[thelist] MS "WPF/E" - anyone playing with this?

Charles lists07 at wiltgen.net
Tue Apr 10 12:45:27 CDT 2007

> I've been reading up on MS "WPF/E" and it appears to be their version of
Adobe Flash.

That's how Flash developers understand it.  Flex developers think of it as
their version of Flex, Windows developers think of it as a cross-platform
XAML, XUL developers think of it as a cross-browser XUL, etc.

There'll be endless arguments about which is better, but there aren't huge
differences from a runtime perspective.

Flash is clearly superior for authoring (especially given CS3) for the
forseeable future, so the interesting fight is in 2009.  By then WPF/E will
support more of the interesting bits of .NET 3.0, and a whole bunch of
authoring tools for WPF/E.

-- Charles

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