BT
.NET Follow 373 Followers

New UWP and Win32 Application Distribution Models

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Aug 15, 2018

.NET has had support for applications that can automatically update themselves since the introduction of ClickOnce technology in 2005. Under the ClickOnce model, WinForms and WPF applications would check a pre-configured location on startup for newer versions. Soon the same capability will be available for private distributed UWP applications.

.NET Follow 373 Followers

Windowing in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Applications

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Aug 14, 2018

Continuing our series on UWP for line of business applications, we turn our attention to another frequently cited issue: multiple window support. Microsoft intends to not only answer that request, but surpass it with multiple windowing modes including 3D.

.NET Follow 373 Followers

A Look at the Windows Community Toolkit for UWP

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Aug 13, 2018

In order to address the needs of line of business developers, Microsoft is offering the Windows Community Toolkit for UWP. With two major releases in as many months, this library acts as a test ground for new UWP controls and features.

.NET Follow 373 Followers

Microsoft Positions UWP for Line of Business Applications

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Aug 10, 2018 1

Microsoft is positioning UWP for traditional line of business (LOB) applications with an emphasis on rapid application development (RAD) using the Windows Template Studio. But that’s not all they’re doing to entice LOB developers onto the UWP platform.

.NET Follow 373 Followers

An Introduction to the Windows Template Studio for Desktop Development

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Aug 07, 2018

Over the last couple of decades, the amount of boilerplate code necessary to develop Windows applications has increased dramatically, which takes away from .NET’s early roots as a RAD or Rapid Application Development framework. Microsoft’s attempt to counter-act this is the Windows Template Studio for UWP applications.

Followers

Multithreading and WPF 4.5

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Jan 23, 2012 1

WPF 4.5 has improved its support for multi-threaded data binding, but the technique is still risky. This report attempts to explain how it works and what’s involved in using it safely.

Followers

Binding Enhancements in WPF 4.5

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Dec 08, 2011

Though it isn’t in the spotlight any more, WPF still continues to be a key-stone for rich client development on Windows. With full access to the .NET libraries and the underlying operating system, no other HTML or .NET-based UI technology can match it. Recognizing its importance, Microsoft is continuing to invest in improving WPF and especially its binding capabilities.

Followers

PhoneGap Status: Moving to Apache and Adobe, Plugin Modularization, PhoneGap/Build Service

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 24, 2011

Working with PhoneGap is getting easier: Plugins make PhoneGap more modular and extensible for developers. PhoneGap/Build is an online service for automatically building PhoneGap applications for different platforms. InfoQ talked to Nitobi's Brian LeRoux about the technical future of PhoneGap at Adobe and Apache.

Followers

Updated:Adobe Donating Flex to Open Source Foundation; Continues Fire Sale on Formerly-Core Software

by Charles Humble Follow 869 Followers on  Nov 14, 2011 6

Hot on the heels of news that Adobe is abandoning developing Flash for mobile devices, Adobe has also now announced its intention to donate the Flex SDK to "an established open source foundation".

Followers

Oracle Sets Out Two Year Plan for Client-side Java

by Charles Humble Follow 869 Followers on  Oct 21, 2011 2

Given that Oracle is predominantly focused on enterprise software, it has been tempting to assume that the vendor would largely ignore client-side Java. It became clear at JavaOne this year, however, that Oracle is making a renewed push on the desktop, spearheaded by JavaFX. It will also be open-sourcing the entire JavaFX platform via OpenJDK.

Followers

JavaFX 2, a Completely New Client Layer for the JavaSE Platform, Now in Public Beta

by Charles Humble Follow 869 Followers on  Jun 07, 2011 1

The first public beta of JavaFX 2.0, Oracle's Java orientated rich client platform, is available for download, along with a beta plugin for NetBeans 7. JavaFX 2 represents a major update to the client-side Java stack, offering an alternative to the entire client layer of the JavaSE platform.

Followers

What to look forward to in WPF vNext

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  May 11, 2011 5

With all the focus on Silverlight, and more recently HTML 5, a lot of people have been wondering about the future of WPF. This in quite understandable, as silence from Microsoft’s press machine often means that the project is on hold, possibly forever. However, it could also mean they aren’t ready to reveal what they are working on.

Followers

MacRuby Roundup: Ruby Apps Show Up in Mac AppStore, MacRuby in Lion, XCode 4 Support

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 31, 2011

The MacRuby team's busy working towards MacRuby 1.0, recently with the 0.10 release which adds XCode 4 support. Meanwhile, the first applications written using MacRuby have shown up in the Mac AppStore. Also: MacRuby seems to be part of the upcoming "Lion", Mac OS X 10.7.

Followers

MonoMac Offers .NET Style APIs for Cocoa Development

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Mar 29, 2011

MonoMac, the newest attempt at creating a GUI toolkit for C# on OS X, has hit its 1.0 release. MonoMac is designed to be much more consistent with other .NET/Mono libraries. This is done by offering a thicker wrapper around the Cocoa APIs that obeys the .NET Framework Design Guidelines.

Followers

WPF on Mono? It is a matter of funding.

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Mar 22, 2011 9

Miguel de Icaza, founder of the Mono project, says that support for Windows Presentation Foundation on Mono is possible, but would require funding for 15 to 20 developers over a period of two to three years. As an alternative he proposes using other toolkits, but they too need community support.

Login to InfoQ to interact with what matters most to you.


Recover your password...

Follow

Follow your favorite topics and editors

Quick overview of most important highlights in the industry and on the site.

Like

More signal, less noise

Build your own feed by choosing topics you want to read about and editors you want to hear from.

Notifications

Stay up-to-date

Set up your notifications and don't miss out on content that matters to you

BT