Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:48 UTC
Microsoft Most websites glossed over this, but we didn't. Silverlight, once touted as Microsoft's answer to Adobe's Flash, has been retooled from its original purpose. Microsoft is betting big on HTML5 instead, turning Silverlight into the development platform for Windows Phone, and that's it. So... Silverlight is dead - long live Silerlight?
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RE[3]: Good news for HTML5 ...
by ephracis on Sat 30th Oct 2010 04:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good news for HTML5 ..."
ephracis
Member since:
2007-09-23

It's pretty easy. Most of my design I do in XAML which is very efficient. But sometimes I need to handle the controls in code which works just as you would expect if you are used to WinForms. You can actually access WinForms from within WPF application _exactly_ as you do in your normal WinForms app. Just be careful what namespaces you include so you don't confuse your compiler. ;)

One thing I love is the ease of modifying controls. You can put a style on it, or completely remake a control just by using templates. This is how I made those playback buttons which were supposed to look somewhat like the buttons in Windows Explorer (in fact I have tried to mimic Explorer pretty much). However, when it's easy to style your app, some people/corporations will abuse that ability and create computer-vomit, but that's life. ;)

I used Glade before when doing GTK+ apps, which I enjoyed, so WPF with XAML felt natural for me.

However, I love the Qt toolkit and how easy and powerful it is. When I port my app to Linux I hope to be able to do a Qt and a GTK+ version (because integration is extremely important IMO), so I hope that WPF can give me that separation that I need as well.



Oops! This seems to have gotten out of hand. I should've stayed on topic... *flees*

Edited 2010-10-30 04:39 UTC

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


However, I love the Qt toolkit and how easy and powerful it is. When I port my app to Linux I hope to be able to do a Qt and a GTK+ version (because integration is extremely important IMO)


You will feel pretty stupid after doing both Qt and Gtk uis and seeing that they are identical under Gtk theme.

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ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

So what you are saying is that there is absolutely no reason to do GTK+? Remember that there's not only looks, but also feel. I believe that there's a need to actually create two versions, since KDE and Gnome are very different in that regard.

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