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Efficient UI Development with nukeationMachine for Visual Studio 2008. Dax Pandhi Founder | Nukeation Studios http://blog.nukeation.com | dax@nukeation.com. Agenda. Design Environments in Visual Studio 2008 Current UI Trends Introduction to nukeationMachine A little bit about UX

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Efficient ui development with nukeationmachine for visual studio 2008

Efficient UI Developmentwith nukeationMachine for Visual Studio 2008

Dax Pandhi

Founder | Nukeation Studios

http://blog.nukeation.com | dax@nukeation.com


Agenda
Agenda

  • Design Environments in Visual Studio 2008

  • Current UI Trends

  • Introduction to nukeationMachine

  • A little bit about UX

  • Typical UI development with Visual Studio

  • Efficient UI development with nukeationMachine

  • Q&A



Current trends windows forms
Current Trends: Windows Forms

PROS

  • Reliable and strongly supported platform

  • Extensive 3rd Party controls and extensions

  • Existing investments

    CONS

  • Limited design flexibility

  • Low graphics performance

  • Excessive code required


Current trends wpf
Current Trends: WPF

PROS

  • Fresh, highly flexible platform

  • Graphically intensive and high performance

  • XAML helps avoid complex code

    CONS

  • Changing investments

  • Less familiarity

  • Not enough 3rd Party controls


What is nukeationmachine
What is nukeationMachine?

  • nukeationMachine is a User Interface automation addin for Visual Studio 2008

  • UI Bits are like Visual Snippets

  • Utilizes an extendable library of UI Bits

  • WPF, Windows Forms, and ASP.NET

  • Work across C#, VB.NET, J#, and C++


Why nukeationmachine
Why nukeationMachine?

  • An average developer spends almost 10 minutes on just “OK/Cancel” buttons

  • An estimated 60% of the time spent building your application’s UI is spent on recreating the same type of controls repeatedly

  • Every minute spent on UI design is a minute deducted from writing the code

  • <10% developers pay attention to proper UX guidelines for designing their UI


A little bit about ux
A little bit about UX

  • UX is often mistaken for a cool, slick, graphical UI with animations

  • User Experience is more than what something looks like

  • UX means making your application follow proper OS guidelines so that the end-users find it easy to use your application

  • nukeationMachine complies with the “Windows Vista UX Guide”


Building user interfaces with windows forms wpf and asp net

DEMO

Building User Interfaces with Windows Forms, WPF, and ASP.NET

A look at how UI is commonly built using Visual Studio 2008 toolbox


Building ui with nukeationmachine

DEMO

Building UI with nukeationMachine

Using the nukeationMachine addin to create UI more efficiently in Visual Studio 2008



Real world scenario

DEMO

Real World Scenario

Using nukeationMachine in a typical business application project


Creating your own ui bits

DEMO

Creating your own UI Bits

Extending the nukeationMachine library


Share across teams and languages

DEMO

Share across teams and languages

UI Bits can work between different .NET languages, and you can share them with your colleagues to speed development


Nukeationmachine
nukeationMachine

  • Visit the official website for more info:

    http://machine.nukeation.com


Resources for proper ux design
Resources for proper UX Design

  • Creating the Best User Experience

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa468595.aspx

  • Microsoft UX Guide

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511258.aspx


Questions answers

Q&A

Questions & Answers

Please use the question manager in LiveMeeting to ask your questions now!


Special discount
Special Discount

  • Special 20% discount for all viewers who wish to purchase nukeationMachine

    Email discount code: vtd409

    to sales@nukeation.com

    * Offer valid until 20 October 2008. Terms & Conditions apply. Email us for details.


Contact
Contact

  • Blog Address

    http://blog.nukeation.com

  • Email Address

    dax@nukeation.com