Degrafa goes live

Although WPF development is my full-time activity, I also spend a considerable amount of time with Adobe Flex. Over the past couple of weeks I have been involved in an exciting Open Source project called Degrafa. Degrafa is a Declarative Graphics Framework for Flex that simplifies access to the Flash/Flex graphics API. People familiar with Flex know that creating simple shapes, paths requires Actionscript programming and cannot be done directly in MXML. This becomes very cumbersome especially when creating programmatic skins for Flex.

Degrafa aims to solve this by exposing the Flex graphics API in MXML. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities and creativity. If you think this is useful to you, make sure to drop by www.degrafa.com. We have recently announced a Degrafa Derby contest to award the most creative application built using the framework.

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We have lot of interesting features planned for the coming releases. There is also a converter app that will be made available for converting the juicy Degrafa graphics to XAML. Umm, I wonder who is writing that ;-)