WPF is a graphical subsystem for rendering user interfaces in Windows-based applications.

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Communication between a C# application and C++ DLL

I am currently building an audio streamer and I have a CPP .dll that I use functions of inside the WPF C# GUI. The program needs to deal with sorts of events such as Lower/Increase Volume ...
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Data representation with C# and WPF

I'm developing an application handling DB parts. I retrieve the data from the DB with stored procedures and prepared statements. Now I want to display the data in the GUI. What is the current ...
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WCF service as a proxy for publishing real-time data to a WPF/MVVM clients

I've been tasked with creating a dashboard application to show real time updates for our servers. The raw data comes in from an XML file on our intranet which I need to parse and present to the user. ...
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How to test a localized WPF application in visual studio 2012

I am trying to create a localized application in C# / WPF in Visual Studio 2012. For that I created two resource files and changed one string in a (XAML) window to use the resource files (instead of a ...
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Future of desktop applications on Windows 8 [closed]

There are a lot of threads discussing existence of WPF/Silverlight/HTML5 on Windows 8, I just need to clarify the picture about desktop applications only, I have following queries to the experts ...
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What is the good way of sharing specific data between ViewModels

We have IAppContext which is injected into ViewModel. This service contains shared data: global filters and other application wide properties. But there are cases when data is very specific. For ...
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Hierarchical View/ViewModel/Presenters in MVPVM

I've been working with MVVM for a while, but I've recently started using MVPVM and I want to know how to create hierarchial View/ViewModel/Presenter app using this pattern. In MVVM I would typically ...
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How to name an subclass that add a minor, detailed thing?

What is the most concise (yet descriptive) way of naming a subclass that only add a specific minor thing to the parent? I encountered this case a lot in WPF, where sometime I have to add a small ...
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What is the best strategy for licensing a desktop application using a web service, when all I need to know is when people use the product?

Our company's main application is a desktop program that is used at warehouses and written in C# and Windows Presentation Forms. The next thing we want to be able to do is track when customers open ...
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is there anything else like WPF can run in Linux and Mac

I am looking for anything else has the same WPF functionality (animation, 3D,...) but can work in other platforms (Linux, Mac,...) something powerful, fast to develop with, can create my own custom ...
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How do I know if I'm violating MVVM with WPF? [closed]

I was recently grabbing an auto generated TreeViewItem from a nested TreeView node in WPF, and I was using ItemContainerGenerator to get it in code behind. Then I thought to myself I'm certainly ...
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What is the correct UI interface to learn for creating Windows phone 8 apps?

I am a veteran Delphi 6 programmer transitioning to C# development. My first project is a open source library that will have a minimal user interface since it is meant to be used as a Component ...
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How to make creating viewmodels at runtime less painful

I apologize for the long question, it reads a bit as a rant, but I promise it's not! I've summarized my question(s) below In the MVC world, things are straightforward. The Model has state, the View ...
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Assigned to a new WPF project, know nothing about it [closed]

I started as the analyst, talking to the client and jotting down requirements and all that jazz. Ended as the sole developer of the project. The schedule is OK, but not OK for someone that don't know ...
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How to structure an application that combines WCF and WPF

I'm in the process of learning how to use WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) to allow a client/server desktop application to communicate. The application's UI will be implemented using WPF, and we ...
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Is a 64-bit Laptop going to be a problem for “Metro” apps? [closed]

I'm looking at a sample Windows 8 C# "Metro" style app (bingPushpin). When I 2-click MainPage.xaml, it gives me, "Design view is unavailable for x64 and ARM target platforms." My Acer Aspire laptop ...
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Combining multiple events into one action/ Defer refreshing

So in a GUI program I have multiple events that trigger a update of a workspace. This update call is costly so I would want it to not happen very often. A user might pick something from a dropdown ( ...
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WPF, MVVM, EF, POCO guidance required on simple architecture

(sorry for my poor english) I am developing a application using WPF, EF Code First using MVVM (Caliburn.Micro). It should be used mostly to CRUD work. I created a BaseViewModel<T> class from ...
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How to select drawing system when requirements not yet known?

We're developping an application for 2D data processing and display. At the moment data is displayed by converting each point to a color depending on intensity, so in rather low level code. This works ...
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MVVM, DDD, and WPF Layered Application Project Structure Guidance

I am trying to setup my application's structure in VS and I want to "try" and future proof it to a reasonable level. This application will be a WPF re-write of an old Winform app that had followed no ...
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Add complex customization to form or create two forms?

I'm working in a WPF application that both imports and exports delimited text files. At both ends, there is a UserControl which encapsulates some logic about delimiter configuration. It has some ...
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Future of WPF and free controls ? [closed]

I am willing to work on a personal project that I would like to release publicly. I am working with Silverlight and have experience with XAML, as it is my full-time job. It is enjoyably for me to ...
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XAML Controls in WinForms

We're considering converting our WinForms application to a WPF application. Part of the reason is that WPF/XAML seem to be the future. We are also using third party controls that we would like to be ...
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Single Responsibility Principle - How Can I Avoid Code Fragmentation?

I'm working on a team where the team leader is a virulent advocate of SOLID development principles. However, he lacks a lot of experience in getting complex software out of the door. We have a ...
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Why don’t UI frameworks use generics?

