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

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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”? [closed]

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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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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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?
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Under what conditions is the use of MVVM appropriate?

Model View View-Model was developed by Microsoft to target UI development platforms which support event-driven programming, specifically Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight on the ...
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Can you overuse delegates and events

I've just started getting to grips with event driven programming and I'm finding delegates and events to be very useful. Since starting to see the potential I've began using them all the time to solve ...
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MVVM or MVC? Want to use the same set of classes for WPF and ASP.NET

I am a newbie in terms of Design Patterns. I just started learning MVC when I am hearing a new buzz, MVVM. I want to learn the insights of both of these by redesigning an old inventory and invoicing ...
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Multi sourced search in WPF app

If I’m using the MVVM pattern – this one for my WPF application And my project requires a search function on different sources – say clients, accountants, cases. What would be the best way to go ...
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Has the MVVM pattern been adopted widely in real world Silverlight projects?

MVVM pattern is a hot word recently and I am planning to learning and refactor my existing project into this pattern. I have no experience and foresight of the potential risk. Have you guys really ...
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Starting Web Development and interactive experiences

I'm new to web development and I'm a bit confused about the different languages and technologies in the web. I understand the basic is Html, Javascript, and Css. Then there's jQuery, ASP.net, Html5. ...
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Any news on the Next version of WPF? [closed]

I've heard of Silverlight 5 from Microsoft. But what about WPF? Is Microsoft planning to discontinue WPF or will there be a new version? We just switched from winforms to WPF and now another ...
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What does Windows 8 mean for the future of .NET? [closed]

Microsoft showed off a demo of Windows 8, including a new platform that allows developers to use HTML5 and JavaScript. Is this new platform the main way to develop for Windows 8? Is Microsoft ...
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ActionScript and Python [closed]

I am currently using VB.net 2010 and WPF 4 to create an application, but the further I learn it, the more I realize that the two programming languages may not meet my needs, especially where I have to ...
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“Pretty good” WPF/Winforms programmer interviewing for ASP.NET job [closed]

I have 5 years of experience writing WPF and WinForms applications. I solo wrote the software and thing always turned out well, and the company I work for has happy customers. Plenty of SQL, EF, LINQ, ...
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what info do wcf/.net developers need when joining a new project? [closed]

I'm a technical writer tasked to document a rather complex WPF/WCF .net application for a governmental agency. I'm not sure where to start and would like some suggestions from .net developers about ...
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What is the most pragmatic & basic UI pattern to follow for Silverlight and/or WPF

Here is the context. The apps will: consume existing (and standard) web services. app is UI intensive (UI updated frequently and lot of data to display). development team experience level is ...
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Where can I test my Silverlight/WPF knowledge online? [closed]

Do you of know any sites where I can take a quiz on Silverlight/WPF that isn't Braindumps?
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Silent Crash of WPF/VB.net 2010 based application

I have an application built in WPF and VB.net. It works on several Windows XP computers that I've tested it on, however, my animator's computer doesn't seem to like it. At first, the program would ...
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WPF4: Is this indictment of DevExpress WPF controls valid and what is a good alternative vendor? [closed]

My company is starting a major greenfield development project using DevExpress WPF controls. I just read this critical review of their WPF controls. Do you agree that DevExpress does not understand ...
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How can I reduce the amount of time it takes to fully regression test an application ready for release?

An app I work on is being developed with a modified version of scrum. If you are not familiar with scrum, it's just an alternative approach to a more traditional watefall model, where a series of ...
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WPF vs. WinForms - a Delphi programmer's perspective?

I have read most of the major threads on WPF vs. WinForms and I find myself stuck in the unfortunate ambivalence you can fall into when deciding between the tried and true previous tech (Winforms), ...
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In general, which is better: Nested Grids, or Grids that include controls using Column/Row Spans?

This question has been in the back of my mind since I started with WPF and Silverlight. In general, is it better to use nested grids, or just set the Column/Row Span properties in a single Grid? ...
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WPF: Reloading app parts to handle persistence as well as memory management

I created a app using Microsoft's WPF. It mostly handles data reading and input as well as associating relations between data within specific parameters. As a total beginner I made some bad design ...
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Moving from Winforms to WPF [closed]

I am a long time experienced Windows Forms developer, but now it's time to move to WPF because a new WPF project is comming soon to me and I have only a short lead time to prepare myself to learn WPF. ...
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Does Silverlight have a future? [closed]

Recently I have read some articles/blogs/comments about the development and history of WPF and Silverlight. In some forums many developers and users criticize the performance of WPF applications (for ...
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What's the recommended control naming convention for XAML markup?

When working with WPF or Silverlight, how should one use control naming conventions? Do you name the controls in XAML markup? I have seen samples of projects at codeplex with control names such as ...
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ASP.Net or WPF(C#)? [closed]

Our team is divided on this and I wanted to get some third-party opinions. We are building an application and cannot decide if we want to use .Net WPF Desktop Application with a WCF server, or ...