Home > General Development > The Avalon Control Content Model: What Happened to Control.Text? The Avalon Control Content Model: What Happened to Control.Text? Eugenia Loli 2004-07-10 General Development 6 Comments Jeff Bogdan explores Avalon’s control content model, a concept that can be nearly missed by the developer on first encounter, but one that provides extreme flexibility when meeting the demands of richer scenarios. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 6 Comments 2004-07-10 10:34 pm Anonymous what is avalon? 2004-07-10 10:47 pm Anonymous Avalon is the new graphics system for the next version of windows (longhorn). It will replace the current software based system (GDI+) with a hardware based interface kinda like OSX. You can get more info here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/Longhorn/understanding/pillars/avalon/def… 2004-07-11 12:09 am Anonymous I’m a professional .NET programmer, but in my spare time I’m a Cocoa programmer as well. I like both development platforms about equally, but I believe the UI component of Cocoa is much better than Windows Forms. XAML, built atop Avalon, may change my mind. 2004-07-12 8:37 am Anonymous So now I can control my text? Superb! And THIS is why Apple will loose. 2004-07-12 1:01 pm Anonymous 1) Did you read the article at all? 2) Is Apple winning? 2004-07-12 3:47 pm Anonymous 1) You mean you are supposed to read articles? 2) Depends on how you define “winning”.