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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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WPF/E ASP.NET Server Control

The other day, I have posted on an entry on my blog showing how to embed videos on your websites using simple IFrame technique. The next thing I wanted to do is to build an ASP.NET Server Control to show how easy it is to integrate rich content into ASPX pages - but Mike Harsh beat me to it. See his post about the WPF/E ASP.NET Server ...