WPF

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Model-View-ViewModel Toolkit for Visual Studio 2008

I think that everyone involved on building complex WPF applications are exactly in my situation: we've spent lots of days architecturing the applications, choosing the right pattern (M-V-VM in this case) and training all the Dev Team on using it, organize the work with other developers involved on the project (we've figures that works mainly on the View, other that works on the Model and others that works on the ViewModel side) and now that the work is in an advanced state what happens? In one of my "mainly monitored" section of Codeplex (WPF Futures) is released the first...

posted @ Saturday, May 02, 2009 3:37 PM | Feedback (1)

Visual Studio 2010 UI: WPF to the Max...

Jason Zander (General Manager, Visual Studio, Developer Division) has published the first screenshots about the new Visual Studio 2010 User Interface, totally written with WPF. Now I think that there are no doubts (if anymore...) about using WPF for the enterprise. Let the screenshots talk... Technorati Tag: Visual Studio,WPF

posted @ Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:08 AM | Feedback (0)

WPF and the Model-View-ViewModel Design Pattern

If you're a WPF developer and you're involved on developing enterprise level applications, I think that at least once a time you've thinked on what could be the best architecture for your application. Design Patterns are always the starting point to have in mind when architecturing a complex sofwtare system. But what's the best to choice? I remember that, when writing Windows Form applications, my model of reference was the Model-View-Controller Design Pattern (MVC). But what about WPF? The debats are always opened on this topic, but seems that the community of WPF developers agree on saying that the Design...

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2009 4:34 PM | Feedback (5)

XBAP: the neglected!

This post comes after an internal discussion we had today... in summary, we've a project in progress (client-server application) where the client side is a complex WPF application. Now there's a requirement about having the client functionalities available also via browser on the intranet. What solution to propose? The "survey"'s results are these: ASP.NET (Silverlight) application: 95% XBAP: 5% Unfortunately I see that many .NET developers doesn't know what XBAPs are or, if they know, they completely neglect them. Do you know that there's also this project type on Visual Studio 2008? XBAP (or XAML Browser Application)...

posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:56 AM | Feedback (4)

Visual Studio 2010 built on WPF

Yes, today Microsoft has confirmed this to the entire developer's world: Visual Studio 2010 IDE will be based on the WPF platform! This is a great news and a sign that WPF is now ready for business applications. WPF will permit us also to easily customize parts of the UI. Technorati Tags: Visual Studio, WPF

posted @ Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:53 PM | Feedback (0)

An interesting XAML Power Toys

I like WPF a lot but I don't like to work manually with XAML too much (maybe because it seems to me that I'm writing an HTML page instead of a Windows application? ). I hope that the WPF Designer inside Visual Studio will be improved always more, but fortunately for the moment there are out some interesting Power Toys that can help your work with WPF to be more "friendly". One of this is the XAML Powertoys, a set of tools with the primary goal of enabling developers to quickly layout and maintain Line of Business Application forms...

posted @ Thursday, October 09, 2008 9:18 AM | Feedback (0)

WPF or Windows Form?

We're planning to develop a new custom client LOB application and, by making the analysis document, there's the crucial dilemma: should I choose Windows Form (where all my team is great) or should I choose the new Windows Presentation Foundation? When I've submitted this question, I've received also responses like "Windows Form are dead... we've to move to WPF!". I think that our final choice will be to choose WPF for this project (maye with the interesting Composite Application Guidance for WPF Framework), but absolutely I can't agree to say that "Windows Form is a dead technology". Windows Form is...

posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2008 6:01 PM | Feedback (9)

Finally WPF has its own Datagrid!

With the release of .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 & Visual Studio 2008 SP1 there's a silent present from Microsoft: the first release (CTP) of the WPF Datagrid. In the past I've blogged few times about this request: WPF is a step to the future for the UI world, but the grid is (in my opinion) the better way to show certain types of informations. The new WPF Datagrid (the official one ) seems really interesting and here you can have more details (Jaime Rodriquez has a EXCELLENT 3 part series on how to customize the DataGrid (Part 1, Part...

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2008 6:55 PM | Feedback (0)

Composite Application Guidance for WPF

Designing flexible and composite applications was a must with Windows Forms and it's a must also for the latest WPF technology. With the clear target to help developers to build composite enterprise applications, Microsoft has published the Composite Application Guidance for WPF. It's a must to check if you're involved on WPF development... Technorati Tag: .NET,WPF

posted @ Monday, July 07, 2008 9:04 AM | Feedback (0)

Next Generation UI: the love for the grids...

On his new web diary, Silvano Coriani has published an interesting message: in a new software era where the user interface is growing as importance, why the old GRID is always so requested? I agree that with the latest technologies like Windows Presentation Foundation the UI must be revisited and the we've to be ready for a new way to obtain informations from a  software and to interact with data, but a new visual experience is not all for a software. A software, expecially in the business world, must be productive! The grid could be an old concept (at least...

posted @ Sunday, May 04, 2008 2:40 PM | Feedback (1)

WPF Applications with Visual Studio 2008

In these days of holidays (before starting for my real holiday at the sea) I've spent some of my free time to improve my knowledge about Windows Presentation Foundation. I've to admit that WPF has never attracted me too much (my first impression was that it's too designer-oriented) but this is the future of windows client development so... I'm forced to well undertand it for the near future. From my first WPF view (during the alpha versions of VS 2008) I've to admit that the last Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has lots of improvement around WPF development. Cider (the...

posted @ Monday, August 20, 2007 3:02 PM | Feedback (3)

WPF Hands-on-Lab: Build an Outlook 2007 UI Clone

Absolutely one of the coolest examples about WPF: Tim Sneath has signalled that two engineers from Microsoft Switzerland, Ronnie Saurenmann and Ruihua Jin, have put together this 90-page lab that starts at File / New Project and ends with a facsimile of the Outlook 2007 user interface. You can find the lab manual here; the source project you'll need to complete the lab can be found here. Lots of thanks to Tim for the tips and to the two guys for the wonderful (and well done) work. It's the first WPF application with sources available that targets the Winform world...

posted @ Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:59 PM | Feedback (9)