WPF - How Actively Are You Using It?

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Poll: WPF Usage Survey (33 member(s) have cast votes)

How actively are you using WPF in your development?

  1. My development is based on WPF (1 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  2. Most of the development is based on WPF (2 votes [6.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.06%

  3. Using it in some projects (5 votes [15.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.15%

  4. Started using it (5 votes [15.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.15%

  5. Do not use but plan to start (14 votes [42.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.42%

  6. Do not use and do not plan to start (6 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

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#1 Core   User is offline

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WPF - How Actively Are You Using It?

Post icon  Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:08 PM

Well, as you know, since .NET Framework 3.0 was released, Microsoft introduced a new interesting technology called WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation). Basically, it created a competely new way to design the user interface by using XAML. Right now, there are several projects that are actively using WPF as the base for their structure.

How many of you, developers, are using WPF in your development? What was the learning curve and was it worth it at the end?

Any oppinions and comments welcome :)

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#2 SixOfEleven   User is offline

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:42 PM

Since I do mostly game programming I don't have much use for WPF right now. It it an interesting platform/technology and I have looked into it. I think it has some good possibilities. But right now, my main focus is on games. Either in WinForm or XNA.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 01:32 AM

i am currently learning wpf,its simply awesome
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:46 AM

all my applications are built using wpf now. I absolutely love it. I guess visual studio 2010 was built using WPF, and it looks really nice. That along with the framework 4.0 beta is available now. WPF ftw. (although i use vb :) )

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:57 PM

Yes indeed seems like Visual Studio 2010 is going to bring the WPF development to a completely new level. I started using it quite recently and find it really amazing on how easy you can customize the GUI, but at the same time preserve the standard application functionality. The only problem at the beginning was the need to adapt to the new namespaces and different control names/properties. But the more you work with it, the less you feel the differences in naming.
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Re: WPF - How Actively Are You Using It?

Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:52 AM

So would you suggest learning WPF to a new .net/windows developer? Should I learn forms first, then wpf? What's their relationships to each other? (forms and wpf) Will wpf replace forms?

thanks!
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 01:32 PM

It all depends on what would you like to do. WPF is relatively new, but at the same time it offers a lot, especially in the UI design through XAML. Beginners often hit the difficulties when it comes to coding usual WinForms elements in WPF, since many properties and control behaviors are different.

It probably doesn't really matter what will you start first with. Try both and see what you like most and by using which technology you are creating more efficient apps in your case.

The realtionship between them is that both are technologies that facilitate the creation of Windows applications by using a standartized set of .NET controls.

Basically, I don't think that WPF will replace WinForms, simply because their usage domain is different. But these technologies will surely coexist.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:34 AM

I not only use it to create any UI code I need to but I prefer it. I bought Petzold's book and started playing with examples. But there is a lot to learn. I learn new ways of doing things every day. I rarely revert to using WinForms.

The other advantage is its similarity to SilverLight. If you can work in WPF, SilverLight is a small step. Likewise, if you know SilverLight, WPF is a simple step.
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:02 AM

I have started writing my Twitter client in WPF. After some time, I am starting to like WPF. It's creation of controls and rendering them is SO MUCH faster than WinForms.
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