What is Avalon Exactly?

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Avalon is the new rendering and compositing technolgoy that Microsoft is developing primarily for Longhorn (Microsoft's next release of Windows) that is available in beta form on Windows XP. From Windows 3.0 all...

Microsoft Avalon Community Technology Preview

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"Avalon" is the code name for the presentation subsystem class libraries in WinFX. Avalon provides the foundation for building applications and high fidelity experiences, blending together application UI, documents, and media content, while exploiting the...

Demo of Avalon 3D (Longhorn Feature)

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A demo of Avalon 3D. Really cool stuff. Originally designed to only run on the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, Avalon is now supported on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. In fact, the...

Graphical Composition in Avalon

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Longhorn introduces significant new graphics technology, currently known by its codename, "Avalon." Avalon renders an application's visual elements onto the screen using a much more sophisticated approach than Windows has previously used. In this article,...

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