime Rodriguez, Hiking Mt Avalon.