September 26, 2005 tools

MS Dogfooding Avalon

As MS releases new frameworks, folks always ask Does MS use this?” Of course, MS has tons of existing apps that would be silly to rewrite, but when we build new stuff, we generally use the latest frameworks that make sense.

Towards that end, John Gosman continues his history of Expression Interactive Designer aka Sparkle, mentioning the percentage of managed code in  (100%) and the number of P/Invoke calls (1 — HtmlHelp) to get what is probably the most amazing app I’ve seen in years, whether managed or not.