Tuesday, December 5, 2006

WPF/E - Teach your browser new tricks

If you visited Channel9 lately it's impossible not to have noticed the Now with 100% more “WPF/E” text on the top of the page. So what is WPF/E? It is a cross-platform, cross-browser web technology that supports a subset of WPF(Windows Presentation Foundation) XAML. WPF/E supports programmability through javascript for tight browser integration. The WPF/E package also contains a small, cross platform subset of the CLR and .NET Framework that can run C# or VB.NET code. “WPF/E” is the Microsoft solution for delivering rich, cross-platform, interactive experiences including animation, graphics, audio, and video for the Web and beyond. Utilizing a subset of XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language)-based Windows Presentation Foundation technology, “WPF/E” will enable the creation of content and applications that run within multiple browsers and operating systems (Windows and Macintosh) using Web standards for programmability. If this description doesn't tell you much I'm sure the images below will. If you are interested here are some resources you can use to find more:

  • “WPF/E” page on MSDN link
  • “WPF/E” Community Technology Preview download
  • Getting Started with "WPF/E" - screencast
  • Joe Stegman talks about the "WPF/E" CTP video
  • Celso Gomes : Designing in "WPF/E" video

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