In this demo driven presentation, Daniel Moth explores the new features of .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 to create rich Windows clients. There are many opportunities for creating a rich application that runs client-side capitalizes on server-side investments.
Windows Presentation Foundation is a fundamental shift from how interactive applications have previously worked in Windows. In this session, Ian Griffiths shows key features of WPF such as XAML, composition, layout, animation, and data binding. Moreover, we will examine the need for WPF, showing both how and why it differs so radically from the classic Win32 approach.
Billy Hollis provides a virtual walkthrough of Microsoft's rich client user interface framework formerly codenamed Avalon and now known as Windows Presentation Foundation. Billy begins with the WPF application model and XAML language then discusses controls and containers in depth.Billy finishes with a discussion of when and where to use WPF while pointing out best practices throughout.
We learn how Java and .NET can interoperate with one another. We'll talk about how to leverage the strengths of each, such as using Microsoft Office to act as a rich client to a Java middle-tier service, or building a Windows Presentation Foundation GUI on top of Java POJOs, or even how to execute Java Enterprise/J2EE functionality from within a Windows Workflow host.