It's been a long time since my last entry, and for that I apologize! I've been extremely busy lately on both work and the book. Things are going good though. I got the latest .NET 2.0 Architect beta from work and have almost finished porting all the examples over. I figure that it is a wise move to make the target .NET 2.0 so that it has a longer shelf life and value when it hits shelves.
I've finished a number of topics since my last post, but here's an image to whet your appetite. It's from the loading screen topic that shows how to build a reusable splash component that can be used to either spruce up the visuals of your apps or to block application access while asynchronous jobs finish completion.
I will start posting again, I promise!