WPF/E – Translation: Next Gen Web UI is here.
I was going to do a WPF/E post, then I wasn’t, then I was. Then I came across WPF/E Pad and realized this thing is too cool to not post about. So here it is in a nutshell, along with a few links to other posts.
What is it?
A few key points.
- WPF/E utilizes a browser plug-in to enable displaying a subset of WPF XAML content.
- WPF/E is cross browser compliant and is supported in IE and Netscape, Safari, and Firefox.
- WPF/E is extremely lightweight with the windows version being approximately 1 meg.
- WPF/E includes rich media, audio, and 2d animation support.
- WPF/E is extremely easy to incorporate in an existing web application.
What do applications built with WPF/E look like?
Here’s a screenshot of an application, WPF/E Pad which is essentially XamlPad for WPF/E that runs in a browser. Pretty cool!
How do I get it?
You can download the December CTP here.
Where can I find out more?
- Lorin Catudio’s blog which gives a nice compact overview of the technology and how it works.
- The WPF/E Dev Center to download whitepapers, articles, samples etc.
- Check out Channel 9’s recent video with Joe Stegman, Lead PM for WPF/E.
- Once you’ve installed the SDK, check out the Channel 9 samples here.