MAF screencasts

Mon, February 25, 2008, 04:27 AM under dotNET | Orcas
One of the hidden gems of .NET Framework v3.5 is the Managed AddIn Framework (MAF) that I've touched on before on these 3 short blog posts: AddIn.dll, Windows.Presentation.dll, VSTO dependency on it.

It is not the easiest of technologies to get your head around without some guidance, so I hope you find useful this introductory quickstart 18-minute screencast (part 1). If you are then hungry for more and in particular on how the MAF delivers on version resiliency, then watch my second 18-minute screencast (part 2). You can get all 3 states by downloading this ZIP file of all Visual Studio projects.
Monday, February 25, 2008 8:30:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I will agree this framework does take some getting used to. Getting a mental model of how the framework functions certainly requires an investment of no small amount of time. The biggest task, in my estimation, is keeping all of the mental bookkeeping straight... object references flowing one direction while data flows in another. Of course, you can have 'mirror image' flows as well... all at the same time!

That being said, I do wish to give thanks to Jesse @ Micrsoft, who has been very responsive in getting samples posted and keeping questions answered at Codeplex and on AddIn team blog.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:52:39 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Steve: I agree on all accounts. Those links (plus more) are in the screencasts, but for the benefit of everybody else:
Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:25:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
The second video is corrupted and will not play after a certain point. Very informative though.
Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:31:03 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Anonymous: Both the silverlight streaimng version and the download?
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