WPF/E CTP (Microsoft's Jihad on Flash) Release

Posted Monday, December 18, 2006 9:53 AM by C-Dog's .NET Tip of the Day

WoW, there is a lot of new stuff coming out right now. A CTP of WPF/E has been released. This is Microsoft's holy war on ousting Flash. WPF/E by the way stands for Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere. Basically WPF/E uses XAML, AJAX, and JavaScript to do some pretty cool stuff. There are a couple of simple demos out there, so go download the runtime and check it out. Microsoft haters, start your bashing on this new product now.

One thing to note is that the runtime download is available for both Windows and Macintosh (PowerPC and Intel) and works in IE, FireFox, and Safari. I think the goal is for it to work on all sorts of mobile devices and phones (at least that is what I gathered when I was at PDC05). I think it has a lot of potential. This product is still early and probably not worth developing with yet, but it shows you where things are going.


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