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September 14, 2005

Max: The Avalon Concept Application

Posted by David Hunter at 3:31 PM ET.

Yesterday at the PDC, Microsoft announced a beta of Max, a photo cataloging and sharing application. While that’s nothing new, the point is that it provides a first taste of the graphics and user interface innovations possible with the upcoming Avalon (Windows Presentation Foundation). And for that reason, to use Max you’ll need a Windows Presentation Foundation™ capable 3D Video Card and Max installs the WinFX September Community Technical Preview in order to get the Avalon APIs. Likely not for the faint of heart and not really intended to be. There are some screenshots on Channel 9 so you can get the flavor and it does look slick.

The Max team blog has comments from the team.

Filed under Conferences, PDC05, Technologies, WPF, WinFX

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One Response to “Max: The Avalon Concept Application”

  1. Microsoft updates Max, the Avalon concept application -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] When Microsoft first announced Max a year ago, it was a photo cataloging and sharing application that really showed off the Avalon (now Windows Presentation Foundation) graphical interface technologies coming in Vista and being retrofitted to Windows XP. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then and now a new version of Max is available, but for some reason a limited RSS feed reader has been added. I’m not sure exactly what Max is supposed to be other than good looking, like one of those auto show concept cars. Download it here if you would like to take a test drive, but note carefully the system requirements including .NET 3.0 RC1 and that it’s all beta code. Filed under Technologies, Avalon, RSS and Atom, Microsoft, .NET 3.0   [Permalink] [TrackBack] [...]

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