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Using Your WinForms/WPF Code to Vote for .NET Core 3.0 Features

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  Aug 17, 2018

In May we reported Microsoft wants to run WinForms and WPF on .NET Core 3.0. In order to facilitate this, they are building a new tool that will allow you to vote on which APIs they need to port to .NET Core. But this isn’t a direct vote; it is based on what APIs are being used by your application.

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Modernizing Windows Desktop Applications with XAML Islands

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018 2

You may be under the impression that Windows desktop development is pretty much dead, yet according to the telemetry data in Visual Studio, there are roughly 2.4 million developers actively working on desktop applications each month, up 50% from 20 months ago. With such a large community to support, Microsoft is looking at ways to help developers integrate those assets into Windows 10.

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Highlights for the Upcoming .NET Framework 4.7.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  Feb 20, 2018

Though most of the attention is on .NET Core, development continues on the original .NET Framework. Microsoft has recently released a preview of .NET Framework 4.7.2 with updates to ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and even Windows Forms.


DevExpress on the Future of WinForms and Silverlight

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  Dec 29, 2014

You can tell a lot about the future of a UI toolkit by how the third party control vendors are treating it. Since their revenue is based around correctly predicting what developers are going to be using in the near future, they spend a lot of time and effort researching the topic. In this report, we’ll be looking at DevExpress and their treatment of WinForms and Silverlight.


Convert VB 6 to WinForms and WinForms to HTML

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  May 08, 2014 2

At Build, Mobilize.NET unveiled their newest migration product: WebMAP2. This product takes legacy WinForms applications and converts it into an HTML based application. When paired with their Visual Basic Upgrade Companion you can migrate code all the way from WB 6 to the web.


Google Releases Dart 1.0

by Zef Hemel Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 14, 2013

Two years after its initial announcement and preview release, Lars Bak announced the first stable release of Dart at Devvox in Belgium today. Dart is Google’s new web programming language and platform for developing modern web applications.


Docking For WPF– AvalonDock

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 08, 2012

AvalonDock is a .NET library that can be used to arrange a series of WPF/WinForms controls into a docking layout. And the newly released version natively supports MVVM, Aero Snap and has better performance.


A Case for WinForms

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  Mar 05, 2011 10

When DevExpress released their roadmap for 2011, WinForms barely got a mention. As a ten year old technology that is basically abandoned by its creator this isn’t too surprising. But what it interesting the amount of negative feedback that generated. A lot of DevExpress’s customers just don’t see WPF or Silverlight as a viable replacement for their major applications.


Creating Facebook Applications in WPF, Silverlight, WinForms, and ASP.NET with Facebook SDK 3.0

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 10, 2009

Clarity Consulting Inc. and Microsoft have released Facebook SDK 3.0, a toolkit allowing developers to write WPF, Silverlight, WinForms or ASP.NET applications integrated with Facebook.


Crack.NET – Like Greasemonkey for WinForms and WPF Applications

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  Dec 02, 2008 1

Using tools like Greasemonkey, users are able to extend many web applications whether or not the site owners want them to. With Crack.NET, that same level of user control can be achieved over WinForm and WPF-based .NET applications.


Book Spotlight: Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 25, 2008

Mike Snell and Lars Powers tackle developer productivity with their recent book "Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed" by Sams Publishing. Included is a sample chapter for download, Chapter 10 on Debugging.


WinForms 2.0 for Mono is Code Complete

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  May 19, 2008 1

After four years of work, Mono finally supports all 12,776 methods in the WinForms 2.0 API. Weighing in at 115,000 lines, there is the possibility for bugs.


New version of .NET Disguised as a "Service Pack"

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  May 14, 2008 1

The beta for Service Pack 1 of .NET 3.5/VS 2008 brings with is a host of new features and libraries including the ADO.NET Entity Framework and Data Services, a client-only version of the Framework, and changes to most of the 3.0 and 3.5 libraries. Despite its name, to many developers this release is as significant as 3.5 itself.


Ruby.NET 0.9 improves .NET interop, adds Form designer support

by Werner Schuster Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 20, 2007

Ruby.NET, a project to compile Ruby source to .NET CIL, just released version 0.9. The release comes with improved .NET integration and a nearly complete implementation of the Ruby standard library. To top it off, Ruby.NET VS integration ships Form Builder support to help build Ruby GUI apps.


An Interview with Ian Griffiths

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 11, 2007 2

In this interview, Ian Griffiths talks about the key features of WPF such as XAML, composition, layout, animation, and data binding.