WinFX: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and XAML - You Can Start Today
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by Glen Sollors
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By now, you may be curious to learn more about this technology. If you don’t have the time to dive into the SDK (SDK you can get from the link), why not try a XAML designer?  Mobiform Software Inc. has a XAML designer entirely built on WPF. With Mobiform’s Aurora, you can drag and drop elements on to a document and then wire up your logic to the interface with Visual Studio 2005.  Better yet, integrate Aurora into Visual Studio so the whole process can be even more seamless. Go to to learn more about the Aurora and how to download a free beta copy.  Additionally, visit to learn more about WPF and XAML.

Tomorrow is approaching quickly. XAML and WPF will revolutionize the way we build and display applications.  Check it out today!

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Title: Good for first face   
Name: Amit Sinha
Date: 2009-03-25 3:10:24 AM
Hello Glen,


This article help me undertsand that what is WPF.
This gave me direction to move ahead.

Title: Good One   
Name: Chetan Deshmukh
Date: 2008-03-14 1:07:31 PM
Hello Glen,

I am a .NET 3.5 developer and currently working in WPF. This article is very good for beginner to understand basics of WPF.

Chetan Deshmukh
Title: verry user friendly   
Name: samar
Date: 2007-04-04 12:12:59 AM
It looking very usefull and good user friendly.If MS find and replace the coding for mostof the user needs then it will be the only top most applycation in the world.
Title: Looks promising   
Name: kf
Date: 2007-03-16 1:40:25 PM
Very interesting. MS definitely seems to be going in the right direction with their new foundations and SOA approach. The one comment that just kills me here is

"Since there are other smart Open Source mainframes out there I would not recommend code that is only running on one operating system."

I know this is highly debatable but I'm looking for a platform that allows me to do anything a custom needs and products work well together. This open source crap sounds great for developers but is a nightmare in a corporate environment.

Keep going MS, set a vision and align your products that allow us to easily delight our customers. Those that want the open source so you can hodge podge solutions for your customers, use the open source equivalent for WPF. The more developers that provide those types of solutions to their customers the better we look when we go in behind you after the customer has had enough.

For those who are on the fence, a suggestion is to think platforms that work in your customers environment, not solutions that silo information and leave interoperability as a pipe dream.

Good article!
Title: Linux   
Name: Jeroen Haan
Date: 2006-12-02 9:23:40 AM
If this is presented as the standard by some near monopolist, what about users of other operating systems?

Since there are other smart Open Source mainframes out there I would not recommend code that is only running on one operating system.

Jeroen Haan
Senior Consultant
Title: We need More Details about XAML   
Name: V.Sekar
Date: 2006-08-10 6:07:12 AM
it is useful for beginners
Title: how to return a boolean in dependency property   
Name: praveenalwar
Date: 2006-08-10 1:38:42 AM
hai,iam registering a "isvertical" property for axis,and i need to find whether the axis is vertical or not.
for that i registered a dp with the name "IsVertical" and of return type"Boolean" ,parent from"Axis".
but iam not able to understand what to return? i mean what code can i write to make sure that the line is vertical and return true for that.please help me sir?
Title: Managing Partner   
Name: Gregory Olinyk
Date: 2006-06-01 11:39:50 PM
Herb is always teaching me new things. This looks promising.
Title: Nice   
Name: chandra sekhar.G
Date: 2005-12-09 6:59:06 AM
nice one
Title: Goodone   
Name: Vishwanath Kuntala
Date: 2005-12-09 1:09:00 AM
Good one for Beginners who wants to know about what is Windows Presentaion Foundation.

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