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Migrating a Sample WPF App to .NET Core 3 (Part 2)

In part 1 of this blog series, I began the process of porting a sample WPF app to .NET Core. In that post, I described the .NET Core migration process as having four steps: We previously went through the first two steps - reviewing the app and its dependencies (including NuGet dependencies and a .NET Portability Analyzer report), updating ...

Migrating a Sample WPF App to .NET Core 3 (Part 1)

Olia recently wrote a post about how to port a WinForms app from .NET Framework to .NET Core. Today, I'd like to follow that up by walking through the steps to migrate a sample WPF app to .NET Core 3. Many of these steps will be familiar from Olia's post, but I've tried to differentiate this one by including some additional common dependencies...

Porting desktop apps to .NET Core

Since I've been working with the community on porting desktop applications from .NET Framework to .NET Core, I've noticed that there are two camps of folks: some want a very simple and short list of instructions to get their apps ported to .NET Core while others prefer a more principled approach with more background information. Instead of ...

Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 4

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 4. It includes a chart control for Windows Forms, HTTP/2 support, GC updates to use less memory, support for CPU limits with Docker, the addition of PowerShell in .NET Core SDK Docker container images, and other improvements. If you missed it, check out the improvements we released in .NET Core 3....

How to port desktop applications to .NET Core 3.0

In this post, I will describe how to port a desktop application from .NET Framework to .NET Core. I picked a WinForms application as an example. Steps for WPF application are similar and I'll describe what needs to be done different for WPF as we go. I will also show how you can keep using the WinForms designer in Visual Studio even though it ...

Open Sourcing XAML Behaviors for WPF

Today, we are excited to announce that we are open sourcing XAML Behaviors for WPF. In the past, we open sourced XAML Behaviors for UWP which has been a great success and the Behaviors NuGet package has been downloaded over 500k times. One of the top community asks has been to support WPF in the same way. XAML Behaviors for WPF now ships as...

.NET Framework 4.7.1 Accessibility and WPF Improvements

This post describes the new WPF and accessibility features and improvements in .NET Framework 4.7.1. You can try out these features by downloading the Developer Pack, described in the Welcome to the .NET Framework 4.7.1 Early Access blog post. Accessibility improvements .NET Framework 4.7.1 brings in a lot of accessibility improvements ...

.NET Framework July 2017 Quality Update for WPF

You can now install the July 2017 Quality Update for WPF. It applies to multiple Windows versions. This update resolves known issue 4033488. It is recommended on machines that have installed the July 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup or the May 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following ...

The Roadmap for WPF

When we introduced WPF back in 2006 (.NET 3.0), the response was absolutely phenomenal. Enterprises, ISV’s, and Microsoft Partners have made the technology central to their business, building amazing vertical solutions and mission critical applications for their customers. This momentum carries forward to today – 10% of all newly created ...
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