Re: Microsoft Hypes Up XUL As The Greatest ExpirimentSince Ada
> I see no evidence they're reinventing CSS or SVG. What have they done > here that bothers you? It does look like they're rolling their own version of SVG. http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/default.aspx?pull=/msdnmag/issues/04/01/DevelopingAppsforLonghorn/default.aspx says: > Graphic contents in Longhorn are rendered using Windows Vector > Graphics, which provides a number of benefits over GDI and GDI+. > Windows Vector Graphics is an XML-based graphical markup system that > is easy to use and reuse. If you're a fan of Scalable Vector Graphics, > you'll love this, too. Windows Vector Graphics provides predefined > shapes including Ellipse, Line, Path, Polygon, Polyline, and > Rectangle, which inherit from the Shape class. These elements inherit > a number of common attributes from Shape, including Stroke and > StrokeThickness, along with Fill, plus some attributes to specify > coordinates and vertices. Shapes can be skewed, rotated, translated, > and scaled by applying transformations. Just as you can specify solid > color fills and backgrounds for shapes, you can specify gradients. The > following example sets a horizontal gradient as the Fill property of a > Rectangle, with Red as the start color and Blue as the end color: > <Rectangle Fill="HorizontalGradient Red Blue" > RectangleLeft="150" RectangleTop="150" > Width="50" Height="50"> > </Rectangle> James
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