Family.Show = I see Dead People

Vertigo has a very cool WPF application called Family.Show which exploits many of the new WPF features (data binding, sexy visualization, styles, templates, animation, etc.) and is a good example of the new "Web + Desktop" app hybrids combining the advantages of both paradigms. Family.Show is a genealogy application that you can use to build your family tree. The timeline implementation is very cool and you can "speed or slow down" time and see how your family tree (or forest) Wink grows.

Vertigo has also posted a 5 minute video if you want to see how it works. You can of course save the data in it's native format but you can also import and export it to GEDCOM using which you can use other genealogy programs.

Before you try and install this you need to have .NET 3.0 runtime installed on your machine. You can download the source code or install it via ClickOnce on either XP or Vista (if you are using IE).

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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