Reply about VB developers using WPF
I had posted about VB developers using WPF recently.
Somebody sent a message to my blog with:
I am starting to dip into WPF. Needless to say, things are quite different but I can really see its value. I have already been through a number of tutorials and videos. I am currently wrapping up Adam Nathan’s book and starting on Chris Anderson’s. Both books and almost all of the samples I have seen have been in C#. I hope authors in the future decide to provide examples in both languages. I think that will help a lot with WPF adoption in the VB.Net community.
[RR: I’ll pass that feedback along.]
Does your team have any plans to release a business application sample? Something that includes a simple grid, update forms, docking, menus, toolbar, etc.? With no MDI, I am really curious how simple business layout tasks can be accomplished in WPF.
[RR: Check out the outlook 2007 sample built with WPF for pieces of that…otherwise, I’ll pass that feedback along…]
Also, will the final releases of Blend and Orcas contain additional controls (datagridview, calendar, domainupdown, mask, etc.)?
[RR: Blend started shipping in May. They didn’t include any new controls. VS 2008 ("Orcas") will ship some new features in .Net 3.5…some of which may be usable for WPF applications. I can’t disclose right now how many controls we’ll be shipping in that timeframe…sorry. Please keep the feedback coming about what you’d like to see!]