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HP Total Care Advisor

HP Total Care Advisor
Hewlett-Packard Company
frog design inc.

Led a team to implement a WPF desktop tool for Windows Vista. The HP Total Care Advisor puts support and system health information in one place — greatly simplifying how a user gets relevant information about their PC.

Project Highlights

  • Developed a next generation application, for Windows Vista, using the .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Presentation Foundation.
  • This application is currently installed on every HP desktop and laptop sold with Windows Vista.
  • Led a small team to do full UI implementation in XAML and C# using Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 3.0.
  • Jointly worked with the HP development team, who provided the core business and data API, to architect the overall UI implementation including solutions for localization using XML.
  • Handled all aspects of data binding from the core API to the Windows controls, including writing custom UI classes to bubble up API data changes to the UI using INotifyPropertyChanged.
  • Provided a rich user experience with custom control styles for styling standard Windows controls and control animations.
  • Led a two day on-site WPF workshop to provide the HP executives and development team with overall fundamentals of WPF so HP could continue UI development in-house.

Technologies & Skills Used

  • .NET Framework 3.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • XAML
  • C#
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Microsoft Expression Blend
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista Beta


  • PC Health & Security

    PC Health & Security

  • Initializing Animation

    Initializing Animation

  • Internet Connection

    Internet Connection

  • Printer Status

    Printer Status

  • Context Menu Search

    Context Menu Search

  • PC Action Center Critical Alerts

    PC Action Center Critical Alerts

  • Batch Update Confirmation

    Batch Update Confirmation

  • PC Action Center Recommended Alerts

    PC Action Center Recommended Alerts

  • PC Help

    PC Help

  • Product Showcase

    Product Showcase

  • Preferences


  • Dock View

    Dock View