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Microsoft WPF


Windows Presentation Foundation (or WPF) is a technology that helps developers to create rich user interfaces for Windows-based applications. Runtime libraries are included in all versions of Microsoft Windows starting with Microsoft Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Advantages

  • Ability to make rich user interface relatively easy
  • Capabilities to create animations and special effects
  • Resolution independent graphical core, which uses hardware acceleration for drawing the graphical user interface, thus enhancing performance
  • Powerful styling and skinning structure
  • Multimedia integration support
  • Culturally aware controls
  • Ability to run in a browser (the same code base can be used as desktop application and as web based application)

Disadvantages

  • Learning to work with WPF takes time, as this is a more complex technology
  • WPF's in-box control suite is far more limited than that of WinForms
  • WPF applications cannot not run on Windows 2000 or lower
  • Reduced community support

Development tools

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
  • WPF Performance Suite

Versions

  • WPF 3.0
  • WPF 3.5
  • WPF 3.5sp1
  • WPF 4
  • WPF 4.5


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