WPF – it’s still alive

When I do a posting, I try to do my research.  When I added my last post about WPF seemingly “disappearing” from MSDN, I wasn’t expecting the immediate response about how WPF is going strong.   Yes, what I said about the WPF home page on MSDN was true.  However, there was some hidden information that I didn’t have.

A friend directed me to the new Introduction to WPF 4.5 page on MSDN.  Once I got to that page, I found links to several other great WPF pages on MSDN.  It would seem that WPF is not just alive, but it is evolving.   If you do some searches, you can actually find some Win 8 development pages showing XAML.   You can make your own conjectures just as I have.

As for the WPF docs on MSDN, that would appear that someone over at the MSDN group is not handling that evolution well.

Oh, and even though getting flamed isn’t fun.  I’m really happy to get the clarification on WPF (especially from those who would really know).  In my opinion, WPF is a big improvement over WinForms and is a significant investment.  I know nothing lasts forever (remember VB6 forms and/or C++ MFC forms?) but for now, it seems like my WPF investments are still holding their value.

Happy Coding!


About JohnHowell

I am a professional software developer with over 20 years of experience. I currently specialize in Microsoft technologies such as VS, TFS, C#, VB.Net, WCF, WPF, WW, etc.
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1 Response to WPF – it’s still alive

  1. Mahesh noticed that WPF is no longer in the MCSD cert courses. Check out his posting: http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/Blogs/10813/future-of-windows-forms-wpf-and-Asp-Net.aspx

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