Finally! Some WPF Text features that should have been in V1 (3.0)

New WPF 4.0 Features


  • A Bindable run. No more crazy solutions to getting a block of text to support binding without a hack!
  • LayoutRounding. Objects will be placed on pixel boundaries – less blur!
  • Text clarity improvements. Smaller fonts can be rendered and still be readable!
  • Caret and Selection Brushes exposed! Now you can fully skin even a text box without worrying about whether it will be usable on all systems.

An innovative kitchen scale … how cool!

Oxo Good Grips Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

Oxo Good Grips Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

I’ll be honest, but I don’t own one of those yet. Our digital scale is functional, but not nearly as fun or useful as this awesome scale from Oxo. I saw it reviewed recently on America’s Test Kitchen last week and nearly walked over to our existing scale and accidentally knocked it into the garbage (whoops!). Amazon has it for $49 and it’s gotten awesome reviews. (49 people have given it nearly a perfect 5.0 rating!). As soon as our digital scale needs replacement (or a little earlier than that!), this is the scale I’ll buy (or an even better version!)

If you don’t see what’s cool about this – it’s the fact that you can actually read the measurement even with a large plate sitting on top of the scale! Oxo has some cool products – you can tell their designers actually think about how people cook, and how just repeating what other companies are doing often isn’t the right answer.

Back to (un)regularly scheduled blogging.