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 CommentsJeff 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 LoliEx-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 what is avalon? 2004-07-10 10:47 pm 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 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 So now I can control my text? Superb! And THIS is why Apple will loose. 2004-07-12 1:01 pm 1) Did you read the article at all?2) Is Apple winning? 2004-07-12 3:47 pm 1) You mean you are supposed to read articles?2) Depends on how you define “winning”.