Smooth, Silky, Sleek, Sweet -- The Movie

23 May 2008

OK, this is purely and simply an experiment: have Camtasia, will travel.

What I've done is to record a quick screencast to show off the animation effects with our DXGrid for WPF, since the static images in this post don't exactly convey their coolness. And rather than wait for some superior talent to edit the screencast, I decided to just put it up. Our Gary Short calls these guerilla screencasts.

I hope you liked it. Please give me feedback.

Good or bad.Big Smile

14 comment(s)
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Oops, it's now marked as public. Might help. Sigh.

(I also should have said thanks to everyone who pinged me about it... So, thanks!)

23 May, 2008
Troy

Very nice! Great job Julain and the gang! Look forward to getting to use it!

23 May, 2008
Rollie Claro

sweet! will get a taste of it soon!

23 May, 2008
Rollie Claro

Julian,

    the video was great. keep it coming. you are a celebrity now!

23 May, 2008
Ben Hayat

Julian, what about that NavBar on the left side. Is that going to make it to Silverlight with your grid for Sl?

23 May, 2008
Nate Laff

Looks great! Getting very excited about DX WPF!

But I think I speak for everyone here when I say, where is the grid's TETRIS demo? :D

haha. kidding!

24 May, 2008
Ben Hayat

I Love the "Rotate Card". I hope we get these features in SL as well!

24 May, 2008
TUGRUL TAMTÜRK

youtube site is forbidden by law in some countries. Can you give a download link or page from your site?

25 May, 2008
Jens Fudickar [DX-Squad]

Great.

Hopefully we can see something of this in the VCL also.

27 May, 2008
Linton

Thank you for the video. I have a few comments:

1. Like TUGRUL stated. You Tube may not be the best distribution for developers.

   a. Not available in all countries

   b. Poor video quality

   c. It's easy to create a video catalog with SilverLight and DevEx controls and host it yourself. Try it.

   d. If that is too ambitious, DevEx already has a video site accessible from this web site. It would simplify developers life to have a single publish point for training, sales, ect. videos

If DevEx decides to continue with YouTube, all DevEx videos should be on the same channel, for example, you have posted videos under DeveloperExpress and now you've added the JMBucknall Channel. This allows us to subscribe to a DevExpress channel and easily see updated posts.

As you know, screencam's done right are invaluable to developers, thank you.

Linton

27 May, 2008
Linton

Jens RE: VCL

Unfortunatly, it is becoming more and more difficult to mimic the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) features in Delphi. I do not want to hijack Julians blog so if you're intrested in more info with regard to my assertion, I'd be happy to discuss it offline. Let me know.

Linton

27 May, 2008
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Linton

It's not our intent to do video through YouTube particularly, since we agree that the quality is not that high for content that involves reading source code, etc. Our screencasts through Camtasia have been successful up to now, and this was just an experiment on my part to see if it was worth it to produce something quickly to satisfy a pressing need (aka, I couldn't get a hold of the web guys to publish it).

Thanks for the comments, though.

Cheers, Julian

27 May, 2008
Ron Barone

WOW!!! This is great stuff!  Good example of how WPF can be used in the business world with the all important grid.  DX is by far the best component company out there; keep up the great work!

27 May, 2008
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

All

Just posted a hi-def version of the video on our web site and modified the post to reach it. Also, the dev team tell me that things have already changed with the grid -- for the better, of course -- but I didn't want to reshoot with the latest version since it would become out-of-date pretty quickly too.

So, enjoy! And remember: if you want to see the latest version, pre-beta, come to TechEd. I'll be happy to show you.

Cheers, Julian

27 May, 2008

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