One way of looking at type safety is that it adds automatic tests all over your code that stop some things breaking in some ways. One of the tools that helps this in .NET is generics. However, both ...
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Which topics do I need to research to enable me to complete my self-assigned “Learning Project”?

I want to continue learning C#. I've read parts of a few books recommended on here and the language is feeling more familiar by the day. I'd like to tackle a mid-sized personal project to take my ...
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MFC and WPF similarities [closed]

What are the similarities between MFC and WPF? Is it worthy to learn MFC before WPF?
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Databinding to an Entity Framework in WPF

Is it good to use databinding to Entity Framework's Entity in WPF? I created a singleton entity framework context: To have only one connection and it won't open and close all the time. So I can ...
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Creating Compelling Desktop Application in .NET

I'm about to create an open source desktop application. I'm primarily a .NET developer , with experience in ASP.NET and SharePoint. I've created basic Windows Forms applications before, but I have ...
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How extensive is the difference between building a WPF app and a Silverlight 5 app?

I have a fair amount of experience with WPF (C#) and XAML. I might soon be asked to create a Silverlight 5 application. I have no experience with any version of SL. What sort of learning curve could I ...
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How should I handle multi-tasking in a WPF application?

In most of the multi-tasking CRM applications I've seen, MdiWindow is used to allow users to open multiple windows at the same time. But MdiWindow doesn't seem to be commonly used in WPF. Looking ...
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Which notification pattern is preferable?

I'm working on a view model for a view that presents a dialog with export options. The user selects options then clicks Export. When the view model completes the Export, the calling view model ...
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WPF more dynamic views and DataAnnotations

Comparing WPF and Asp.Net Razor/HtmlHelper I find WPF/Xaml to be somewhat lacking in creating views. With HtmlHelpers you could define in one place how you wan't to represent specific type of data ...
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Need suggestion for Mutiple Windows application design

This was previously posted in StackOverflow, I just moved to here... I am using VS2008, MVVM, WPF, Prism to make a mutiple window CRM Application. I am using MidWinow in my MainWindow, I want Any ...
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How can I best prepare for building Windows Phone 8 Apps

I'm interested in learning to develop for Windows Phone down the road a bit, and am mostly interested in developing Metro Apps for the Windows Phone. It seems like there is some basic info for Metro ...
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What is the difference between routed events and attached events?

I am just going through the WPF concepts I came across these routed events, dependency properties and attached events. What are the concepts behind them and why are they called instead of .NET ...
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MVVM Reporting App Approach ? Data Access Layer?

I'm trying to follow the MVVM pattern in a reporting / statistics application that I'm making in C# / WPF. I have made many model classes to hold properties as a starting point. Some of these models ...
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HTML5 hype as native app replacement - reliable analysis and sources [closed]

I am asking this as an objective question and have no interest in inciting a flamewar. My point here is to gather some evidence to assist in decisionmaking and communicating with non-technical folks ...
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How to build a .Net app which runs on desktop and as a Windows Service

Ok, I hope this is not too much confusing (with my poor English). I want to build a small .Net 4.0 app which monitors several other applications on a Windows Server OR on a regular Windows PC. It will ...
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What should I do to get started with Windows 8 app development?

I'm looking to get into Windows 8 app development, and from what I understand I should be mastering XAML and C#. Now, there aren't any good tutorials on the internet about Windows 8 yet, but there ...
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How to use Blend sample data as real data?

I am trying to do some design in Blend 4. The sample data function of Blend is nice to have during design time, but it could be much more better to see the design in browser. Can anyone help me to ...
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App shell using MEF

I am designing an WPF app shell using MEF. I would like to have the app start a "view" upon startup. I also would like the option of having another add-in have a "startup" attribute and then the app ...
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What are the valid reasons to use ContentPresenter outside of template?

I stumbled upon an article by Den Delimarsky on What is a ContentPresenter? which says: In WPF there is an element called ContentPresenter, that is often used inside control templates, as well as ...
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Are value converters more trouble than they're worth?

I'm working on a WPF application with views that require numerous value conversions. Initially, my philosophy (inspired in part by this lively debate on XAML Disciples) was that I should make the view ...
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Can a small team enter .NET world while most of them are working on OpenSource languages?

We are a team of about 15 employees, in a non-IT enterprise. Today, we mainly develop websites, using PHP, MySQL, etc. We run a bit less than 100 linux servers on ourselves. But today, we are ...
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Trying to learn how to use WCF services in a WPF app, using MVVM

We're working on a major re-write of a legacy VB6 app, into a WPF app. I've written several WCF services, which are meant to be used with the new WPF app. We want to use the MVVM design pattern to ...
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Which database to prefer while developing a WPF medical inventory system?

I have a project to develop an inventory system for a medical shop. Till date, I confronted simple requirements which were fulfilled with XML as the backend db. My interaction knowledge with XML is ...
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In what category should WPF be placed on a resume?

I'm updating my CV and I'm wondering what category is the best to place WPF under. Since I wouldn't really recognize it as a programming language like C# or such. The general description is: The ...
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XML vs SQL for small projects?

I'm working on a small project which will only have one user at a time since it's a local application (developed in WPF and C#). To store data I was thinking of using an XML file but I'm wondering if ...
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Skills required for senior developer who knows C# and WPF

I have average level of knowledge in both C# and WPF. I want to move to next level. What are the skills needed for that means for Senior developer?